Thursday, August 23, 2018

Say Sue Me - Just Joking Around / B Lover (single)

Any day that starts with a fresh new record from Korean band Say Sue Me is a day we start with a smile and happy feet.  The band thrilled us with full length Where We Were Together this spring, and return now with the two-song Just Joking Around/B Lover.  The A-side begins as a mid-tempo slice of moody guitar pop reminiscent of Galaxie 500, but builds to storming '90s alt rock and then dissolving gently before ending with a bouncy pop coda.  An unusually dynamic song from a pop band, and highly satisfying.  "B Lover" is taken from the spring album, and provides a more straight-forward rocking, noise pop counter to "Just Joking Around".  In our view, what this record delivers, in addition to fine music, is a promise that Say Sue Me will continue to grow and please us.  If we were financial analysts, and this band were a stock, we would mark it a "buy".

And speaking of "buy", the single is available in digital and vinyl formats as of August 24 via Damnably.

Bandcamp for single
Damnably page for Say Sue Me

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