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Love X Stereo / Press

“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. RIYL: Cults, Garbage, Phantogram”

“Love X Stereo promises two things: love, and (of course), stereo. The trio’s third EP Glow delivers all that their name implies. Over four tracks and a handful of remixes, the Seoul, Korea-based band manages to wrap the spectrum of youthful angst (including, but not limited to, loneliness, romance, and a desire for transcendence) into a candy-coated, easy to swallow pill. It’s like your mom always said—a spoon full of optimistic indie pop/rock helps the medicine go down.”

“Indeed, one readily detects everything from Smashing Pumpkins, U2 and My Bloody Valentine to classic ‘60s girl-group, spacey ‘70s Prog and poppy ‘80s nu-psychedelia in the band’s sound – check, for example, signature track “Soul City” (aka “Seoul City” for a sleek sample of the impressive instrumentation and vocalist Annie’s sensual croon.”

“Seoul: a soundtrack to the city Seoul electro rock band Love X Stereo's singer and synth player Annie Ko selects her perfect playlist for her home city. It's also a great introduction to South Korean music.”

“Love X Stereo immediately caught our ear with their daring re-visioning of rock tropes and standards from the 90′s onward and in the process have evolved a sound quite their own.”

“The energy flows well!”

Daily Unsigned

“What matters is not the quantity but the quality. That is something many can debate, but in the end we have to agree that this is a fact. Why spend time listening to something that is not worth it when you can, say, hear three songs that will totally blow your mind? These guys 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 “Gamnan Style” but more serious.”

“Love X Stereo‘s first single contains 4 songs, 2 of which are an English and Korean version. It’s difficult to tell the full potential and talent of a band based off so few songs, but Love X Stereo present an interesting electro-pop rock style. Buzzin’ focuses a lot of a full band sound while accenting each beat with some type of electronica and synth repeating in the background.”

“What You Need Wednesdays: Love X Stereo - Off the Grid EP [- Hide ] South Korean electronic band Love x Stereo reached out to us recently to share their new EP Off the Grid. It's a short three-song jaunt that blends two of our favorite things here at Viva—dance music and 90's alternative rock. Citing Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam as her largest influences, lead singer/synth player Annie Ko unironically reveres the 90's alt-rock scene, even the parts we Americans have come to distance ourselves from. Lead track "Soul City (Seoul City)" is an exercise in Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness-esque excess, an almost 7-minute trek though the good and bad of the band's hometown, propelled by an unabashedly poppy guitar lead and vocal melody.”

“It’s an awesome thing to see the front woman of a Korean band rolling around on the floor and jumping off guitar amps. Quite a rare sight indeed. Especially inKorea. However, if you head over to a Love X Stereo gig you are bound to be amped up and vibing out with their lovely front lady, Ko Yeon-Kyung. Love X Stereo are a four piece indie band based in Seoul. They are quickly growing in popularity due to their regular gigging schedule and unique sound. Their energy is quite infectious and they are harvesting a rather professional set list of catchy punk rock with infused electronic elements. A great example and personal favorite of mine is their rendition of ’1979′ by The Smashing Pumpkins. The members of Love X Stereo have been involved in the Korean scene for quite sometime now. The band actually grew out of the punk rock band Skrew Attack and has now become a full time project, by which they intend to experiment with new sounds, new music, and new visions.”

“After Buzzin’, Love X Stereo released a 3 song single in 2012. The recording of Off the Gird is more polished than their first EP and slightly changes the sound that was present. The songs pull back some of the electronica and allow the instruments to take a front seat to the music.”

“Some great music here, has a real unique and distinctive sound! A good mix of indie rock and electronica and punky pop. Has been recorded well, pretty good vocals!”

Stuart Epps

“Love X Stereo의 음악은, 기본적으로 90년대 alternative rock과 punk rock 기반을 가진 electronic 음악이다. 신디사이징과 이펙팅이 자유로운 이들의 음악은 매우 댄서블하다. 멤버들 각각 10여 년 이상의 음악 경력을 지닌 이들이 모여 만드는 사운드는 이들의 내공을 여실히 보여 준다.”

KT Music