We first discovered the amazing tropical garage-psych-pop of 1960s Indonesian girl-group Dara Puspita last summer on a tip from Brian Weitz, and immediately tracked down everything we could find from the group, which wasn't a whole lot. The incomparable Sublime Frequencies has just made things a lot easier by compiling 26 tracks(!) from four of the group's impossible to find seminal records -- Jang Pertama (pictured), Special Edition, Green Green Grass, and A Go Go -- on the essential new Dara Puspita: 1966-1968 compilation, due next week on the label. Reissue of the year so far:

dara puspita :: believe me
dara puspita :: kerja kami
dara puspita :: to love somebody*

Pre-order Dara Puspita: 1966-1968 from Forced Exposure.

[*doesn't appear on comp]