• Indie-nesia...

    15 jun 2008, 01:55 av datakid

    I've just come back from my first short stay in Indonesia. Spent most of my time in Jakarta and Bandung, and while I only got to see the one band, I managed to pick up some great cds.

    I met a few music kids while there, and was given a comprehensive list of "indie" bands to check out, but from what I could gather they didn't play live that often - I think indie is more the sound than the live idea. I did notice bands playing more frequently, but they seemed to be more punk rock, and I didn't actually go see anything, so whether they were of the Eddie Current Suppression Ring variety, the Purple Rainbow variety, or the bland variety is yet to be discovered.

    White Shoes & The Couples Company were seemingly the hit of the town, and their new cd Skenario Masa Muda is quite pretty lounge pop that I am enjoying a lot. Their marketing is exquisite - beautiful photos, and cd's well packaged.

    Without a doubt there have been two standout cds so far. …