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K Crunch Indie: Bohemian Love You

August 19, 2012


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Mongoose “Bohemian Girlfriend

Ok, I wish we talked about this video on film now rather than when we filmed it. Back then, we were like “yeah, this is a cool song” but now we’re like “HOLY SHIZNAT! THIS IS AWESOME!” We’ve had it on loop for a while. In fact, I’m upset that we didn’t get this on iTunes. Hmm. I’ll go check now if it’s available there.

Well, that’s a big fat no. Too bad. I’d definitely buy it. Because it’s so good. We mentioned how it reminds us of Junior Boys. It’s got a bit of Cut Copy in there as well, I’d say. I dunno. It’s great, it’s on loop for us on YouTube, and you should definitely check it out, if not for the awesomeness of the song, then for the turtles!

Pucca “Love Crash”

Snap! We love this song, too! But this isn’t really a new discovery for us. We’ve loved Glen Check for a while, and this is probably our favourite song of theirs, ever. We’re just happy to see it being picked up elsewhere, like here, in this Pucca animation. Now, we don’t know that much about Pucca. We see it around a lot. We’ve seen it on TV and on Stationery and stuff, so we’re familiar with it. We’re just not sure how big it is. Is it bigger than we made it out to be? Smaller? Not sure. But it’s popular, we’re pretty sure about that.

So, hopefully it can make Glen Check super ultra combo-breakingly popular, because it’s that good.

Boccoli, You Too, “Mac Cha (막차)”

Now, this song isn’t something that we’d listen to all the time. It’s not Get Up Out of Bed and Pump Your Fists As You Get Ready Music. It’s better for when you’re about to call it a night. Very calm and ambient. We’re just really impressed by the video. It’s simple, sure, but it just seems so interesting: they’re playing their music at an empty bus stop in Seoul at night as cars drive by, and – rather than the cars being distracting – they’re adding to the song. It’s quite cool, and we like it!

Side note: Ryan, if you’re reading this, hi! We met you last night in Hongdae. You’re the one that introduced us to Telepathy’s “Techno Shoes” a while ago. Anyhow, you recommended another band for us to check out, but we were in no fit state last night to remember what that band’s name was. I think they had two of the same word for their band name, like “HOO HOO” or “CHOP CHOP” or “DERP DERP” I don’t know. If anyone else here knows what we might be talking about, let us know!



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  1. Dear S&M,

    Few suggestions for K Crunch Indie bands! 
    I saw Winterplay live in Hongdae about two weeks ago, it was their last performance as a full group because the guitar player is going solo, and he’s got some delicious blues/jazz/funk goin’ on; Saza 최우준. He’s a part of Fluxus record label, who also have some other good musicians you could showcase.

    *So yeah, here’s some linkage. At least check out Saza, incredible musicianship.*

    Saza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ9ZKzqQ8ZE&feature=relmfu 
    Winterplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4nvJMzYt5w
    Handsome People: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPbnmtyBhWE&feature=relmfu
    Also, thanks for the Indie playlists- supremely happy you guys started doing these. :-)
    Aaron F.

    8 years ago
  2. I am shocked at how little you guys actually write about any of these
    songs and videos. I don’t think you know anything about music other than
    being able to summarize the most obvious points.

    8 years ago
    • Wow…*curiouslypokesyouwithastick* this is the first time I’ve seen a real live douche here.

      *gesturestotheotherEYKnasties* Guys. Guys, come look at this! *poke*

      8 years ago
    • The purpose of these playlists is to try to give the songs and artists more exposure, to try to share Korean music that isn’t Kpop, in a quickly and easily digestible format. It’s not a place for us to review the songs to great depth. Maybe in another segment, perhaps? But, with limited time, and with 5-6 other segments for us to do per week, there’s only so much we can do, an I’d rather get the word out there on the music than avoid it altogether.

      8 years ago
      • Make the effort – couldn’t take more than 15 seconds – to say something substantial.

        8 years ago
        • Well, y’know, that’s what we use the comment section for – for viewers to come to their own conclusions. Simon and Martina provide us with random videos every week, we watch them, and then we can write our own opinions in the comment section. Whether or not Simon and Martina write a lot about it, it wouldn’t make much of a difference to me, since it wouldn’t affect my own opinion.

          In saying that, why don’t you give us your thoughts on these songs? Make the effort – couldn’t take more than 15 seconds – to say something substantial. Eh? ^^b

          8 years ago
        • Interesting. I just checked the email address of who wrote this. Why are you still stalking us? Don’t bother responding. Just know this: you’re creepy.

          8 years ago
  3. Loved the turtle!

    8 years ago
  4. Yay Pucca!!!! *I mean Glen Check!!! “ヽ(´▽`)ノ”So glad you included it – I’ve been watching it on repeat even since someone posted it on Facebook. I was thinking of submitting it to the Kpop Charts, but then I thought, ‘Naaaah, they’ll include it the Indie playlist for sure!!’ xD

    URGENT: The Pucca/Glen Check Video you included was the teaser. Here’s the full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb946g2yOig 

    The first video was sooo random….and wait, it repeated itself (like the other turtle video? xD) I liked that it mentioned Tokyo and Bangkok, both cities that I really like. So the turtle is chasing after his Bohemian girlfriend around sewers, into an erupting Fuji mountain, exploding planet….totally makes sense….

    I love the sound of the cars in the third video. I do that a lot – just sit quietly and listen to cars going past. It’s soothing. I liked it even more than the song, actually.

    @BrotherBadlips:disqus SO jealous of you man. D:

    8 years ago
    •  Thank you for posting the full mv link. IT WAS AWESOME!!!

      THE CAT!!! THE CAAAAAAAAAAT!!! Pfftwahahahahaha!

      It made me laugh like a crazy person!XD

      8 years ago
    • thanks for linking the full vid, im diggin it the more I listen to Glen Check every time (not to mention the cool animations). totally agree with the soothing cars in the video. i was waiting for someone to walk by behind them but it never happened… if it were me id probably stop and dance a little then walk on.

      as for meeting them it was really cool and super chill. we chatted for a while and danced, and made fun of cars driving through the most populated walking spaces (oh Korea). 
      wait a minute… it says your a mod for EYK… do you know them? haha, or are you just modding from a land far far away?

      8 years ago
      • HAHAHA you danced?! What? Intoxication? xD
        I’m modding from a land far far away T_T The internet makes it so easy to communicate these days, I still remember when I used to write letters that’d take a month to arrive…. Unless something brings them Down Under, I don’t think I’ll be meeting them for a while :(
        *ahem. I never thought about the pedestrians – now that you mention it, it’s strange that there weren’t any. Perhaps they edited them out? Or they retook the scene until noone passed by?

        8 years ago
  5. Martina, your bandanna matches your wall. o u o…..Which leads me to say..WHERE DID YOU FIND SUCH A PRETTY BLUE ONE? D8  I only have red, pink, and a black one with skulls.

    8 years ago
  6. YES! You’re right!! Except the songs from the drama were better ;) But i’m really biased

    8 years ago
    • haha!! i think this is true indie while the songs from the drama were a little bit more polished. i like this better but that’s just my preference! both styles are awesome though! i could listen to them all day!

      8 years ago
  7. Aww… that Bohemian girlfriend was such a cute video, I really felt bad for the turtle (before I reminded myself that’s just a cartoon..) and the Mac Cha -video is just perfect for me now: Good night everyone!

    8 years ago
  8. Pucca used to have a cartoon show on  DisneyXD – don’t know if it’s still on, but I think it has/had a fairly big following with all of its super cuteness and randomness. There’s quite a lot of Pucca fanart and groups on DeviantArt. I used to see a lot of Pucca merchandise in mainstream stores (and Asian stores), though it’s been a while.
    The video fits in with the show perfectly~ Love it.

    8 years ago
  9. Success!

    YES I am reading this and NO the band’s name wasn’t DERP DERP although that would be a hilarious name and I would definitely go see them.

    The band’s name I saw (as well as a number of others) was WHOwho (correct caps and spacing), but unfortunately i feel like they are so underground that even hipsters dont know they exist yet.

    In light of your query I found a Facebook band page that they have that i will post HERE:

    other than that I’m going to go see them on Thursday for a concert so ill try and squeeze some more info out of them like if there is an album or music videos online and so and so.


    8 years ago
    • Awesome! Thanks for the info. I sent you an email about Crystal Castles as well. Hope you like them as much as we do :D

      8 years ago
      • YES, thanks for the fresh new band (new to me). I’ve listened to some of their tracks already and I’m really diggin’ the sound, especially the lot of retro game samples.

        8 years ago