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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:

mp3:
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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9 comments:

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)

http://www.myspace.comwww.myspace.com/whiteshoesandthecouplescompany

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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