Ahn Ye Eun (안예은) : Ahn Ye Eun

Ahn Ye Eun (안예은) : Ahn Ye Eun

Kpop Star Runner-Up Ahn Ye Eun does not waste any time trying to make a sunny first impression in her self-produced debut album’s opener, “Elope.” Sass seeps in the spaces between her phrases — with a flick of her voice, she releases each line in a nonchalant, snappy...
CoreMagaZinE (코어매거진) : Nap

CoreMagaZinE (코어매거진) : Nap

Considering the title, Nap is more than perfect because, almost every time I listened to it, I ended up falling into sleep. It could be because it was usually night time when I listened to CoreMagaZinE, but I don’t think that is the only reason. It is because the...
Pre-holiday (프리홀리데이) : Table 6

Pre-holiday (프리홀리데이) : Table 6

I saw Pre-holiday on Bandcamp and took a quick preview of “At This Time” before immediately buying the EP. Her voice was warm and deep and not what I was expecting. She classifies her music across a number of genres like neo-soul, electronic, synthpop, and...
The Vane : Line

The Vane : Line

I listened to The Vane on passing a few times. It wasn’t that I didn’t plan on not reviewing Line, but I kept forgetting. When readers nominated The Vane as one of the best releases for 2016, I went back to see what I missed. I’m not sure about the...
Diet Darling : Using My Lips

Diet Darling : Using My Lips

From the first song on Diet Darling‘s Using My Lips, you get the feeling of laid back British garage rock. The tempo is relaxed, the guitar and bass plod with the beat, and the drums add little excitement to the overall song. But that’s where the enjoyment...
TwoFive : It Was Good, That Day

TwoFive : It Was Good, That Day

I’m not sure where I heard TwoFive first, it might have been a suggested page on Facebook. But when I heard the It Was Good, That Day, it reminded me of the best parts of punk rock. Meaning the sound of the band is simple, honest, and most of all fun. The six...