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Yaeji + OHHYUK: 29 Singer, DJ and producer Yaeji (aka Kathy Yaeji Lee) teams up with OHHYUK (aka Oh Hyuk) from Seoul-based indie-rock band Hyukoh on two new songs, “29” and “Year to Year.” The former begins with playful percussion before a hulking, fuzzy bass line and synthetic drums appear, only to give way to a buoyant indie tune. The two artists credit each other …

Netflix’s Anime Scholarship for Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute

Netflix, along with Japan’s WIT Studio, will offer a full scholarship to the new anime course at Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute. Animator Hitomi Tateno, of Japan’s world-renowned Studio Ghibli, designed the six-month program and will teach it herself. There are only 10 spots available in the program, which is accepting applications now through 28 February. It’s available to residents of Japan only (but non-citizens …

Premiere: “Ghost Noise” by BOYO

Director Corey Watson animates the LA-based recording artist's melodic, melancholic track

From LA-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist BOYO (aka Robert Tilden) comes “Ghost Noise,” a melodic indie-pop release with a macabre undercurrent. On the track, Tilden’s friendly soundscape grows anxious as their lyrics shift from a tale of fantastical illusion to domestic nightmare. Corey Watson directed and animated the accompanying music video, which pays homage to the artistry of Japanese anime. Watson’s visual work heightens the emotional expanse …