As promised, here’s the latest album sales chart published by Hyang Music.
Hyang Chart – 4th week of January, 2011
1. Various Artists – Save The Air: Green Concert
2. Broccoli, you too? – 졸업
3. 10cm – The First EP
4. Guckkasten – Tagträume
5. Vodka Rain – Faint
6. Autumn Vacation – 가을방학
7. Jieun and The Wolves – 오지은과 늑대들
8. Sister’s Barbershop – 비둘기는 하늘의 쥐
9. Sister’s Barbershop – 후일담
10. D.O.T – Candid Breath
The new k-indie oriented additions to the TOP100 list were the following:
67. runaway9oose – 취미입니다
69. LasToast – 기분탓이겠지
72. The Black Skirts – 201 (special edition)
73. Bamseom Pirates – 서울불바다
75. Lee Seung Joo – 그런 사람으로
93. Bulnabang Star Sossage Club – 고질적 신파
See the full top 100 list here.
The first two full length albums from one of Korea’s most significant indie acts, Sister’s Barbershop, were reissued by Stonage Record in January. The two albums were first released in 1996 and 1999 respectively, both filled with a fantastic modern rock sound typical for that era.
Lo-fi electronica act (hobby project?) runaway9oose’s self-released first full length album 취미입니다 on December 7. Both 마음병동 and 교환환불불가 can be downloaded from SoundCloud, and Hyang Music offers a couple of short samples more.
LasToast revives some of that aforementioned modern rock sound of Korean indie in the late 90s, early 00s. On January 27 the band’s first EP, 기분탓이겠지, was released. Visit the official blog to sample 로봇즈/로봇 Z.
Noisy left-wing punk rockers Bamseom Pirates self-released an impressive 42 track strong album called 서울불바다 on July 10 last year. Hyang Music offers a few samples and there’s plenty of live material on YouTube, including some recandplay.net vids, for anyone to see if you want to check out their music.