Band of the Week 6 - Phonebooth

We keep trying to mix up the styles so you can see just how wide the variety here is in Korean rock. So, this week we bring you the ear-friendly rock 'n' roll outfit, Phonebooth: a 5-piece band formed back in 2005 and fronted by the fun-loving Laser!

 

Known for their energy at live shows and passionate, catchy, alt-rock songs, this band is an instant favorite for any music fan.

Check out this video and get ready for lots of Phonebooth! This track is called 비극의 탄생 THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY.

Album Story

 

This sections is here to help you decide where to spend your hard-earned 1, 3, or 10 bucks on something different, something cool, something K-Rock! 🤘

 

Here's Phonebooth's discography up until now, each with a RGY mini-review and with links at the bottom to learn more, listen more, and buy more!

 

The Way to Live On (2008) - Demo LP

 

We love the way this album gets the feet dancing and the mind remembering the glory days of rock and roll 😀 A fantastic first record for a talented band! For me, No Fiction (track 7), is the no miss off this one 🤘

 

Read about it: Another chance for a prize! Buy it, write a review, send it to us and you could win!

Listen to it (sign up for full songs)

Buy it

 

 

By me, For me, Of me (2010) - LP

 

This album is frickin' fun as hell! Laser's vocal power really comes out on this one. And just for those of who remember Bono's inability to count to 4 in Spanish...make sure to check out track 6 on this one! 😜 (Plus it's an awesome song 🤘

Read about it: None yet, but buy it, write a review, send it to us and you could win a prize!

Listen to it (sign up for full songs)

Buy it

 

 

Wonder (2014) - LP

 

Proper rock and roll that's easy on the ears, and a great way to get to know Phonebooth's style. Definitely check out track 2, Red Flowers, a fun mix of classic and melodic rock.

 

Read about it

Listen to it: Easier to buy this one, just 9 bucks!

Buy it

 

 

 

 

 

Prank (2015) - EP

This album, while shorter than the others at 5 songs, is absolutely beautiful. There are some wonderful messages in this one as well, starting off with "Flowers on the Waves," a song about the Sewol ferry disaster of 2014, a touching song with a powerful melody.

 

Read about it

Listen to it: You can preview it on iTunes and watch videos on YouTube, but rather support the band with 5 bucks and buy this treasure! 😀

Buy it!

 

 

Civitas Project (2016) - Singles

 

This is a very cool set of songs each with a music video that collectively create the "Singles Project" Civitas. We adore these tracks and all the videos~ it's all pure fun and rock 'n' roll!

 

 

 

Leave Myself (2017) - Single

 

Just released last month, this is a great sign of things to come from the band. A melodic rock song with a little pop element and a well-highlighted vocal melody.

 

Buy it!

 

 

 

 

 

Live Story

 

We are, obviously, all about the live music here at RGY. Below, we give you a little about what Phonebooth live is all about!

 

Certainly, watching a live video is not the same as seeing a band live, but if you live too far away at the moment, it's the best chance to get to know a band's sound. So, check out the video below and try to imagine yourself amongst the partying revelers in the basement of your favorite rock club!

 

And for when you finally get the chance to see these guys on stage, here's what you can expect:

  • FUN! The band loves having a good time and you'll see that from the start to the end of their set.

  • Enthusiasm... and jumping, lots of jumping! (from the band and the fans equally)

  • You will be singing parts of the chorus, as best you understand them, by the end of every song 😉

Wear some comfy clothes and dance your way down to their show the next chance you get! 🤘

Song Story

So we come to the end of another wonderful week of fantastic music that may just be brand new to you, with the most important part, the songs!

 

Here's our 5 not-to-miss Phonebooth tracks along with 5 “words” on why you should give them a listen (plus a link to do just that):

 

"The Birth of Tragedy" Why? Dancetastic 😁

 

"Got a Chance" Why? Sing-a-long-y!

 

"Home" Why? I-think-I-know-it-esque 😉

 

"A Dead Bird" Why? Darkdictive 🤘

 

"Flowers on the Wave" Why? Beautiful ❤️

And of course, for those who really want to sing-a-long, and practice their Korean, here are the lyrics for Got a Chance:

 

같은 꿈들만 향해 달리는 너

gat-eun kkum-deul-man hyang-hae dal-li-neun neo-

잦은 변명들 치졸해 지는 너

jad-eun byeon-myeong-deul chi-jol-hae ji-neun neo-

너의 심장은 점점 느려지고

neo-ui sim-jang-eun jeom-jeom neu-lyeo-ji-go-

무기력 속을 헤매는 눈동자

mu-gi-lyeok sok-eul he-mae-neun nun-dong-ja

가질게 없는 이 세상에

ga-jil-ge eob-neun i se-sang-e

움켜쥔 너의 두 손은 무엇을 원해

um-kyeo-jwin neo-ui du son-eun mu-eot-eul won-hae

 

I got a chance got a chance 뛰어봐 (ttwi-eo-bwa)

You got a chance got a chance 심장보다 (sim-jang-bo-da)

빨리 뛰어봐 떼레레로

ppal-li ttwi-eo-bwa tte-le-le-lo

I got a chance got a chance 달려가 (dal-lyeo-ga)

You got a chance got a chance 지나버린 (ji-na-beo-lin)

실패를 날려 떼레레로

sil-pae-leul nal-lyeo tte-le-le-lo

 

답을 말하면 바보가 되는 곳

dab-eul mal-ha-myeon ba-bo-ga doe-neun got

황금을 좇는 꿈틀 댄 도시로

hwang-geum-eul jot-neun kkum-teul daen do-si-lo

검은 고함을 지르는 차들은

geom-eun go-ham-eul ji-leu-neun cha-deul-eun

세상의 중심을 향해 달려 간다

se-sang-ui jung-sim-eul hyang-hae dal-lyeo gan-da

아직도 낮게 움추린 널

a-jik-do nad-ge um-chu-lin neol

차갑게 식은 도시는 너의 대답을 원해

cha-gab-ge sik-eun do-si-neun neo-ui dae-dab-eul won-hae

 

I got a chance got a chance 뛰어봐 (ttwi-eo-bwa)

You got a chance got a chance 심장보다 (sim-jang-bo-da)

빨리 뛰어봐 떼레레로

ppal-li ttwi-eo-bwa tte-le-le-lo

I got a chance got a chance 달려가 (dal-lyeo-ga)

You got a chance got a chance 지나버린 (ji-na-beo-lin)

실패를 날려 떼레레로

sil-pae-leul nal-lyeo tte-le-le-lo

Check out all our Bands of the Week!!

~Keep RoKing my friends~

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