Idiotape Releases First Video From RE With Kim Chang Wan

Idiotape Releases First Video From RE With Kim Chang Wan

Idiotape has returned with a new EP titled RE. From what I hear, it sounds like the EP is re-interpretations of released songs from other bands. Among them is Galaxy Express, Kim Chang Wan, Sultan of the Disco, and Telepathy. It’s pretty interesting to hear...
No Brain Release Two Music Videos for Brainless

No Brain Release Two Music Videos for Brainless

No Brain released their first new original album since 2011’s High Tension. The band did release Super High Tension, a collection of singles in 2013, and the 96 split with Crying Nut in 2014. Brainless is a really great rock album and shows that No Brain...
Expanding “Korean Indie” Outside of South Korea

Expanding “Korean Indie” Outside of South Korea

2015 was a busy year for Korean Indie. It felt like there was a new release every week that deserved attention and showed how much Korean musicians were progressing. We had a ton of reviews and a lot of great interviews, I spoke at KCON 2015 (hungover) and Toronto...




Reviews

Bye Bye Sea (안녕바다) : Good Night

Bye Bye Sea (안녕바다) : Good Night

Looking back on Bye Bye Sea or Annyeong Bada, depending how you know the band, their last release before Good Night was 2013’s 난그대와바다를가르네. I’m not sure what the band did between the three years. But their return is another solid release with their indie...
SellinSellySelline : A Dream, A Dead-End Sea, Waiting for the Wind

SellinSellySelline : A Dream, A Dead-End Sea, Waiting for the Wind

One of the greatest strengths of art is its capacity to communicate complex emotions that we experience but have difficulty understanding. Art can reach beyond everyday language and thought and put a voice to the feelings that seem to escape words. It can therefore...
No Brain : Brainless

No Brain : Brainless

As one of the early punk rock bands, No Brain have shown longevity with 20 years in Korean music. Over time, the band has grown and evolved their sound. Brainless is their newest release since 2011’s High Tension full length. No Brain has been a part of many...

Editorials

Best of 2015 : Cassie’s Picks

Best of 2015 : Cassie’s Picks

This has been quite the year for music. Unfortunately, I haven’t been as up-to-date with the Korean Indie scene as I would have liked to have been this year. I did, however, come across new bands and I consider that a success. There were even bands whom I love...
Best of 2015 : Reader’s Pick

Best of 2015 : Reader’s Pick

After a week of voting and counting all the votes, the reader’s pick of 2015 album of the year are in. Album of the Year – MFBTY : Wondaland First Runner Up – The Koxx : the new normal Second Runner Up – Hyukoh : 22 The votes between first and...
Best of 2015 : Chris’ Picks

Best of 2015 : Chris’ Picks

2015 was an interesting year in music. A good amount of bands returned with new music, some bands went on hiatus, and there were a lot of new bands to discover. While 2015 isn’t entirely over, I though it was time to put in my picks of my favorite albums of...

Interviews

Interview with Gus Benevolent

Interview with Gus Benevolent

Gus Benevolent has two releases this year. The first, A Thing Called Tomorrow, was a lighter, band-style EP. His latest, Alexandria, removes the backing instrumentals and focuses on his voice and guitar. With the release of his full length, it was time to know more...
Interview with Galaxy Express (갤럭시 익스프레스)

Interview with Galaxy Express (갤럭시 익스프레스)

Galaxy Express does not disappoint. They are back with their latest album Walking on Empty. They co-founded a company, have performed overseas, and have created amazing music.. what can’t this incredible trio do? I am extremely happy to have had the pleasure to...