Sorry for the late reply but I’ve been internetless in the house for the last few weeks!! also other asks.. I’ll get to you guys eventually, I’m so sorry!
Ummm I listen to mainly music in English when I’m not listening to Korean music. My all-time favourite non-Korean musician is probably Patrick Wolf. I don’t really have many favourites other than that in non-Korean music haha. But recently I’m listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence album, Haim (because I’ll be seeing them in August!), Angel Haze, Natalia Kills, St. Vincent, Chvrches,The Horrors, Purity Ring (always)…. also Tokimonsta is pretty good?? She’s Korean-American!
umm you can check out my last.fm profile if you are really curious!
Any of the big cd stores should also carry a pretty decent indie collection, I believe. Big Kyobo stores have a Hottracks (their music/dvd sub-store thing) in them, so you can try that, I’ve seen a lot of indie albums there. Other than that, there are independent record stores scattered throughout the country. I know that there’s a couple in the Hongdae area, Kimbap Records, Purple Record, then there’s the Hyang Record Store in Shinchon. Mihwadang has closed down for good, I believe. Which is kinda sad…
Also if you go to a big department store (Shinsegye, Hyundai, Lotte, etc…) they might also have a CD/DVD section, but I believe they carry a much smaller collection.
Hongdae’s Purple Record, Shinchon’s Hyang Music, and any of the Kyobo Stores with Hottracks would be your safest bet!
If anybody else knows other stores, let us know! :)
ZZYZX Project - Walk in the Rain
I love guys with ajhussi voices, especially when they sing such emphatic alternative folk.
FYI, ZZYZX is pronounced Ji-Jiks
#NP - Blood by Goonam
Goonamguayeoridingstella (aka ‘Goonam’) is a trippy-hippy, retro-electro rock act whose cosmic booty jams provide groovy, happy ending music for the soul.
The best korean indie music I’ve stumbled across so far.
Story Seller - Absolute Optical Illusion
선인장 | Casker
I listen to a lot of sad music in general tough, I love sad music!
so sorry for the late reply, I’m internet-less in my house. I’m gonna be even more late to responding asks now ;;;
ummm just gonna name a few off the top of my head:
Julia Hart, 9 And the Numbers, Linus’ Blanket, Yeongene, Deb, Electric Eels, Sweater, Sweetpea, Trampauline, Joa Band, Earip…