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Updated : September 27 2016

Boy bands are churning out new releases in time for fall.

Returning with a new look just this week was the band GOT7, with the group’s first studio album in two years, “Flight Log: Turbulence,” released Tuesday. The music video for the album’s title track “Hard Carry” was also unveiled on the same day.

SHINee also announced new releases Tuesday. The five-member act will roll out its fifth full-length album “1 of 1” on Oct. 5 at midnight, according to the group’s management agency S.M. Entertainment.

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Hip-hop, and rhythm and blues artist Crush (Official Facebook)
This will be SHINee’s first domestic studio album in over a year, after the release of “Odd” last May.

Hip-hop and rhythm and blues artist Crush also recently announced his return to the spotlight through official social media channels Tuesday.
The 24-year-old is scheduled to unveil the album “Wonderlust” on Oct. 14 at midnight. He had released a five-track mini album, “Interlude,” in May.

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Five-member K-pop boy band SHINee (Official Facebook)
Best known for hit tracks such as “Woo ah” and “Don’t Forget,” the singer is also gearing up for a world tour that will begin in Seoul in November and continue in North America and Europe in the coming months.

Earlier this month, one of the most anticipated comebacks of the year took place with first-generation K-pop boy band Sechs Kies returning to the stage 16 years after disbanding.

During two sold-out concerts in Seoul, five of the band’s six original members performed a new track, “Three Words.” They have signed a three-year contract with YG Entertainment and are reportedly working on a new album.

By Kim Yu-young (ivykim@heraldcorp.com)

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