Seoul electro-rock act Love X Stereo will play a special album release concert for their new “We Love We Leave, Part 1” EP on Tuesday, February 10 at Prism in Hongdae.
“We Love We Leave, Part 1” boasts two excellent new tracks that were written and recorded in December and early January.
“The new songs have more of a ‘80s synth-pop vibe,” offers vocalist and synthesizer player Annie Ko.
Along with the recently penned numbers, “We Love We Leave, Part 1” also features five re-recorded cuts from the group’s earlier EPs – “Glow” (2013), “Off the Grid” (2012), and “Buzzin’” (2011). And while the original versions of all the selections were quite good, these updated takes are stronger and much more polished making them even more infectious.
“For the last three years, we’ve been experimenting,” shares Ko. “We have learned a lot, experienced a lot, and thought now is the time to properly ‘define’ our music. We re-record some tracks because we wanted to enhance their sound quality and wanted to establish our style as a band. We picked these tracks because they are our most beloved songs so far.”
Based on the EPs title – “We Love We Leave, Part 1” – most fans are probably already assuming that there will be a follow-up album coming at some point. Although she’s mum on the exact details, Ko does confirm that another EP of tunes called “We Love We Leave, Part 2” will surface sometime in 2015.
Love X Stereo have been operating as a duo since parting ways with bassist Sol Han last November, but Pegurians drummer Jongkil Kim has been helping them out at gigs. He’ll be with Ko and guitarist Toby Hwang for their February 10 show at Prism too. And while Tuesday is not usually the most rocking of nights in Hongdae, Love X Stereo’s concert for “We Love We Leave, Part 1” will definitely be a good time.
“We designed this show more like a premiere,” says Ko. “We now feel like we have a unique sound of our own. It took a while for us to get here, but the time was worth it. On February 10, we’re going to showcase our brand new sound and give a brand new copy of ‘We Love We Leave, Part 1’ to everyone who shows up. And also, Galaxy Express will be there to help us celebrate! We’re going to have some serious fun that night.”
Love X Stereo plays on February 10 at Prism. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are 15,000 won at the door. The entrance fee includes a free “We Love We Leave, Part 1” CD. Galaxy Express will open the concert. For more information, check out the show’s Facebook event page here.