Finally, more than four years since the band’s 2.5, Sweater has returned with a full album! This one’s called Highlights and it was released May 29 on Lollipop Music. Earip revealed that it was on its way in an interview with Lunapark6 in 2006 so they must’ve been working on it for quite some time…. Continue reading
New band Lilac Wine released a digital single called Bittersweet on Ruby Salon May 27. There’s a cellist and they’re making some sweet laidback jazzy tunes with vocals in English. Have a listen to the first track, Party, on the blog of Jelly Boy (who from what I can tell is responsible for the artwork).
mrkwang had a chat with the guitarist of girl rock band Bloody Cookie recently and learnt that they’re working on their third EP/single right now. More on that at mrkwang’s last.fm journal.If you have yet to hear these awesome ladies, a visit to their MySpace is highly recommended. And you might be interested in reading… Continue reading
Former The Glam bassist Lee Jae Jin’s airbag‘s take on my old Cool favorite 작은 기다림 (featured on last year’s Ghost On Summer compilation – reviewed by me here) instantly made me something of a fan of this up and coming rock/pop punk band. Unfortunately their own releases so far have both been digital, and… Continue reading
Indie rock band The Pony released its first digital single, 왼편에서, on Ruby Salon on May 20. Ruby Salon founder (aka The Hi-Lights leader) Lee Kyu Young posted videos for two of the three tracks on his blog: title track 왼편에서 and the folkier piece 뻔샤인. Or you could watch those same vids on YouTube… Continue reading
I was scrolling down the Concert Calendar at Mark Russell’s Korea Gig Guide today and there was one concert announcement that caught me by surprise. The upcoming event i’m talking about is the one that will take place at Sangsang Madang Live Hall on May 24. Two Korean underground labels – GMC Records [hardcore] and… Continue reading
As if I wasn’t excited enough about the return of Nico last night, the first news to reach me this morning is that mellow psych pop act Sagitta too will return with a second album in just a few days. The title is Hello Stranger and the date is May 3. They have switched labels… Continue reading
Nico is back! This all too unknown modern folk pop duo released their second album, 중곡동 연가, yesterday. The album is also available in a limited edition, which for just a little extra money will get you their four years old first album, A Boy Behind The Curtain. Samples can be found at Hyang Music.
Goofy rockers Super Kidd will release their second full album, called Action Lover, on May 15. After hearing 어쩌라고 on their debut EP, I had thought they’d go big already after their first album with fangirls flocking by their feet, but I suppose the goofyness (put on display in the 2006 movie Like A Virgin… Continue reading
Roughly two months after reforming as a band, hardcore punk rockers 99anger announced that a new demo is in the making. Two new songs and a re-recording of The Answer will be featured on the demo, which will be made available from MySpace once they’ve finished.