Saturday, January 07, 2012

Indie Music Awards

   Fine, this post is for all of you who can't digest trot.

On January 2nd the results from Mint Paper Awards 2011 were published. Today followed a set of videos where the winners get to say their thanks to the music experts and Mint Paper members (‘minters’) that voted for them during the first half of December.
Rookie of The Year: Glen Check
Concert of The Year: Antenna Music Warriors그래, 우리 함께
Song of The Year: Chang Kiha & The Faces – “그렇고 그런 사이”
Album of The Year: The KoxxAccess OK
Artist of The Year: 10cm

The other videos were all in Korean:
- Antenna Music Warriors: [Mint Paper Awards 2011] 올해의 공연 ‘안테나뮤직 워리어스’
- The KOXX: [Mint Paper Awards 2011] 올해의 앨범 ‘칵스’
- 10cm: [Mint Paper Awards 2011] 올해의 아티스트 ’10cm’

Antenna Music Warriors was the name of a concert  held in May 2011 showcasing artists from Antennamusic, including Peppertones and Lucid Fall, with a digital release featuring highlights following a couple of months later. Here they are performing You Hee Yeol‘s “여름날”:

With close to 800,000 views on YouTube the music video for “그렇고 그런 사이” can hardly have been missed and may have contributed to the song’s success:

 The song is hella catchy^^

Of course with a set of winners there are the nominees that didn’t quite make it in their respective categories. Nevertheless they shouldn’t be forgotten and may serve as a starting point when looking for something new to listen to:
Rookie Nominees
Park Sol; Soran; Ulala Session; Have A Tea
Concert Nominees
No Reply꿈의 시작; DaybreakLook; Live Icon 3 (Daybreak, Monni, 10cm); Lee Juck사랑
Song Nominees
10cm – “사랑은 은하수 다방에서“; The Koxx – “12:00“; Soran – “준비된 어깨“, Dalmoon – “없는게 메리트
Album Nominees
10cm – 1.0; The Black Skirts – Don’t You Worry Baby (I’m Only Swimming); Kim Dong RyulkimdongrYULE; cafe : night & day
Artist Nominees
No Reply; Jaurim; Jung Jae Hyung; The Koxx

Other awards and year-end top lists have been plentiful lately. hellokpop has a good round-up and Korean Rock is Real offer some additional links. On Korean Indie’s Pinterest more links can be found and let’s not forget the top 20 albums of 2011 presented by Korean indie music webzine boda.

All info from: Korean Indie website.