WHOwho (후후) : Oh Yeah

WHOwho (후후) : Oh Yeah

The last I heard of WHOwho was from their 2013 single. Now in 2015, the band released Oh Yeah a 12 song full length. It reminds me a lot of Rock’N’Roll Radio and MAAN because it’s upbeat dance rock music. “Sincerely Yours” is a...
Cumeo Project : Promised Land

Cumeo Project : Promised Land

Electronic duo Cumeo Project recently released their first EP through the American label, Shoeboxx Recordings. The group describes their music as a mix between experimental-acoustic, downtempo, and chill wave. Promised Land is intelligent as much as it is sleek, with...
Victim Mentality (피해의식) : Heavy Metal Is Back

Victim Mentality (피해의식) : Heavy Metal Is Back

Victim Mentality‘s Magic Finger was a good introduction to the band’s glam heavy metal, but ended kind of quick. After seeing the band at SXSW, it’s apparent that the recording didn’t capture the entire power of the band. Now that the whole...
Interview with PATiENTS (페이션츠)

Interview with PATiENTS (페이션츠)

Among the Korean bands that tour internationally, PATiENTS is one that frequents the UK. They previously toured during Liverpool Sound City and are heading back again. This time, they are seasoned, experienced and arriving with a new album, 18, to show off to the...
Interview with MFBTY

Interview with MFBTY

MFBTY is a junction between three of the most powerful forces in Korean hip-hop. Each of the members individually – Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy – are huge musical innovators, so it’s natural that their collaboration group serves up inventive and...
Interview with GRAYE

Interview with GRAYE

I’ve listened to the majority of GRAYE‘s releases. His style is definitely easy to get lost in with it’s entrancing melodies. Most recently, he released Junk Pixel / Empty Space and I thought it would be cool for GRAYE to introduce himself because...
10cm & Okdal Tour Hits NYC & Washington DC in June

10cm & Okdal Tour Hits NYC & Washington DC in June

The wave of Korean indie artists coming to the US continues with two of the biggest duos in the scene, 10cm and Okdal! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol and Yoon Cheol Jong have been on a tear since their debut single,...
Listen to Some New Big Phony Demos

Listen to Some New Big Phony Demos

Big Phony is a great singer-songwriter, even enough to impress my Mom (her one goal at SXSW 2015 was to see him live). It’s been over a year since Bobby and Long Live The Lie released and won Korean Indie’s 2014 Reader’s Pick for Album of the Year....

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Some fans may be completely biased towards one grouping or the another, but I love both K-POP and K-Indie. As I grew to love them  I started to wonder, “Have artists, either solo or in groups, ever collaborated, or maybe ever will?” After doing some...
A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

It’s time to return and present another set of Korean electronic musicians. If you read Part One or Part Two, then you already have a great selection of music. In this third part, it’s another set of artists and bands that you might not be familiar with...

10cm & Okdal Tour Hits NYC & Washington DC in June

10cm & Okdal Tour Hits NYC & Washington DC in June

The wave of Korean indie artists coming to the US continues with two of the biggest duos in the scene, 10cm and Okdal! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol and Yoon Cheol Jong have been on a tear since their debut single,...
Idiotape & Jambinai Heading to Europe in May & June

Idiotape & Jambinai Heading to Europe in May & June

If you live in Europe, you’ve been lucky to get a lot of Korean bands heading over to tour. Now Idiotape and Jambinai are heading over for select dates around the European union. Jambinai is heading over in May and you can see the tour dates below. Idiotape has...