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Say Sue Me - Just Joking Around​/​B​-​Lover Single

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Damnably/Electric Muse release Just Joking Around/B Lover as a digital single and as a limited edition 7" on Clear & Mixed Black vinyl, pressed at Optimal of Germany and limited to 500 copies (100 going to Korea & available at shops there).

Following the release of their critically
acclaimed sophomore album ‘Where we were
together’ earlier this year on Damnably &
Electric Muse, surf-inspired indie rock/pop
quartet Say Sue Me return with new single Just
Joking Around. Recorded by Chun Hakju at
Mushroom Recording in Seoul & mastered by
Sanghyuk Kim at Sonority Mastering.
Friends since 5th grade, Jaeyoung Ha (Bass) and
Byungkyu Kim (guitar) met drummer Semin Kang
and played in bands together since winter of
2012. One day when they were drinking tea and
beer at a tea shop in Nampo-dong, Sumi Choi
arrived. They liked her speaking voice and
immediately offered her a spot as the vocalist
in a new band that would become Say Sue Me.
Sumi turned out to be a natural at songwriting.
Semin sadly suffered trauma from a fall. New
drummer Changwon Kim stands in while they await
Semin’s recovery.

Just Joking Around is a new original track
taken from the same batch of recordings during
the making of their latest album, which could
not be anything but a tribute to and dealing
with the emotional fallout of losing a friend
and band-mate. The album’s title “Where We Were
Together” is taken from the chorus of Just
Joking Around:

“Where have you been for so long,
Go back back to where you were
Where we were together”

Dealing with the pain of loss, and the
incomprehensible void left behind. Sumi’s
lyrics muse on carrying on her daily life still
haunted by her friend calling to her. The song
moves from mellow tenderness to an explosive,
almost prog-rock guitar solo, a tempo change to
a surprising glamrock freekout, and ends
abruptly, marking the sudden nature of an
unforseen tragedy.

B Lover was originally written for Semin’s
other band, garage punk rock outfit Barbie
Dolls. The lyrics are a tribute to his
mischievous ways and desire to “just let go of
worries about the future, buy as much good beer
as we wanted to drink, and ride taxis, even to
nearby streets. his jokes and tastes are most
like those in a B movie with a Type-B
personality so we stuck the name B Lover on the
song”

Recent Press:

NPR “…jangly indie-pop, handclap-rich girlgroup
classics and the lightly rumbling
sounds of early surf-rock. At once stylish
and timeless…”

MTV “…your new favorite indie rock band from
Korea!”

Pitchfork “…its vibrant and catchy
instrumentation does so much work, “Old
Town” suggests less the ache of being alone
in a city than it does the tingly feeling
that accompanies a life-changing milestone.”

KEXP “…jangle-pop hooks, stunning vocal
melodies, and intricate guitarwork that
stands up proudly against some of their
influences like Yo La Tengo and Pavement…”

Billboard “…with a growing buzz surrounding
their jangly single, “Old Town,” Korean
indie quartet Say Sue Me is on the up-andup…”

Uproxx “…you don’t need to fully grasp the
backstory to get sucked into its feverish
tempo and go-for-broke delivery, with the
band’s innate ear for a warm melody striking
by the time the chorus kicks in.”

Stereogum “The seven-minute slow burn
“Coming To The End” evokes late-album indierock
epics such as Yo La Tengo’s “We’re An
American Band” or Pavement’s “Fillmore
Jive”…"

The Fader “Really sweet, melodic rock that
makes me feel like I’m in high school.”
GQ Korea “...the most famous korean indie
band in the world"

Bandcamp Daily “…an addictive amalgam of
sugary indie pop and gritty surf that
showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and
technical skill… Nary a song on Say Sue Me
isn’t a total ear worm.”

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released August 24, 2018

"Just Joking Around" Recorded by Chun Hakju at
Mushroom Recording in Seoul & mastered by
Sanghyuk Kim at Sonority Mastering.
"B Lover" Recorded by Chun Hakju at
Mushroom Recording in Seoul & mastered by Matthew Barnhart
at Chicago Mastering Service.

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Track Name: Say Sue Me - Just Joking Around
Say Sue Me – Just Joking Around

One evening, came close to sleep
Watching documentaries about birds
I went to bed and shut my eyes
But I was just feeling down
Took a while just to slip away
But I was still having a hard time
In the bad dream
In the bad dream, bad dream

Counting from the day 1, 2
Waiting for you to come 3, 4
Nothing left on the face
Chasing your eyes and voice

Fell asleep late, but woke up early
Wanna have a totally different day
Shake my head to forget the things
In the bad dream

Counting from the day 1, 2
Waiting for you to come 3, 4
Trying to guess why we're here
Holding a phone watching your eyes

Where have you been for so long?
Go back to where you were
Where we were together
(solo section)
Where have you been for so long?
Go back to where you were
Where we were together
(Return)
Fed up with my stupid day, but I decided to enjoy it without any thought
You called my name
Wrote "I have to forget about it", but that makes it easy to remember
Chasing your voice
Someone laughs and I laugh along with her
I'm so glad this has happened to me
Where have you been
Miss your laugh, just joking around
Your hands and short legs, dancing around

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