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์„ธ๋ จ๋œ ์ผ๋ ‰ํŠธ๋กœ๋‹‰์„ ์„ ๋ณด์ด๋Š” โ€˜๋Ÿฌ๋ธŒ์—‘์Šคํ…Œ๋ ˆ์˜คโ€™๋Š” 2012๋…„ โ€˜Soul City (Seoul City)โ€™๋ผ๋Š” ๊ณก์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œ, ๊ทธ ์ด๋“ฌํ•ด ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ ์—ด๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ๊ทœ๋ชจ์˜ ์Œ์•… ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜์ธ CMJ๋ฎค์ง๋งˆ๋ผํ†ค์œผ๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋‹น๋‹นํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ดˆ์ฒญ ๋ฐ›์€ ์ตœ์ดˆ์˜ ํ•œ๊ตญ ๋ฝ ๋ฐด๋“œ๋กœ ์ด๋ฆ„์„ ์•Œ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ํ†ต์‚ฐ ์„ธ ์ฐจ๋ก€์˜ ๋ถ๋ฏธ ํˆฌ์–ด์™€ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ์‚ฌ์šฐ์Šค๋ฐ”์ด์‚ฌ์šฐ์Šค์›จ์ŠคํŠธ ๋“ฑ ์œ ์ˆ˜ ํ•ด์™ธ ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ ์ฐธ๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ๊ทธ ์‹ค๋ ฅ์„ ๊ฒ€์ฆ ๋ฐ›์€ ๋ฐ” ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ, ๋Œ€ํ‘œ๊ณก โ€˜Hide and Seekโ€™์ด tvN๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ โ€˜์น˜์ฆˆ์ธ๋”ํŠธ๋žฉโ€™์— ์‚ฝ์ž…๋˜์–ด ์ด๋ชฉ์„ ๋Œ์—ˆ๋‹ค. 90๋…„๋Œ€ ์–ผํ„ฐ๋„ˆํ‹ฐ๋ธŒ ๊ฐ์„ฑ๊ณผ ์ผ๋ ‰ํŠธ๋กœ๋‹‰์  ์š”์†Œ๋“ค์„ ๊ฒฐํ•ฉํ•˜์—ฌ 21์„ธ๊ธฐํ˜• ์ „์ž ์Œ์•…์„ ๊ตฌ์‚ฌํ•˜๋Š” 2์ธ์กฐ ๋ฝ ๋ฐด๋“œ๋กœ, ํŠนํžˆ ๋ผ์ด๋ธŒ ๋ฌด๋Œ€์—์„œ ํŠน์œ ์˜ ๋ชฝํ™˜์ ์ธ ๋Š๋‚Œ๋“ค์„ ๋งค๋ ฅ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐœ์‚ฐ, ๊ตญ๋‚ด์™ธ ํ‰๋‹จ์œผ๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ข‹์€ ํ‰๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ๋ฐ›๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์„œ๋กœ ์—ฐ๊ด€์„ฑ์ด ์—†๋Š” 37๊ฐœ์˜ ๊ณก๋“ค์„ ํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด๋ฆฌ์ŠคํŠธ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์Ÿ์•„๋‚ด๋Š” ์ •๊ธฐ๊ตฌ๋…ํ˜• ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ [37]์ด ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋งˆ๋ฌด๋ฆฌ๋˜์–ด, ์ด๋ก€์ ์œผ๋กœ ์ •๊ทœ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ 2017๋…„๊ณผ 2019๋…„์— ๊ฐ๊ฐ 2์žฅ์”ฉ ๋ชจ๋‘ 4์žฅ ๋ฐœ๋งคํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์ตœ๊ทผ์—๋Š” ๋„ทํ”Œ๋ฆญ์Šค ์˜ค๋ฆฌ์ง€๋„์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ โ€˜์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋ฉด ์šธ๋ฆฌ๋Š”โ€™์— ํƒ€์ดํ‹€๊ณก์œผ๋กœ ์ฐธ์—ฌํ•œ ๋ฐ” ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ, 2021๋…„ 1์›” ์„ธ๊ณ„ ์ตœ๋Œ€ ์Œ์•… ๋ฐ•๋žŒํšŒ์ธ ๋‚จ์‡ผ(NAMM Show)๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ดˆ์ฒญ์„ ๋ฐ›์•„ ํ•œ๊ตญ ๋Œ€ํ‘œ๋กœ Believe in Music Week ๊ธ€๋กœ๋ฒŒ ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฆฌ๋ฐ ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ƒˆ ์•จ๋ฒ” โ€˜Xennialsโ€™๋ฅผ ์ตœ์ดˆ ๊ณต๊ฐœํ–ˆ๋‹ค.

Launched in 2011 by former skate punk rocker Toby Hwang and fugitive astrophysicist Annie Ko, Love X Stereo is a dazzling Seoul electro rock duo whose dreamy kaleidoscope of stellar synthpop anthems have enraptured music festival audiences across Asia, Europe, and North America. With the epic release of their double EP series โ€˜We Love We Leaveโ€™ in 2016, Love X Stereo headlined at SXSWโ€™s perennially packed โ€˜K-Pop Night Outโ€™ showcase, and nabbed a best electronic dance album of the year nomination at the 2017 Korean Music Awards. Accruing artist spotlights and rave reviews in international media outlets such as BBC, Billboard Magazine, and MTV, the critically acclaimed band eschewed the traditional album release routine from 2017 to 2019 and embarked on an ambitious fan-funded project that spawned 37 music video tracks as well as collaborated on original soundtracks for the smash hit Netflix Korea TV series โ€˜Love Alarmโ€™ and award-winning indie short film โ€˜Zero Oneโ€™. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Love X Stereo world premiered their new album โ€˜Xennialsโ€™ at the NAMM Believe in Music Week in January 2021.

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// REVIEWS //

โ€œBeginning with a cut of Annie Ko singing breathily about the end of love over mellow, rollicking beats, the song is an ambient ode to the hardships associated with romance.โ€
โ€” Billboard โ€˜Love X Stereo Releases ‘Zero One’ Music Video: Watchโ€™โ€™

“Winning, spiky, dance-pop” โ€” Wall Street Journal โ€˜Globalization With an โ€™80s Beatโ€™

โ€œLove X Stereo is the band K-Pop Night Out was made for, an act that international listeners would be open to if they knew it existed.โ€ย โ€” PageSix โ€˜Even the Korean government is at SXSWโ€™

โ€œAnnie Ko’s cotton-candy voice is light and fluffy, the perfect match to Toby Hwang’s pastel fever dream production.โ€ โ€” Billboard โ€˜10 Best Dance Songs About Kissingโ€™

โ€œ[Love X Stereo] blew us away with their infectious electronic rock sound. Their sound is packed with spaced out synths, shimmering guitars, and dreamy female vocals.โ€ย โ€” BitCandy โ€˜SXSW 2016: Best Artists Day 4โ€™

โ€œFrontwoman Annie Ko possesses a girlish, fairytale whisper that lends itself to CHVRCHES comparisons. But while the Scottish band floats like an electronic butterfly, Love X Stereo stings like a rock โ€˜nโ€™ roll bee.โ€ โ€” MTV Iggy โ€˜Love X Stereo = Delicious Electro Rock From Seoulโ€™

โ€œLove X Stereo are quite frankly and criminally underrated considering the quality of music that they make.โ€
โ€” Metro.co.uk โ€˜Artist of the day 13/06: Love X Stereoโ€™

โ€œThey may draw from the sound of alt and punk rock from the 90โ€™s, but with a modernized electronic production and lead singer Annieโ€™s powerful, yet girly voice, Love X Stereo has a sound thatโ€™s all their own.โ€ โ€” SXSW South By Southwest โ€˜Four On The Floor: Bands With Seoul (Part One)โ€™

// AWARDS & HONORS //

2018 Canada International Film Festival (Best Music Video [Rage Is Not Enough])
2017 Girona Film Festival (Best Music Video – Nominee)
2017 Korean Music Awards (Best Dance & Electronic Album of the Year – Nominee)
2014 Korea Creative Content Agency (K-Rookies Annual Finals: Runner-Up)
2014 Korea Creative Content Agency (K-Rookies Monthly Competition: Winner)

// INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS // ย 

2021 NAMM Believe in Music (Global Livestream)
2019 Ubud Food Festival (Bali ID)
2018 Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg DE)
2018 APaMM (Ulsan KR)
2018 Baybeats (Singapore SG)
2017 FOCUS Wales (Wrexham UK)
2016 Pentaport Rock Festival (Incheon KR)
2016 KCON LA (Los Angeles CA)
2016 SXSW South By Southwest (Austin TX)
2015 Vans New Wave Musicfest (Bangalore IN)
2015 Mu:Con (Seoul KR)
2015 Canadian Music Week (Toronto ON)
2014 CMJ Music Marathon (New York NY)
2014 Culture Collide (San Francisco/Los Angeles CA)
2014 Hyundai Card CityBreak (Seoul KR)
2014 Ultra Music Festival (Seoul KR)
2014 Music Matters Live (Singapore SG)
2014 CAAMfest (San Francisco CA)
2014 SXSW South By Southwest (Austin TX)
2013 CMJ Music Marathon (New York NY)
2013 Indieweek Canada (Toronto ON)
2012 Jisan Valley Rock Festival (Gyeonggi-do KR)

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