Love Noise Chinese Indie Rock

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | |

Photo by Ellis Scott

I just returned from a 10-day "Joy Luck Club" trip to China and during my last pitstop in Shanghai I dropped in to say hello to my homegirl Stephanie who is a recent transplant from New York. She's been kicking ass at Converse's newly opened Chinese offices and her first project out the door is fantastic!

Converse China is supporting the burgeoning independent music scene in China through a compilation album and documentary film that follows Maybe Mars artists PK14 and Queen Sea Big Shark on a 2-week roadtrip through China. Shot by documentary filmmaker Liu Feng during last year's Olympic Games in Beijing, the film follows the two acts as they play sold out shows in five Chinese cities—Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, and Xian. Check out the Love Noise microsite to listen to the compilation and watch clips of the documentary.