Gaon Charts June 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for June last week. Lots of notable Korean indie music releases came out during the month. Here’s a look at how it managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart June saw the release of several anticipated albums. Kiha & The Faces‘ 4th full-length album was released… Continue reading

Jambinai – A Hermitage

I fell in love with the music of Jambinai six years ago. When I fall in love with new music I’m usually very excited for whatever comes next only to become somewhat more disappointed with every new release until I end up listening to material more out of a sense of duty than anything else…. Continue reading

Randomness #35

In March I went on a business trip. While I remembered well from previous occasions how little free time that means–and so prepared blog posts in advance–I had forgotten all about how much extra work is required after returning home. I finally feel like I could balance my time better again, so the plan is… Continue reading

Nuits Sonores: Cool Korea @ Lyon, France

For the 2016 edition of electronic music festival Nuit Sonoroes in Lyon, France, Années croisées France-Corée du Sud together with Institut Français arrange a special program under the name Cool Korea ! Carte Blanche à Séoul. The line-up for the festival will be announced on February 3, but already the 12 Korean bands coming over to perform have been named.

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SXSW 2016

It’s mid-March and just a day away from the start of the world’s largest music showcase festival–South by Southwest–in Austin, Texas. The music portion of SXSW 2016 lasts from March 15 to March 20 and offers more than 2,000 showcasing artists. 16 of those are Korean.   Anna’s Recommendations Chris from Korean Indie took the… Continue reading