Living in New York for college, I wrote about how LCD Soundsystem portrays loneliness in metropolitans in “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Now, I’m staying in Jakarta for three months for an internship, with Maudy Ayunda’s “Jakarta Ramai” played in the car audio on my way home from the airport. I feel like the song is going to resonate with me through my three months.
Riot grrrl pioneers Sleater-Kinney came back from their slumber in 2015, releasing No Cities to Love after a 10-year hiatus. Four years after their release, it seems like they’re returning stronger than ever. Sleater-Kinney released their new single, “Hurry on Home,” after announcing that they’re back in the studio with indie rock icon St. Vincent taking on production duties. The single shows that the band, which started in the 90s, is ready to tackle new eras and sounds of the 2010s.
The early Norwegian black metal scene first emerged in the 1990s, and has resulted in producing groundbreaking artists that also attracted massive media attention for a lot of messed up stories. This article introduces bands of the early Norwegian black metal scene to start with, including the recommended albums for first-timers to the scene. Some of them have altered into more various musical styles and don’t remain black metal in their discographies, but still, these names are some of the most renowned pioneers of the scene.
Recently, news broke about prominent indie musician Ryan Adams being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, including another indie musician Phoebe Bridgers and his ex-wife Mandy Moore. Here is why we should hold abusive gatekeepers like Adams accountable.
The biggest night in music just happened last Sunday, February 10th, at its regular home at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After a few controversies, this year’s Grammys is a solid step forward compared to last year’s, both in the awards they presented and the performances they held.
At first, it may seem a bit difficult to find a link between the “harshness” of rock and metal music and the stereotypical “soothing” sounds of classical music - yet the similarity could not have been any more prominent, with the presence of classical sampling in many rock songs, the emergence of neo-classical metal bands, and guitar solos and riffs that somewhat imitate symphonies.
Contributor Dinda Aza'ara Putri has compiled a selection of 2010 pop songs that were a part of her childhood.
People who were born in the 90s must've experienced the time when Disney pop stars ruled the world. Yes, as a kid who was born in the 90s and spent my teenager life in the 00s, I have experienced that era, an era where I could see and hear their names, their movies, and their series everywhere.
You’ve seen it on the news. You’ve seen your favorite Indonesian musicians advocating against it, and you’ve seen your friends post about it. But what exactly is RUU Permusikan? This post will give you the basics of this bill that’s about to be passed by the Indonesian government, and what it means to the Indonesian music industry at large.
Marie Ulven or also known as Girl in Red has just released her EP called “chapter 1” on September 14th 2018. This Norwegian singer brings teenage problem-related lyrics on this EP, wrapped up in a form of catchy tunes.