Yoon Jongshin ft. J Rabbit - Patbingsu
It is still too hot here for my liking at the moment. I recently went to have shaved ice at a new place near my new place. It was good. As I tend to do wherever I am, I noticed the music playing. Alongside Janelle Monáe and Regina Spektor, they played this delightful chiptune indie pop track, which starts off very sweet and develops a real crunch. I asked what it was and the guy said J Rabbit and that the song was Korean and was actually about shaved ice.
In the process of finding it, I discovered that it was a new version of a song from 2001, and that patbingsu is shaved ice with red beans specifically, or at least started off that way. Where things got cooler, though, is that it also turned out that at least one site has used 'bingsu pop' as a genre name for a whole category of Korean indie-pop! I love the Ookoorookoo song linked to, with its lo-fi synth loop like a pure crystal lake that the song stretches out in the sun to take in.