24Hours Release New Single “Escape”

24Hours Release New Single “Escape”

It’s been a little less than a year since 24Hours released No Way out. The EP was a follow up to their excellent full length Party People. Formerly signed to TripperSound, 24Hours are done with their contract and released a new single called...

Reviews

Ravie Nuage (하비누아주) : 청춘

Ravie Nuage (하비누아주) : 청춘

I haven’t heard anything from Ravie Nuage since 겨울노래. I thought that the band was a solo act, but then found out that it’s a band. The 2013 EP was a nice low key album and I was curious to hear what the band would have for a new album. 청춘 starts off with a...
Dead Gakkahs/The Kitsches Split Abum

Dead Gakkahs/The Kitsches Split Abum

There are two bands that I love listening to: Dead Gakkahs and The Kitsches. After impatiently waiting, the split is now available. My fondness of punk rock is only tempered by the difficulty of finding it. Dead Gakkahs and The Kitsches released their respective parts...
Cogason (코가손) : From Today

Cogason (코가손) : From Today

I browse Bandcamp on a daily basis to see if there’s any new music. That’s where I saw Cogason. The band plays a simple indie rock style and it has some elements that remind me of The Electric Eels. From Today is their four song EP and captures the essence...
The Groo (그루) : Civilization

The Groo (그루) : Civilization

When I started listening to Civilization by The Groo, I thought I was listening to an album released in the United States. The first comparison I got was old Panic at the Disco! with the use of synth over the instrumentals. The second was that the vocals were in...
Deepflow : Yanghwa

Deepflow : Yanghwa

Deepflow is a convicted hip-hop artist who knows how to hook his listeners. His recent album, Yanghwa doesn’t avoid hip-hop tropes; it has trap beats, bombastic string and brass arrangements, and predictable bass lines. But they are cooked by Deepflow at a high enough...

Editorials

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Some fans may be completely biased towards one grouping or the another, but I love both K-POP and K-Indie. As I grew to love them  I started to wonder, “Have artists, either solo or in groups, ever collaborated, or maybe ever will?” After doing some...
A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

It’s time to return and present another set of Korean electronic musicians. If you read Part One or Part Two, then you already have a great selection of music. In this third part, it’s another set of artists and bands that you might not be familiar with...
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...
EE at 405 Club at SXSW 2015

EE at 405 Club at SXSW 2015

I’ve only seen EE through music videos. EE’s show at the 405 Club was my introduction to their performance art/live music show. In a word: amazing. EE brought out a crew of dancers to supplement the live show with Yun-joung and Hyun-joon guiding the...

Interviews

Interview with MFBTY

Interview with MFBTY

MFBTY is a junction between three of the most powerful forces in Korean hip-hop. Each of the members individually – Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy – are huge musical innovators, so it’s natural that their collaboration group serves up inventive and...
Interview with GRAYE

Interview with GRAYE

I’ve listened to the majority of GRAYE‘s releases. His style is definitely easy to get lost in with it’s entrancing melodies. Most recently, he released Junk Pixel / Empty Space and I thought it would be cool for GRAYE to introduce himself because...
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...