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Korean Electro-Rock Band Based in Seoul "Love X Stereo" Releases New EP "GLOW", Kicks Off First North American Tour

2013/08/30 | 592 views | Permalink | Source

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.

Band Members

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

Label: unsigned

Genre: alternative/electro/rock

Nationality: South Korea

Influences: electronic, rock, alternative and punk music, especially from the 90s

Debut: Dec 28, 2011


Official EPK:

Remarkable quotes:

"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

Upcoming tours:

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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