Weyes Blood is that underrated singular female voice in alternative music. Signed to famed indie label Sub Pop, the singer-songwriter also known as Natalie Mering has toured or worked with artists like Ariel Pink, Perfume Genius, and Father John Misty. This week, Mering released Titanic Rising, the follow-up to her 2016 album Front Row Seat of the Earth.
Chen, better known as the main vocalist of K-Pop super group EXO, is finally having his solo debut with the release of “April, and a Flower (사월, 그리고 꽃)” mini album. He showcased his perfect vocal technique, accompanied by gloomy instrumentals in the background.
Every once in a while, the mainstream audience of the music industry tires of the usual campaigners of lush life and bright lights and seeks for the next kooky kid to bring a little semblance of audiovisual balance between light and dark. Enter Billie Eilish, who managed to surprise and charm the pop industry with her EP “Don’t Smile At Me” back in 2017. This year, she is back with her debut full-length album "When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go".
If you’re familiar with Riot Grrrl or feminist punk bands like Hole or Bikini Kill, you should check out this heavy, fuzz-driven, punk rock trio from Bandung named Bánanách.
K-pop vocal powerhouse Mamamoo is back with their newest mini album, “White Wind”. Having been extremely active for the past few months, the mini album features self-produced tracks from the member and a solo track from vocalist Wheein.
The speedofsound mag team is back with our weekly playlist consisting of 18 artists from diverse genres and musical styles!
Total Jerks is an iconic hardcore punk unit from Depok, Indonesia. After releasing their EP album titled “Life is Hate” in 2016, finally they’re back with a full-length album titled “Fear” in October 2018. If you’re really fascinated by local hardcore punk scene, this album should be one of your “must listen” local hardcore punk albums.
Indonesian rock band .Feast’s vocalist Baskara Putra has released his very own solo single under the sobriquet “Hindia”, which he has previously described as “something for everybody” on his social media posts. And turns out, Evaluasi is something for everybody. It’s not just a pop song - it’s a story of hope and a public note regarding an important social issue.
Multi-instrumentalist and indie rock veteran Andrew Bird sings about Sisyphus in the opener of his twelfth solo album, My Finest Work Yet, and it sounds fresher as ever. Besides being a biting lyrical social commentary and showcasing Bird’s expert musicality, My Finest Work Yet also succeeds in exploring what makes us human.
Sasami Ashworth or well known as Sasami is back with her self-titled debut album this month after releasing a few singles in 2018. The former Cherry Glazerr keyboardist started her solo career recording her demos using an iPad and writing her lyrics on her smartphone's notes app. This album in particular has a melancholic feel to it.