Mix Tape Monday: No Rules


You gotta break the rules sometime and today’s theme is no theme! What?! Anarchy! Madness! You say? Well we all need a little shaking up sometime.

Theme or not, I still love all these tracks so give them a shot and let me know what you think!

きのこ帝国 – 海と花束 (MV). I believe this band’s name translates roughly to Mushroom Empire but I’m not expert at Japanese (cough – I used Google translate – cough) so don’t hold me to it! I love their combination of dreamy lyrics set to some amazing guitar. It’s almost like hard rock shoe gaze…or shoe rock if you will. If you like this combo try 東京.

Madjo – Le Monstre.  I listen to this and wish that I could sound this sultry in French without trying (or just this sultry in general).

Tree Of Life 生命樹樂團 – I just discovered this Chinese band and I absolutely love this track (I’m a sucker for violins, guys.)  I’m hoping to find more by them soon!

Bradio – Fever. This Japanese band is just plain fun plus the lead singer has an afro that inspires my admiration. Flyers and Golden Liar are also must listens.

SALTNPAPER (솔튼페이퍼) – 완벽해요 (Perfect). Do you want your ears caressed and soothed with dulcet Korean lyrics from the inside out? Then do I have the perfect song for you.

Leningrad – Fish. Just because I can. Yes friends. I have found a Russian ska version of Tom Waits singing with a full band. There are sailor outfits, there are fabulous hats, and there may even be a tuba involved (or a sousaphone I never can tell). Want more? Here you go! Фиаско (без цензуры)


  1. EmBow · March 17, 2015

    Here is an original song for the K-drama, Monstar, I’ve been telling you about.

    Yoon Jun Hyung, who plays Yoon Seul Chan in Monstar, also happens to be a really good rapper and composer. He wrote this song:

    The above is from Jun Hyung’s solo activities. He is actually part of the group BEAST (and he wrote the song below too):

    • EmBow · March 17, 2015

      *The last song in my playlist – “Good Luck”. Accidentally copied my entire playlist again.

    • EmBow · March 17, 2015

      The first song is supposed to be “[Full Audio] Junhyung B2ST & BTOB (Men In Black) ‘After Time Passes’ 시간이 흐른뒤엔 OST.Monstar”, #33 in my playlist. *yells at Youtube*

  2. EmBow · March 18, 2015

    The two videos that didn’t post yesterday …

    • EmBow · March 18, 2015

      Let’s try this again …

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