This is the debut release outside South Korea for Busan’s Say Sue Me and a compilation of the 2014 debut album [We’ve Sobered Up] pared with the 2015 EP [Big Summer Night] and a bonus new song from 2017.
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Aquatically themed reverb soaked melancholia. The bands practice room is located in five minutes on foot from Gwangalli Beach in Busan but it’s the love of 60’s surf that adds a lust for the liquidic tethered with a healthy 90’s US indie rock inspiration.
Surfgaze became a genre in recent years but acts that play stand-alone pure surf plus indie rock/pop with added twang are decidedly rare. Say Sue Me are inspired in equal measure by 60’s Surf and 90’s US/UK Indie Rock and it’s that odd mesh of Dick Dale, The Ventures with Pavement, Sebadoh, Seam, Yo La Tengo, Mazzy Star, Jesus & The Mary Chain that makes quite unique.
The combination feels natural with admirable guitar skills on display, but it’s Sumi’s low breathy, talky vocals and frank lyrical exposure of her human insecurities that’s the real charmer.
Friends since 5th grade Jae Young (Bass) and Kim Byungkyu (guitar) were introduced to drummer kang Semin and then they heard Sumi’s speaking voice and decided she should be the singer. Sumi Choi was a natural at songwriting. Formed in 2012 they recorded their first album in 2014 ‘We’ve Sobered Up’ and the ‘Big Summer Nights’ EP in 2015 which they released on Electric Muse who will distribute this release in Asia.
Say Sue Me and Otoboke Beaver tour the UK together this May on the ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour.