LOVE X STEREO

LOVE X STEREO

 B1F, 191-7 Jeungsan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, Seoul, KOR
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LOVE X STEREO infuses electronic elements to original alternative pop, punk rock vibe to create new authentic sound. LOVE X STEREO is all about experimenting new sounds, music and visions.

Biography

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 and North America. Selected by Sonicbids/Blurt Magazine as one of 2013’s New Best Kept Secrets and voted by US music critics as one of the top 3 international acts at the 2014 Culture Collide Music Festival, Love X Stereo recently premiered their newest EP and music video  — ‘We Love We Leave’ — at CMW Canadian Music Week.

// REVIEWS //

“Winning, spiky, dance-pop” — Wall Street Journal ‘Globalization With an ’80s Beat’

“Frontwoman 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 ‘n’ roll bee.” — MTV Iggy ‘Love X Stereo = Delicious Electro Rock From Seoul’

“They may draw from the sound of alt and punk rock from the 90’s, but with a modernized electronic production and lead singer Annie’s powerful, yet girly voice, Love X Stereo has a sound that’s all their own.” — SXSW South By Southwest ‘Four On The Floor: Bands With Seoul (Part One)’

// AWARDS & HONORS //

2014 Culture Collide (Top Ten International Acts : #3)
2014 Korea Creative Content Agency (K-Rookies Annual Finals : Runner-Up)
2014 Korea Creative Content Agency (K-Rookies Monthly Competition : Winner)
2013 Sonicbids/Blurt Magazine (New Best Kept Secret)

// INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS //  

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 KOR)
2014 Ultra Music Festival (Seoul KOR)
2014 Music Matters Live (Singapore)
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 KOR)

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

Bu-kkeu, Bu-kkeu-reo-wo-yo...
Bu-kkeu-reo, Bu-kkeu-reo...

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

My Anywhere

Written By: Love X Stereo

You are my temple when my heart is on the line
You are my theater when my vision is out of sight
You are my prison cause I lose it all the time
You are my anywhere, the truth is I don’t mind

You own my love
You bring me to the other side
You own my love
You bring me to another time

We Love We Leave

Written By: Love X Stereo

Can we live together?
Can we live together?
Can we live together? Together?
Can we live forever?
Can we live forever?
Can we live forever? Forever?

We walk
We sleep
We play
We dream
We die
We breathe
We love
We leave

Discography

February 2015 – Release of EP album "We Love We Leave, Part 1"

September 2013 – Release of EP album "Glow"

August 2013 – Release of Single album "부끄러워요 (Bu​-​kkeu​-​reo​-​wo​-​yo)"

October 2012 – Release of EP album "Off The Grid"

December 2011 – Release of EP album “Buzzin’”

Set List

1. Fly Over
2. Crossing Rivers
3. We Love We Leave
4. My Anywhere
5. Hide & Seek
6. Chain Reaction
7. On A Plain (cover)