March 4, 2012
It’s time for this week’s K Crunch Indie playlist! While last week’s was a bit girly, this week’s is an overwhelming sausage fest, with three male bands and one solo male artist.
1) The Pony “Goodbye”
Hands down, our favorite song on the list. There’s something so…Lost in Translation-ish about it. Not that you get the feeling of being lost in translation. It just sounds like a perfect fit for that movie (or for a similar movie). Not sure what it is. Probably because Kevin Shields has some tracks on the Lost in Translation soundtrack, and this song does remind us of My Bloody Valentine a bit. Well, whatever it is, this song is totally awesome. Hopefully you like it as much as we do :D You can read more about them over at Korean Indie, and check out some of their live performances there (one of which was at Club FF, which – if we didn’t mention it by now – we love)
2) Annyeongbada “Devil”
Here’s an awesome song by Clazzi’s labelmate, Annyeongbada. Hell: Fluxus music is pretty awesome, the more that we think about it. We haven’t had a chance to talk about a lot of their artists (actually, ANY of their artists, apart from Clazziquai, Clazzi, and Alex) but Handsome People, W&Whale, Winterplay: all make some really cool music. Annyeongbada is another name on that list. “Devil” is great, fun, funky song, and hopefully you’ll like it as much as we do.
3) 야광별 – 아마도 절대로
Cool song, but definitely the worst video on the list. Sorry! We know that we’re supposed to be promoting music here, but our video-analyzing tendencies can’t help but get in the way sometimes. Just think of this as a video best played with a paper bag over your monitor. Make sure it doesn’t cover the speakers, though, because the song is quite fun if you’re into Punk-like music.
4) Eniac – Love Again
This video comes from an awesome video request from a dog. We’re dog people, as you may know, and so we easily got duped into choosing this song. Also helps that the song is really quite pretty. And it’s also fairly recent! A lot of the requests we get are for older Korean Indie songs, but this song’s quite new, so…bonus! I guess? Newer songs are a bonus. Dogs are a big bonus. Whispy electronica is a bonus as well. 80s style videos are a bit of a minus, though. But the pros outweighed the cons :D
Also, we’ve been getting emails asking how one could legally obtain the music in our K Crunch Indie list, to which we have no answer. We check iTunes often for a lot of these artists and can’t find them. MP3 stores in Korea are also a bit confusing and unintuitive. If you’ve got any leads, please let us know!