Far Out Distant Sounds presents the best of the Chinese underground from indie, punk, experimental, electronic, hip-hop, and more. Our hosts explore the country’s most dynamic scenes offering commentary and insights into youth cultures at China’s bleeding edge.
For those looking for the store, we continue to maintain a distro of select Chinese releases on our discogs account.
Who We Are
I’m obsessed with China’s experimental and diy music cultures and practices, rhizomatic communities, and emergent scenes. Everything from indie to experimental, freak-folk to hip-hop to left-field electronica, but especially punk. I was the booking manager for Beijing venue D-22 and co-founded the labels Genjing and Maybe Mars. I still tour when I can with my hardcore acts Fanzui Xiangfa and Struggle Session.
Zach was first introduced to the world of Chinese indie rock when his friend played him Carsick Cars at his college radio station, WNUR at Northwestern University. He did whatever he could to learn more and has been lucky to work on projects with artists and labels across the East Asian indie community since then. Zach currently works as a concert booking agent with Paladin Artists in New York City and won’t stop adding to his vinyl collection.