The Mod Squad

Julia Sarisetiati

Reeling in the years: White Shoes show the right way to do retro

You wouldn't have put money on it, but one of the sweetest sounds in underground music today pays homage to Indonesian film scores and pop acts of the 1960s. White Shoes & the Couples Company, a Jakarta-based six-piece, have parlayed not only a musical but sartorial fascination with their nation's pop culture into a sound and look that have seen them hailed as one of the most "crush worthy" bands of 2006 by influential music site allmusic.com, and "the most blog worthy band on the planet" by Ken Micallef, music critic at Yahoo! Music. Last year rollingstone.com...

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