Jambinai (잠비나이) : A Hermitage

Jambinai (잠비나이) : A Hermitage

There aren’t a lot of options to listen to Korean music on vinyl. It can be really expensive for Korean bands to manufacture releases. When Jambinai signed to Bella Union and looking at the options to purchase the album, vinyl came up. Listening to A Hermitage...
Full Garage : Vinyl Suit

Full Garage : Vinyl Suit

Back in 2014 when I was visiting Seoul, I watched a punk show at the now closed Club Spot. There I was able to meet Keunyoung, formerly of GUMX, who was playing in a new punk band called Full Garage. He gave me a self released demo album of the band and asked me to...
Pariah : One

Pariah : One

There are days when I want to listen to really loud and explosive hardcore music. Thankfully, I was able to find Pariah‘s full length One on Bandcamp. Composed of five excellent musicians, Pariah’s album is the perfect album for hardcore fans. It’s...
Apnea : ANA-042

Apnea : ANA-042

When I first saw the description for Apnea, it said “dubstep, DNB, rock, metal.” The mixing of electronic and rock isn’t anything new, but I was curious to hear how Apnea would incorporate dubstep into their music. The 2013 album is pretty...
Mot (못) : Ashcraft (재의 기술)

Mot (못) : Ashcraft (재의 기술)

Ever since their first album, rock band Mot has held their ground as one of the most distinctive and consistent musicians in Korean music. With their rhythmic unpredictability, aching dissonances, and eAeon’s tearful, wounded voice, the group’s music serves well as an...
Crush : Interlude

Crush : Interlude

Interlude is the perfect name for Crush‘s newest EP, as it is a bridge between his first full-length album Crush On You and his upcoming unnamed sophomore album (which I heard is to be released sometime this fall). This album has a total of five tracks however;...