LOVE X STEREO

LOVE X STEREO

 
Seoul, Seoul, KOR
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LOVE X STEREO infused electronic elements to their original alternative pop, punk rock vibe to create new authentic sound. LOVE X STEREO is all about experimenting new sounds, music and visions.

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Biography

Love X Stereo is a Korean electro/alternative rock band comprising of Toby (guitar), Annie (vocal and synth), and Sol (bass). Plugging away since 1998, the team originally performed as part of the sk8 punk outfit known as Skrew Attack. Although Toby was the de facto leader, so many members came and went, the band barely triggered a blip on the media radar. However, when Annie jumped onboard in 2005 as the new vocalist, Skrew Attack skewed toward a different creative path and gelling with GUMX drummer, Kim Eung Kyun, they unleashed their first (and last) album in 2008, Not Enough Translation. 


Despite tight instrumentals and catchy melodies, the record didn't quite garner much traction for commercial success. Shaken but not deterred, Skrew Attack proceeded to build considerable buzz in Seoul's legendary live club district of Hongdae. But then in 2011, the drummer suddenly bolted from the band. With the trio now down to a duo, Toby and Annie struggled to figure a way to play live without a drummer. Determined to reboot, they decided to relaunch themselves by changing their band name to Love X Stereo. Ditching punk riffs for synth chords, the pair picked up bass guitarist Sol along the way and a new triple treat was formed. Thanks to their new name tag, a new look and new sound was born. 

 

In 2012, Love X Stereo jolted music critics inside and outside of Korea with their stunning debut EP, Off the Grid, and after stellar opening performances for the American dream pop band, Asobi Seksu, and European disco duo, The KDMS, the band skyrocketed to take center stage alongside international headliners at the Jisan Rock Festival and Korean indie icons at the Zandari Festival. 


In Fall of 2013, Love X Stereo released their new album worldwide and promoted it in North America at the CMJ Music Marathon (New York) and Indieweek Canada (Toronto) 


/ REVIEWS / 


With its free use of synthesizing and effects, Love X Stereos music is danceable. And despite the fact that many genres aside from K-pop are being completely excluded in the harsh environment of the Korean music industry, its consistency in creating well-produced, visionary music continues to attract global attention. By infusing alternative music with electronic elements, Love X Stereo is creating a fresh new style of music that is continually gaining great respect from both sides of Korean independent music scene; rock and electronica. 

- Blurt Magazine USA New Best Kept Secret : Love X Stereo 

 

Love X Stereo immediately caught our ear with their daring re-visioning of rock tropes and standards from the 90s onward and in the process have evolved a sound quite their own...this band is decidedly different than the sounds to which we have become so accustomed on the radio, while still sounding polished and professionally recorded. 

- Music Zeitgeist USA Love X Stereo : Rocking in the Shadows of Gangnam Style 

 

Why spend time listening to something that is not worth it when you can, say, hear three songs that will totally blow your mind? [Love X Stereo] leave political or any type of discussions aside and show that PSY is not the only thing in South Korea, yet the music can be as addictive as Gangnam Style but more serious...a combination of vocalists and music with a touch of what seems like indie rock/alternative mixed with electronica that gives us something to dance and sing along to, something pop, something awesome. Rating 5/5 

- Skope USA Off The Grid, Love X Stereo 

 

/ MEMBERS / 


KO Yeon-kyung (Annie) - Lead Vocals/Keyboard/Synthesizers 

HWANG JungIk (Toby) - Guitar / Vocals /Producer 

HAN Sol - Bass / Vocals 


/ INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS / 


2014 Music Matters Live (Singapore)

2014 SXSW South By Southwest (Austin TX) 

2013 CMJ Music Marathon (New York NY) 

2013 Indieweek Canada (Toronto ON) 


/ DISCOGRAPHY / 


2013 Glow [EP] 

2013 Bu-kkeu-reo-wo-yo [Single] 

2012 Off the Grid [EP] 

2011 Buzzin [Demo] 

 

/ LINKS /


http://lovexstereo.com 

http://facebook.com/lovexstereo

http://twitter.com/lovexstereo

http://youtube.com/lovexstereo

http://sonicbids.com/lovexstereo


International Agent/Distribution : DFSB Kollective (artists@dfsb.kr)


Lyrics

Ocean Breeze

Written By: Love X Stereo

Come to me, to the open sea

We were swimming by, by the ocean breeze

Come away with me, I can show you why

It’s a fantasy, deep inside your dreams

Come away with me, tell me more

These words will stay beneath the silence

Being away with you is enough

Got so much more to talk about you, baby

Come to me, to the open sea

We were swimming by, by the symphony

Come away with me, I can show you why

It’s a melody, it’s the one you sing

Come away with me, tell me more

Got nothing left to hide about it

Being away with you is enough

Got so much more to talk about you, baby

* What you want is here, just come away with me.

Storm

Written By: Love X Stereo

* Storm went deep through my mind

She wanted me to leave nothing

Storm went deep through my mind

She wanted me to leave nothing

You gotta get away now

Oh, she’s coming your way

Before you lose sunlight

Before it’s too late

You couldn’t take your eyes off

her beautiful face

She started with a thunder

Now you’re goin’ insane

High Road

Written By: Love X Stereo

Don’t say, that I ain’t got the hearts for this.

I’m all heart, no need to explain.

Slowly, I’m charging up my batteries.

Time is flying, I see these fools passing me away.

Don’t you say, that I ain’t got the nerves for this.

Well, I know how to play this game.

You got lucky, cuz you got on the freeway,

It’s so easy to give up on your soul.

Hell, I’ve got no fear.

And I won’t shed a tear.

I’m riding without gear.

I’m crashing down, I’m falling over.

Said I’ve got no fear.

And I won’t shed a tear.

Freedom makes me real.

I’m taking down the high road alone.

I know that you’re suffering a lot.

You just need to show us what you’ve got.

Lost in space, you’re wandering so far.

It’s better than not knowing who you are.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to prove it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

I know you want to do it.

Hell, I’ve got no fear.

And I won’t shed a tear.

I’m riding without gear.

I’m crashing down, I’m falling over.

Said I’ve got no fear.

And I won’t shed a tear.

Freedom makes me real.

I’m taking down the high road alone.

Free Ass

Written By: Love X Stereo

Smokey eyes and skinny jeans, red pumps

Dirty moves and swingy black hair, she stands out.

She didn’t need to care what they say about chastity.

She’s on her way to get some white flesh.

She said, “I wanna have sex with Americans, Americans.”

He thinks he’s all over her head.

But all she ever wanted was hot sex instead.

“We don’t need to say it” (whoo)

“They know how we do it” (whoo)

Reading each other’s minds

They’re on their way to get some…. Um um…

She said, “I wanna have sex with Americans, Americans.”

Chain Reaction

Written By: Love X Stereo

Seize the time. Hello, sunshine.

I'll meet you by the dawn.

I feel a sudden sense of healing.

Another life has come.

You took my hand with no hesitation.

Your kindness spreads in all.

A kiss, a touch, with a heart of wonder,

Our tale has just begun.

Hello.

Release the night. Let go, twilight.

I’ll be here by the glow.

You see the signs, and you hear the whispers.

Another life has gone.

Hold me tight. You don’t have to worry,

Cause death won’t tear us apart.

High glow up there with all your possibilities,

And spread my love to all.

Hello.

Everything is a chain reaction.

Soul City (Seoul City)

Written By: Love X Stereo

I was walking down the streets of histories

I was weaving all the wasteful energies

I see million different faces in my dreams

Can’t tell if it’s fake or reality

I was driving my old bike along the stream

I got river veins right up to the sea

I see lovers being shy of kissing deep

Can’t take out the girl inside of me

Gotta take it slow this time (oh, no, no)

You don’t know where you are, cause you’re in my city

Gotta take it slow this time (oh, no, no)

You don’t know where you are, cause you’re in my city

I was climbing up the hills of industries

It seems no one speaking up unanimously

Get all dizzy in this town that never sleeps

Keep up with your drinks and then you’re free

Gotta take it slow this time (oh, no, no)

You don’t know where you are, cause you’re in my city

Gotta take it slow this time (oh, no, no)

You don’t really know where you are, you don’t know

Traffic jams, coffee burst, reveries

Order in almost anything with

Credit cards recommended to another

Plastic dream achieved to be an impersonator

Love the love and love the hate altogether

You won’t believe this town, cause you’re in my city

I was walking down the streets of mysteries

I’m still counting on hopeful energies

I’m in heaven or in hell or in between

Can’t tell if it’s fake or reality

Gotta take it slow this time (oh, no, no)

You don’t really know where you are, you don’t know

Blue sky, gray churches and fast jeans

Hurry up, you can’t be lazy

This is probably the most safest place to be

Cause we got no guns, no anarchies

Fashion grows before the culture scene

You can’t leave this town, cause you’re in my city

????? (Bu-kkeu-reo-wo-yo)

Written By: Love X Stereo

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Hey there, Jumpin’ Jack
You go round and round
Hey there, Jumpin’ Jack
You go upside down
You may speak no word
But damn, you pose like a pro
Now we go tumblin’ down
Down to the rabbit hole...

Lose to Win

Written By: Love X Stereo

You’re alone in the dark
You don’t know where to start
You can’t trust nobody
When your life’s falling apart

Stars falling from the sky
Is there any reason why
there’s no cures no remedies
for the faint of heart tonight

I see fire in your eyes
I can feel the beat inside
There’s no life shattering
Only truth will stay alive

I’ll be there by your side
And there’s plenty of reasons why
You can still count on me
Cause I never tell a lie

Keep going ahead
Take my word for it
Nothing stays the same
Lose to win the game
Keep going ahead
Take my word for it
Time to make a change
Lose to win the game

Right from the start
Know who you are
Rise from the past
Nothing’s meant to last
Escape from the dark
We travel afar
You’re waiting for the light
You’re waiting for a start

Fly Over

Written By: Love X Stereo

You got me wasted
You got me so high
You got me so burning up inside I’ll lose my mind

Let’s meet in the middle
Or meet in the sky
We’ll live in ecstasy until the end of time

You got me sedated
You got me so high
You got me so burning up inside I’ll lose my mind

Let’s meet in the day
Or meet in the night
We’ll live in ecstasy until the end of time

We fly over
We fly over
We stretch out from city to city
Gonna rock this town like crazy