怕胖團 Pa Pun played a semi-unplugged set at Moon Romantic, part of a second-hand market + music show.  It was a 2-day event called Freak’s Market, put on by Door Cat Records.  (a few bands played each day)

I think this song is gonna be on the new Pa Pun album.  There are clips of them trying to record the vocals for this at fb. (Punk rock looks so easy on stage, LOL)

江婕羽 YT channel has the full set, plus clips from some of the other bands. Here’s a cute song from 小捲+泰泰 of Tomodachi 偷摸大雞 樂團:

Tomodachi have not been very active lately, I’m not seeing any full band gigs from them since December.

Good Beer週休八日 My 8 Day Weekend, and FranFran Chen?  

YES, PLEASE!    =D

Interesting that guitarist 江鎮宇 is not present. (Both he and Fran are in Frandé 法蘭黛樂團)  江鎮宇 is still listed as a member of My 8 Day Weekend.  We’ve seen musicians missing from certain gigs because they are busy with another band on the same day, but obviously there was no conflict with a Frandé gig.

Kane Wu YT has the full set uploaded, 6 clips in all.  Mumu is playing her acoustic gtr in all of the other songs.

旺福 WonFu was there, too:

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They look about ready to keel over from the heat, but they sound great!   不是桃樂絲 I’m Not Dorothy at Wake Up Festival.  =D

The uploader also had a few clips from 廖文強 Wen Chiang Liao and Bad Nerves Band, I had no idea OmOi (P!SCO) was playing bass with these guys:

Reading on fb that OmOi was special guest for that gig.  She also played with The eXtensions and P!SCO that weekend.  busybusybusy!

百合花  have been regularly re-posting their old songs to fb recently. If you’re like me and just became aware of them this year, this is a great chance to get to know them in depth.   =D

And Shortwave (formerly known as Little Forktail 小剪尾樂團) just posted a new demo today, check it out!

詹森淮 Senhuai Jan just linked to this: A new song from Faye Wong 王菲?!  And a new facebook page: Faye Wong’s Era

This YT channel (Faye Wong’s Era Faye Wong’s Era) may be fairly recent, and it may not be an official channel, but it also has lots of old content, plus some of Leah Dou’s stuff. (Leah is Faye’s daughter)

Always a treat to hear Faye, especially matched with this modern electro/acoustic-ambient music from songwriter/producer 张亚东.  (they’ve worked together extensively in the past).  So gorgeous!  =D

Emily 卜星慧 selected her little backpacker guitar and took a ride for Yuran TV 樂人 x Volkswagen.  =D

At the end of the clip you can see they also filmed her playing the song up against the car.

Her Music tour upcoming shows:

8/4 Chengdu 成都@小酒館 紅 April Red卜星慧23號半+ 珂瀾Kelan(成都)
http://www.showstart.com/event/11918

8/6 Hong Kong 香港@Hidden agenda 紅April Red卜星慧23號半+ GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅(香港)+ 日月系
http://www.ticketflap.com/hertour

Check out 甜約翰 Sweet John.  I think they just formed this year, with 浚瑋 Genie Wu-voc, *Mandark Ravel 梁丹郡 (fr. I Mean Us)-keys/voc, 罐頭-gtr, 阿獎-bass, 小J-drums.    According to Blow-StreetVoice, they used to be called 前身為 Natural Outcome 樂團

Love the m/f vocal mix on this, and the song rocks in an understated way, with power from the rhythm section and finesse in the chords & melodies.  =D

*If you have been paying attention, you’ve noticed that this is another project involving Mandark.    See our recent features HERE and HERE.

Follow the clip back to YT to hear 3 more demos from 甜約翰 SweetJohn

香蕉小姐 Miss Banana  The footage is from this past weekend at Ho-Hai-Yan fest., but the audio sounds like a studio recording.  I like it!  Peppy, yet slightly dramatic, reminds me of their song 於是我看見飛船 (Then I Saw The Spaceship) from a few years ago. (Go listen to that if you get a chance)  =D

Ruby Fatale 鹿比 ∞ 吠陀  (’electronica/glitch/stoner/doom’.  鹿比-voc/music prod., 子修-image prod.), with guest vocal Olivia Yan 閻韋伶 from Utopia.

Ruby Fatale SoundCloud

Here’s a clip from this spring that gives you more of an idea about the visual aspect of the duo:

chinese-lyrics:

FLUX – 來自 1960 From 1960

你說想回去 你心目中的嬉皮
就能夠遇見 你仰望的自己 You say you want to go back, to when the hippy in you can meet the person you aspired to be
to somewhere 你回到的1960 to somewhere 是否一樣熟悉 to somewhere, you go back to 1960, to somewhere, is it as familiar?

也許
有一天我們會再見 認不出來你會是誰 perhaps one day we’ll meet again, won’t recognize who you are
想要說的也忘記了 能不能約在下次見面 forgot the things we wanted to say, would we be able to meet again
有一天我能回想起 原來的你是什麼模樣
我知道你不回來 one day I’ll remember, how you used to look, and how you’ll never come back
剩下的告別我會明白 What’s left is just goodbye

你說你不習慣 這種電子的音樂
想要回去聽 真實演奏的聲音 You say you’re not used to, this kind of EDM, you want to go back to listening, to real “live” music
to somewhere 你回到的1960
to somewhere 是否一樣熟悉 to somewhere, you go back to 1960, to somewhere, is it as familiar?

也許
有一天我們會再見 認不出來你會是誰 perhaps one day we’ll meet again, won’t recognize who you are
想要說的也忘記了 能不能約在下次見面 forgot the things we wanted to say, would we be able to meet again
有一天我能回想起 原來的你是什麼模樣
我知道你不回來 one day I’ll remember, how you used to look, and how you’ll never come back
剩下的告別我會明白 What’s left is just goodbye

其實我也想要跟你 Actually I want to go together with you
回到你的一九六〇 Back to your 1960
其實我也想要跟你 Actually I want to go together with you
回到你的一九六〇 Back to your 1960

FLUX

@chinese-lyrics has been busy lately – 4 new translations, including a really cool song from Yoga Lin.  =D

matelin:

【魔鞋女孩 】正式官方MV
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Ma-te Lin’s second puppet animation “The Girl In The Magic Shoes”
Official music video

穿上魔鞋的女孩不停歇地,
在森林中跳著舞,
在墜落谷底前,
她將悲傷化為美麗的舞步,
絢麗地照耀森林的每個角落。

請原諒我的壞,
「好嗎?」她說。
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The girl in the magic shoes, can’t stop dancing in the dark woods.
Before falling down, she transforms sadness into dazzling dance moves, magnificently lights up every corner in the woods.

“Please excuse my rude ” she said

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林瑪黛 【我的地盤】 MV導演草本菟刻 再次操刀製作
喜歡創作人形與動物雕刻的她,運用金屬骨架製作了可動關節偶
定格偶動畫的出產過程,歷經整整三個月多緊密的工作天
終於完成了這個美麗氛圍的作品
期盼能將人與動物之間的關係,以及需要被關注的動物議題深植人心
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草本菟刻, the director of 《My place 》, has produced the latest music video for Ma-Te Lin’s second EP. As she is passionate about action figures and animal sculptures, she created this stop-motion animation using movable metal joints and skeletons.

Creating stop-motion animation requires lots of hard work and dedication. It takes her three months to complete this beautiful MV, which aims to raise concerns about the relationship between human and animal.

林瑪黛 Ma-te Lin    

The new ep: Pre-order time: 2016.07.13-2016.07.26
Pre-order form: http://goo.gl/forms/PbI1mKrqDvZjYY2j1

簽名EP Limited edition signed EP
魔鞋女孩限量胸章 (預購一張贈送一個)  The Girl in the Magic Shoes pin

If you order at least 10 copies, Asha 林意倩 will send you either a chicken or a cat, your choice!!!    (I just made that up)  =D

bigbandtaiwan:

Rock with ‘My Skin Against  Your Skin‘

’My Skin Against Your Skin‘ was formed in 2010 as a continuation of Yu and Huang’s musical collaboration. The name of the band is derived from an erotically tinged Yves Saint Laurent short titled “Your skin against my skin” — eroticism being one of the themes that the band subtly revolves around.’

My Skin Against Your Skin 激膚樂團 with 魏敦華 Lǎowài (from 擊沈女孩 Destroyers, Pa Pun) on drums in 360-view.

Andrea is super-sexy, but I had to watch Lǎowài – live drumming gives this kind of electro so much organic power that’s missing when you just hear a backing track during a live performance.   

2 songs from Frandé 法蘭黛樂團’s set at Wake Up Fest last weekend. 

You may notice a different bass player in this clip: that is 郭晉宏 (郭宏).  I don’t have a current fb page for their regular bassist Che-Yu Hsu 許哲毓 (Levon Hsu), but in any case, I haven’t seen him in any Frandé clips or photos since January, I think.  

I wonder if he went abroad?