Phonebooth (폰부스) : Prank

Phonebooth (폰부스) : Prank

Phonebooth‘s Wonder is a great album. It’s varied and has a lot of energy through all the songs. When the band returned with Prank, I expected more of the same. But Phonebooth immediately change that opinion with “Flowers On the Waves.” The...
MAAN (맨) : Come Around

MAAN (맨) : Come Around

MAAN have been on my radar here and there for around a year. I kept seeing live videos of the band and was waiting for an official release of some sort. Come Around is the band’s first EP after a studio live single. If you’ve been wanting to hear music...
Bad Romance (배드로맨스) : Leave A Trace

Bad Romance (배드로맨스) : Leave A Trace

I’d seen a few YouTube videos of Bad Romance, but never heard a lot of their music until Leave A Trace. The band’s genre is modern rock and they really fit that style. It’s slower, almost ballad-esque rock music. The slow tempos let each verse linger...
Interview with Julia Dream

Interview with Julia Dream

In early March, I found out that Julia Dream was touring the West Coast of the United States. I was able to watch their first show in Oakland and they finished the tour with a final show in Alameda, California. We talked about scheduling an interview when they...
Interview with The Solutions

Interview with The Solutions

My general plan at SXSW was to get a feel for the festival, but at a party I met someone from Happy Robot Records. They emailed me about interviewing The Solutions and I agreed. I met Naru, Hansol, and Ohkyung at their hotel. Unfortunately Sol was delayed getting to...
Interview with LudiSTELO

Interview with LudiSTELO

LudiSTELO is one those bands whose star keeps rising. After releasing Experience in April in 2014, they performed on TV for the first time, gained popularity throughout the year, and opened 2015 with their new record, Flashpoint. I love this band and am grateful to...
Idiotape & Jambinai Heading to Europe in May & June

Idiotape & Jambinai Heading to Europe in May & June

If you live in Europe, you’ve been lucky to get a lot of Korean bands heading over to tour. Now Idiotape and Jambinai are heading over for select dates around the European union. Jambinai is heading over in May and you can see the tour dates below. Idiotape has...
Open Call for Writers

Open Call for Writers

It’s that time again. After looking at the current staff of Korean Indie writers, I think it’s time to expand and get more voices on the site. Contributing to Korean Indie is simple, there are a few rules. 1. All contributor positions are volunteer only....

Seoulsonic at The Majestic at SXSW 2015

Seoulsonic at The Majestic at SXSW 2015

K-Pop Night Out was a mixture of independent acts and Kpop, but Seoulsonic’s showcase at The Majestic was fixated solely on South Korea’s electronic and rock bands. With K-Pop Night Out, many fans were more interested in Crayon Pop or Epik High. At...
K-Pop Night Out at the Elysium at SXSW

K-Pop Night Out at the Elysium at SXSW

K-Pop Night Out is a big thing during SXSW. I didn’t really know how dedicated some people would be waiting in the cash line for a chance to see the Kpop acts like Hitchhiker, Crayon Pop, and Epik High. But I was there for the earlier acts, able to see Eastern...

Love X Stereo Perform At 2015 Canadian Music Week

Love X Stereo Perform At 2015 Canadian Music Week

There are a few Korean bands that I feel could easily gain a lot more attention outside of South Korea. Love X Stereo is one of those bands. If you’re attending Canadian Music Week, Love X Stereo is playing two shows that you should definitely attend. 

May 8th...
Amoeba Culture in New York

Amoeba Culture in New York

Korean hip-hop has been making huge in-waves into the mainstream recently, and major hip-hop label Amoeba Culture rode the wave to hit up American shores in March. Home to some of the biggest names in the scene today, Amoeba Culture brought its all-star ensemble for a...