Because Songs Matter

Genius – Lucky Mistake (Single) – 2015


Most of the music we get through promotional email is either bland, completely out of our wheelhouse, or just plain bad. Every once in a great while some thing awesome drops and other times you get something you just can’t quite decide whether it’s really good or really bad and those are always intriguing. I’m posting this as a Tidbit because it’s really a two song release and I couldn’t do a review if I wanted to. I also couldn’t help but give credit where it’s due, the opening line of their email to me was:

We’re GENIUS from South Korea and we play rock and roll. Our Bandcamp says: “We are not punk. Just drunk.” This is only 80% true. We also like tacos.

Being ill traveled I don’t know if South Korea has a burgeoning punk scene or if these kids are forging new ground but whatever the case I am finding their music interesting. I still can’t decide if this is genius (I couldn’t resist the pun) or not, so I’m just going to share it with you all and let you make up your minds. So here’s the single, and a couple of tracks of their previous releases.


  1. July 14, 2015    

    Not bad, Would sound better live in a bar at midnite but hey, what wouldn’t.

    • July 14, 2015    

      Some of the lyrics sound translated, if that makes sense. Like they’re fun but probably meant something a little more in Korean. I don’t know it’s really interesting to me so far.

    • August 13, 2015    

      that’s exactly the spot we like to play when we’re not watching Unironically: thanks for listening, brother.

  2. July 14, 2015    

    I rather like the three tracks, especially the 88 years one. I youtubed them and found some more good cuts, some straight up melodic punk, some veering into, yes, Americana-ish territory. Many of them had No Views (!). Drummer is definitely NOT Korean. 🙂

    • August 13, 2015    

      Good cuts are for losers. We like bad cuts. Here are more, you silly masochist.

  3. Don Dorkus Don Dorkus
    August 14, 2015    

    Lost Dick is too funny. And Mark Potter was right, they are a great late-night, drunken band. They’re the pro wrestling of Korean indie music — half-idiots, half sublime.

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