Nice Legs is a new Seoul-based duo consisting of Lauren E Walker and Mark Lentz. Both hail from Arkansas but met for the first time on the indie music circuit in Korea. Lentz had been in-between bands, performing experimental rock under the solo moniker Henry Demos while Walker had just split off from performing vocals for the fuzz-pop band Slow Dress. They had been performing at the same venues in separate projects for nearly three years, and finally came together to create an EP in just two days of extensive recording.
Nice Legs’ first EP, Lullaby Land, was released last week through indie tape label Death Mountain Sound, founded by Lentz to support local musicians. The label has worked with Korean, American and Canadian bands, recording their live shows to tape during performances. Less than a day after the EP’s release on Death Mountain Sound, it was curated by GoldFlakePaint, an internet magazine out of the UK. We at Pop Mythology want to keep the momentum going and fully believe in endorsing independent creatives, particularly when an artist’s first project shows so much potential.
Lullaby Land is a dreamy and dizzying delight. The opening song, aptly titled “One“, is an upbeat ode to loves lost. A positively catchy melody is juxtaposed with nostalgic lyrics (“Oh no, this can’t work; we look too happy to be real”). The romantic reverie continues into “Two“, with ponderings of a past love and a wisdom that can only be gained from experience. The optimism dips for a moment during the wistful “Three“, which confronts feelings of regret: “Every night we sin and every morning we’re forgiven”. Track four, “End“, returns us to the fuzzy fantasy world.
Lullaby Land conjures memories of summers in the sun, or bright afternoons sprinkled by sudden showers, vivid and ethereal. Download the EP for a self-designated price (or for free) at Bandcamp and show your support for outstanding independent musicians.