Chinese Indie

December 03, 2009, 04:38 AM posted in General Discussion

First off, if a topic for this exists.. oops?

I think music is a great tool for language learning, it's how I learned emotion words in Thai - and I hope that it will work the same for Mandarin Chinese. However, I've been trying to find some Mandarin Music that differs from the mainstream bubblegumpop boybandy stuff that is around (not that I don't love a good fluffy song once and a while).

Can anyone reccomend any good Mandarin Language Indie bands? I stumbled upon Sodagreen, Crowd Lu and 1976 after some searching - but I can't find much else. Suggestions appreciated!

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December 15, 2009, 04:15 AM

I love 美好药店.  I've seen it translated as Glorious Pharmacy, among other names.  So far I've only found two of their songs on baidu in mp3 format, and have yet to search other sites.  It was given to me by a friend while I was in China.  If you have Skype I can send you the files. 

这位太太 (Mrs. This) is somewhat poppy but fun indie band from Taiwan (don't give up after listening to one song; a few are really bad but there are some good ones in there).

The Taiwanese band Wang Fu has a hilarious but mostly incomprehensible video: A Small Sheep Fair 旺福-小綿羊趕集

Also, if you like punk, look up Hot Pot music.

I have a couple more I can look up when I have more time.  Let me know if you find anything else!

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December 18, 2009, 05:18 AM



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December 24, 2009, 02:36 PM

May Day


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January 17, 2010, 10:10 AM

Sodagreen is famous now...


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