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K Crunch Indie: Koxx, Casker, Loro’s, and Monodiary

February 19, 2012


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1) The Koxx “12:00”

Let’s start by saying that we totally want to hang out with these guys. We found out about them via an MTV article about them, and we fell in love with their stuff instantly. Bought their album on iTunes, watched a bunch of their videos, and knew that we’d have to talk about them for K Crunch. This song, 12:00, is a lot different than another one of our favourite songs by them, Troublemaker, but both songs are rock your socks awesome. Side note: we sometimes go dancing at the club they’re playing at in the Troublemaker video: Club FF.

2) Casker “New World”

Ok, this is a new song, while the Koxx is a bit older. Wow! Totally love this group as well. We really like cute sounding songs, and this is right up our alley. Gosh! The singer’s voice is so sweet! Anyhow, Casker’s been around for a while, and this song isn’t one that’s off their own album, but it for a soundtrack put together by Pastel Music (which the Koxx will also feature in). Read more about it over at Korean Indie

3) Loro’s “Let’s Dance”

We find it cool when we have some kind of connection to a band that we listen to. We actually saw the Cello player in an event a while ago. She wasn’t playing the Cello back then. She was jamming away at a keyboard, but she was still awesome. Anyhow, that was a random story. More importantly, even though this song is really long (comparable to the three other songs on this list COMBINED) we’re totally digging the atmospheric, epic rock sound of this song. It’s very different from the other two songs we mentioned thus far on the list, and hopefully you’ll like it as much as we do. If you are, read more about them over at Korean Indie (by the way, yes, we like linking to Korean Indie. They’re good people and are doing a great job of covering the Indie scene here.

4) Monodiary “Memories of a Song”

Last on our list comes courtesy of a video request and – allow us to say this again – thank you Ginny (I hope that’s how you spell your name) for introducing us to this band. We didn’t actually know of Monodiary before. Ah! Feels like we should be ashamed. But isn’t that always the case with Indie artists? We find that whenever we have conversations with people about Indie bands, we’ll list off like, 7, before we finally hit on one that we both know. So maybe we shouldn’t feel so bad about not knowing Monodiary? Anyhow, this is another cute song, akin to Casker’s “New World,” so check it out if you’re in a happy, skippy, cutey state of mind :D



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