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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

dara puspita: 1966-1968

We first discovered the amazing tropical garage-psych-pop of 1960s Indonesian girl-group Dara Puspita last summer on a tip from Brian Weitz, and immediately tracked down everything we could find from the group, which wasn't a whole lot. The incomparable Sublime Frequencies has just made things a lot easier by compiling 26 tracks(!) from four of the group's impossible to find seminal records -- Jang Pertama (pictured), Special Edition, Green Green Grass, and A Go Go -- on the essential new Dara Puspita: 1966-1968 compilation, due next week on the label. Reissue of the year so far:

dara puspita :: believe me
dara puspita :: kerja kami
dara puspita :: to love somebody*

Pre-order Dara Puspita: 1966-1968 from Forced Exposure.

[*doesn't appear on comp]


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Anonymous Creekside said...

If you like this you'll love http://www.garagehangover.com/: 60s/70s garage music browsable by country and state. It has Dara Puspita, but also countless other gems that are equally worthy.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

yeah, garage hangover is def. one of my favorites, so many great obscure finds

12:32 AM  
Blogger Jckinnick said...

This is been around awhile i remember hearing that version of "To Love Somebody" sometime last year.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Rain Chudori said...

Koes Plus, 70s Indonesian band. Yeah.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous reading comprehension said...

jckinnick, did you even read the post?

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Nice :) I was just listening to them today. Are they going to release this on vinyl? And if not, why the f not?!?!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous kartini said...

You guys should also check White Shoes & The Couples Company, another band from Indonesia, still currently exist but they revive the 60s sound beautifully (they once played in SXSW too, back in 2008 if I'm not wrong)


9:05 AM  
Blogger parker said...

i have the same sentiments as rick, hopefully they'll put this on vinyl!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Dave Perez said...

this is so legit, love it

3:45 PM  

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