Off The Grid

by LOVE X STEREO

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Off The Grid
New Love X Stereo EP released October 26
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Seoul, October 26 2012 – Since the release of debut demo album Buzzin' in December 2011, Love X Stereo has played a number of major concerts. Highlights included opening for Asobi Seksu's May 2012 Korean gig, Jisan Valley Rock festival in July, RockDo Festival in September and opening for The KDMS Korea concert in October.

Love X Stereo aims to create a mysterious but forceful sound, demonstrating outstanding talent in lyric writing, composition, arrangement, recording, mixing and producing.

At live gigs in particular, Love X Stereo's drive to fill venues to bursting point borders on obsession. The band is currently enjoying a hotter reaction from expatriate foreigners in Korea than from Koreans themselves – based on this international potential, it is planning its debut on the world stage.

Love X Stereo's music is an extraordinary fusion of 1990s alternative, pop and punk rock sentiment with electronic elements, aimed at creating totally new and original sounds. This is the result of the band's ongoing efforts to produce a seemingly familiar yet novel, seemingly simple yet complex, fuller-than-full sound.

If Love X Stereo's earlier demo album, Buzzin', was something approaching an attempt at new dance music with shades of the 1980s and 90s, new EP Off the Grid goes a step further, showing far greater depth not only in melody lines but also instrumental composition.

As its title suggests, the first track on the album, “Soul City (Seoul City),” is a gloves-off expression of the band's true feelings about its native city. The song is an attempt to melt contemporary Seoul, with all its ambivalent charm, into the lyrics and melody of the song. “Soul City (Seoul City)” ends on a majestic, psychedelic note, as if reflecting the complex civilizational world of this ancient capital.

Track 2, “Chain Reaction,” is the most recent on the EP and sounds every bit as fresh as it is new. A mysterious but rhythmical mood is sustained from beginning to end, based on the message that all things – you and I, life and death, humans and the universe – affect each other.

The third and final track, “Storm,” has been around relatively longer than others on the EP. Created in response to the shock of the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, it has been repeatedly edited and re-edited to achieve solid composition and a forceful sound. Tinged with a whiff of nostalgia for 1990s electronica, “Storm” delivers the most powerful sound among the three tracks on the album.

As the album's title, Off The Grid, suggests, this is EP is a must-have for all fans wanting a taste of Love X Stereo's unique, future-oriented sound that pushes its way out of all conventional orbits and heads off on a trajectory all of its own, into the depths of space.

[TRACKS]

1. SOUL CITY

2. CHAIN REACTION

3. STORM

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released October 26, 2012

- Contributors -
ANNIE: vocals, synthesizer, percussions
TOBY: guitars, producer
SOL: bass

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LOVE X STEREO Republic of Korea

Love X Stereo is an electro duo based in Seoul, Korea. Its music is authentic electronic music based in alternative and punk rock from the 90s. With its free use of synthesizing and effects, Love X Stereo’s music is danceable.

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Track Name: Soul City (Seoul City)
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
Track Name: Chain Reaction
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.
Track Name: Storm
* 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