Music Monday: December 14, 2015


Good Morning Beautifuls!! Nothing is better than starting the day with cute babies and a good song =) This week’s lineup includes some familiar faces, some all-grown-up baby-faces, and some heartbreaking OSTs.

But first Grace Jie Jie’s daddy Gary Chao (曹格) wants to tell children of the world that Life Is Beautiful (美丽人生). Both of Gary’s children, Joe and Grace, are featured in this MV. Aren’t they just precious? <3

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Chinese Indie Releases and News

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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.

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Xue Zhiqian is the first to be nominated for all major awards of Chinese Pop Music Ceremony

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Xue Zhiqian is the first person to be nominated for all six of the major awards given by the Chinese Pop Music Ceremony in one year, including “best original composer,” “best album,” “best male singer,” “most popular singer,” “best album producer,” and “Golden song of the year” for both “Legend” and “Deeply in love with you,” which you can read about here and here.

Legend/Chuan Shuo, music and lyrics by Xue Zhiqian:

Cfensi’s comment: I love that part@3:22!

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Milk@Coffee Gets Seven Nominations on Beijing Pop Music List

In the recently unveiled Chinese Music List 2008 Beijing Pop Music ceremony nomination list, new popular group Milk@Coffee, got seven nominations with their album “The Older the Lonelier”. They were not the only ones to get seven nominations, but they’re a bit more indie than the rest who did, so it’s fairly impressive. I feel like Chinese indie is becoming mainstream, which simply means it’s getting more noticed and more money, which is great. 80534ec482412462d18652f3c79d7551 (more…)