PEEJAY : WALKIN’

PEEJAY : WALKIN’

It’s summertime, which means that suave, groovy R&B albums keep rolling in. But PEEJAY‘s Walkin’ is likely to outshine some of your other summer jams with its virtuosity. From the opening track, it’s apparent that Peejay isn’t trying to reinvent the...
Wasted Johnny’s : Cross Road

Wasted Johnny’s : Cross Road

I’ve never been able to see Wasted Johnny’s live yet, but I do enjoy listening to their blues rock style. It’s been a while since their Get Wasted! single and the trio released their first full length Cross Road. Just by the title, it already...
Xin Seha : 24Town

Xin Seha : 24Town

Taking inspiration from pop history is a common thing for artists to do. The Barbarettes harken back to The Andrew Sisters, doo-wop, barbershop quartets and acapella pop from the beginning half of the 20th century with a refreshingly cute aesthetic on top to color...
Fling (플링) : Alive Young

Fling (플링) : Alive Young

I actually found Fling though their video for “Strawberries” before listening to Alive Young, but the style flows between the EP and the song. Fling’s style is interesting because it’s a combination of garage and indie rock. The vocals sit...
Boni : Love

Boni : Love

In an article for The Korea Times in late 2013, Shin Bo Kyung, aka Boni, stated dismay in the current R&B landscape in her country. In a money-chasing and fame-hungry industry, Boni argued that ‘[m]any talented musicians in R&B have converted to other...
Electric Sheep (전자양) : Stomp (쿵쿵)

Electric Sheep (전자양) : Stomp (쿵쿵)

Electric Sheep is one of the most underrated names in Korean indie. His first album, The Day Is Far Too Long, is among the most captivating folk albums I have ever heard. It’s a dream-folk album with gorgeous lines and vivid arrangements. The album does a great...
Lee Jung Ah (이정아) : Undertow

Lee Jung Ah (이정아) : Undertow

Originally found through a YouTube video, I got interested in Lee Jung Ah through an English language song. That’s different considering she’s based out of South Korea. Her voice has depth. It’s not based in higher octaves and is able to sustain as...