The 75 Best Releases of 2020 So Far

Featured admin June 16, 2020

2020 has not been a good year. There have been so many dark things going on that its hard to discuss music at all. But in art there's hope for change, or at the very least the pleasant distraction needed to relax and recharge to continue the fight tomorrow. With that in mind, we have listed our favorite releases of the year so far.

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The Alt Weekly Roundup (6/15)

Music The Editor June 15, 2020

A gauzy new shoegaze tune from Daydream Review, a diverse emo record from Yawning, and a new banger from Riverby were among our staff's favorites from the last couple weeks. Check out all six new releases that we deem 'must-hear'"

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Album Review: Pay For Pain – ‘Pain’

Music admin June 12, 2020

Pay For Pain instantly announce themselves as masters of worldbuilding and cohesion. Jangly, atmospheric, and a little doomy, Pain doesn’t fit neatly in any one genre, but it marks a welcome return for its members to guitar-driven rock.

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Track Premiere: Double Grave – ‘The Farm’

Music admin June 11, 2020

Double Grave's music recalls the dark smooth energy of Midwestern tone champions Cloakroom and Greet Death, and also similarly melodic shoegazey type bands like Nothing. Lyrically, the themes aren't far from those bands either. Their new single is a perfect example.

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