BALLADS OF THE CLICHE OLD FRIEND EP (sea indie, 2011)
Ballads of the Cliché are an 8 piece collective from Jakarta, Indonesia. As it happens with every indiepop act coming from that part of the world, their music is adorable as hell (or heaven), sweet and inherits an effortless ability for rich melodies.
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Old Friend ep was released last year by SEA Indie (Southeast Asia Indie), a label first created to release compilations promoting bands from Asia that developed into a must visit net label for indiepop enthusiasts across the world.
Released in 2007, 'Snapshot of Serenity' is, as the title says, an ode to serenity, summer breeze and folk pop relaxations... the first accords remind me of 'Blues Run the Game' from Simon and Garfunkel; but don't let the comparison fool you into thinking it is a sad song. It has a subtle, uplifting and warm atmosphere.
On their website, you can find what's probably their latest single - Ini Waktunya - their first song in Indonesian.
download Ini Waktunya