Indonesian rock band .Feast’s vocalist Baskara Putra has released his very own solo single under the sobriquet “Hindia”, which he has previously described as “something for everybody” on his social media posts. And turns out, Evaluasi is something for everybody. It’s not just a pop song - it’s a story of hope and a public note regarding an important social issue.
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.
Sasami Ashworth or well known as Sasami is back with her self-titled debut album this month after releasing a few singles in 2018. The former Cherry Glazerr keyboardist started her solo career recording her demos using an iPad and writing her lyrics on her smartphone's notes app. This album in particular has a melancholic feel to it.
UK trio Far Caspian released their first EP last year in November. Between Days consists of five tracks, compiling their three singles with new songs “Between Days” and “Finding My Way Home”.
Spotify is a place where all musicians ranging from the newborn ones to the worldwide famous spread their musical works, providing access to 40 million songs and still growing. Some of these songs may have been heard by hundred thousands of listeners, mostly songs by artists who have already reached the top of the musical ladder. Starting independent artists usually have less listeners than worldwide famous ones, and here's a playlist of the best under 10K listeners songs.
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.
Amber Bain, more known professionally as The Japanese House, started her 2019 with the release of “Maybe You’re The Reason”. Coming up as the third single from her upcoming album, “Good at Falling”, “Maybe You’re The Reason” serves us some chill vibes like her previous releases.
Summer Salt is finally back after their hiatus. Not only they have revealed a new single last November, they have also released a new album last September - from which they will donated their earnings to Planned Parenthood, Safe, and Music Care, right after the removal of one of their members, Phil Baier, due to allegations of sexual abuse targeting fans.