Here's Tim Krysko with our International Spotlight:

The South Korean punk and hardcore scene is still pretty small relative to its potential as an industrialized country with a population just a few notches below England. So it may sound surprising that the hardcore band known as the Geeks are tagged as Korea's only straight-edge band. They've got an album called "From the Start" on Seoul's Townhall Records, full of minute-or-so tracks influenced by youth crew bands, like this one, "Still I Stay the Same".

Geeks - Still I Stay The Same (MP3) Check out Korea's country profile. Recent Spotlights: Hitch (Belgium), Shaila (Argentina).