Consisting of Nicholas Shapiro, Nick Corbo and Matthew Palmer - Weird Korea are a Hotdog rock band (their words, not ours) from Purchase, New York. We featured them in our 'Heroes of January & February' album (here) that went out on Monday, with their track 'Youth Cult' (below). Putting them on that album was an easy decision really. We were looking for something quite in your face but melodic and it seems these guys are full of tracks like that. Hell, we could have chosen any track from their No Art // No Trade* record and it would have worked. As far as band crushes go, we've got it bad for these guys. We suspect you'll be joining us soon.
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How would you describe your music? Hotdog Rock. Where did the name come from? A prophet dressed like the Burger King came to us while we were asleep in our father's barn. in a shared dream, us, the brothers three, had a mutual epiphany in which the words "weird korea" appeared spelled in ranch dressing on the Pyramid of Khufu. What would you consider your main musical influences? Tyler, the Creator, Thin Lizzy, Flat Duo Jets, motown, nuggets & pebbles, chuck berry, government warning, cock sparrer, boris. In terms of your roots, do feel any musical connection to it or indeed to any scene surrounding it? Our college has a really diverse scene but there's really not any bands here who sound like us. There are a lot of good bands like spook houses and sirs and the dan drake revolution, but they're all acid-jazz post-folk and we don't really fit in with that. What element of your music most sets you apart from other bands around? We play Rock 'n' Roll. What are your plans for 2011? I plan on ordering chicken nuggets in all 43 states of america when I tour this Summer.
*You can check that record out at their bandcamp page - http://weirdkorea.bandcamp.com