DMZ//38 was formed to draw attention to the ongoing division of the Korean peninsula. With international visibility including broadcasts in both South and North Korea, DMZ//38 has performed throughout the West Coast, and plays an active role in the National Campaign to End the Korean War.
The group released the debut album "No Man's Land" in 2006, written and produced by Korean American singer-songwriter DMZ who majored in East Asian history at Columbia University. Contributors include bassist Mario Pagliarulo of Serj Tankian Band (System of A Down), Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Mike Lazer (Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"), and drummer Pat Godwin.
In addition to a special reissue of "No Man's Land," a new EP is planned for release in 2010.
The name DMZ//38 refers to the De-Militarized Zone located at the 38th Parallel separating South and North Korea from the close of the Korean War in 1953 to the present day. It is the most heavily militarized region on Earth, and DMZ pledges "to never be silent until Korea is reunified and my name itself becomes a historical term."