Monni (몽니) : She

Monni (몽니) : She

For any artist/band that has been performing for a while and has a signature style, each new release garners significantly contrasting responses. Having made their first release in 2005, Monni certainly has its loyal fans that will love each release. However, they...
Reflex (리플렉스) : My All

Reflex (리플렉스) : My All

There are times when I really appreciate getting exactly what I expect from a band or a release. That’s precisely what Reflex’s latest EP My All delivers – solid, upbeat pop rock that’s just pure fun from beginning to end. Reflex takes bold, catchy melodies coaxed in...
Victim Mentality (피해의식) : Magic Finger

Victim Mentality (피해의식) : Magic Finger

Glam metal isn’t the first thing you think of when you think about Korean rock music. Victim Mentality break a lot of expectations with their 2013 single Magic Finger. I don’t even listen to glam rock, but somehow the band’s debut release got stuck...
Mate : End of the World

Mate : End of the World

Mate is back as a duo with members Jung Joon Il and Im Heon Il. Their new album is called End of the World which has a total of 6 tracks. The majority of the songs on this album are ballads but you will fall in love with them while listening. The album starts off with...
Moollonkyen (물렁곈) : Psychedelik

Moollonkyen (물렁곈) : Psychedelik

Three years after indie rock band Poe (포) released their debut EP Poe, vocalist and radio DJ Moollonkyen brought us her solo album Psychedelik, a kaleidoscope of sounds that recalls less the manic of Guckkasten as the sorrow and off-kilter of Jaurim and March Rabbit...
Interview with Eshe

Interview with Eshe

While you may have not heard of Eshe, you probably have seen her or Navah perform through YouTube videos. Her Shake Shop performance series combined different sets of bands and her bellydancing troupe together to combine visual and audio into a different kind of live...
Pe2ny : Born to Be Blue

Pe2ny : Born to Be Blue

You can’t really go wrong with Pe2ny. He’s the master at mellow, jazzy atmospheres that are both sophisticated and easy on the ears. He’s created quite a name for himself with a consistently strong solo discography and his work with hip-hop group Epik High. His...
LudiSTELO’s Flashpoint Released Today

LudiSTELO’s Flashpoint Released Today

LudiSTELO‘s Experience is one of my favorite albums of 2014. After teasing their first album with a few singles, LudiSTELO went straight to releasing their second full length, Flashpoint. Hearing a preview, the band sounds like they exploring new sounds while...
18gram : 18gram

18gram : 18gram

I’ve seen a few live videos of 18gram, but that was my only preview. The release of their self-titled album on iTunes lead me to buy it immediately to hear more of their music. A strong melodic rock band, 18gram is a little different from what I expected. I...
Interview with WYM

Interview with WYM

In my spare time, I enjoy reading long interviews with people who create art. I’m not a creative person, so getting a sense of what it is to make something and all the minutiae of that process is a constant craving. Longer pieces, especially, give interviewees the...
Music Enkor Presents Amoeba Culture in 2015

Music Enkor Presents Amoeba Culture in 2015

If you’re anything like me, you’re gonna want to clear a couple of dates in your social calendar. Music Enkor is hosting Amoeba Culture in Atlanta and New York City this March. Featuring Dynamic Duo, Zion.T, Crush, and Primary, this is the first time all...
WYM : After Moon

WYM : After Moon

Electronic music is a strange love. I grew up listening to Spanish music that featured mariachi bands, acoustic guitars, and güiras. Later, rock music took hold with its electric guitars and drum sets. Live instruments were, and still are, the thing that I gravitate...
Today’s Radio (오늘의라디오) : 겨울이고 싶다

Today’s Radio (오늘의라디오) : 겨울이고 싶다

With a heavier tone than Today’s Radio’s usual folk style, 겨울이고 싶다 is a single perfectly fit for the winter season. Although just one song, the single delivers and satisfies through its emotional lyrics, simple instrumental, and a voice that so accurately delivers the...
Letter From the Editor : 2014 & 2015

Letter From the Editor : 2014 & 2015

It’s almost two weeks into 2015 and already some strong albums have released. You Could Imagine by From The Airport and Norwegian Wood‘s Lost are on continuous repeats right now even as I write this. LudiSTELO and Love X Stereo have upcoming releases that...