Starting in 2010, Mint Paper annually let members and music experts vote for the Mint Paper Awards. The results from Mint Paper Awards 2012 were announced at Countdown Fantasy 2012-2013: Rookie of The Year: The Solutions Concert of The Year: Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 Song of The Year: 10cm – “Fine Thank You and… Continue reading
Korean owned chained Smoothie King launched the Orange Revolution Festival in August to showcase the talent of Korean indie bands through a series of concerts and busking events, where the audience was encourage to dress in orange. Five concerts were held as part of the initiative from mid-August through mid-September and corresponding digital singles with… Continue reading
It is the second week for Busker Busker’s complete first full length album to be seen on any of Gaon’s charts. With the album climbing to #1 on the album chart since last week it is not much of a surprise to see the songs climb individually on the total Korean digital chart as well…. Continue reading
As Soran released their first album last week they also released a music video for album main track “살빼지 마요”, following “미쳤나봐” from a couple of weeks ago.
Following Busker Busker‘s strong entry on Gaon’s total digital Korean chart last week it was only expected that more songs of theirs would enter as the full first album was released. In fact their doing even better than 10cm did when they released their first album a year ago, but the of course 10cm’s popularity… Continue reading
A month ago Happy Robot Records announced that soft rock band Soran would release their first full-length album this spring. Come April 4th the time is here and the band prepared to offer a total of ten tracks. Included on the album is of course be “벚꽃이 내린다”, the first digital single teasing for the… Continue reading
The latest Korean digital chart from Gaon sees the top dominated by Big Bang‘s latest mini album, but we have have few new entries coming from the indie scene as well. 32. 10cm – “애상” (-7) 67. Noblesse & Acoustic Collabo – “Love Diary” (new) 69. Two Months – “The Romantic” (-18) 74. Standing Eggs… Continue reading
After seeing almost her full new album on Gaon’s Korean digital chart last time, Park Jiyoon has had to see all but one of the songs fall out of the top 200 till this week. However counting no less than 6 newcomers with some indie connection the chart our weekly chart extract does not look… Continue reading
Pop band Soran are planning to release their first full-length album some time this spring, but already on February 22nd they offer a new song on through digital single 벚꽃이 내린다. With a stronger ballad sound than usual the band aim to portray cherry flower petals falling.
In September last year came the fourth of Mint Paper’s compilation project albums, café: night & day. These project albums from Mint Paper come with a theme and for volume 4, as indicated by the title the theme was night and day at a café. Plenty of artists contributed with previously unreleased material and starting… Continue reading