Shibuya-based label Octave Soul has been working hard to bring out more Korean indie music releases in Japan. Most are re-releases, but every now and then there is also the special release for the Japanese market. On May 16th comes the next special project, K-Pop Punk Covers, with Tokyo’s Maximum Outputs Level having taken on… Continue reading
End of March crime comedy Over My Dead Body (시체가 돌아왔다) starring Lee Bum Soo, Ryu Seung Bum and Kim Ok Vin opened on Korean cinemas. A day later, on March 30th, came the digital release of the soundtrack and on April 12th followed the CD release. Responsible for most of the movie score was… Continue reading
Following the Fred Perry Subculture Viewzic Session music videos for The Pony, Glen Check and Telepathy now Galaxy Express too have a music video created under the same brand. The video came out last week and shows the band rocking out while performing “Oh Yeah” from last year’s Crying Nut and Galaxy Express split album.
Unfortunately the gig for March 15th that Galaxy Express had scheduled on their impending US tour has been canceled, but today word came that it has been replaced with a new show on the very same day. Anybody heading to Aussie’s Grill & Beach Bar for the WeAre78704.com/Elevated Minds Music present: Music Madness show around… Continue reading
It’s not even a month till this year’s SXSW and that means Galaxy Express will embark on a US tour in a matter of weeks. The dates are now official and it looks like they will be spending plenty of time in Texas. In addition to their official SXSW showcase they’ll play no less than… Continue reading
A month ago we had a look at some Korean indie albums re-released in Japan by Octave Soul. Another look at Amazon.co.jp today shows that more albums have been scheduled for release this spring. Added to the list of albums coming out already on February 8th is YaYa‘s first full-length album, 曲芸 (곡예), released in… Continue reading
The schedules for SXSW 2012 came live today and no less than four Korean bands were included among the showcases. Just like last year, there’ll be a Seoulsonic North America tour and just like then the tour will also drop by Austin, Texas in March for the festival. The bands travelling under the Seoulsonic banner… Continue reading
In December of 2012 a full 35 years will have passed since the release of Sanullim‘s very first album, 산울림 새노래 모음. This of course is cause to celebrate, so this year we can look forward to no less than two albums of Sanullim covers and remixes. Leading up to those albums a number of… Continue reading