XXX’s “Yves” Featured on Maison Kitsuné

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...
Full Garage US West Coast Tumbleweed Tour Starts July 7th

Full Garage US West Coast Tumbleweed Tour Starts July 7th

On the heels of Full Garage‘s release of their 7 inch EP Vinyl Suit, the band will be embarking on an United States West Coast Tour. Starting July 7, Full Garage will be making 12 stops in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. It’s not often to see a...




Reviews

Jambinai (잠비나이) : A Hermitage

Jambinai (잠비나이) : A Hermitage

There aren’t a lot of options to listen to Korean music on vinyl. It can be really expensive for Korean bands to manufacture releases. When Jambinai signed to Bella Union and looking at the options to purchase the album, vinyl came up. Listening to A Hermitage...
Full Garage : Vinyl Suit

Full Garage : Vinyl Suit

Back in 2014 when I was visiting Seoul, I watched a punk show at the now closed Club Spot. There I was able to meet Keunyoung, formerly of GUMX, who was playing in a new punk band called Full Garage. He gave me a self released demo album of the band and asked me to...
Pariah : One

Pariah : One

There are days when I want to listen to really loud and explosive hardcore music. Thankfully, I was able to find Pariah‘s full length One on Bandcamp. Composed of five excellent musicians, Pariah’s album is the perfect album for hardcore fans. It’s...

Editorials

Expanding “Korean Indie” Outside of South Korea

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...
Best of 2015 : Xtian’s Picks

Best of 2015 : Xtian’s Picks

The year in Korean indie in 2015 could be summed up in one word: fun. So many of the feelings I had while listening to this list of music, from sadness, joy, anger, and love, these artists and their respective albums brought them all to the forefront in ways that I...
Best of 2015 : SJP’s Picks

Best of 2015 : SJP’s Picks

2015, for me, was somewhat of a music “slump.” Now, I did have a very hard time cutting down my initially very long (and STILL too long….) best of 2015 picks. However, 2015 was a low in that there was very little music discovery. Whether it was simply because I was...
Best of 2015 : Rachel’s Picks

Best of 2015 : Rachel’s Picks

Instead of providing a comprehensive list of albums that I enjoyed this year, here are the four albums from 2015 that stuck with me the most; albums that I found to be particularly vulnerable, innovative, and exciting. Gongjoongdoduk : Gongjoongdoduk It’s...

Interviews

Interview with First Aid

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...
Interview with Tangerine

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...
Interview with Kanghee and Ninaian

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...
Interview with Big Phony

Interview with Big Phony

I’ve been lucky enough to see Big Phony play live a few times, all of which have been in the United States. His stage presence is fun to watch as he interacts with the audience between each song. When he let me know that he was using Kickstarter to fund his next...