For the fifth time, the annual Korean Music Awards have been handed out. It all happened yesterday, but due to heavy traffic the KMA site is down right now. Fortunately for us, the Korean version of Wikipedia is already updated on the matter and it reveals that the awards of 2008 were distributed as follows… Continue reading
Liner just posted a new Tearliner song on his blog, complete with lyrics: 달콤한계절[Guide-2].
Should you be looking for some modern rock in the vein of Delispice, keep an eye open for naru’s first album, 自家撞着, that will be released on Happy Robot March 6. Samples for seven of the thirteen tracks can be heard in Happy Robot’s media section or at Hyang Music.
Loveholic will release a 2CD compilation called Dramatic & Cinematic, filled with songs they’ve made for various dramas and movies over the years, on March 11. This will be the last Loveholic release with vocals from Jisun.
K.O.A. Zine has published a readable interview with the shoegazeresque Daydream: From the Banks of the Muddy Anyang.
If you are interested in hearing itta‘s new sound, head over to her MySpace and have a listen to Moonlight!
Head over to Korea Gig Guide to read Mark Russell’s brief account of the past weekend’s Sanullim tribute at Salon Badabie: Echoes of Sanullim.
There’s a review on the debut EP, 앵콜요청금지, of lo-fi band Broccoli, you too? over at koreanpop.org.
A while ago I had an email interview with the founder and the overseas marketer of Ruby Salon. The questions revolved around running a small label in Korea and digital singles. From the answers I wrote something for London Korean Links, posted today: Ruby Salon and the digital singles phenomenon
Beatball Records offers two new releases on February 28: the second album from progressive rock band The Mustangs, Acid Trip, and the debut EP, appropriately called Appetizer, of garage pop band Sweetsoap.