This acclaimed Korean band was formed in 1993 by four high school friends and is hailed as one of the most important rock bands in Korea. Crying Nut had its first gig in 1995 at live club, Drug, which was the heart of the early Korean indie-rock scene. When the band released a split album, "Our Nation vol. 1" with indie lable, Drug, in 1996, it was the first of its kind and this kind of culture was completely new in Korea. Crying Nut's debut album was finally released in 1998 and sold over 100,000 despite being released by an indie lable. Through the album, many young people came to know what punk rock music is and "Let's race a horse" received extensive airplay. So the band quickly became an established act on the underground circuit attracting the mass media. In 1999, accordionist Insoo Kim was added to the line-up. Due to their arduous touring schedule and estimable quality of songwriting, Crying Nut became a mainstream band and whenever the quintet releases their new album, they charm music fans and critics with various music styles and their witty, beautiful, self-referential lyrics. The band embraces all kinds of musical elements such as reggae, Ska, polka, Irish, and so on. In 2009, they returned to the studio to work on their sixth album.