In order to reshape the image of Incheon, Kyungin Broadcasting has put together a compilation with covers of songs originating from the coastal city. The first part of 인천 – Sound of Incheon was released on September 4th. With each artist contributing a different style of music, the cover album opens with Galaxy Express‘ rock take on Kim Trio‘s 1979 hit “연안부두“.
In September 2014 Goonam supported USA/Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever for a couple of shows in the US. Turns out that the two bands also spent some time together in a studio, the result of which will become available on orange 7″ vinyl limited to 500 copies for Black Friday 2016, November 25. The music… Continue reading
Wings of the ISang released new album 의식의 흐름 (Stream of Consciousness) on September 6th, offering 84 minutes of post-rock inspired music spanning 2 CDs. Alongside new titles the album includes new recordings of old favorites “날개 (Wings)” and “상실의시대 (Lost)” as well as 2014 single track “망각”. The title track music video, created by Kim Bo Sol, was published this week.
Naver Onstage has consistently brought out high quality live videos showcasing some of Korea’s best musical talents over the past three years. Every Thursday this special project introduces a new artist and the initiative was awarded the Special Committee’s Price at the 2014 Korean Music Awards. Counting a total of 179 episodes, the latest band… Continue reading
Launching his musical career in 1994 through modern rock duo U&Me Blue–sometimes called Korea’s first indie band–Yi Sung Yol made a celebrated solo debut in 2003. His third full-length album Why We Fail came out two years ago and on May 24th he stands ready to offer new album V. Not a typical studio album,… Continue reading
Stunning singer-songwriter Oh Ji Eun will be releasing a new album on May 14th. Coming four years after her second album, compared to the previous albums her third full-length is said to be more pessimistic while still on the theme of love. It includes “누가 너를 저 높은 곳에 올라가도록 만들었을까” from last year’s 이야기해주세요… Continue reading
Veteran indie pop band Julia Hart have gone back into the past, re-recording the since long sold-out second album 영원의 단면 after a successful crowdsourcing effort. First released in 2005 the album came with hidden track “Young & Stupid”, but for the ‘rebooted’ version the song “체리 블라썸” serves as bonus track. “체리 블라썸”, or… Continue reading
On May 10th 10cm released a digital single in collaboration with k-pop idol group Orange Caramel. The two groups have recorded a joint version of 10cm’s “안아줘요”, now also under the international title “Hug Song”. 10cm first recorded the song for Mint Paper’s café night & day compilation in 2011 whereas this new version has… Continue reading
Korean-American musician MYK is perhaps best known for his work in hip-hop with Epik High, but as a talented songwriter his scope is much wider. Now he’s going for a modern rock sound with one-man band Saltnpaper. First single LoveStrong, featuring Tablo, was released on April 10th and a self-titled mini album is out this… Continue reading