99Anger : 2

Almost ten years ago when I started exploring Korean music, one of the first places I looked was punk music. 99Anger was one of the bands that came up in the limited search results. Even though the band has since broken up, their music was a beacon of how great Korean...

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24Hours : Get It On

It’s been almost a year to the day since “Escape” was released by 24Hours. I liked “Escape” a good amount. It was a bit more serious and musically complex than older music. There was also a good time between the single and their EP No Way...

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OOHYO (우효) : Youth

OOHYO is one of my favorite discoveries from Bandcamp. Her mix of electronic and indie pop always results in amazing songs. Her last full length Adventure definitely showed her progression as a musician. Her return with “Youth” takes the essence of...

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Cogason (코가손) : Pop

A bit over a year since From Today, Cogason released their first full length Pop. The band continues their indie rock style with ten songs. For someone who is just starting to get into Korean indie music, this band is an excellent starting place. Cogason originally...

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Gus Releases New Single “Next To Me”

Gus released two amazing albums within a year. A Thing Called Tomorrow was his transition EP while Alexandria seemed to show his comfort as a solo artist. Five months after Alexandria, Gus released an new single “Next To Me.” Returning is a backing band...

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8390Project Preparing New Single for 2016

I received an email from Threekingz Records about a group called 8390Project. There’s not much information about the group and they release two singles back in January and October 2015. According to the email, they’re currently working on a new single that...

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XXX’s “Yves” Featured on Maison Kitsuné

XXX, comprised of members Kim Ximya and FRNK, have been featured on Maison Kitsuné’s Hot Stream Channel as their 100th track. Kim Ximya is best known as a featured artist on E Sens‘s The Anecdote which won Album of the Year at 2016’s Korean Music...

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Interview with …Whatever That Means

…Whatever That Means will be heading to the US West Coast for a tour starting July 23rd. They previously toured in 2011 and are returning to support their new split with Burn Burn Burn called Blowing Minds & Melting Faces. …Whatever That Means are an...

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Interview with First Aid

First Aid is one of the most prominent figures in the Korean electronic music scene. He has made a name for himself with his sizzling combination of technical finesse and a sense of style. Many of you might know him from his project with Hong Hyo Jin, Room 306, which...

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Interview with Tangerine

When I received an email from Tangerine, I didn’t know what kind of music to expect from the trio. But Sugar Teeth is a great EP and one that I highly recommend. I thought that it would great for the band to introduce themselves, partially so I could learn more...

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Interview with Kanghee and Ninaian

Kanghee Choi and ninaian are two musicians who, along with their backgrounds in rock, post-rock and classical, are well-versed in the language of ambient music. Both of them are skilled at crafting absorbing soundscapes. At the end of last year, they collaborated on...

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Expanding “Korean Indie” Outside of South Korea

2015 was a busy year for Korean Indie. It felt like there was a new release every week that deserved attention and showed how much Korean musicians were progressing. We had a ton of reviews and a lot of great interviews, I spoke at KCON 2015 (hungover) and Toronto...

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