Seriously. Every once in a while, it's good to pull your anglo head out of your ass. There's some nice, different sounding, surprises out there, and it only takes a random click to become enveloped in stuff that makes the Hype Machine irrelevant. I really like stuff that doesn't sound like anything else (i.e. The Impossibles), and despite the Key Boys being described as the Korean Yardbirds, I think you'll agree that there's a little something else going on with them (and I don't thing it's necessarily musicianship). Listen to "My Love Is Distance" below. The fuzz, the organ, and the muddy production all add up to make it certified oddball mix meat.
After doing a little online milling about looking for some background info, I ran into a site that looks like it's going to be an absolute time suck sometime soon. It's Radio Diffusion, a site about international rock n' roll and assorted popular music from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Check out this list, crack your knuckles and go exploring.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~The featured song:
The Key Boys - My Love Is Distant mp3 at Waxidermy
The Key Boys - A Sailors Song mp3 at Waxidermy
The Key Boys - Let's Go to the Beach mp3 at Radio Diffusion
He5 - Lonely Sun mp3 at Radio Diffusion
The Key Boys at Psych Music
The Korean Beatles: He5 or the Key Boys? at Masterly Master Lee