I could not contain my curiosity when I heard that there’s a local band called Terima Kost Putri—a usual Indonesian tagline in advertisements where landlords are looking to rent out their rooms for women. Turns out, they are more than just their name, and they’re here to prove it.
Anthemic indie rock band Lightcraft is back with their newest album, ‘Us Is All’. To mark the release of this album on June 27th, they also held a gig with various indie rock/indie pop artists such as Rebelsuns, Tanayu, Agrikulture, Neonomora, Aya Anjani, Muhammad Arief of Rumahsakit, Nanin Wardhani of Nonaria, Rai Putriansyah, Sakti, Estusk, and Provoke! Repro Alumni Choir. We had the chance to discuss about Lightcraft’s inspiration in making ‘Us Is All’ and their opinion on the current Indonesian indie rock scene.
The indie-rock band that was formed in Kiaracondong, Bandung has finally released their single “Panic Mixie Dream Boy” / “Dyin’ Young” for their upcoming album this year.
rebelsuns might be one of the first names to pop up in the conversation when we talk about Indonesian synthpop. Our team recently had a chance to interview the duo, Gilang (Lan) and Dai, about their newest single’s creative process and what they think about the Asian synthpop scene.
Multi-instrumentalist and indie rock veteran Andrew Bird sings about Sisyphus in the opener of his twelfth solo album, My Finest Work Yet, and it sounds fresher as ever. Besides being a biting lyrical social commentary and showcasing Bird’s expert musicality, My Finest Work Yet also succeeds in exploring what makes us human.
More than a year ago, Korean indie rock band Cheeze disbanded, leaving vocalist Dalchong on her own and taking on her band’s name as her new solo act stage name. Since then, she has been releasing a few songs under the name “Cheeze” - including the intriguing Short Film Sequence series.
Way before the success of his album Negro Swan, before he produced for the likes of A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Solange, and Carly Rae Jepsen, before he recorded Original Motion Picture Score fro James Franco’s 2013 film Palo Alto, multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer Devonte Hynes, more widely known for his moniker Blood Orange, released his first album, Falling Off The Lavender Bridge on January 21, 2008.
Indie rock veteran Sharon van Etten truly delivers her emotions in her 2019 album, Remind Me Tomorrow. The release has her experimenting with new elements, such as electronica, and it doesn’t fail to showcase her trademark dreamy vocals and heartwrenching lyrics, creating an atmospheric yet grounded sound throughout the album.
Last week, Mitski’s headlined a four-night Brooklyn Steel residency in New York City, supporting her latest release, Be the Cowboy. Gaining the first place in many 2018 Top Albums lists, Be the Cowboy is often recognized as Mitski’s magnum opus in her body of work so far; it differs from the rest of her albums as it embodies a diverse range of styles, instruments, and emotions. This diversity makes Be the Cowboy stand out, and this distinction also reflects in her tour.