One of my favorite Taiwanese indie bands 1976 released their new album “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” today. I haven’t listened to it yet, but considering I’m usually the late one on the block with indie news I thought I would seize the moment, in keeping with their theme of, in this fast-paced world of today, emphasizing the moments as we travel through time rather than trying to reach a particular destination . You can listen to the 10 tracks from the album here. Buy it at yesasia here.
1976 – 流浪者之路 MV (Their main plug )
More release and concert news below on Milk@Coffee, SuperVC etc.
Female fronted bands and female indie soloists also released songs. Milk@Coffee released a new song, Accustomed to the Loneliness. Cao Fang who said she would release last summer (liar) and Fei Yu Men released songs as well which you can hear at xinge.baidu.com in high quality. If Tian Yuan could only release the album she promised would be out this past summer, I’d be set.
Milk@Coffee – Accustomed to the Loneliness
And in more interesting concert related news…
SuperVC recently went to Australia for the One Movement Music Festival. For more pictures of them, and the bassist being a camwhore and a pimp, click here.
Modern Sky band Life Journey is going on Yi Hu Bai Ying, the popular Hunan show where artists have to get a certain number of people to attend their concert. While I’ve seen tons of great indie artists show up on Jie Jie Gao Sheng, including Cotton Candy (whose enjoying lots of popularity from that based on search engine stats in China) and Fei Yu Men, this is one of the first times I’ve seen one get to do Yi Hu Bai Ying. More on this later.
And Xia Yan, the cutest most talented guitarist you’ll ever see (a hyperbolic statement, but only mildly so), has apparently joined the truncated version of The Flowers, at least temporarily for their upcoming show in Beijing. This is extremely exciting because Xia Yan is very very talented, but has never really gotten anywhere in China, even in comparison to the other Chinese indie artists. Hopes this boosts his visibility.