Jakarta makes for great subject matters for a punk song and since 2013, band blackteeth have called it their home. After their 2014 self-titled debut, in which obscene, straight up hilarious lyrics and sub 2-minute punk rock combine, blackteeth are back with a new song, in which the city now bears the brunt of their pent up frustration.
Titled ‘Anjing Kantor’ (Anjing literally means ‘dog,’ but it can also be an everything-goes profanity. ‘Kantor’ means office, so the song’s mostly about people who hold down jobs from 9 to 5. Oh and did I just spend two sentences inside a parenthesis?), blackteeth have toned down their human-id lyrics, but the music is no less intense.
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As if teasing a straightforward, polite indie rock song (that’s mostly situated in the fifth track), ‘Anjing Kantor’ then transitions into blackteeth’s signature grittiness; pulling a gotcha on us. The song is from their second record, Bleki, which is out now.
Listen to ‘Anjing Kantor’ below:
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