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Wistful indie rockers from Busan, South Korea who capture the loneliness you can only find in a crowded room.

After releasing their gorgeous second album Where We Were Together in April, four-piece Say Me Sue decided to record and release It’s Just A Short Walk! It’s a small, but perfectly formed EP of covers from legendary American rhythm & blues, new wave, punk, and rock acts like The Velvet Underground, Blondie, The Ramones, and Bobby Freeman. Their lush shoegaze and indie rock-inflected versions speak to both their knowledge and respect for 20th-century American music and the coolly detached, eye-of-the-storm calm with which they present their greyscale reflections on urban life in South Korea’s sprawling cities. Flip back over to Where We Were Together, however, and you’ll discover fast-paced, joyful dream-pop in the same tradition as Asobi Seksu’s dreamy reflections. If you like Pavement, The Clean, Carsick Cars yuoull enjoy this for sure.

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The day Say Sue Me make a bad record is the day I’ll stop singing their praises, but that day is not today because the indie pop darlings from Busan, South Korea recently dropped it’s just a short walk!, their second fantastic release of 2018. A Record Store Day EP from Damnably, its just a short walk! is made up of four playful covers that showcase the band’s versatility and deep knowledge of guitar rock. Blondie’s “Dreaming” is stretched out into a languid, nearly psychedelic shoegaze droner augmented by vocalist Sumi Choi’s light, airy vocals. “Do You Wanna Dance?” is the sweet, slow dance flipside to the band’s own surfy “I Just Wanna Dance,” from their Where We Were Together LP. “Rockaway Beach” is the sparkling indie pop Ramones cover the world has been waiting for, and, well you really need to hear their Velvet Underground cover. Say Sue Me’s greatest strength is not just their ability to make any song their own, but to make it sound effortlessly fun at the same time.

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‘It’s Just A Short Walk!’ is a limited edition EP of cover songs performed Say Sue Me on a special one-sided transparent 12” vinyl, and released by Damnably Records for RSD 2018. 

1. Dreaming (Blondie)
2. Do You Wanna Dance (Bobby Freeman)
3. Beginning To See The Light (The Velvet Underground)
4. Rockaway Beach (The Ramones)

After Falling Asleep‘ is the third single taken from Say Sue Me’s forthcoming second album ‘Where We Were Together’ released on Damnably/Electric Muse April 13th. ‘Where we were together’ is released April 13th – pre-order now and get an instant download of the single ‘Old Town’. This is 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.”
Hazy, somewhat melancholy, but exuding a beautifully golden glow that lingers for long after the track has finished…a wonderful burst of guitar pop,”

Damnably is thrilled to be releasing the second album from Busan’s Surf/Indie-Rock/Pop quartet Say Sue Me on 12″ Vinyl, Following the 2017 [Say Sue Me] compilation album, the [Semin] RSD EP and split 7” single (w/ Otoboke Beaver).  The album was recorded by Chun Hakju at Mushroom Recording in Seoul & Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service

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