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    One of my most favorite scene in the history of cinema is also one of the most important history of indie music.

    Garden State (2004)

    "You gotta hear this one song. It’ll change your life, I swear," Natalie Portman famously murmured to Zach Braff, and the song did in fact change your life if you were an indie-rock band in the early ’00s. If "Smells Like Teen Spirit" announced alternative rock’s "Here we are now" moment like a ton of bricks, then those opening notes of the Shins’ "New Slang" cooing softly in Portman’s headphones declared indie rock’s arrival like a handful of feathers. Within months of the film’s festival-circuit premiere and art-house run in the late summer of 2004, the Garden State soundtrack was hovering high on the Billboard chart, thanks largely to this relatively new invention called the iTunes Store. Suddenly, the Shins, Iron & Wine, and scene forefather Nick Drake — all featured on the soundtrack — were a mere Nelly’s Suit away from being No. 1 in America. It’s amazing that the Garden State soundtrack, originally just a mixtape the dude from fucking Scrubs made for himself, was the catalyst for indie rock to officially enter the mainstream, but thanks to it, the door was kicked open for Arcade Fire and Bon Iver to win Grammys, for Vampire Weekend to score a gold record, and for Gotye and fun. to rule radio. Damn straight that song changed your life. - SPIN

    Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)

    Oh if dialogues could kill. Watching this film would brutally murdered you with words. “You’re a cookie full of arsenic!” Who the fuck living on this planet is talking like that! Insane script. Everyone who aspires to write should watch this great film.

    Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (2013)

    Kalau kamu pernah bertanya, seperti apa sih jaman keemasan musik Rock? Mungkin album aneh yang seperti jukebox lagu-lagu jadul ini bisa menjawabnya. Coba putar album ini di ruang tamu saat ada ayahmu di sana. Bisa jadi dia akan bertanya padamu, “Bowie? Mick Jagger? The Band? Lou Reed? The Doors?” Nope, it’s Foxygen! 4/5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtdWGGpvY1s

    Four Tet - 0181 (2013)

    Ini mungkin lebih tepat disebut sebagai mixtape daripada album. Berisi hanya satu track sepanjang 38 menit yang merupakan kumpulan eksperimen suara sejak pertama kali Four Tet dibentuk. Cukup menarik untuk mengetahui bibit sound-sound awal dari musisi yang sudah mempunyai segudang karya ini. 3/5

    https://soundcloud.com/four-tet/0181-1

    Bill Callahan - Dream River (2013)

    Hal yang saya suka tiap dengar albumnya Bill Callahan (atau dulu; Smog) adalah liriknya. Salah satu resensi yang menarik adalah dari Exclaim, “Dream River is required reading, without a doubt.” Misal salah satu lirik di Seagull, “I wonder if I’ll ever wake up / I mean really wake up / Wake up and wake you too / First thing that I will do, I will wake you too.” Luar biasa. Ah bisa jadi ini adalah album terbaik Bill Callahan. Bisa jadi begitu. 4/5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIqOaJjqJxE

    Islands - Ski Mask (2013)

    Tak ada yang spesial di album ini. Sampai selesai lagu terakhir yang memorable cuma lagu pertamanya, Wave Forms. Islands memang tidak cocok bergalau ria. 1/5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuyZgazGtSQ

    Drake - Nothing Was the Same (2013)

    Album terbaik Drake. Album ini luar biasa bisa jadi karena straight to the point, tanpa basa-basi. “Mothafucka never loved us. Remember? Mothafucka!” Haha I love this shit. 4/5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CccnAvfLPvE

    Penghujan berhenti pada yang memberang, pada kalimat yang telah mengerang.
    Ketika itu kita menghabiskan sajian terakhir, lalu merapikan kursi percakapan.
    Mengeringkan becek genangan kenangan dan teh manismu yang tumpah.
    Sunyinya Februari dan rembulan meremang gurauan-gurauanmu,
    Membuatku tersenyum pada jalanan pucat yang telah berhenti membisikkan klaksonnya.
    Hanya dialog-dialog yang pernah ditulis para penyair dan begundal
    tersisa dalam gemerisik pepohonan, kecuali mungkin penyesalan.

    Kita terlalu sering menanam janji di saat seperti ini,
    lupa akan dinginnya Jakarta saat kemarau tiada mengibakan.
    Mungkin esok saat hujan mengetuk ketiak daun rindumu,
    kita bisa menyiapkan kursi-kursi di halaman rumah kita sendiri.
    Lalu memulai percakapan dari awal.

    - 27 Februari 2014

    A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP (2013)

    Album debut yang meski terasa bercampur baur layaknya mixtape tapi tak bisa disangkal sangat menyenangkan, mungkin seperti ini yang disebut modern hiphop. 4/5


    Villagers - {Awayland} (2013)

    Album ini lebih ambisius dan visionary daripada Becoming A Jackal. Lebih kompleks namun tetap nikmat untuk disenandungkan. 3,5/5


    Christopher Owens - Lysandre (2013)

    Debut album paska Girls yang berdurasi hanya 30 menit dan terasa agak self-indulgent. Saya kira ini hanya intro untuk album sebenarnya dari seorang jenius peramu ballad ini. 3/5


    Everything Everything - Arc (2013)

    Tiap mendengar band ini saya selalu terganjal oleh suara Jonathan Higgs yang menurut saya berisik dan cerewet. Selain daripada itu Everything Eveything mempunyai musik yang solid, dan album ini memang lebih solid daripada rilisan sebelumnya. Menyenangkan untuk didengar andai vokalisnya bukan si Higgs itu. Haha. 3/5


    New Order - Lost Sirens (2013)

    Sebuah rilisan sisa-sisa Waiting For The Sirens Call namun anehnya punya lagu-lagu yang lebih mudah dinikmati daripada album mengecewakan di tahun 2005 itu. 3,5/5

    Katy Song by Red House Painters, sung by Leonard Ng

    I LOVE THIS COVER. Oh his gorgeous voice. I LOVE THIS COVER. Oh how he stripped an 8 minutes depressing slowcore song into an effective 4 minutes twee ballad. I LOVE THIS COVER. Oh the saddest song that turn into, still, the saddest song but with a glimpse of hope. I LOVE THIS COVER. Oh that paparapararapa durududu touch at the end. I REALLY LOVE THIS COVER.

    eeriklehnsherr:

    River Tam + Happiness

    There’s something about Summer (Glau). Ah I miss watching Firefly.

    averyniceprince:

    Longtime reader and Suehiro Maruo superfan Suzanne just sent us pics of her RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME tattoos. For her sleeve piece, Suzanne worked to carefully compile images from a number of Suehiro Maruo works, including panels from The Laughing Vampire and illustration work featured in his Maruograph art books.

    If you can believe it, she says it’s still an in-progress piece, with further details to be added to her arm(!!). The tattoo artist was Piotrek Taton at Good Times in London.

    holy shit i’m in luv

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    Written down here, gentle reader
    It seems too good to be true
    But there’s a girl in Kansas City
    With my favourite tattoo
    Oh why would I lie to you?

    This was in another century
    Somewhere near the summer’s end
    The fahrenheit was frightening
    I was awake the whole weekend
    Invited to a barbecue
    I found refuge in the kitchen
    Discussing post-war US literature
    With a girl whose upper arm read “fiction”
    Like it might have been typewritten

    I asked her its significance
    She said she sometimes took reminding
    What she wanted to be doing
    Whether reading it or writing
    I admitted admiration
    For both typeface and intent
    And said more softly — sotto voce —
    I knew too well what she meant
    She just smiled
    And in a while she went

    For a time I forgot this ever took place
    She left her bottle on the bookcase

    So though I leave you little option
    But to take me at my word
    I assure you, dearest listener
    That it happened as you’ve heard
    A beer left on a bookshelf
    At a bygone barbecue
    By a girl from Kansas City
    With my favourite tattoo
    Oh why would I lie to you?
    Oh why would I lie to you?
    Oh why would I lie?

    (I’m so gonna have that tattoo)

    wankcakes:

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    Wanita-wanita beringas dari Savages! Oh, they’re awesome.