Kafka Saving Showgoers Some Won

By Shawn Despres

As Dain previously mentioned, the next three weeks should make South Korea-based music fans happy with high profile outdoor events the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, Jisan Valley Rock Festival, Summer Week&T, Busan International Rock Festival, and possibly Peace At The DMZ (is anyone else getting the feeling that this one may not go down?) all taking place between July 23 and August 8.

For those looking to save some cash to help fuel their festival fever, tonight (July 17) Kafka will be playing a *free* CD release concert for their new EP, “The Most Beautiful Thing.” The show takes place at Hongade‚Äôs Yogiga Expression Gallery and starts at 6:30 p.m. The always cool Vidugli Ooyoo (who will be touring China in early August) and Rainbow 99 will open the gig.

“The Most Beautiful Thing” is Kafka’s first new recording in three years. It mixes elements of electro-rock, dream pop, and trip hop. You can check out three tracks from the album here or here. Indieful ROK’s got an interview up with the Seoul duo here. They’ll be featured in August’s Groove Korea magazine as well.

There’s a really simple map to Yogiga here.

Here’s the music video for “The Ninth Moon” from 2007’s “Nothingness” full-length.

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