J-Indie Picks 7.22.14

Ah, J-Indie Picks. Sorry this is so late. Got off work late. Again. It happens. Anywho, onto the playlist!

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RONDONRATS have released the music video for their single, “Game,” which is from their 5th mini album, “eat sorrow and happiness.”  I personally don’t think she needs that much auto tune, but I love the main melody and the guitar riffs.

The album was released on the 16th!

 

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How can you ignore a band who’s name is SHIT HAPPENING? It’s quite frankly impossible if you ask me. SHIT HAPPENING released the music video for “Mind Trip” awhile ago, but the album is set to come out tomorrow! The album is titled, “Ironic,” and features 6 tracks!

 

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POT have constantly been on my playlist recently. I can’t get enough of them! Their great musicians! This music video is for “Don’t Be Shy.” It has an inspiring storyline backing up the already amazing song. The song is from their upcoming album, “ARCO IRIS.” The album was released on the 2nd!

 

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Play The Siren Release Cypher Video

Co-ed hip hop group Play The Siren have released their video for “Play the Siren Cypher,” where the members spit verses live on video.

While it does look somewhat edited, it seems the crew threw this together. It’s not bad, but the audio quality could use some work. It sounds like they just used the audio from the video, and it’s real echo-y and sometimes hard to understand.

The flow is nice, but the instrumentals are a bit overpowering.

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Random Music Monday: SMASH vs SM*SH

Oh, and it is the battle of the boy bands! Both with the same name, both from different countries!

SMASH is from Korea, formed in 2008 and consisting of six members: Segye, JerryNaruHanbangHero, and Cheonwoo. They debuted in 2008 with their single, “Emergency” from their debut mini album, “Open Fire.”

In 2010, they came back on the scene to make a Japanese debut. A little before that, member Cheonwoo left the group, and since then, the group has continued on without any more member changes.

During 2011-2010 the group focused on Japanese activities, releasing a full length album, “AIR SM☆SH 1” and five singles.

In 2012, they made a Korean comeback with the mini album, “지킬께.”

Watch the music videos for “Emergency” and “지킬께”

 

 

Fun fact: Segye was a member of D.BACE before he joined SMASH.

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Next up is Indonesian boy band, SM*SH. The group consisted of members Rafael, Rangga, Bisma, Dicky, Reza, Ilham and Morgan. SM*SH grew so popular that they set off the boy band trend in Indonesia.

In 2010 before their debut, they appeared in one of Cinta Laura‘s music videos as back up dancers, and released their debut single, “I Heart You.” Which by the way, plagiarizes 1TYM‘s “Without You

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Anywho, In 2011, they released their second single, “Senyum Semangat” along with two other singles. In 2012 they released “Pahat Hati.”

Last year in 2013, member Morgan left and pursued an acting career. The group released several singles, 3 altogether. The last of which, “Hello Hello” featured the singer Stacey.

Here are the music videos for “I Heart You” and “Senyum Semangat”

 

 

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Learn Korean With Me! – Lesson #10: Body Parts

Back again (and late, I’M SO SORRY) with another video from Sweetandtasty! This time, Professor Oh and friends help us learn about our body parts!

Complete with Hangul, romanization and skits to give you examples!

Did anyone else sing “Eyes, Nose, Lips?” No, just me? Okay then

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Show Luo Releases OST For ‘Roommate Diaries’

Show Luo has released the music video for, “從愛發落,” which will appear on the drama he is currently starring in, “Roommate Diaries.”

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I also forgot to add this depressingly sad song, “再見陌生人”

 

The drama is about a man named Song Xiao Lei, an honest and idealistic man, who is also jobless. After an emotional breakup, he moves in with three beatiful girls with the help of his friends.

Bai Jing Jing (Zheng Luo Qian) is a tough talking fashonista, Li Mei Dai (Gui Gui) is a girl who ran away from home, and Hu Li Li (Mao Jun Jie), who witnessed much parental discord which lead to her mother’s suicide. She is now a cynic when it comes to love.

How will their lives pan out from here?

The drama will air tonight, but will be posted on Viki around the 25th! The drama is expected to run about 42 episodes, from today until August 10th.

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Crystal Kay Get’s Dum in BTS Footage For Comeback

Oh. My God. GIRL, DO YOU NOT KNOW WHAT A BREAK IS? Seriously, three comebacks this year. THREE! This time, it’s a Japanese comeback, titled, “Dumb Ditty Dum.”

In this behind-the-scenes video, Crystal Kay explains that she’s bringing a new sound, the name of which we’ve heard before: Yokohama Ratchet Pop. She then goes on to explain the meaning of the song title.

The director, Tani Ikeda also puts in her two cents about why the song and video are worth checking out. Explaining that the video combines 2-D animation with live action.

HELL YEAH, SO EXCITED!!!!!

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The video release date is yet to be revealed.

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Play the Siren Release ‘Dream Drive’ MV Featuring Luna of f(x)

More like Luna feat. Play the Siren. Actually quite annoyed with this song. I’ve heard Play the Siren before. They’re HIP HOP. This is K-Pop. What the fuck, SM?

For those of you who didn’t know, like Woolim, Baljunso is a subsidiary of SM. Which is why Luna of f(x) is in the music video and singing over 90% of the song.

I came here for Kasper, and I got Luna. Now I have nothing against f(x) (did you SEE me fangirl over ‘Red Light‘?) but as a FEATURING artist she should not be singing the majority of the song.

Kasper and her crew should be the main focus, not Luna every five seconds. SM putting Luna all up in PTS’s business actually turned me off. I don’t really like the song. It’s too poppy, and there’s not enough KASPER and too much Luna.

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The song is from their debut album of the same name. Get it on iTunes!

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Perfume Release ‘Hold Your Hand’ MV

Awhile ago, Perfume released the short lyric video, but now the full video for the single, “Hold Your Hand” has been released!

The video uses stop motion to display the lyrics on various people’s hands in bold and colorful ways! The song is cute and lovely, matching the ladies’ voices just beautifully.

The stop motion makes me nauseous, but the notion of it was cute.

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“Hold Your Hand” has been released as a separate single, but will also be on their 20th single, “Cling Cling.”  You can pick that up on iTunes! Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the 16th!

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‘Don’t Be Shy’ With POT

Well isn’t this song just dandy. And not in a sarcastic way either! POT have released the full music video to “Don’t Be Shy,” which is another single from their 1st full length album, “ARCO IRIS.”

The song as always, is just so awesome. POT haven’t done me wrong with any song yet.

There’s a nice plot too! There’s a guy who works in a grocery store, and he messes up in front of the girl he has a crush on, and eventually builds up the courage to begin taking up music and being more assertive in his life. It’s really nice.

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Sistar Bring The Heat With ‘Touch My Body’

SISTAR are back with a vengeance, hitting the scene with their own summer single, “Touch My Body,” which is fun, sweet and sexy!

I like this song a lot better than “Loving U,” their last summer single. This one has a strong beat, and isn’t as cutesy as that one.

I like the choreography, and when they’re dancing in a club, it’s FULL of people. I like it when they interact with the outside world. Anyway, the choreography is sexy, and I find their bum slapping dance funny.

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The song has not been released yet.

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