Figured Me Out: LISTEN UP’s “小さな汽車と花」”春の声”

Heads up – this blog might be converted into a site devoted to avant Hungarian jazz sometime in the coming week just to throw you all off my trail.

Background – Neaux recently tweeted about the band LISTEN UP’s new single, saying it sounds like the sort of indie J-Pop I’d be into. And…he’s completely right! “小さな汽車と花」”春の声” does, in fact, do everything skinny-ass indie music needs to do to get me writing and feeling slightly whimsical about life. Which is to say – lay down a really simple guitar-driven melody and sprinkle some bloopity-bloop electronic noises over it to add some spice. Bam, welcome to my WordPress dashboard! The single’s biggest weakness is just plain genericness – this easily could be another easy-going bit of toothless rock from the latest magazine-ready J-Rock outfit with a few minor tweaks. Yet LISTEN UP deserve credit for doing a few tricks the mainstream types wouldn’t be keen to sell…did I mention the bloopity-bloops?….and crafting an overall nice, sweet bit of indie pop. Definitely fits nicely around these parts.

That is, until we become the NEW destination for all your frat rap needs.

One response to “Figured Me Out: LISTEN UP’s “小さな汽車と花」”春の声”

  1. David Simoneaux

    It’s also obvious they spent tens of dollars on that video! sometimes indie = broke.

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