No newcomers made it to the TOP10 of Hyang Music‘s album sales chart first week of June, but some new names did make their way to other positions.
Hyang Chart – 1st week of June, 2011
1. Thomas Cook – Journey
2. Mongoose – Cosmic Dancer
3. Dalmoon – 28
4. Achime – Hyperactivity
5. 10cm – 1.0
6. Glen Check – Disco Elevator
7. Monni – 단 한번의 여행
8. Sogyumo Acacia Band – Ciaosmos
9. Nunco – Murder’s High
10. Yim Jae Bum – Memories
The new k-indie oriented additions to the TOP100 list were the following:
27. Joyful Island – 1st Mini Album
38. Electric Eel – 충전
45. Apgujeong Grunge – 압구정그런지
48. Kyu Won – 스스로 떠나는 사람들
55. Sacrifice – Breed For War
59. 가당찮 – 간절기의 간지
62. Samack Dolphin – 사막 돌고래
79. MelanKoly Studio – Rubellite
See the full top 100 list here.
Acoustic band Joyful Island plays music in the style of polka, swing, and Irish traditional with its members playing accordion, violin, djembe, guitar, and contrabass. The sextet’s 1st Mini Album was released on June 7.
Indie rock act Electric Eel CD debuted with the release of EP 충전 on June 2. You can check out the sound through the official YouTube channel, where plenty of samples for each song on the EP are available: 너의 이빨; 스테이크; 비밀; 자외선; 구조지질학.
Four member indie rock band Apgujeong Grunge released its first self titled mini album, 압구정그런지, on June 3. An all too brief sample of main track 별이진다네 can be found on Hyang Music.
On June 2 metal band Sacrifice followed the 2007 debut album Burning Rage with second full length album Breed For War on June 2. Hyang Music offers a brief sample of the title track. For more check out the YouTube channel of Sacrifice vocalist Ozzahn.
가당찮 released a 17 track album called 간절기의 간지 on June 5. The sound varies between tracks but should be somewhere in the realm between hiphop, electronica, and rock. Hyang Music offers samples for three tracks.
Modern rock act Samack Dolphin’s self-titled debut album, 사막 돌고래, was released for digital distribution on April 28 and has since been self-released on CD. It includes the song 황야, released as a digital single in February this year. Hyang Music offers a brief sample of 익명 글 (No Name Writing)