Making authentic electronic music based on the alternative and punk rock sounds of the 90's and pop sounds of the 80's, is creating a heavy buzz around this visionary group of musicians
With each of its members possessing more than a decade of experience, becoming more and more sensitive to their music than anyone else. Love X Stereo is quickly becoming a band that people are watching with interest. These consummate professionals, whom also handle all of their own composing, lyrics, producing, recording and mixing are about to take their years of live performing on the road to share it with the recording industry and the rest of North America.
Having recently been invited to perform at CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, MidPoint Music Festival in Ohio, M.E.A.N.Y Fest in NYC, and Canadian Indie Week in Toronto, as well as stops in DC, Chicago and Detroit. Love X Stereo is continually gaining respect from all sides of the Korean independent music scene, and while their music often confuses the Korean audience, who isn't always accustomed to absorbing new sounds, they definitely take center stage amongst the expat community (in other words, foreigners living in Korea) thanks to their impressive live performances and memorable song-writings. Based on this international potential, Love X Stereo's members are extremely excited to bring their fresh new style of music (what they call "alternative dance") overseas.
Some of the bands influences include:
New Order, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Flaming Lips, The Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Massive Attack, Alice in Chains, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, Bad Religion, Ramones, U2, Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Apollo440, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead.
Annie - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers
Toby - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Producer
Sol - Bass, Backing Vocals
Koo Kyo-seon – Session Drummer
Yoontek Jeong – Sound Engineer/Producer
Band: Love X Stereo
Nationality: South Korea
Influences: electronic, rock, alternative and punk music, especially from the 90s
Debut: Dec 28, 2011
"Some great music here, has a real unique and distinctive sound! A good mix of indie rock and electronica and punky pop. Has been recorded well, pretty good vocals!" (Stuart Epps)
"Indeed, one readily detects everything from Smashing Pumpkins, U2 and My Bloody Valentine to classic '60s girl-group, spacey '70s Prog and poppy '80s nu-psychedelia in the band's sound – check, for example, signature track "Soul City" (aka "Seoul City" for a sleek sample of the impressive instrumentation and vocalist Annie's sensual croon". (Blurt Magazine)
"Love X Stereo – Rocking in the Shadows of 'Gangnam Style'" (Music Zeitgeist)
Love X Stereo is a 3 piece South Korean electronic rock band. Love X Stereo infuses electronic elements to their original alternative pop, punk rock vibe to create new authentic sound. Love X Stereo is all about experimenting new sounds, new music and new visions. Despite the fact that many genres aside from K-pop are being completely excluded in the harsh environment of Korean music industry, its consistency in creating well-produced, visionary music continues to attract global attention.
Annie (Lead Vocals, Keyboards and Synthesizers): former vocalist for Skrew Attack
Toby (Guitar, Backing Vocals, Producing): former bassist for 18Cruk, former bassist/guitarist for Skrew Attack, performed as No Brain session member
Sol (Bass, Backing Vocals): former bassist for Airbag, former bassist for Skrew Attack
Key dates, episodes & festivals:
May. 2012 - Opening gig for Asobi Seksu (USA) @ Rolling Hall (Seoul)
Jul. 2012 - Jisan Valley Rock Festival @ Jisan Forest Resort (Gyeonggi-do Province)
Sep. 2012 - RockDo Festival @ Yeouido Floating Stage (Seoul)
Oct. 2012 - Opening gig for The KDMS (UK) @ FF (Seoul)
Zandari Festa 'AWEH' Bloc Party @ Freebird (Seoul)
Dec. 2012 - NYE 2013 (ski resort festival) @ Welli Hilli Park (Gangwon-do Province)
Mar. 2013 - "Soul City" P/V receives more than 60,000 hits on YouTube in less than a week
"Soul City" featured in NYLON TV KOREA ad
May. 2013 - IFX Festival @ Incheon Deokjeok-do Island
July. 2013 - Performed at MBC TV music program 'Nanjang'
Demo album "Buzzin'", December 2011 – title song: Ocean Breeze. 4 tracks included
1st EP album "Off The Grid", October 2012 – title song: Soul City (Seoul City), 3 tracks included
Collaboration work with Korean pop artist 'The Jack' and DnB artist 'J-Path' scheduled for release in July, 2013
2nd EP scheduled for release in August, 2013
North American tour (Sep-Nov)
MidPoint Music Festival (Cincinnati), Canada Indie Week (Toronto), scheduled to perform @ Viva Radio YouTube live session (NYC), scheduled for interview @ East Village Radio (NYC), other Korean film festivals and gigs happening in New York
Sep 27: MidPoint Music Festival @ Know Theatre, Cincinnati
Oct 1, 5: Shillelagh Tavern, Astoria
Oct 9: Fontana's, NYC
Oct 11: RAN, Brooklyn
Oct 15–19: CMJ Music Marathon
Oct 24–Nov 2: M.E.A.N.Y. Fest, NYC
Oct 16–20: Indie Week Canada, Toronto
Oct 21: Jammin' Java, DC
Oct 27: The Delancey, NYC
Oct 29: Small's, Detroit
Nov 3: Elbo Room, Chicago
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