The Alt Weekly Roundup (10/26)

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The Alternative Weekly Roundup is a column where our staff plugs a variety of new releases in a concise, streamlined format. Albums, singles, videos, and live sets. Check back each Monday to see what we were jamming the week prior.

Lunarette—”Austin St.”

As members of the Brooklyn-based band Gingerlys, Jackie Mendoza, Kevin Doxsey, Brian Alvarez, and Colin O’Neill made some of the most propulsive and overlooked dream-pop of the 2010s. Now, three years after the release of their prior incarnation’s self-titled debut, a new formation of the band is back with their debut single released under the moniker Lunarette. “Austin St.” is a shuffling, stoic slice of retro-pop that immediately explains why their upcoming EP, Claire De Lunarette, is a split release between scene stalwarts Babe City and Topshelf Records.

Ted Davis | @tddvsss

Spooky Mansion—”Baby’s New Man”

Spooky Mansion brings mellow energy to a classic backpacker beat in their new single “Baby’s New Man.” It’s an easy listen that you can groove to actively or passively.

Luciano Ferrara | @lucianoRferrara

Blunt Razors—”Amber Waves”

Planes Mistaken for Stars’ sound is about as far as possible from the style of their new project Blunt Razors. The two-piece’s debut single “Amber Waves” is a spacey, understated slowcore song that simmers and simmers but never boils over. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Elephant Gym—”Dear Humans”

If you are looking for a song from the perspective of pets and plants left behind after humans escaped the apocalypse, Elephant Gym has you covered. Their new track “Dear Humans” is mathy and intricate and oh so engaging, but don’t skip the video. Its art direction is so interesting and the color palette so pleasing that you’ll want to hit the replay button to see all the little details you missed the first time.  

Jami Fowler | @audiocurio

En Love—Love Will Drown the Nest

Love Will Drown the Nest is a brief listen, but it’s blistering. The Columbus, Ohio, hardcore band En Love is one of the genre’s brightest newcomers, tapping the frenetic energy of powerviolence for an erratic take on punk. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Ginger Root—Rikki

Ginger Root’s new record Rikki is packed with cloudy and wispy bedroom-pop decorated with tiny electronic elements. “Karaoke” is a standout track because of its slick, hoppy sound.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet 

Topographies—”See You as You Fall”

Topographies’ latest single falls in line with their other recent output. “See You as You Fall” is a compelling mix of post-punk and shoegaze. Shoegazers are a dime a dozen these days, but Topographies manages to stand out among the crowd.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

The Alternative’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist

Each week our editor Lindsy Carrasquillo compiles a playlist of songs our staff has been jamming. We’ll post it on Fridays on Twitter and then include it in each edition of the ‘Weekly Roundup’ to make sure you don’t miss all of the great music we’re recommending.

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