Gaon Charts November 2015

Here comes the last piece of catching up on what’s been going on with Korean indie music on Korea’s national music charts from Gaon. Following October, just a day before the December charts are published, here comes November. Gaon Korean Album Chart The Korean album chart for November was unusually sparse in terms of indie… Continue reading

Gaon Charts October 2015

Continuing to catch up, following the monthly Gaon charts from September here’s what on the charts for October from the realm of Korean indie music. Gaon Korean Album Chart The Korean album chart for October offered 3 Korean indie releases. Monni‘s 10th anniversary best album sold nearly 1000 copies in just 5 days. Synth pop… Continue reading

Stephen Epstein’s Us and Them

End of November the Asia-Pacific Journal published a peer-reviewed article by Victoria University of Wellington professor Stephen Epstein on Korean indie music: Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World. More specifically, it complements the 2014 documentary of the same name co-produced by Stephen Epstein and Timothy Tangherlini. The article does a great… Continue reading