Music Monday: May 25, 2015

Here to make Monday a little easier =)
Here to make Monday a little easier =)

I’ve been listening to too much indie recently and haven’t been able to find a way to embed them (Xiami!!! Expand to the U.S. already!) , so most of the songs are theme songs this week, including ballads by Zhou Bichang, Aska Yang, and S.H.E.  Rounding up the group are a song from Zhou Ziyan‘s debut album and electric rock from Yaoband‘s new album.

But more importantly, here’s an awesome cursing song, Death Comes Early for the Handsome 长得帅死得快,  for Detective Di Renjie 名侦探狄仁杰 aka the only good new series this year so far.

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Yaoband mixes poetry with electric rock

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Can you guess which member co-wrote songs with Jason Fu?

If Apple features you in an ad , surely you have to be pretty special.  Electric rock band Yaoband/The Honor 耀乐团 not only have an American distributer, but also a lot of full English songs (but no, no booty like fat cheese).

I can’t believe I missed them before (okay, I can, it’s because of the random appearance of Aventurina King in their MV) .  I first heard them performing at the Migu festival last month and was immediate an fan. One member, Zhang Jinghao, also co-wrote  Jason Fu Longfei‘s Survivor.    You can listen to and buy their songs on itunes here and read more about them here.

They’re currently working on their new album, but here’s their single from their last album that mixes ancient poetry with a modern beat. Fun fact: the dancers of this live performances come from a dance studio now ran by ex-girlband S.P.Y.