Peppertones

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Peppertones
OriginSouth Korea
GenresModern rock, Electronic music
Years active2003-present
LabelsCavare Sound, Antenna Music
Websitewww.peppertones.net
MembersShin Jae-pyung (Sayo)
Lee Jang-won (Noshel)

Peppertones (Hangul: 페퍼톤스), is a Korean rock band formed in 2003 by Shin Jae-pyung (a.k.a. Sayo) and Lee Jang-won (a.k.a. Noshel). Shin and Lee met as students of Computer Science major at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea. The band's first EP album A Preview was released in 2004. They released their first album, Colorful Express, in 2005.

Members[edit]

  • Shin Jae-pyung (신재평) a.k.a. Sayo - guitar, vocals (born June 19, 1981)
  • Lee Jang-won (이장원) a.k.a. Noshel - bass, vocals (born August 30, 1981)

History[edit]

Shin Jae-pyung and Lee Jang-won both graduated from the Department of Computer Science at KAIST.[1] The duo met as members of KAIST's Folk Club and Rock Club. Originally, Shin Jae-pyung was part of a pop band, while Lee Jang-won was part of a folk band[2]. Lee Jang-won's band then was named "Triangular Rice Balls and Konjac Jelly" (삼각 주먹밥 과 곤약젤리) because he was eating just these two food items to save money to buy a guitar[3]. Their respective bands took part in KAIST's creative song festival, which Lee Jang-won's band won. Following that, Shin Jae-pyung's band recruited Lee Jang-won[2].

The band built its reputation by performing live in Hongdae clubs with Deb and Westwind, who played the guest vocal roles. They released their first EP called A Preview in 2004 with the independent music label Cavare Sound. They were recognized by critics as the winner of the "Best Dance & Electronic Song" award for their song Superfantastic from their first album Colorful Express (2005) at the 4th Korean Music Awards in 2007.[4] In September 2008, they moved to their current label, Antenna Music.[5]

Sayo and Noshel are the stage names they used at the beginning of their debut, and they are now active under their real names. At the beginning of their career, their songs are sung by guest vocalists, notably Deb and Westwind. In their first album, Colorful Express (2005), they began singing on their own, with Shin mostly occupying the main vocal role and Lee as backing vocals.

Lee earned a Master of Business Engineering degree from KAIST's Business School and worked as an intern for Mirae Asset Management in late 2009. He is currently a doctorate student at KAIST's Graduate School of Culture and Technology.[6] He is also currently active as a cast member of the TV show Problematic Men since 2015.[7]

Shin was a radio DJ for the Our Beautiful Night Radio program on EBS FM from May 30 to August 28, 2011.[8] He has also written songs for other artists, most notably K-pop girl group f(x), singer-actress Park Ji-yoon, and singer Baek A-yeon.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[9][10]
Colorful Express
  • Released: December 16, 2005
  • Label: Cavare Sound
  • Formats: CD
N/A
New Standard
  • Released: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Cavare Sound
  • Formats: CD
23
Sounds Good!
  • Released: December 17, 2009
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21 N/A
Beginner's Luck
  • Released: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9
High-Five
  • Released: August 14, 2014
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
long way
  • Released: May 9, 2018
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10]
2014-2015 Two Lives
  • Released: August 3, 2016
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10]
A Preview
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Cavare Sound
  • Formats: CD
N/A
Open Run
  • Released: November 15, 2012
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Digital singles[edit]

  • April Funk (2005)
  • Thank You (2013)
  • Campfire (2015)

Awards[edit]

Years Awards
2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peppertones member's graduation". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  2. ^ a b ARIRANG TV (2018-11-29), [I'm LIVE X Digging] Ep.81 - Peppertones (페퍼톤스) _ Full Episode, retrieved 2019-05-12
  3. ^ "The Brainiacs Episode 18 (2015-06-25)". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "4회 시상식 수상결과". koreanmusicawards.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ "안테나뮤직, 이쯤 되면 예능레이블 맞죠?". www.melon.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  6. ^ "연합뉴스 : 바른언론 빠른뉴스". www.yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  7. ^ Ghim, Sora (2018-12-06). "The Problematic Men Show Their Real Selves". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  8. ^ "페퍼톤스의 신재평 라디오 DJ 도전". 서울신문 (in Korean). 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  9. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  10. ^ a b c "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  11. ^ "First Half of 2008 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  12. ^ "2012년 04월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  13. ^ "2014년 08월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  14. ^ "2018년 05월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  15. ^ "2016년 08월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  16. ^ "2012년 11월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-01.

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