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.
As one of the world’s greatest rock bands of all time, My Chemical Romance left a great mark on a lot of people’s hearts. The alternative rock band is known for their dark-themed lyrics, aggressive yet melodic musical style, eccentric looks, and conceptual albums. And what better way to commemorate the sixth anniversary of their “death” than to listen to some of their hidden gems?
One of Indonesia’s current main rock acts, Barasuara, is back with their album “Pikiran dan Perjalanan”, this time with even more artistry in their music, yet still as sociopolitically charged as ever.
Chinese artist, Lay Zhang, lent his talent for the collaborative track “Lovebird” with Asian-American trio Far East Movement. The song is the 4th released single for Far East Movement's upcoming album.
Contributor Riefan gifts us with a playlist of his favourite, nostalgic melodic punk songs. Enjoy!
“This is a city of eight million strangers,” my friend told me one lazy afternoon in my dorm, as we munched on kosher-salted popcorn and listened to sad music—feeding on our mutual emotionally masochistic tendencies. When I first listened to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” I was taken back to what he said.
Speedofsound Mag is here to present our fourteenth weekly playlist, curated by our team of nine as usual. Enjoy!