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Korean Indie Playlist: In Sweet Oblivion

January 27, 2013


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MFBTY “Sweet Dream”

We’re really interested in this song and group. We’re not sure what their history is in terms of making the group and the video, but it’s so difficult to pinpoint. It’s not Kpop music, but it’s not small-time indie, either. Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy are pretty popular. Yoon Mi Rae has, like, 600,000 followers on Twitter, which is more than lots of Kpop idols themselves. But she’s not Kpop. She’s not promoted the way idols are. I really almost never heard anything about anyone in MFBTY, apart from you Nasties sharing them with us. I know that they’re bigger in Korea than they are internationally, of course, and probably get a lot more coverage there. I just know so little about them, so it’s surprising to me to see a video that’s clearly hella expensive to make, you know?

Anyhow, don’t let my lack of knowledge about the history of the song get in your way of liking the song, because it’s so fun…and it’s the last fun song you’ll hear in this playlist!

K.AFKA “Disappear Into Oblivion”

I hope I’m not the only one who thinks this song rocks. I really like divvying up my music according to different times of the day. The songs I listen to in the morning are more energetic to try to get me pumped for the day. The songs I listen to at night are meant to be more relaxed so I can fall asleep better. Listening to “BECAUSE I NAUGHTY NAUGHTY” when you’re about to tuck in will get you too jumpy, you know? So I like downtempo stuff, like this, or shoegaze, or dubstep (not bombastic dubstep, mind you: more like Burial kind of dubstep).

So that’s one reason I really like this song. Another is, simply, because I don’t hear a lot of music like this in Korea! Seriously! Maybe it’s just our luck, but most of the shows we go to and videos we see are either dance-ey electro disco rock, or mellow acoustic coffee shop songs. Not that we’re against that kind of music. I’m just surprised to see something outside of what I’m interested in. It’s like this: I like cheese. Korea doesn’t do a lot of cheese. So when I see an import cheese at a shop I’m like “damn! You got import cheese? This is amazing!” Yeah man. It’s like that feel.

Kayip “In the End”

For starters, I’m terrible with accents, so my apologies if I got the requester’s accent wrong. When I first met one of our Swedish friends I thought her accent was French. AH!

Also, I’m uploading this from the home computer, and I saved the link of the request video on the work computer…so I can’t put that request video into the playlist until I get back to work. DARGH! Unless you’re watching this, British/Zimbabwayan Requester, and can send us the link here in the comments so we can put it up today!

Anyhow, here’s another great song worth sharing this week. It’s moody and atmospheric, but not dark moody like the last song. It’s a totally different genre than K.AFKA as well, but it’s still really cool. Hopefully you like it, too. Yeah!



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Korean Indie Playlist: In Sweet Oblivion


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  1. I really like MFBTY’s song. This is really awesome.

    7 years ago
  2. Hello Simon!

    MFBTY’s “Sweet Dream” is among my favorite Drunken Tiger and Yoon Mi-rae songs!

    Second song: the band has an unique name and the song is perfect for a horror movie and makes me crawl into the closest blanket (((+_+)))

    Third song: Love it!!

    I don’t have a driver’s licence either and don’t want to have one. Driving is so stressful…



    7 years ago
  3. AUSTRALIAN!!! YAAAAAYAAAAAAYYYY hahaha I requested a video before, but I did it using animation so it didn’t actually have my voice in it – so I guess they haven’t heard a sample of the Australian accent yet (strange considering how much I communicate with them. Thank you for giving them a sample!! Aussie Aussie Aussie!! :D

    7 years ago
  4. How come you don’t have your driver’s license Simon? I thought you had one to drive your scooter around.

    Crap! I was hoping for one song for the last 2 korean indie playlist and it never came up. So I’m going to plug back my webcam and try to do a video request somehow… Oh man! I might ask my cat to do the request since I’m so camera shy…

    7 years ago
  5. i absolutely love MFBTY’s song!!!!!!!!
    I HATE SASAENGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wow…i just tried out that K.AFKA song…..if i heard that song at night in the city……i’d be freakin’ s*** scared and i’d run home!!
    anyway i gave it a try and it’s not my type of music!!! it’s too creepy for me!

    aahh man!!! i really want both CNBlue and MFBTY to be reviewed!!! i’m voting for both!!!

    7 years ago
  6. I really like that MFBTY (moofbooty is an excellent name) song. I do think it’s pop though. Maybe there needs to be a new definition, k-pop and within that there is idol-pop. So moofbooty is not promoted like idol-pop, but they are still k-pop.

    7 years ago
  7. eri

    Hey Simon, have you ever reviewed The Rock Tigers for your indie playlist? Their new album, Shut Up and Deal, was released last night, and they are awesome. A bit different from your typical k-pop, but super talented (and great people, too). Check it out? The MV for the first single from this album is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiinUsinx4s

    7 years ago
  8. Moofbooty – Sweet Dream
    1. That interpretation of their name is +15 to the group’s awesomeness
    2. I think I’m in absolute love with half of the song, and absolute meh with the other half. I freaking LOOOOVE the rap portions, but the chorus turns me off of the song a little bit because it makes me feel like I’m listening to any american pop song on the radio :(.
    3. When I saw them flop the steak on his chest and open the door, I started squinting and leaning my head away from my monitor going “OH NO please NO let that NOTTT HAPPENnndkgjaghajghjahgkjdhg” but once it moved on to rotary saw blades coming out of his chest it was all ok again.

    K.AFKA – Disappear Into Oblivion
    1. Holy poops is this song awesome, I love triptastic downtempo music ^.^ /listens again after playlist is over
    2. I had to stop watching the video though, because it’s late at night and my lights are off (yes I’m 23 and it was too creepy for me, what of it).

    Kayip – In the End
    Oooooh his voooiiicce… you’re right, this is definitely great nighttime driving music. Now I’m gonna go listen to Interpol because it’s been way too long.

    7 years ago