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...
Best of 2014 : SJP’s Picks

Best of 2014 : SJP’s Picks

Hello Korean Indie readers! Because I have a pretty wide taste in music and this is my first post here, I thought a lot about how I should choose my best of 2014 and how my picks would portray my taste. Overall, however, I just decided to go with the releases that I...
Best of 2014 : Reader’s Pick

Best of 2014 : Reader’s Pick

On December 26, I looked over the votes for the reader’s pick of Best of 2014. 280 people voted and it was very close. At the end, it was between Big Phony and From The Airport going head to head. But here are the top three albums of 2014, decided by Korean...
Best of 2014 : Rachel’s Picks

Best of 2014 : Rachel’s Picks

2014 was a packed year for Korean indie. It was difficult for me to keep up with everything that bubbling up from the rapidly expanding and diversifying music scene, and I’m sure I missed several great releases from this year. As a listener in 2014, hip-hop and...
Best of 2014 : Xtian’s Picks

Best of 2014 : Xtian’s Picks

This year in Korean indie music was a wide one. So many releases this year that grabbed my attention ranged in styles from R&B, rock, acoustic pop, Korean traditional, jazz, balladry, so on and so on and so on. It was also a year of firsts, with many artists releasing their first full length albums after a year or more in the business, as you’ll see here.

Best of 2014 : Chris’ Picks

Best of 2014 : Chris’ Picks

It’s near the end of 2014 and I’m going back and looking at my favorite releases of 2014. I don’t rank albums, but compile the albums that stuck in my regular rotation throughout the year. 2014 was definitely another strong year for Korean bands and...
Letter from the Editor : The 2015 Outlook

Letter from the Editor : The 2015 Outlook

If you follow the site regularly, then you’ve seen the big changes that have happened since the start of the Summer. Korean Indie officially became a Limited Liability Company and the online store opened. These were the biggest goals for the year to set the base...
The State of Korean Music in 2014

The State of Korean Music in 2014

When it comes to Korean music, I don’t consider myself an expert of the history of the rise of rock music. Since I only started listening to Korean indie and rock music around 2007, there are plenty of years that I missed and only partially caught up with...
Indie Spotlight : St. Lenox

Indie Spotlight : St. Lenox

St.Lenox (a.k.a. Andrew Choi) narrates his stories through his lyrics and the depth of emotions are heard through his vocals. And to be honest, I was a bit intimidated to review his music because of his amazing resume, “graduated from Julliard, studied in...