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Lozik Updates Joa Band’s Dear Polar Bear for eARTh

It’s only a few weeks left till this year’s Grand Mint Festival kicks off and as usual the festival has a focus on the environment through the eARTh campaign. This year’s campaign song was released as a digital single on September 27th, with Joa Band‘s GMF2010 song “북극곰아” updated through a remix by apls‘ DJ Lozik.

The director of this year’s eARTh campaign is No Reply‘s Tune. Participating artists are The Solutions, Lalasweet, The Koxx vocalist Hyunsong, Soran vocalist Ko Young Bae, Wann of mushru:ms, Hologram Film, Sol Sol Spring Wind and Pop Record House.

(check out the campaign video and more…)

10cm to Return with New Album in October

Mega popular acoustic duo 10cm will release their second full-length album on October 10th. The news were announced yesterday with a teaser video for new album lead track “Fine Thank You And You?” shared exclusively on Naver. The full track and album info will be revealed on September 27th. As so often Naver has the videos restricted to viewing in Korea only, but readers that are in fact on the peninsula may check out the teaser here.

(check out another recent 10cm video…)

Busker Busker Reclaim the Top of Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100

With the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of July 7, Busker Busker have again claimed the top spot, this time with the lead track from their new mini album. The rest of the songs also entered the chart — this while songs from their first album, released three months ago, still linger on the chart. With thirteen weeks behind them currently three of the first album songs are currently listed among those that have spent the longest time on the chart, only six songs having been around longer. Here’s what can be seen of Busker Busker on the K-Pop Hot 100 without a Billboard biz account:

1. “정말로 사랑한다면” (new)
4. “그댈 마주하는건 힘들어” (new)
6. “소나기” (new)
9. “네온사인” (new)
12. “기다려주세요” (new)
37. “벚꽃 엔딩” (-3)
55. “여수 밤바다” (-)
67. “첫사랑” (-7)

Progressing slightly since last week is 10cm‘s “Only U”, up one slot to position 41. “Good Morning”, the Verbal Jint collaboration with 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol, has instead moved down seven spots to position 14.

Climbing a lot since last week is Big Baby Driver‘s “Spring I Love You Best”. The song had entered at position 90, but now rests at position 45. Another newcomer on the upper half of the chart is Kim Jin Pyo‘s “아저씨” featuring J Rabbit, debuting at position 31.

Source: Billboard

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:


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

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

Verbal Jint Features 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol on Good Morning

Rapper Verbal Jint is currently preparing to follow up Go Easy from last year with a new one called 10년동안의오독. Go Easy included hit song “좋아보여 (You Look Good)” featuring The Black Skirts and it seems as though Verbal Jint is looking to replicate the success by this time collaborating with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol for a track called “굿모닝 (Good Morning)”. On June 7th the song is released on a digital single with the same name.

A teaser video for the new single was released on YouTube earlier today by Verbal Jint’s label Brand New Music, but it has since been blocked by Universal Music Korea for alleged copyright infringement. A minute of the song in question can still be sampled through a shorter video shared earlier this week:


K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.04.01~2012.04.07

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.

The only new indie related entry on the chart this time is the lead track off Soran‘s first full-length album, placing right under the song from the album featuring 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol released on digital single a week earlier. Already in the lower half of the top 200, according to an article from CJ&M enewsWorld Soran say that Kwon Jung Yeol has already apologized for not being able to bring the song greater success.

1. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (+2)
2. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (+11)
3. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (+17)
6. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치” (+15)
7. Busker Busker – “이상형” (+1)
8. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (+15)
11. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (+16)
13. Busker Busker – “향수” (+17)
15. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (+13)
18. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (+14)
23. Busker Busker – “골목길” (+14)
59. Yozoh – “동경소녀” (feat. Kim Yoon Ju of Oksang Dalbit) (+62)
66. 10cm – “애상” (-5)
137. Soran & Kwon Jung Yeol (10cm) – “미쳤나봐” (-65)
138. Soran – “살빼지 마요” (new)
149. Busker Busker – “동경소녀” (+35)
163. Busker Busker – “서울사람들” (+32)
166. Busker Busker – “정류장” (+40)
175. Busker Busker – “막걸리나” (+47)


K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.03.25~2012.03.31

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 has grown since. With the full album entering Gaon’s album chart on position 3, as an added bonus for Busker Busker it seems interest has increased also in their older songs.

3. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (new)
8. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-1)
13. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (new)
20. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (new)
21. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (new)
23. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (new)
27. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (new)
28. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (new)
30. Busker Busker – “향수” (new)
32. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (new)
37. Busker Busker – “골목길” (new)
61. 10cm – “애상” (-5)
72. Soran & Kwon Jung Yeol (10cm) – “미쳤나봐” (new)
121. Yozoh – 동경소녀 (feat. Kim Yoon Ju of Oksang Dalbit) (new)
133. Kim C – “Love” (new)
162. Chang Kiha & The Faces – “조금만 기다려요” (new)
173. L & Yerim – “Love U Like U” (-78)
180. Kim Ji Soo – “해바라기” (-57)
184. Busker Busker – “동경소녀” (+22)
195. Busker Busker – “서울사람들” (+24)


Soran Pair Up with 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol For New Album

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 album release. Also included is a song called “미쳤나봐” featuring 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol that was released as a digital single today, March 26th. With the exception of an acoustic version of the band’s debut EP main track “가을목이” all other titles on the tracklist of the album are new.

Increasing expectations for the full album a music video for 미쳤나봐” was also released today: