Wedance. It’s a statement and a warning. The mildly insane duo spends a great majority of its time on stage living up to their name. Often wearing outfits that might be described, with the greatest amount of love possible, as retirement-community-inspired, Wedance, is a singularly difficult band to describe.
With songs about everyday life, a penchant for banging on a single cymbal in between dance breaks, dissonant vocals, dissonant guitars, and an accompanying drum/electronic track played (at least up until a few years ago) from an old portable CD player the band often needed to skip through during live sets to find the right song (somehow it positively contributed to the overall Wedance experience), it’s hard to talk about this band without any musically-seasoned listener narrowing their eyes skeptically and possibly thinking they didn’t know you as well as they thought they did. But No! Mr. Achebe, things do not, in fact, fall apart. Against all odds, these features come together to form a glorious confluence of a-tonal, spasmodic pop bliss that can feel at once anthemic and, of course, make you move in whatever weirdo way these unique compositions compel you.
My personal favorite Wedance song, the first track, 준비됐나 (Are you ready), on their year old album Japan Tour Unfixed, plays like a pied piper anthem of indie strangeness, beckoning all to join in on the alt-bacchanal. Trying to collect all the Wedance recordings is a feat in itself as the duo usually only carried a few copies of their plethora of EPs around to their performances. I managed to get my hands on two, but there are many, many other recordings floating around out there. For whatever reason, this idea of a musical scavenger hunt, trying to piece together the entirety of an artist’s body of work in the age of digital and easily transmittable everything, greatly appeals to me. Some greater value is placed on the struggle and search as opposed to the ease and convenience of a simple download.
Halfway into any Wedance set their name finally presents itself with its correct intonation. There’s not enough proudly odd stuff in this world, and so a Wedance set seems to speak to that feeling and acts then as a challenge and invitation; Wedance, do you? Come along with us and you will.
WeDance are about to drop a band new album entitled 'Produced Unfixed Vol 3' which has been produced by Greg, the drummer from Deerhoof. To celebrate they are holding a CD release concert on April 9th. DoIndie has some tickets and CDs to give away. Find out how to win by checking out the rules at the bottom of this article.
Check out the videos we made of Wedance doing their thing a few months back!
Written By : Alex Ameter
>> Facebook Event (Choose 1) :
 Find one of the posters around Hongdae advertising the WeDance & take a picture of yourself with it. > Upload that picture to your SNS page and let us know you have done it by commenting on our faebook event post (Link Coming Soon).
 Take a picture of your Wedance or Deerhoof CDs / merch. > Upload that picture to your SNS page and let us know you have done it by commenting on our faebook event post (Link Coming Soon).
* We will notify winners on April 7th via our Facebook page.
>> Twitter Event (Choose 1):
 Find one of the posters around Hongdae advertising the WeDance & take a picture of yourself with it. > Upload that picture to your twitter account with a comment about WeDance. Don't forget to tag @doindiekorea in the tweet. (Link Coming Soon).
 Take a picture of your Wedance or Deerhoof CDs / merch. > Upload that picture to your twitter page with a comment about Wedance. Don't forget to tag @doindiekorea in the tweet. (Link Coming Soon).
* We will notify winners on April 7th via our twitter page.
Date : April 9th (Sat) : 19:00
Venue : Veloso
Adv Ticket : 25,000won (http://goo.gl/YNpNyf)
Door Ticket : 30,000won
For more information on the band, please check them out at the following websites :