Crying Nut (크라잉넛)
Members: Park Yoonsik (vocals/guitar), Han Kyungrok (vocals/bass), Lee Sangmyun (guitar), Lee Sanghyuk (drums), Kim Insoo (accordion/keyboard)
Meet Korea’s best-selling indie band of all time. With six critically-acclaimed bestselling albums, Crying Nut has become the walking success story for Korean rock. Their explosive 1998 debut single “Speed Up Losers” became an instant phenomenon, selling over 100,000 records — something unimaginable for a rookie rock act. Since then, these four childhood friends (and the addition of accordion player/keyboardist Lee Insoo in 1999) have won over the masses with their witty lyrics, friendly persona, and rambunctious presence onstage. Though they’ve been making music for over 15 years now, Crying Nut admits that their journey towards worldwide recognition has just begun. In the second installment of MTV K’s new indie spotlight series, B-Sides, Korean’s very first punk rock band takes the stage at Pianos, NYC as part of the 2K12 Seoulsonic tour across North America.