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White Shoes & The Couples Company


White Shoes & The Couples Company is an Indonesian pop/funk/jazz band from Jakarta, Indonesia. The band are currently signed to both Indonesian label Aksara Records and American independent label Minty Fresh based in Chicago. Their music is influenced by Indonesian movie soundtracks from the 1970s, 1930's jazz and 60's pop music. This band consists of Aprilia Apsari, Saleh, Yusmario Farabi, John Navid, Ricky Virgana, and Aprimela Prawidiyanti. Apsari and Farabi met each other while they were both studied at the fine art faculty in Institut Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Institute Of Arts). The two formed the band with their colleague, Saleh in 2002. In 2004, Ricky Virgana, John Navid and Aprimela Prawidiyanti (Ricky Virgana’s wife) joined. The band came up with the name due to the fad of wearing white shoes at the school where they met. The band sings the majority of its songs in Indonesian In 2005, the band released their self-titled album on Aksara Records. In 2007, they released an EP titled Skenario Masa Muda in 2007. Eventually, the band was signed by Minty Fresh, and re-released their self-titled album for an international release. They already released 2 albums and 3 EPs. The band was honored by Rolling Stone as one of the best 25 bands on MySpace. They were also honored by Allmusic as one of the 25 most crushworthy bands of 2006