Allkpop has acknowledged the release of No Brain’s High Tension today, including a passage on the purpose of the album: No Brain returns after five years with sixth album, “High Tension”. Though contrary to what the headline suggests, No Brain has continuously been releasing mini albums and singles as well as contributing to various soundtracks since the release of fifth full length album 그것이 젊음 in 2007.
On April 5, the first few tracks off the Greenplugged Omnibus Album, Sum∞, turned up online. Among other contributions, it contains new songs from DOT (별빛의 노래), Super Kidd (북극곰), Ibadi (두근두근), Lee Jang Hyuk (나무), Bye Bye Sea (비타민 소녀), and The Finnn (물방울 속에 갇힌 바다). The compilation also introduces a collaboration between Monni and Instant Romantic Floor’s rapper YeSLow with a song called 초록 물고기 as well as Lee Han Choul working together with somebody called Kangto on track 흐르는 강물처럼.
Apollo 18 have now returned to Korea from their US tour, but only after first stopping by Japan to play another couple of gigs. Ken of the fine blog Japan Live attended the Sunday show and has now provided a live report accompanied by a few photos: Apollo 18’s Tokyo Landing.
So far it seems this week offers two particularly interesting releases.
First up is Pastel Music’s post punk band Eloise that, as previously mentioned, will release an EP on April 7. The title is Video 1 and yesterday a music video promoting main track 진심을 너에게 was released. The EP holds 7 tracks but it seems debut song 49 did not make the cut.
Following some internal issues National Pigeon Unity has gone from a trio to a duo and will make a return with their second full-length album Root on April 9. The samples from Hyang Music for Kathera and Root make it clear that the sound quality this time around is much better than before in spite of the band having gone back to self-releasing their material. With NPU being responsible for one of my very favorite releases last year, my expectations are very high for this one.
A month and a half ago the duo performed a set of the new songs at Club Spot, caught on video byfishinNeverland:
- 110218.Spot.전비연_Bullshit, Kathera
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