A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part One

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part One

Over the last year, I’ve been finding that a lot of electronic musicians have welcomed Bandcamp as a place to release their music. Along with Facebook, it has become the source for where I find a lot of different artists. One major plus is that many musicians...
When K-Drama Meets Korean Indie

When K-Drama Meets Korean Indie

While often overlooked, OSTs are so important to the piece: the same exact scene can cause viewers to feel drastically different emotions based on the background music. The opposite is also true—listening to the tracks later on will bring back memories of the piece...
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...