The City Pairs Well With Loneliness: Maudy Ayunda’s ‘Jakarta Ramai’

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.

Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Hurry On Home’ to the Modern Times

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.