K Crunch Indie: Silly Drive Control
We didn’t get the chance to put up an Indie playlist in what feels like FORRREEEVERRRRRR wait I mean…FOOORRREEEEVVVAAAARRR!!! On the plus side, that means we have lots of new music to look through and make choices from. I feel like today’s playlist is one of the most odd we put together, since it has ambient shoegazey rock, a female rapper with a whimsical music video and synth background beat, and a easy listening coffee shopesque group that channel their inner doowop.
This is exciting for us because when it comes to finding Korean indie music, we usually go through A LOT of easy listening coffee shop music. That seems to be the big thing to do in the indie scene in Korea, while it seems like including synths in your song is the trendy thing in indie North America. “I play synths. DA DA DADADA. We all play synths! DA DA DADADA!” My cat plays synths! Well…Meemers is being trained currently at S&M Entertainment to do so.
Anyhoo, these three groups/singers today, No Control, Nam Soorim, and Daybreak are actually totally new names to us. I know that Nam Soorim has been around under a different name Rimi and supposedly her past rap was a lot harsher and angrier sounding, so this is a big change for her. As for No Control 노컨트롤, I know they’ve been around since 2008 but we haven’t run across their name until this week. However, we like them A LOT A LOT so we’ll have to figure out how to get their music since they’re not available on iTunes. GRRRR. NOTE: Also! We totally messed up the name of their song, the name is actually Shigan 시간, but we read the name of the club this was performed at as their title, ahhh I’m so sorry! Daybreak is the most viewed band on this playlist since they are under the record label Happy Robot Records 해피로봇 레코드 and they represent lots of bands we’ve reviewed on this segment such as The Koxx, Soran, and The Solutions. I’m thinking Happy Robot Records and Fluxus Music put out some of our favourite music. Okay, before I talk any longer, check out these three very different bands, and let us know if you’ve known them at all before we have and what they were like.
Nam Soorim “Drive Me to the Moon”
No Control “시간”