PREMIERE: Retirement Party – ‘Hall Beach’

Posted: by The Editor


(Photo by M. Winters Photography)

Brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Avery Springer, Retirement Party, is one of the latest editions to the bumbling Chicago emo scene. The Alternative is thrilled to be premiering the first single off of their upcoming EP, Strictly Speaking. The EP will be out January 1st, via Tilde Records.

Listen to “Hall Beach” below and preorder the album at the Tilde Records Bandcamp.


“Hall Beach” seamlessly marries quarter-life existentialism with dance-able upbeat emo. Feeling more like a soundtrack to daily life than a traditional emo cry of heartbreak, Springer’s voice is so matter of fact that it’s almost as if it’s a narration than a profession of emotion. It’s always a pleasant surprise to me when emo isn’t whiny, and Retirement Party is surely not whiny.


Delaney Motter | @loser513