The Say Sue Me/Otoboke Beaver split 7″ single in blue/transparent split colours is now on pre-order on BANDCAMP
Side A: Say Sue Me’s ‘Good For Some Reason’.
Side B: Otoboke Beaver’s ‘S’il Vous Plait’.
Both Tracks have been remastered at Chicago Mastering Service by Matthew Barnhart.
*Damnaby’s Label Subscription Club has now been activated with Digital and Physical tiers that include a minimum of 12 releases over a year (there will be most likely be more) including this and members get exclusive rarities, demos, sessions, live videos and first choice of limited edition colour vinyl(Physical Tier) as well as downloads of all our previous releases.
The Kyoto feminist punks Otoboke Beaver blaze through “Love Is Short” with all the gravitational force of a brick to the ground. It’s sheer calamity and deliriously fun—supercharged, sugar-rush hardcore with breathless vocals, pogoing rhythms, and torrential DayGlo riffs…the fire of “Love Is Short” recalls a lineage of patriarchy-scorching girl-gang shrieks, from the Slits’ “Shoplifting” to Bikini Kill’s “Liar” and beyond.” Pitchfork
“Their Riot Grrrl attitudes and passion for noise-rock make them stand out as true renegades in the underground scene.”– i-D
“Not new, just new to us. Unhinged garage-punk from Japanese all-woman quartet. They tour the UK in May – not to be missed.’ The Guardian.
“The Kyoto-based Otoboke Beaver takes in the history of Japanese punk and runs with scissors in hand towards the bonkers-noise of early Boredoms, Afrirampo’s uninhibited avant-punk, and the revved-up garage-rock of Shonen Knife (and maybe a little bit of John Zorn‘s blistering Naked City, just to put it over the top). Punk is rarely this charmingly vicious.” NPR
Say Sue Me
“Twee, but not too twee, Busan, South Korea four-piece Say Sue Me is my favorite recent random discovery. They released this endearing, 18-song self-titled album in April. Really sweet, melodic rock that makes me feel like I’m in high school.” The Fader
“a sweet-sounding tune about staying upbeat even when you’re feeling down on yourself.” The Fader (Good for some reason review)
“The quartet play an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf that showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and technical skill. Frontwoman Sumi Choi is a witty lyricist, and she writes songs about normal things such as going to work, drinking too much, feeling lonely (“Long Night and Crying”), or being a problem child (“One Week”) in relatable, humorous way.Nary a song on Say Sue Me isn’t a total ear worm. Many, such as the title track, are often quite funny…Summer’s winding down, but Say Sue Me deserve a spot on your playlist before the last warm night of the year has passed into memory. Mariana Timony Bandcamp Daily Feature
“It’s 2.50(Good for Some Reason) of deliriously lovely vocals, instrumentation and an attitude that just wants to brighten up your day however you’re feeling. And coming from a band with such a tragic back story? I love them even more for that. An absolute must for indie discos around the country.” Louder Than War
“The group hails from South Korea, but don’t let that fool you, as they seem to have the same knack for crafting infectious hooks as everyone’s indie darlings, Alvvays….” Austin Town Hall
“Instantly loveable, “Good For Some Reason” is the radiant new track from Say Sue Me, a band who certainly sit as the only “surf-inspired indie rock quartet from Busan, South Korea” that we’ve ever covered on GFP. Hazy, somewhat melancholy, but exuding a beautifully golden glow that lingers for long after the track has finished,…a wonderful burst of guitar pop,” Gold Flake Paint