[Culture Collide] International Artist Spotlight: Korea’s LOVE X STEREO (2014.10.2)
Culture Collide International Artist Spotlight: Korea’s LOVE X STEREO
In our new column, Culture Collide Artist Spotlights, we highlight one act on our festival lineup.
If we had to describe the music of Korean trio LOVE X STEREO in one word… dance-y! Since going electric in 2011, the once punk band has been working to create their own sound, transcending the bounds of standard K-Pop. After releasing EP Glowin 2013, the group started to gain international recognition. They caught our eye last year at CMJ and we cant wait to get them back this year.
Catch the dance fever and bop to their latest video “Fly Over.”
But before they hit the US, Annie, Toby, and Sol of LOVE X STEREO tell us what they LOVE about their hometown of Seoul, Korea.
Where are you from? Seoul, Korea
What current city do you call home? Seoul
Describe the perfect day in Seoul. Perform a great show… and then drink some beer with our friends.
What is your favorite place for happy hour? Hangang River
What is your favorite landmark? National Museum of Korea
What is your favorite undiscovered gem? Nuridream Square food court
What is your favorite neighborhood? Hapjeong/Sangsu area – it’s artsy, tasteful, and quieter than Hongdae area. And the food is great.
What is your favorite dive bar? Magpie
What is the best place for coffee? Tailor coffee
Where is a late-night haunt we may catch you at? Shall We Fish
Best spot for shawarma? Around Seoul Central Mosque (Itaewon)
Best play to still buy records? Hyang Records
What is one record you recently purchased there? London Grammar — If You Wait
Recommended hotel for someone visiting? Sophia Guesthouse
Favorite apparel boutique? A-Land
Favorite locally brewed beer or distilled spirit? Magpie
LA Culture Collide is 3 days (October 16-18), more than 60 bands for only $30. Buy tickets at culturecollide.com/latix.
SF Culture Collide is 2 days (October 14 & 15), more than 40 bands for only $20. Buy tickets at culturecollide.com/sftix.
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Photography: Courtesy of LOVE X STEREO