Gems in Korean Indie Music

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  1. Pugilistic Black Belt

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    I personally think K-Pop as a whole is overproduced garbage. And they always have to a stupid dance to go along with their songs. Despite living in Korea and being Korean, I shunned Korean music..until now. I've been getting more into the indie music scene here and I am blown away by how many talented people are out there. It's such a shame this great music is getting almost no attention while most people can name shitty kpop songs.







    Currently this guy is my new favorite.
     
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    damn I liked that young wave song. 80s revival is more to my taste. and that hot girl playing bass. damn!
     
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    i think there's plenty of great music in kpop, but yeah there's great korean indie music too.

    godly retro, doo-wop style trio The Barberettes:



    Kim Sa Wol's album Suzanne is fantastic all the way through:


    similar to that, Fromm is great:


    and in terms of male folky singer-songwriter artists, i really like this from KwonTree:


    great blues from Lowdown 30:


    some more blues with fantastic wailing from Jeong Cha Shik:
     
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    for electronic music, Yukari/Aseul has great dreamy stuff:



    some bizarre psychadelic synthy stuff from Silica Gel:


    Goonamguayeoridingstella has some great fun rock:



    The Koxx are similarly fun with great energy:


    and Jambinai are an amazing blend of post-rock i guess with traditional korean instruments:
     
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    @Pugilistic Are any of these considered shitty?

    DJ Doc - Run to you
    Koyotae - Sun Jeong (I learned to sing most of this in Hangukeo)
    Hans Band - Hogishib

    Those were the 3 CDs I bought when I was stationed there in 2002, I still have the Koyotae Best Mix CD.
     
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    I don't know about Hans Band but DJ Doc and Koyotae were once really popular. I heard their songs a lot when I was in middle school. I personally don't care for their music though.
     
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