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Lucia and Jaejoo Boys’ Sabo Cover Jaejoo Boys and Afternoon

Pastel Music continues to celebrate its 10th Anniversary with digital singles where Pastel artists cover other Pastel artists. Volume 5 in this series will be released on September 24th and it has something of a Jaejoo Boys theme. The first track has former Jaejoo Boys’ member Sabo covering ”선택”, from  Afternoon–once the other half of Jaejoo Boys. The other song is a cover of Jaejoo Boys’ “마지막 춤은 나와 함께” made by Lucia.

Volume 4 was released in August. It had Sentimental Scenery covering Epitone Project‘s “눈을 뜨면” and Taru covering Allegrow‘s “Love Today” (not to be confused with the song with the same title she recorded for her own Sentimental Scenery produced EP Rainbow).

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Indi Go Chart: July 11-25

Some pretty good domination on both charts with week by Epitone Project (에피톤 프로젝트), taking three spots on the top-10 of the album chart and three on the top-10 of the singles chart.

As far as new releases go, the best was the new Broccoli, You Too (브로콜리너마저) album, at No. 2. But outside of the top 10, there was also the new Lucite Tokki (루싸이트 토끼) album, Grow to Glow, at No. 14; and female singer-songwriter Rossy PP (로지피피), with a new EP, 29, making its debut at No. 40.

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title

1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Broccoli, You Too? – Golden Hit (collection)
3. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
4. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
5. Verbal Jint – 10 Years of Misinterpretation, Part 1 (5th)
6. Autumn Vacation – Chamber Exit (EP)
7. Beenzino – 24:26 (EP)
8. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
9. Autumn Vacation – Autumn Vacation (1st)
10. Epitone Project – Beginning of a Long Journey (?)

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title

1. Epitone Project – 새벽녘
2. Rose Motel – 봉숙이
3. Guckkasten – 거을
4. Beenzino – Boogie On & On
5. Lucite Tokki – Free
6. Beenzino – Nike Shoes
7. Harry Big Button – Angry Face
8. Epitone Project – 이제, 여기에서
9. Epitone Project – 다음날 아침
10. Beenzino – Aqua Man

You can check out the whole Daum Indi Go Chart here.

Indi Go Chart: June 25-July 10

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title

1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
3. Verbal Jint – 10 Years of Misinterpretation, Part 1 (5th)
4. Beenzino – 24:26 (EP)
5. Autumn Vacation – Chamber Exit (EP)
6. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
7. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
8. Peppertones – Beginner’s Luck (4th)
9. The Koxx – Bon Voyage (EP)
10. Ko Chan-Yong – Look Back (2nd)

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title

1. Epitone Project – 새벽녘
2. Autumn Vacation – 여배우
3. Broccoli, You Too – 앵콜요청금지
4. Rose Motel – 봉숙이
5. Guckkasten – 거을
6. Autumn Vacation – 가끔 미치도록 네가 안고 싶어질 때가 있어
7. Epitone Project – 다음날 아침
8. Autumn Vacation – 동거
9. Epitone Project – 믿을게
10. Harry Big Button – Angry Face

You can check out the whole Daum Indi Go Chart here.

Indi Go Chart: June 11-25

Not a lot new on the latest album charts. Epitone Project’s latest is still No. 1, and nine out of the top 10 albums are the same as last time, just in a slightly different order.

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title

1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
3. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
4. Guckkasten – Tagtraume (EP)
5. Peppertones – Beginner’s Luck (4th)
6. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
7. Daybreak – SPACEenSUM (3rd)
8. J Rabbit – Looking Around (2nd)
9. Urban Zakapa – 01 (1st)
10. Oksang Dalbit – 28 (1st)

In fact, there were only four new entries in the entire top-50 album chart:

20. Tete – Eclipse (1st album)
27. Mukimukimanmansu – 2012 (1st)
33. Various – Electric Muse 5th Anniversary Album
44. Fantastic Drugstore – This Is Nothing (EP)

Over on the song chart, Epitone Project’s new release is totally dominating, with nine of the top 10 songs (and 12 of the top 14). Guckkasten has five songs in the top 20, and the rest is Standing Egg’s “Keep Going” at 11, Broccoli You Too’s “Cruel April” at No. 18, and Rose Motel’s “Bongsuki” at 19.

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title

1. Epitone Project – 새벽녘
2. Epitone Project – 초보비행
3. Guckkasten – 거을
4. Epitone Project – 이제, 여기에서
5. Epitone Project – 떠나자
6. Epitone Project – 우리의 음악
7. Epitone Project – 다음날 아침
8. Epitone Project – 믿을게
9. Epitone Project – 시차
10. Epitone Project – 5122

You can check out the whole Daum Indi Go Chart here.

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.06.17~2012.06.23

Barely had Busker Busker begun their exit from Gaon’s digital chart before they released their first album ‘closing’ mini album made an even bigger impact than the album before it. It debuted at the very top of Gaon’s album chart and the songs offered good competition to many other new releases on the digital track chart. Even with all the new releases, Busker Busker’s first album is now at position 11, only one slot lower than last week.

Also debuting on the album chart is Epitone Project‘s 낯선 도시에서의 하루, starting at position 16. However, though the songs from the album all entered the track chart last week only the lead track remains. Tete too had his first album Eclipse debut on the album chart, at position 49, though none of the songs could be found on the track chart.

Gate Flowers remain on the album chart with their first full-length album, down nine positions since last week now located at position 82. Nell on the other side have now disappeared completely both from the album chart and the track chart this week.

Among the indie themed newcomers on the chart there is the new 10cm single, the new Guckkasten single and the song from the new Lena Park album that features eAeon. There is also the new digital single from Daylight, released June 19th.

1. Busker Busker – “정말로 사랑한다면” (new)
3. Busker Busker – “그댈 마주하는건 힘들어 (그마힘)” (new)
6. Busker Busker – “소나기 (주르르루)” (new)
8. Busker Busker – “네온사인” (new)
12. Busker Busker – “기다려주세요” (new)
14. Verbal Jint feat. Kwon Jung Yeol – “굿모닝” (-9)
20. 10cm – “Only U” (new)
46. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (-3)
58. Guckkasten – “몽타주 (Montage)” (new)
61. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (-4)
63. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (-3)
74. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (-)
77. Epitone Project – “새벽”(-38)
83. Big Baby Driver – “You Are Everywhere” (new)
93. Big Baby Driver – “Spring I Love You Best” (new)
95. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (-3)
104. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-6)
106. Guckkasten – “한잔의 추억” (-40)
124. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (-13)
129. Shin Se Kyung – “넌 달콤했어” (feat. Sweden Laundry) (-32)
141. Lena Park – “You Don’t Know Me” (with eAeon) (new)
154. Standing Egg – “Keep Going” (+7)
155. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (-26)
158. Busker Busker – “향수” (-24)
159. Guckkasten – “거울” (-50)
163. Park Jiyoon – “I Do” (-58)
180. Broccoli, you too? – “잔인한 사월” (-96)
183. Daylight – “그대 내 마음에” (new)
184. Broccoli, you too? – “앵콜요청금지” (new)
188. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (-7)
192. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-6)
199. Acoustic Collabo – “첫사랑의 멜로디” (new)

Big Baby Driver has contributed to part 3 of the soundtrack for SBS drama A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) both with lyrics and song on “You Are Everywhere” and with her own “Spring I Love You Best”, previously released on digital single and the 5th Anniversary Electric Muse compilation. The soundtrack single was released on June 10th.

Acoustic Collabo released digital single 첫사랑 Part.1 on June 22nd as the first part of their First Love Project. The single introduces two new songs and instrumental versions of the same. A music video for single track “첫사랑의 멜로디” has also been released:

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10cm Enter Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100 with Only U

The Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart for the week of June 30 has been out for a few days. After entering the chart last week, Verbal Jint and Kwon Jung Yeol of 10cm had to make way for f(x)‘s “Electric Show” and can now be found at position 7. As of this week Kwon Jung Yeol also has a second entry on the chart with 10cm’s “Only U” debuting at position 42.

This week we find Busker Busker‘s “벚꽃 엔딩” down four slots since last week, now residing at position 34. “여수 밤바다” has moved down five slots to position 55 and can now be traced without a Billboard biz account only through the ‘weeks on chart’ listing, where “벚꽃 엔딩” and “여수 밤바다” with their 12 weeks on the chart are currently listed as number 8 and 9 respectively.

The other two indie entries spotted on the chart last week have since taken some of the biggest falls. Epitone Project‘s “새벽녘” dropped 31 slots down to position 49 whereas Guckkasten‘s “한잔의 추억” can now be found at position 98, a full 53 slots lower than the week before.

Source: Billboard

The Return of the Indi Go Chart: May 26-June 10

Okay, sorry not updating the Indi Go Charts from Daum. Traveling and then deadlines and, what can I say?, I was just bad. But I’ll try to be more regular with them from now on.

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title

1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
3. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
4. Peppertones – Beginner’s Luck (4th)
5. Guckkasten – Tagtraume (EP)
6. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
7. J-Rabbit – Looking Ahead (2nd)
8. Daybreak – SPACEenSUM (3rd)
9. Lee Han Cheol – Little Room (EP)
10. Urban Zakapa – 01 (1st)

Over on the song chart, Gate Flowers are doing pretty well, with four of the top 10 spots, although Oksang Dalbit has the No. 1 song.

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title

1. Oksang Dalbit – 선물할게
2. Rose Motel – 봉숙이
3. Gate Flowers – 잘자라
4. Gate Flowers – 좋은날
5. Nell – 그리고, 남겨진 것들
6. Gate Flowers – We Are One
7. Peppertones – 행운을 빌어요
8. Oksang Dalbit – 염소 4만원
9. Summer of Thoughts – 안녕
10. Gate Flowers – 물어

You can check out the latest Daum Indi Go Chart here.

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.06.10~2012.06.16

The new charts from Gaon are out. We find that Busker Busker moved down just one spot with their first full-length, now sitting at position 10. Gate Flowers’ first album has now fallen down to position 73 whereas the soundtrack of Shut Up! Flower Boy Band has climbed to position 79. New on the album chart is RossyPP‘s 29, though none of the songs made it to the track chart.

After debuting in the top 5 of Gaon’s Korean album chart last week, Epitone Project‘s second full-length album has now left the top 100, though all songs from the album remains on the Korean digital chart.

Many of the other songs that debuted on the chart last week have since climbed a bit, including Verbal Jint‘s collaboration with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol. The release also seems to have increased interest in his previous collaboration with The Black Skirts.

Among the indie related newcomers on the digital chart this week there’s both Standing Egg and Shin Se Kyung with Sweden Laundry. There is also Daybreak’s Lee Won Suk, that has recorded the song “러닝맨” for MBC drama I Do I Do (아이두 아이두) released as part 3 of the soundtrack on June 13th.

5. Verbal Jint feat. Kwon Jung Yeol – “굿모닝” (+23)
39. Epitone Project – “새벽녘” (+1)
43. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (-5)
57. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (-10)
60. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (-7)
66. Guckkasten – “한잔의 추억” (-30)
74. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (-9)
84. Broccoli, you too? – “잔인한 사월” (+26)
92. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (-4)
97. Shin Se Kyung – “넌 달콤했어” (feat. Sweden Laundry) (new)
98. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-8)
103. Yozoh – “빈 하늘 바라보며” (+15)
105. Park Jiyoon – “I Do” (-42)
109. Guckkasten – “거울” (+11)
111. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (-12)
115. Epitone Project – “다음날 아침” (with Han Hee Jung) (-22)
119. Epitone Project – “이제, 여기에서” (-24)
125. Epitone Project – “시차” (-21)
126. Epitone Project – “믿을게” (-23)
127. Epitone Project – “5122″ (-20)
129. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (-21)
134. Busker Busker – “향수” (-19)
137. Epitone Project – “우리의 음악” (-25)
141. Epitone Project – “떠나자” (-27)
144. Epitone Project – “초보비행” (-27)
150. Lee Won Suk – “러닝맨” (new)
152. Epitone Project – “미뉴에트” (-26)
153. Epitone Project – “터미널” (-30)
161. Standing Egg – “Keep Going” (new)
165. Epitone Project – “국경을 넘는 기차” (-32)
180. Mongoose – “보헤미안 걸프렌드” (+82)
181. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (-13)
184. Nell – “그리고, 남겨진 것들” (-22)
186. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (+35)
193. 10cm – “애상” (-6)

Via: Gaon

Busker Busker Joined by Guckkasten and Epitone Project on Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100

In spite of several high profile releases last week, as Billboard published their Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of June 23 Busker Busker still remained in the visible top half of the chart. “벚꽃 엔딩” had moved five spots down to position 30 whereas we may be seeing the last of “여수 밤바다”, that had moved down eight spots to position 50. With eleven weeks total behind them, the two are both among the longest lasting songs currently on the chart as the one week older “이상형” has left the chart completely.

It turns out Guckkasten had entered the chart already last week with their rendition of Lee Jang Hee‘s “한잔의 추억” from I Am A Singer 2, but as it debuted on position 56 it was not until after moving up nine spots, making it up to position 45, that it became visible to those without a Billboard biz account.

Newcomers on the chart include Verbal Jint, that together with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol debuted on position 6 with “Good Morning”. Epitone Project also entered the chart, with new album lead track “새벽녘” debuting on position 18 and “다음날 아침”, featuring Han Hee Jung, debuting on position 47.

Source: Billboard

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.06.03~2012.06.09

Last Thursday came the Gaon charts for the week prior and after seeing the number of indie related titles on the chart decreasing over the last few weeks it has once again been filled by all the titles from a new album — this time Epitone Project‘s second full-length album which also debuted on the album chart at position five.

Busker Busker’s first album stayed put on position 9 on the album chart, but the songs from it have been falling. “골목길” even left the top 200.

The first full-length album from Gate Flowers lost fifteen spots and is now number 41 on the album chart. Nell‘s Slip Away lost three spots, now at position 84, whereas the soundtrack of Shut Up! Flower Boy Band currently holds position 94 on the album chart, loosing twenty seven spots since last week. After six weeks total PeppertonesBeginners Luck has now left the album chart top 100.

On the total digital track chart we find Verbal Jint‘s collaboration with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol. The position is lower than what we saw from his collaboration with The Black Skirts last year, but it does make its debut higher.

Guckkasten did remarkably well when making their first appearance on I Am A Singer 2. Even so the song doesn’t place as high as the songs from I Am A Singer used to, but that is likely from a combination of I Am A Singer 2 having yet to regain the popularity of the original series while Big Bang and Wonder Girls both released new material the same week. As can be seen from the chart, Guckkasten’s appearance on I Am A Singer 2 has already served to increase interest in their older songs.

Among the singles entering the chart there are the latest offerings from Broccoli, you too? and Yozoh. There is also the song recorded by Park Jiyoon for MBC drama I Do I Do (아이두 아이두), released on June 4th.

28. Verbal Jint – “굿모닝” (feat. Kwon Jung Yeol) (new)
36. Guckkasten – “한잔의 추억” (new)
38. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (-15)
40. Epitone Project – “새벽녘” (new)
47. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (-13)
53. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (-18)
63. Park Jiyoon – “I Do” (new)
65. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (-21)
88. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (-23)
90. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-22)
93. Epitone Project – “다음날 아침” (with Han Hee Jung) (new)
95. Epitone Project – “이제, 여기에서” (new)
99. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (-24)
103. Epitone Project – “믿을게” (new)
104. Epitone Project – “시차” (new)
107. Epitone Project – “5122″ (new)
108. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (-27)
110. Broccoli, you too? – “잔인한 사월” (new)
112. Epitone Project – “우리의 음악” (new)
114. Epitone Project – “떠나자” (new)
115. Busker Busker – “향수” (-35)
117. Epitone Project – “초보비행” (new)
118. Yozoh – “빈 하늘 바라보며” (new)
120. Guckkasten – “거울” (new)
123. Epitone Project – “터미널” (new)
126. Epitone Project – “미뉴에트” (new)
131. Kim Ji Soo – “Vintage Man” (-30)
133. Epitone Project – “국경을 넘는 기차” (new)
162. Nell – “그리고, 남겨진 것들” (-51)
168. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (-28)
173. Guckkasten – “붉은 밭” (new)
187. 10cm – “애상” (-31)

Via: Gaon

Epitone Project Releases Second Album

On June 7th Epitone Project will release his second full-length album, 낯선 도시에서의 하루. It’s been two years since the first after which we’ve primarily heard him together with Lucia. The new release offers a total of twelve new titles, including the song “다음날 아침” which is a duet with Han Hee Jung.

Building anticipation for the release Pastel Music published a teaser video two days ago set to a piece of new album song “새벽녘”. Since then the full music video has been revealed, directed by Lee Yong Hee:

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Indi Go Chart: Feb. 26 – March 10

I only recently came across the indie album and singles charts at Daum’s indie music website, but I quite like them, as they seem to combine several of the better Korean indie music charts. They update biweekly, so I’ll try to write about them for a bit, see what people think.

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title
1. Annyeongbada – Pink Revolution
2. eAeon – Guilt Free
3. Lucid Fall – Beautiful Days
4. Broccoli, You Too? – Popular Songs
5. Chang Kiha & the Faces – Chang Kiha & the Faces
6. Epitone Project – Lost and Found
7. Oksang Dalbit – 28
8. 10cm – 1.0
9. Broccoli, You Too? – Graduation
10. Autumn Vacation – Autumn Vacation

Over on the singles chart, it is totally The Taru Show, with a strong second to Glen Check. Considering the Daum measures streaming as part of its singles chart, I guess it is not unusual for a popular album to fill the singles chart. I’ll have to keep an eye on that…

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title
1. Taru – 봄이왔다
2. Glen Check – Vogue Boys and Girls
3. Glen Check – French Virgin Party
4. Taru – Blah Blah
5. Annyeongbada – 악마
6. Taru – 기침
7. Soran – 벚꽃이 내린다
8. Annyeongbada – 야광별
9. Taru – Summer Day
10. Taru – Jay Bird

For the full charts (in Korean), you can go here.

Octave Soul continues to bring k-indie to Japan

In August 2011 Shibuya-based label Octave Soul released it’s first batch of Korean indie CDs in Japan, starting with Sunkyeol and Vidulgi OoyoO. More releases followed and on January 18th it’s time for the first batch of 2012, with plenty of Korea’s finest music. Most albums have been licensed just the way they were originally released in Korea, but some come with a little extra.

Yeongene‘s Burt Bacharach cover album Me and My Burt when released in Japan will go under the name Burt Bacharach Song Book. Just like the European version of the album it comes with the songs from the Yeongene & BMX Bandits joint single Saveoursmiles on top, but it has been stripped of all bonus tracks.

Similarily, trash metal band Method’s debut album Survival ov The Fittest comes with two bonus tracks not included on the original 2006 release. In addition to a “2009 version” of title-track “Survival Ov The Fittest” there is also the new title “Revenge Resources”.

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