April 1, 2012
It’s time for the K-Indie update! I bet some of you thought we were buried under several dozen molotov cocktails thrown by angry Shinhwa fans, but we’re not! We’re alive and well and ready to introduce some awesome bands that probably don’t have fan groups that want to murder us over our opinion! Yay! We got Analogsoop, National Pigeon Unity, and Hugh Keice.
1) ANALOgSOOp – 아날로그 숲
Now we’re not sure if the song is called “Analogsoop analog forest” or if the album is called Analog Forest, so we’ll just go for Analogsoop. That was really hard type up, so I’m just going to call them AS for now. This is a pretty rocking song. It’s a rock song with electric guitars but also acoustic guitars, and I’m pretty sure I heard some synths sneaking in at the beginning. And the lead singer is HAWWWWT! (< --this is Martina). Remember a while ago I complained that I didn't like the female lead singer of the band OK PUNK (who yes, I know she wasn't a professional singer, still didn't like her voice). Well this girl has an awesome voice, and sorry to be really girly here, but I totally loved her outfit at the very beginning with the plaid pants and black shirt, but then suddenly she switches to no pants and I was like, "oh…where did yer plaid pants go?" Back to the song! I do like this song but I actually like some of there other songs better, like "My Heart Hurts", which kind of ditches the rock feel, so it's weird that I like this song better…maybe it matches her voice better? I don't know what happened. Anyways, check out both songs if you can (you can search the other one on YouTube) and let me know what you think of the different sounds. 2) Hugh Keice – Dancing in the Rain
This is a pretty lovely song with a lovely British accent. Hey look! We got it right for once! Can you believe it! Hugh Keice is currently living in London, England so it’s a British accent! Not Norwegee!!! What a cute word…Norwegee… Anyhoo, this is very much a sit back and chill kind of acoustic song, along with the other songs he produces, singer songwriter Hugh Keice is someone you can listen to while reading a good book or when walking around in a pretty city and soaking in all the scenery. Did that sound cheesy…*re-reads it* yeah…totally did. Oh! When you watch the video, look for the guy playing the tambourine with his foot like a boss. I’m pretty sure he’s also playing a kind of drum as well. Anyhow, if you’re interested in Hugh Keice, read more about him over at Korean Indie. They’re cool people :D
3) National Pigeon Unity – Format 1
Coolest. Name. Ever. Format 1 is a kind of break beats meets instrumental song. Simon totally digs this song and pictures an elaborate fight sequence of some sort unfolding. The 2:08 second part marks the entrance of an evil boss FOR SURE. This song sounds quite different than other songs on their album. Some of the songs have heavy distortion and heavy drums and singing, and then other songs are more acoustic with beats. It’s very unique. Personally, I’m a BIG fan of the song “Root” which has a singer in it and a pretty heavy distorted dreamy feel to it. It reminds me of young Radiohead, but a little heavier. Check out Simon’s track of choice “Format 1” but be sure to check out my fav song “Root” as well.