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News, Reviews, and more about Korean indie music

About Us

koreanindie was founded by Anna Lindgren Lee (@indiefulrok), Chris Park (@wakesidevision), and Mark Russell (@themarkrussell).

The purpose of koreanindie is to help international listeners discover the huge diversity of music that is made in South Korea. While the term “indie” usually defines one type of music, Korea is full of exciting and cool bands that play a wide range of sounds, and we want visitors to discover them all, regardless of genre.

koreanindie is always working to promote interesting bands and musicians through our album reviews, email and video interviews, as well as different features like show coverage or music awards.


Chris Park
Editor at Large

Launched wakesidevision in 2009, reviewing Korean and Japanese music.

Oversees the and social media networks

Anna Lindgren Lee (resigned)
Managing News Editor

Launched IndiefulROK in 2008 and became the number one source for Korean indie music news in English.

Managed, show commentary, and editorials

Mark Russell (resigned)

Started the Korea Gig Guide in 2008, to help non-Korean speakers find concerts and other music information. Wrote the book Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music and Internet Culture (2008).


Xtian (Christian Paula)

Contributed to McRoth’s Residence with a focus on Korean indie and hip-hop music. Provides reviews and editorial content.

missy (Yura Lee)

Former contributor on allkpop. I love writing as much as talking. Passionate K-indie binge.

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