Evaluating Hindia’s Evaluasi

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.

Underrated Tracks: My Chemical Romance Special

As one of the world’s greatest rock bands of all time, My Chemical Romance left a great mark on a lot of people’s hearts. The alternative rock band is known for their dark-themed lyrics, aggressive yet melodic musical style, eccentric looks, and conceptual albums. And what better way to commemorate the sixth anniversary of their “death” than to listen to some of their hidden gems?

At Last, Hozier’s “Wasteland, Baby!” is Here

Hozier is back with his new album, Wasteland, Baby! The Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne (singing under the homonym Hozier) continues his hot musicianship of sweet, sweet folk-rock with an overdue follow-up to his 2014 self-titled album. It’s been five years since we heard “Take Me To Church” playing repeatedly on our airwaves, and we believe that the songs in Wasteland, Baby! will stand to the same acclaim he has in his 2014 release.

One OK…Rock?

As one of the leading acts in the J-rock scene, ONE OK ROCK has found themselves at the heights of international fame, and now they are back with their ninth studio album “Eye of the Storm” - a fresh release following the singles “Stand Out Fit In”, “Change”, and “Wasted Nights”. Though the album received an abundance of praises, whether it retains ONE OK ROCK’s original J-rock sound - or even any kind of rock-influenced sound - is definitely still up for debate.

The Classical Series, vol. 3: Classical Sampling and Influences in Rock and Metal Music

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.

Sub Pop Label Playlist

Sub Pop is a Seattle music label founded by Bruce Pavitt in 1986, known for catapulting the grunge genre in the 1990s. Many would think that Sub Pop’s glory days are all in the 90s past, but the label kept recruiting fresh music from around the globe.We have compiled a playlist showcasing Sub Pop’s newest releases; sample the diversity of genres and listen to the great taste of this legendary label.