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K Crunch Indie: Sexy Home Nighty

September 23, 2012


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The Koxx “Take Me Far From Home”

Question: did I just see pornoz? The magazines that they’re flipping through: I think I saw boobies in there. I could be wrong. I didn’t go frame by frame for this video as we do for Music Mondays (we’re not as anal when we talk about Indie), but I was sure that I saw some flesh flash by when this video was being played. Someone who has the energy to pause the video and go frame by frame, let me know. It’s too difficult to do so on YouTube. Every time I try to pause on a specific frame on YouTube, it always is a few frames off. FFFFUUUU!

Anyhow, I’ll stop talking about pornoz and freeze framing. We’re just happy to be talking about the Koxx again, because they make really cool music with a really distinct sound. Most of the time, when we talk about Korean Indie, we describe the different degrees of cuteness and coffee shop playability. The Koxx, though, are actually really quite different, and have their own sound to them. We can appreciate that, and like the Koxx for that reason. Well, we also like them because they seem like they’d be fun to party with.

3rd Line Butterfly “I’m More Sexy. It’s Ok”

Okay, so we’re not totally sure if this song should be translated as “I’m more sexy, it’s okay” or just “I’m sexy, it’s okay”. We didn’t use google translate or anything, just our small knowledge of Korean. Having watched and listened to this song a bunch of times, we didn’t actually hear her say “deo” which means “more” in the song itself, but the title has it present so…we’re confused. REAL KOREAN SPEAKERS!!! HELP US! Onto the video! This video was awesomely directed and just smacked of the right amount of artsiness for us. I know it’s heavier on the artsy fartsy side than most videos we review, but I didn’t find it so artsy that it was isolatingly weird like some of the post-modern books I was forced to read in University that were so bizarre you needed a professor who studied the book for 10 years to explain to you that it was indeed super duper awesome. Not my cup of tea. This video really uses humour and art together nicely, with lots of phayllic symbols and sexual imagery that isn’t so in your face, but clear when you know what you’re looking for. A water gun squirting a milky liquid at a blooming pink flower? A peeled banana covered in silvery muck while a girl with silver lipsticks grins? Nope. Nothing sexual about that at all. However, the real gem of this video for us was the band trying to maintain a straight face while being groped by the unknown female hands. I love love love the guitar players reation when he’s all like, “oh yeah…just like that crazy hands…I’m sexy and it’s okay!” And the ring pops strategically placed over his chest like nipples? BRILLIANT I SAY! BRILLIANT! We actually tried to imitate the hand groping scene but Simon just couldn’t get through his lines without laughing. I’m sure 3rd Line Butterfly has tons of bloopers footage, especially after being slapped in the face with a handful of feathers and maintaining a perfectly calm face. Check out this awesomely done video, awesomely sexy song, and altogether well thought out music video and let us know what other naughty naughty images you like.

Gate Flowers “Nighty Night”

This might be one of my favourite indie playlists in a while, since I’ve been missing out on more rocky music. I don’t mind the cutey coffee shop acoustic guitar music, but, it’s just that it’s played a lot in our local coffee shops, and we spend a lot of time in those said coffee shops, so you get kind of sick of it. It’s like, ironically overplayed underground music? Haha. I feel too hipster saying that. I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet. Anyhoo, this is the only song I’ve heard by Gate Flowers so I don’t know if this kind of classic rock feel is what all their stuff is like, or if it’s just this song, but wow, what charisma the lead singer has. He has just such a unique voice, kind of raspy and deep and booming! Thanks again Ryan for requesting this song and letting us know about another awesome band. When we have a free weekend we gotta meet up and have a noraebang showdown to see who is better at channeling our inner Chris Cornell. I also do Metallica, System of a Down, and Deftones. BRING IT ON!!! *Martina flexes her vocal chords*



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  1. i really liked the image of the cactus covered in wax/turned into a candle in the sexy song…. but let’s face it: OMG THE OTHER TWO SONGS WERE TOO AMAZING FOR WORDS!!!!!!!!! ….. i wish i had martina’s voice over rage sound for typed words…. like the effect used when challenging ryan to a noraebang battle

    8 years ago
  2. HAHAHA I saw the octopus video too, it was AMAZ – wait – should I be revealing my stalker habits? no, no, that can’t do….

    Nvm. I didn’t say anything.

    8 years ago
  3. Anyway, now to the songs. AWESOME playlist this week – I loved all 3 of them. I can’t even pick which one I liked the most, they were all special in different ways…

    I subscribed to The Koxx’ channel way back when you first introduced them, cos they were just that awesome, so I’ve seen that video and have played it many, many times since then~ xD His voice is so. damn. sexy. UNGH!! Plus, anything with stop motion in it will win me over instantly. I just have to respect the effort in making those videos – especially after I saw this video years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240Vq6tIxio

    Oh, also, speaking of The Koxx, a week ago Tablo (from Epik High) tweeted this photo of Mithra Jin (from Epik High) and Hyeonsong (from The Koxx), in Hongdae: http://instagram.com/p/PXNZvAoym9/
    I made me spazz out all week. What if they collaborated??!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHH THAT WOULD BE THE MOST AMAZING THING EVAAAAAAARRR xD

    I loved the second song, although I can’t put a finger on the genre. Jazz? Ska? Ballad?
    I have a girl crush on the drummer.
    And I saw many scenes of what could be sexual innuendos, but I’m actually really bad at getting these things, and I’d prefer to keep it that way :p

    And the third song I also already saw, because…..I was stalking Ryan’s channel…..cos yea….he requests the best indie songs…..so yea……ok I’m creeping myself out now. I’m not really a rock person, although Linkin Park is my favourite band ever…and even with them, I prefer their hip-hop stuff (especially that Fort Minor album). So you know what, Ryan, I’ll leave the rock requests to you man, and I’ll stick to mah hip-hop cos I’m so gangsta like that UNGH!!

    I’m so jealous of Ryan who actually lives in the same city as S&M….my town is kinda rural and most people in Australia have never heard of it, also meaning that it has a minute Asian population and very few people who know asian pop (although Psy changed that VERY QUICKLY) xD

    But actually, yesterday I was in this tiny farm in this tiny town in the middle of nowhere, at a party, and one of the guests brought along her friend who was a Canadian English teacher in South Korea. WHAAA! and YES she knew EYK, so we spazzed about you guys all night and it was awesome xD
    And then this morning I was helping my friend move house, and her neighbour detected my strange accent and asked if I was Canadian – turns out he was also a Canadian who had lived in South Korea, and YES he knew EYK too *mind blown* *more spazzing ensued*

    Best day of my life. ^^b

    8 years ago
  4. Yay K-Indie is back!!! (^o^)/
    S&M, I’m forever in your debt for introducing me to Korean Indie music. It’s completely taken over my music collection. I was driving all day yesterday and most of the stuff I listened to were K-indie songs from your playlists.

    However, I don’t think I like it this much because it’s korean, but because it’s indie. It’s still got the ‘hey yea we’re just jamming around don’t really know what we’re doing but hey it sounds pretty nice let’s record it!!’ – feel to it. It doesn’t give the impression of being made to cater to the tastes of the greater population, therefore resulting in music, lyrics, and videos that are unique and, uh, unpopular.

    Maybe that’s why I like Epik High so much – they were indie too? And this raises the issue of indie bands that become popular. I think in those rare cases, it’s not particularly because they changed their music in order to ‘go mainstream’, but ‘mainstream’ came to them. Hey everybody look, this weird stuff is actually pretty good!!

    Then we can talk about Psy in the same way – he didn’t adjust his music for an international audience – the international audience ‘found’ him. Which means he can continue to make the unique and unpopular music that he likes (Psy was banned a lot back in the day) – and still make a living from it. Pindie artists like him and Epik High are sooo fortunate, and enviable… :S

    Thus, to all my fellow Nasties: If I could offer you only one tip for the future, K-Indie. Would be. It. (said in a deep Baz Luhrmann voice)

    8 years ago
    • Wow you picked up on the Baz Luhrmann reference?! I was afraid noone would get it, so I put his name in as an afterthought…. xD

      Can you give me the names of some of those Swedish/French/German indie artists? If possible, hip-hop? I listen to Nik&Jay from Denmark, Peter Fox from Germany, and now Sexion D’Assaut from France, but I don’t think they’re indie….since I’ve heard of them :p

      I also agree about the language of the video being a barrier. For example, I love Cpop too, but all the titles on YT, if available, are in Chinese….which I can’t read/write…..so I need to find English sites that have links to good videos (like EYK!!)

      8 years ago
  5. When I say comeback in a verbal conversation always use air quotes. I only let it slide if they’ve managed not to do a new song for a year lol

    8 years ago
  6. Three great songs this week :)

    The Koxx: The guitarist in all white looks like an older version of Dongho from U-Kiss. It could be because the stills move so fast but I’m convinced Dongho has a secret life as rocker.

    3rd Line Butterfly: The song was very playful and fun. The video had my giggling with all its blatant sexual innuendo. I believe even this video would make Junsu blush.

    Gate Flowers: :-O The singer seriously does sound like Chris Cornell!

    It’s nearly 4am here so my articulation ability on how great the music this week was is nil. Those were just some quick thoughts that I was able to retain while watching this weeks KCrunch. Now to sleep. ZZZZzzzzzzz

    8 years ago
  7. … If Martina does System of a Down, you have to get a video of it or I might cry. That would just be epically awesome.

    ANYWHO: So, I have a playlist on Youtube with bunches of music because of you all and your amazing taste. =P Too bad it has to be broken into more than one playlist because apparently having more than 200 songs in one playlist is not allowed. =(

    8 years ago
    • RIGHT?! But it would be AMAZING because it’s Martina. I mean, really. Also, I feel like I should poke at you to give me more songs to look at before you send them to Simon & Martina. Then I can act all cool and be like ‘Heh, I know that song. 8D ‘ But anyway, keep up with all the requests pleassum!

      8 years ago
    • *gasp* I thought I was the only one who made YT playlists from their songs!! :D Yay I have a friend~~ haha and yes I have 3 playlists from EYK now, and counting :p

      8 years ago
      • You aren’t! I’m going to make my second and probably third one today, but that’s alright, good music is good and therefore must be listened to!

        Zomg, I can be fuuko’s friend?! <3333 YAY!

        8 years ago