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*Disclaimer* Every Indie Playlist we make we take one word from the song or artist to try to come up with a title for the playlist. This…was the unfortunate combination that we came up with this week.

Glen Check “Young Generation”

 

We’re finally back with a Korean indie update! Truthfully, the Korean indie world has been pretty quite what with most of the big bands currently in album writing mode. So we were pretty excited to see the comeback of Glen Check! We’ve seen them live and they were just as good, if not better, live. They sound a lot fuller live and it’s great to seem them rock out on stage. It’s even funnier to see the girls in the front room being drenched in sweat like all the rest of us trying to desperately powder their faces. SERIOUSLY! SO FUNNY!!! They were trying to BB cream and powder their faces in an ocean of moshing sweaty people before Glen Check took the stage. Anyhoo back to Glen Check’s newest single. This song feels like a return to 80s-90s music and doesn’t have that same full rock band meets electro feel that we’re used to from Glen Check, but we still totally love it. If you haven’t already, they have a snippet of their next single available on their youtube page and THAT song has the Glen Check feeling I’m used to, including a return of the lead singer. So what do you think? Love this new song, hate it, stuck in the middle?

Rphabet Feat. San E “Black Suit”

 

Next up is Alpabet feat San E. So a lot of you might be wondering who this Aphabet is, and why they don’t appear in the video. Okay, so San E is the rapper in the video, but Alphabet is actually a producer who – from what we’ve been told – made the Infinite “Destiny” song as well. That song was awesome and this song…almost awesome. I love the beat of the song, without a doubt, but the rapping is a bit…not great for me. Martina totally digs it, but it sounds a bit cheesy for me. I’m happier when he stops rapping and lets the beat go on. Is that too harsh? I’m sorry. He’s got a whole angry battle-rapper vibe to him and I’m more interested in charisma than anger.

On the other hand, this is an example of a super awesome MV. They could have had girl wearing skimpy clothing twearking against an expensive car for the chorus, but instead they mixed a minimalistic black and white background with awesome animated sketches add in post production. The post production is what really made this video cool. It reminds me a bit of Jay Park’s video where he wears a skull mask, though. Anyone else think so?

BJ “UHUH”

 

Remember a while ago when we did our indie review of Venus Kim’s “Exercise”? That was a really fun low budget song and video. The video was charming, bizarre and silly, and the song was so much better as a result. Here’s another example of something similar. The song’s cool, but watching the video makes me like the song more. And it’s ruined our vocabulary the way “Wow Fantastic Baby” has. Now we can’t say “UHUH” without singing the chorus to this song. You’ll like it. You should like it, at least. It’s fun and right up our alley. Let us know what you think!

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  1. Can’t believe how much the last song reminds me of PSY’s first song, lol.

  2. Karen Poulin

    I loved Black Suit, but the last part really threw me off >_> just my thoughts though.

  3. Today has been a day of catching up on your guys’ videos, and I’m so so happy that Indie Playlist are back. It’s one of my favourite segments, because a)awesome music, and b) you guys are SO INTO IT. It’s a lot more fun for me to watch than music monday is (though I love those, too :D). AND GLEN CHECK. YESSSSS.

  4. actually now that simon mentions it i totally feel the angry sanE vibe, and after looking up the lyrics, its def there.
    although i still love the song :DDD just too catchyy

  5. K-POP Steve USA

    Ok…First off you are the guys who got me hooked on Korean Indie. WTF
    guys, your last KIP was September 22nd, you rushed though this one like
    …well like you were tweeking. Four Minutes and Twenty seconds to
    discuss the best music there is and holy crap when there is a new Glen
    Check masterpiece. This was a absolutely great playlist!!! It needed
    to be savored and loved …LOL Less Coffee and more Simon and Martina
    ……PLEASE…..

  6. Deleting Comments from Long Time Supporters is not cool LOL

    • What are you talking about? None of your comments has ever been deleted. I just checked.Also Simon and Martina never delete comments. It is the other moderators who do that and it is only if they violate our commenting guidelines.
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  7. leesigh3

    Young black BJ? Really now!

  8. K-POP Steve USA

    Ok…First off you are the guys who got me hooked on Korean Indie. WTF guys, your last KIP was September 22nd, you rushed though this one like …well like you were tweeking. Four Minutes and Twenty seconds to discuss the best music there is and holy crap when there is a new Glen Check masterpiece. This was a absolutely great playlist!!! It needed to be savored and loved …LOL Less Coffee and more Simon and Martina ……PLEASE…..

  9. Glen Check is going to SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX!! I’m super pumped to be able to see them live (hopefully multiple times if they stick around Austin for the full week) without having to go to Korea. That is all, just had to share my excitement.

  10. TurnUptheAC

    Great Indie playlist…was still groovin even though I’m sick in bed.

  11. Cara Rose

    I must be late to the party; did I hear you (SIMON!) say that Jun-one is taking a break from Glen Check?? what’s up? o.O ….*rushes to google to hunt for info*

  12. If you never heard of techno with hiphop try hiphop artist like M.I.A and Azealia Banks.
    Azealia Banks uses really unique beats for her raps, especially techno and house music, her raps sound like something you would hear in a fashion show.
    Mia is a rapper that is influenced by uk grime and garage beats.
    I am telling you this because I found M.I.A out taking a picture with CL on instagram and discovered her music there and since you said it was unique to see them two fuse, I would just like to show you these artists.

  13. Karen Rivera

    I love Glen Check, yeah! :D

  14. Daryl Stephenson

    Fuck me dead, that Glen Check song is a JAM.
    I was born too late, man.

  15. Jessica May

    K-indie is baack! Yaaaaaay!

    I’m not a huge fan of Glen Check usually, but I totally dig this one. Maybe the 80-90’s feel? Oh yeah!

  16. oh noooo, starting my pediatrics internship made me loose the honor of first comment xD but i’m so happy the indie segment is back! i discovered some great artists there in the past! :D

  17. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    YAY! Korean indie!

    Martina I’m so glad you are digging Black Suit. I’ve been singing that song sporadically for a few weeks now and it’s nice hear someone enjoys it as much as me. I’m not big into hip hop so I almost skipped through it after I hit play but it held me the whole time and now it’s a go to song.

    Please allow me to drool with you over the MV. I love well done super high contrast black and white art, especially videos. They also utilize the reflected/mirrored image very well without it being boring or feeling over done. The added in post production animations just seal the deal for me for this video. Okay I’ll stop spewing rainbows.

    Loved Glenn Check’s song, it with with Black Suit made a great little sound track while I work. Uhuh, I just wasn’t feeling this one as much.

  18. Cyber_3

    Ah! I was missing this yesterday since I they were usually released on Sunday mornings for me (what a great way to wake up!) but I feel better now. A great selection of interesting songs. Love the GlenCheck as always and really LOVED the BJ at the end, so fun and funny too. While “Black Suit” was interesting from an editing point of view and the beat was catchy, it didn’t really do it for me and as someone else said, the ending just wiped away all the good points of the song and kind of confused me as to what he was trying to say with the song in the first place. Anyways, after KMM (or whatever this week), I guess it’s time to go through to the higher numbered pages of the kpop charts for more cool stuff to tide me over ’til the next video ;)

  19. I’m super happy the Indie playlists are back! Well, still not in the logical and non-frustrating format that you used before, but nevermind, they’re back!

    I was excited about Glen Check’s return too, but I have to say that nothing they have done after Haute Couture has impressed me… But I still love them, cuz every time I’m in a car or a train, I want to listen to nothing but Haute Couture in loop!

    The two other videos are well done, in different ways. Overall I’m not fan of today’s songs, much more of the videos!

  20. I kind of prefered the preview, pacific over this one but yay finally a new single! O_o

  21. PromisesNoelle

    Love Glen Check!!! ^-^

  22. tatiana lopes
    tatiana lopes

    Omg the uh uh song is amazing. Midway through it I though I didn’t like but by the end of it I just wanted to dance with them, so yeah great song.
    I really liked Glenn Check as well, I’m not their biggest fan, I like a couple of their songs. “Racket” is one of my favourites and I can see myself listening to this one a lot.
    Gotta agree with Simon about “Black Suit” I didn’t liked it. I really like korean hip hop but this didn’t do it for me.

    I’m glad indie playlist is back!!! Have you guys checked Lim Kim new song? I don’t even know if it’s consider indie or pop but it’s very different from her other stuff and the video is fantastic.

  23. Akira Miyashi

    Never realized how much I missed your “PLAYLIST MODE!!” shout out until today. Ah~~ :D By the way, I submitted a video response for a K-Indie song a few months back….but it never got reviewed. D: Here’s the link if you wanna review it ever…or not..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2bn3yc0AcA

  24. Wow this was a good week!
    Glen Check’s song was so funky! I’d be dancing around my room if i could :P
    That BJ music video was brilliant haha!
    Black Suit was cool. San E is literally everywhere nowadays
    Right so as soon as I had a good video to suggest they stopped doing video responses T.T
    So I’ll just post it here.
    Have you heard of Miss $? They’re a female soft hip hop (i don’t know if that’s a real genre or if I just made it up lol) trio. Their most recent song ‘You Were Not The…’ is really good. It starts off like it’s a ballad they gradually add to it throughout the song so that by the end it has evolved into something else :P Also the MV is really cool. Please check it out ^.^
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_nLGVxmrIE

  25. Isabel Ruby
    Isabel Ruby

    holy smokes i spot a TYPO in the blog post!!!! :O tsk tsk

  26. Tuwa Liking

    I really needed a moment of laughter today… Thank you Simon and Martina^^ for introducing me to some awesome music, can’t wait for the next Glen Check release.
    YAY, K.I.P. is back with an awesome edition.
    I think people will start looking at me weirdly for doing the UHUH UHUH but one simply can’t help oneself.

  27. YAY. K-Indie is BACK. Oh, how I missed you so.

  28. Yami Kagome

    On a totally unrelated Note (And somehow still related, since it is about korean Music…) :::
    “I remember back when K-Pop-Videos got Artist peeing themselves whenever someone of the opposite Sex so much as hold their Hands! Remember the good old Days?”
    -Simon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ssi34lxko

  29. Korean Indiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!

    GLEN CHECK – YOUNG GENERATIONS
    Been waiting for a long time for Glen Check to come out with a new single/album but in the process have been fortunate to see them do a bunch of concerts and colabs with some favorite bands like WHOwho and Bye Bye Badman. With this song it totally reminds me of a mix of Justice and Daft Punk. any one else? Anyways I cant wait for Glen Check’s new album to drop and after talking to Jun (the lead singer) there are some really cool ideas he has to come :)

    RPHABET – BLACK SUIT
    When I first heard this song I kind of took it as funny because 1) Im not a huge hip hop or rapper fan, and 2) I didnt find it to be that genuine but then as the chorus came in it really got my attention. The MONEY for me though was at the 1:48 mark with that… how do i describe it… a distorted bass obo? yeah.. totally. this one is a total lip biter grove machine

    BJ – UH HUH
    (sigh) Im trying so hard not to like this one. Im sold on the hook though. When S&M were singing it at the beginning of their live chat on Friday it got stuck in my head again right away and made me laugh. On the video side I gotta admit its probably one of the more accurate depictions of everyday middle class Korea in a very unpolished way and for the fact of it being so familiar I give it props…. and also for making me chuckle pretty much thoughout the etire MV

    to quote an awesome dancing girl in a deer costume “I LOVE IT”

    EYK 4 LIFE YO!

  30. Yami Kagome

    Glen Check??? How in the World did I missed out on this Comeback??? I LOVE it!!! <3 <3 I definitely prefer "Pacific", but… This is still a rocking Song!!! <3 <3

  31. Blissfullygone

    WAIT… does this also now account for Music Monday?

  32. Gracie グレイス

    GLEN CHECK!!!! <333333

  33. Gracie グレイス

    Love how you guys always seem to post the k-indie playlist when i need some new music to listen to :D

  34. Mary G (매리)

    Uhuh just reminded me of Boy Before Flowers. Doesn’t it Martina? Like that time, when Goo Jun Pyo when to the baths for the first time with Geum Jan Di’s father and brother? :D

  35. Blissfullygone

    Black Suit <3 I loved it, Well for the most part, I could have gone without the last 15-20 seconds. It did get a little to angry, with a dash of insecurity. Other than that… this is now on my download list. Thanks guys ^_^ Also… Im super curious to Martina's Reaction to T.O.P's Doom Dada ….

  36. Jase Aaron

    I’m pleasantly surprised to see UHUH on here. Submitting weird videos to the charts has finally paid off :P

  37. vannia

    Haha I have to say that the third song is going to be played at every party from now on and I’m going to have to learn that fresh funky dance~~! sucks that I cant really comment on youtube anymore but hopefully the nasties will make me feel all warm and fizzy here :)

  38. Starsania

    Yay!=D I was waiting all day for this when you guys said you had an Indie Playlist this week! <3

  39. I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO happy that the K-Indie playlists are back!! xD

    It’s been too long!! WAAAAAY too long!! Can you see my sunken eyeballs? My visual hallucinations? Random seizures to the beat of Glen Check? Yeah, that’s kindie-withdrawal-symptoms. FINALLY!! THEY ARE RELIEVED!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

      • K-POP Steve USA

        Ok…First off you are the guys who got me hooked on Korean Indie. WTF
        guys, your last KIP was September 22nd, you rushed though this one like
        …well like you were tweeking. Four Minutes and Twenty seconds to
        discuss the best music there is and holy crap when there is a new Glen
        Check masterpiece. This was a absolutely great playlist!!! It needed
        to be savored and loved …LOL Less Coffee and more Simon and Martina
        ……PLEASE…..

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