4:36 pm - 04/14/2012

Busker Busker Mega Post+Profile+Full Album

Busker Busker were the runner up contestants on the popular audition program Superstar K3, being beaten by Ulala Session, and now in the space of two weeks have become the most successful Korean Indie group of the last few years. All of songs from their debut album were composed by the lead Singer and Guitarist Jang Bum Jun, and have now taken the Korean charts by storm.


Jang Bum Jun:

Position: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Korean Age: 23
University Student

Bradley Ray Moore:

Position: Drums
Age: 28
University English Lecturer (Ikr)
Hometown: Fairfield Ohio

Kim Hyoeng Tae:

Position: Bass Guitar
Age: 21
University Student

Source: mnet

Cherry Blossom Ending MV (Eng Subs):

Source: YT

Full Album:

First Love:

Yeosu Night Sea:

Ideal Type:

Lonely Amp:

Entrance to the Alley:

Calling You:

The Flowers:


The vocals here are so amazing;_:

Source: AsianDreamMusic, Kyo, Joonghyuna

Omona's favorite Transparent Pants Oppa praises Busker Busker

JYP (Park Jin Young) has highly praised the music of Busker Busker.

On April 2, JYP posted on his Twitter, "I just listened to Busker Busker's music. It's so beautiful that it hurts... thanks to them, I stayed in my recording studio all night, making music. Ah, I'm hurting and I'm so happy."

What especially sticks out is that Busker Busker was a contestant on Mnet's "Superstar K3" whereas JYP is currently a judge for SBS "K-Pop Star."

Netizens who came across this tweet commented, "I'm hearing praise from many places about Busker Busker's new album. I guess it's really that good," "I really like Busker Busker. I wish them the best in the future," "I really hope the rest of the 'Superstar K3' contestants will release albums," and "If it's to the point where JYP gives them that kind of high praise, then I can guess the album's quality even when I haven't listened to it yet."

Meanwhile, Yoon Do Hyun spoke about a particular track from Busker Busker's album, "Yeosu Night Sea," on Mnet's "Yoon Do Hyun's Must." Busker Busker's lead vocal Jang Bum Joon wrote and composed the track himself. Yoon Do Hyun said, "Even a man in his forties like me would like to sing this song." Also during the show, T-ara's Eunjung commented, "Busker Busker's album is the best. Now I feel like I have to go to the 'Yeosu Night Sea.'"

Source: Soompi

Busker Busker Tops Gaon April 4-7:

 Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking: 

1. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending”

2. Busker Busker – “First Love”

3. Busker Busker – “Yeosu Night Sea”

4. Huh Gak – “The Person Who Once Loved Me”

5. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – “Crazily Missing You (‘The King 2 Hearts’ OST)”

6. Busker Busker – “Loneliness Amplifier”

7. Busker Busker – “Ideal Type”

8. Busker Busker – “Bloom”

9. CNBLUE – “Hey You”

10. Big Bang – “Fantastic Baby”

 Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking: 

1. Busker Busker – ‘Busker Busker’

2. SHINee – ‘Sherlock The 4th Mini Album’

3. BTOB – ‘Born To Beat’

4. CNBLUE – ’3rd Mini Album Ear Fun’

5. Big Bang – ‘ALIVE’

6. Teen Top – ‘It’s (EP)’

7. Various Artists – ‘The Moon that Embraces The Sun OST (Special Edition)’

8. Nu’est – ‘Face (1st Single)’

9. Huh Gak – ‘LACRIMOSO (EP)’

10. Super Junior – ‘Mr. Simple The 5th Album Repackage’

They also got a Perfect All Kill:

Source: AKP

Busker Busker wins on Mnet+pressed fangirls ask for receipts:

Source: YT

Busker Busker denies rumor of boycotting television appearances:

The news that the indie band Busker Busker has boycotted the major networks is incorrect according to Mnet.

A staff member from Mnet spoke with OSEN on April 10th and said, “The news that they have boycotted appearing on television is false.  The reason that they are not appearing is because they are focusing on their first concert which will be held in May.”

We are just following the desire of the group who wants to focus on their live performance, and so we are cutting down their schedules,” continued the staff member.

The members themselves are not concerned with appearing on cable or television.  In a recent interview that Busker Busker had with OSEN, they said, “We like concerts more than broadcasts.  We want to focus on doing concerts.  A lot of people ask us about appearing on television but currently we really do not care too much about it.  If we have an opportunity to sing, that is all that matters.

It has been reported that a certain station requested for them to appear on a popular program but they declined the offer, and that is where this rumor apparently stemmed from. 

Busker Busker will be holding their concert titled ‘Youth Bus’ from May 4th through the 6th.

Source: AKP

1st Look Vol 17 (MARCH)

Source: Asia 247

I was trying to fit Slay somewhere in here but Buslay sounds odd.

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oonalala 14th-Apr-2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks for posting this OP! I've been wanting to learn more about these guys!
kimiko1387 14th-Apr-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
And here I was being called strange for befriending my college professors...clearly we should have taken the next step and started a band.

Music is lovely though, definitely can see why they're topping the charts (they sound so good for spring).
neoreulwonhae 14th-Apr-2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
Hapa? He doesn't look totally white. Maybe hispanic...hmmzorz...

Anyway, nice music. Cute and chill.
xredada 14th-Apr-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm addicted to Cherry blossom ending. The lyrics are soo cute.
already 14th-Apr-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Busker Busker for all the awards tbh.
I love every song in the album and that rarely happens. Loneliness Amplifier is my favorite aside from Cherry Blossom Ending and Yoseo Night Sea.

If we have an opportunity to sing, that is all that matters.
I know people will probably think them as snobs because they refused to do broadcasts, but I admire them for that.

ty for this post OP :)

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Edited at 2012-04-14 04:30 pm (UTC)
funkyfreskdays 14th-Apr-2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Busker Busker denies rumor of boycotting television appearances

mad_nux 14th-Apr-2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
glorious post
asnindie 14th-Apr-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
in_noctem 14th-Apr-2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
I loved their MV so much, the animations were adorable. I'm so happy their album is doing really well. And the black and white photo is really nice.

The winning clip was really cute, especially when Jonghyun came over to talk to them. Were fangirls really pressed though? They need to calm down.
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dbsked 14th-Apr-2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
I think their old stuff was relatively popular, first I heard about them when Yoochun recommended the group on his cyworld, but "Bus stop" was on the playlists of most my korean friends)))

you can check youtube, I'm sure there should be some their stuff)
dbsked 14th-Apr-2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
glorious post indeed \0/

I personally loooove "Calling on the phone" (Calling you)! is on repeat for several days^^ so chill~~
the_erotomanic 14th-Apr-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
bless this post. busker busker needs more love. :o)

bum jun and hyeong tae are adorable. still remember how smiley they were when they got eliminated before getting into the top 11 of ssk3.
very_pinku 14th-Apr-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
The pictures for the 1st look strikes me as odd cause why does the Korean guys have one lady and the white guy has two...
But anyway, I like how their music is fresh and relaxing to listen to. It's nice that these types of talented groups are performing well.
Hopefully in the future, it becomes more balanced in the charts so that non idols as well as idols can compete fairly.
rurutia88 14th-Apr-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
i really2 like the cherry blossom ending song...now i need to listen to the others too. they r that good that they beat up all ur oppars and unnirs..somehow, this slightly convinced me that korean music still got hope lol
rurutia88 14th-Apr-2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
what's busker busker means anyway?
asnindie 14th-Apr-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
I think people just like repetition lol, like Hunter Hunter.
neongoldtooth 14th-Apr-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
dang i loveee their album! thanks for the post. i've been meaning to look for more info about them.
asnindie 14th-Apr-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
I wish I had more info about them tbh, but there isn't much on the blogs or anything.
notyourgeisha 14th-Apr-2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
One hell of a mega-post
Busker Busker oppas better than your faves, I love this album so much q_q
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