The Alt Weekly Roundup (1/11)

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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.

Shortly—”I Want My Book Back”

When I saw the cover of Shortly’s new track “I Want My Book Back”, I was intrigued. A panda suit/slip and slide combo will get me everytime. As soon as I clicked play I was greeted with some ’90s jangle and Alexandria Maniak’s emotive yelp, all of which is very much my thing. She tells a story that reminds me of the anger I feel when a friend gets involved with a guy they shouldn’t (or the anger my best friend felt when I did the same a million years ago). This is my first introduction to Shortly, and I can’t wait to hear more.

Jami Fowler | @audiocurio

Thank You Thank You—Next To Nothing

The debut EP by Tyler Bussey (ex-TWIABP, bad heaven ltd., Strange Ranger) under the name Thank You Thank You lives up to the promise of his singles and the one-off songs he sang with his old bands. It dances between ethereal indie rock, twangy Americana, and melodic emo at various points, never settling in just one style, but excelling at all. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

The Sonder Bombs—”K”

The latest single from the Sonder Bombs’ upcoming Clothbound is, just as the title suggests, the band’s most aggressive song yet. “K.” melds ukulele with heavier riffs and Willow Hawks’ harshest vocal performance on tape. Unsurprisingly, it’s phenomenal. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison


Fauvely’s new song “May3e” feels smoky and hushed, bearing resemblance to artists like Slow Pulp and Chelsea Wolfe. The lyricism is somber and concise, like “I find myself looking to be gone,” as one line goes.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet 

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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