Best Of: November 2017 | Article by Indie Accent


Best Of: November 2017

Curator Indie Accent Team Writer Caesar Fajriansah

We're approaching the end of month, so we've curated for you a playlist that best represent this month. The songs we picked in this playlist are songs that were there for us since the beginning of this month. Whether it's an old or new songs, they never left or skipped. They might be not our favourite, perhaps at one point they are, but when they're on, we tune into it till the countdown reaches 0:00 and we couldn't justify kicking them out of our daily routine.


No Vacation – Lovefool

No Vacation, already released two EPs, Amo XO and Summer Break Mixtape, and both of them are highly recommended if you diggin the sound of lo-fi or surf pop music. "Lovefool" by San Fransisco based duo, No Vacation, is packed with drifting guitar riffs, echoey vocals, slithering bass, and chilled-out drums all make for a charming love song.

Black Kids – In A Song

Black Kids finally return after almost 10 years, on September they self-released a new album called Rookie. This beat-driven song "In A Song" features recognizable vocals from Reggie Youngblood, catchy drum fills, and infectious synths. Their sound seamlessly marries an ‘80s vibe with synth-pop just like songs in their debut album.

That’s Nice – Holiday

This song is one of the earliest song we posted here on Indie Accent. "Holiday" by That's Nice featuring Josh Moriarty of Miami Horror. Crunchy guitar sounds throughout the song, smooth vocal of Josh Moriarty and catchy synthesizer will remind you of warmy summer holiday feeling.

Lauv – Easy Love (Dipha Barus Remix)

Dipha Barus continues to flood the interwebs with nicely done electronic music. This time is a remix from American musician, Lauv. The Indonesian DJ/Producer create electronic works with upbeat tempos and dance-floor energy. This remix is one that we listened most this month.

Homeshake – Call Me Up

Mac Demarco's Ex-Guitarist, Pete Sagar, embarks on a career of his own under the name "HOMESHAKE". Taken from his album "Fresh Air", "Call Me Up" is the track that pushes his bedroom R&B in a slightly funkier direction.

Inner Wave – Song 3

Inner Wave makes an impactful impression with their single “Song 3”. The catchy instrumental provides a steady and slightly upbeat psych feel.

Sobs – Catflap

Sobs is a Singapore based trio that consists of Celine Autumn, Jared Lim, and Raphael Ong. It’s their second month on Indie Accent’s Monthly Best Of, because we can get enough of their “Catflap” EP.

Murphy Radio – Sports Between Trenches

"Sports Between Trenches" is a song by Murphy Radio, a Samarinda based math-rock trio. The song was taken from Naftalena EP released in August last year. Murphy Radio is a fresh breath to Indonesian's music scene and we hope for another the emergence of more talented musicians from another unexpected city in Indonesia.

Soft Glas – Perks of Being a Sunflower

It’s a warm, embracing electronic music by Soft Glas, “Perks of Being Sunflower” is definitely a gem. Containing a smooth vocal and gorgeous instrumentation, this song will stuck in your ears just like it did to ours.

The Marias – Only In My Dream

The Marías is a psychedelic-soul group that formed in late 2016. It was created by Maria (the frontwoman), Josh (drummer) and along with other friends. “Only In My Dreams” creates an ambience that transports you instantly to a smoky club where all the lights are dimmed and the vibe makes you feel nostalgic for an era you never even lived in.

Tennis – I Miss That Feeling

Tennis's "I Miss That Feeling" is the second single of the EP that remind us of theme song from 70s or 80s movie. This song takes the duo's warm inviting indie pop sound to an even higher level. The whole vibe of the album is much more atmospheric and calm, and while it makes you feel a warmy feeling inside.

Cosmo Pyke – Great Dane

“Great Dane” is taken from his debut EP “Just Cosmo”. Portraying a blend of genres such as blues, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop, his soulful vocals layered above a disjointed beat and delicate guitar riffs.