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It’s a Martina and Leigh indie plaaaaaylist!!! IN PLAYLIST MODEEEEE!!!! This playlist is a bizarre combo of Acoustic Folk Rock music meets Hip Hop meets….um…Rap-Dance? That’s totally a genre right…guise? *crickets*

First up is Joon 안승준 with “My Last Song” which I really didn’t think I’d like when I first started listening to it but I ended up really digging it. I can’t explain what I feel from this song except that it has a very epic feel to it. Not epic in the terms of loud instruments building up to a huge crashing crescendo or anything, but that it has a kind of story unravelling feel to it. I get the same kindof feeling from Wilco or Neutral Milk Hotel. It feels like this song transmits a feeling to you. I get a similar feeling when I listen to the song “Ocean Travel” from the Coffee Prince Soundtrack. It’s originally sung by the band Tearliner but the Choi Han Sung version makes me feel all weird and butterfly like. That’s what this song does too.

Onto Leigh’s pick of the day, Swings “Victorious 2 Feat. Gray”. I gotta talk about the music video for this one. As people who eat, breathe, and make videos every single day, I REALLY REALLY appreciate the effort put into this video. I believe it is a one shot take video but because of the editing, there could have been a few sections that gave them the chance to pause shooting and start again. Such as the pans between the rooms that created the single frames of all black. It very well could have just been the ISO unable to adjust to the dark wall in time and this really could have been a one shot video, but frankly it doesn’t really matter if they paused a couple times because this video is still amazing. The timing of holding up a cell phone of you rapping, dropping posters with your name on it in time with the lyrics, the domino books, and the cameos being really well timed make this A+ video in my books. I’m really curious about the making of this video and

Wow this was a wow video request from Alejandra (hope I spelt your name right). She requested Secret Agent Sound 비밀요원 “Like It” but I seriously recommend you watch their other video for “Sexy Casanova” as well. As I mentioned in the video, I really couldn’t tell if they were trying really hard to be serious but kind of failing at it or if they were joking because it was really convincing. Even the back up dancers were embarrassingly cliche to watch since they didn’t really do anything at all. Not even new dance moves, just the same butt wiggles over and over again so I was really hoping this was kind of mocking the normal rap video. After watching Sexy Casanova I realized that they must be joking. Or at least I hope they know they were unconvincing and I didn’t just insult their attempt to be serious to their faces…oh gawddd… RUN AWAY!! Well either way, the song is actually pretty catchy. Let me know what you think, are they a group with a sense of humour or was this video supposed to be dead serious??

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  1. Kat-at-ta

    Hey guys! I have a suggestion for your next indie playlist. His name is MicroDot and he’s not really indie music, he’s a rapper from New Zealand who recently won a radio competition here and his first single is pretty awesome. He raps in English and Korean and when I heard it I thought the EYK audience might like him. He’s a friend of a friend so I thought I’d share =] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PDycqdm4mk

  2. Hey guise! I miss your Indie segments and I was also wondering abut your favorite Korean Indie bands. :) Can we get a Top 3/5/10 list of your most loved bands, pretty please :3

  3. Wow.Thousand of people watched my video for only two days, Thanks to you, Martina.
    But come on- I’ve never thought I could be a yodel singer.

  4. Leigh Smith

    The first time I saw this listed, I almost dropped my phone and actually momentarily forgot how to use it. It was quite comical according to my bestie. This time, the second time, when I actually would be able to watch it, I spilled coffee in my excitement. Swings is my bias-wrecker. And this song is so good!! And Grey IS magic, everything I’ve heard him do is solid. I’m from the land of Timbaland so I’m spoiled when it comes to track making gold, but I’m confident enough to say, he’s well on his way to being certified.

  5. I know this isn’t the right place to be posting this….but I was really curious. I watched your tl,dr from a few weeks ago and learned that porn is blocked in Korea, but is THIS true? I was really surprised.
    Again, I’m sorry I posted here :’D It won’t happen again.

    • Catherine M

      I don’t know if looking at porn is quite the right term. But looking for it is probably true. Think about it. They want to stop people from being able to look up porn. In order to know if they are missing things or if people have found a way to get around their blocks, it would make sense for them to hire people to try to find porn on the internet. That might not be the people’s only jobs, but it would surprise me if there weren’t people in SK who were paid to try to find porn on the internet.
      It’s like those banks that hire companies to break into them and steal money. They are trying to find holes in their security, so that they can patch them up. And who better to find those holes than someone who is paid to get past them? They might even get some kind of bonus for every porn sight they find. That would be pretty good motivation.

  6. amaya aguero monzon

    You guys should have Leigh more on the indie playlists !! she matches more my musical style than you guys !!

  7. I really want to recommend some songs, but I don’t know if they would qualify. So what does qualify for a K-Indie recommendation? Since I don’t live in Korea and have never been there.. I feel at a loss. Anyways, thanks for doing these. I have found some of my favorite bands through it. ^_^

  8. Leigh’s hair looks so good! She can definitely work the wavy pixie cut.

  9. Gracie グレイス

    And I reckon I’m gonna exercise to “Like It” cus’ I (get this)…. like it! -insert laugh track-

  10. Gracie グレイス

    OMG I love Vodka Rain and Swings :’)

  11. Jonathan Hubbs

    Is there a source online somewhere that lists the indie or punk shows happening in seoul??

  12. Julia Stocker

    Thanks for showing me these ^-^
    I really like the first two songs, about the third one.. i don’t know :D but Sexy Casanova really is quite funny ^-^

  13. Molly

    Nice to see Leigh in the video! But everything she said just went right over my head…

  14. Teresa Janke

    Leigh looks extra pretty in this video!!

  15. IceBreaker

    ‘Unless you’re Simon D’ lol
    that diss track marathon was epic :P

  16. I liked Secret Agent Sound 비밀요원 “Like It”, it was cool, and I also liked the video because it was simple enough that it served as a complement to the song and show their style. Thanks for sharing it ^o^

  17. samantha f.

    Swings is so awesome. Just his voice alone has so much character, but his personality really comes across in the video and makes the language barrier diminish a bit. Plus, he’s a chubby hunk. What a great pick for the playlist.

  18. Akira Miyashi

    Is it me or is the embed video not in playlist mode? o.O
    Swings’s song is totally badass. *thumbs up*

  19. Ehehehe I think you missed a couple of words there… But I agree, Swings’s video was really cool!

  20. Dat Swings Song….Dope

  21. Karen Poulin

    ^_^ Yay for K-Indie! HI LEIGH AND MARTINA! I’m sure ill come up with a more intelligent comment later :P

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