It’s been a landmark year for up-and-coming indie rock outfit Say Sue Me. The group from Busan, South Korea dazzled audiences earlier this year with their debut album, When We Were Together. They quickly followed it up a week later with the it's just a short walk!, a short EP of covers that saw them taking on classics by Blondie, The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, and Bobby Freeman. All the while the group of longtime school friends have been touring across the globe. And yet, they’ve still found time to release a new 7-inch last Friday through Damnably Records featuring a previously unreleased song form the When We Were Together sessions, “Just Joking Around.”
In many ways, “Just Joking Around” feels like the quintessential Say Sue Me track. The swooning drones of guitars at the beginning rumble in like a heavy fog, drifting at their feet and slowly rising higher and higher. Vocalist Sumi Choi whisper sings throughout the verses, a light and effervescent melody that mirrors the transfixing guitar line. There’s power in her voice, even in its quietest moments, commanding your attention with her flawless and effortless delivery. Finally, halfway through, the song erupts into what it’s hinting at along: a flurry of thrashing guitars and crashing drums.
Listen to “Just Joking Around” below and revisit our premiere of When We Were Together standout track “Coming To The End.”
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It's always inspiring to see bands releasing new and interesting music thirty years into their careers. (I'll be honest and admit I haven't heard 2015's Stuff Like That There - I'll blame that on the fact that it was released one month before my son was born - but I'm just assuming it was new and...