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