The Alt Weekly Roundup (1/30)

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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.

Bedridden – Amateur Heartthrob

On their debut EP Amateur Heartthrob, Bedridden grafts together all the various forms of ‘90s alt rock worth resurrecting, and it doesn’t feel as dated as it does timeless.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Florry – Sweet Guitar Solos

Florry’s new EP Sweet Guitar Solos is like drinking a glass of southern sweet tea that has a good bit of whiskey in it. It’s full of classic country western guitar pluckin’ and fiddle playin’ fit for that honky tonk bar you go to when it’s been a rough couple weeks. You could be either hypnotized by staring at all the spinning ball gown dresses for too long on “Cowgirl in a Ditch” or stomping along to the hoe down inspiring “Big Fall,” but you ultimately end up drunkenly calling your ex and singing the lyrics to “When I Kicked You Out of the Band (I Wasn’t Kicking You Out of My Life)” on their voicemail. It may sound like a sad night, but you’ll wake up in the morning knowing you’re ready to move on.

Nate Cross | @BigNafey

Dart Trees – “Lazarus of Cryville”

“Lazarus of Cryville” is emo’s answer to a band like Bleachers. On their latest single, Dart Trees takes the Springsteen worship of a project like that and filters it through a mathy revivalist lens, and it works out better than it should.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Opposable – Opposable

Opposable’s metal-tinged screamo calls to mind Birds in Row and Loma Prieta. At three songs and clocking in around six minutes, Opposable is a tight, breathless EP tailor made for circle pits.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Bones Ate Arfa – “Asbestos”

A brand new project, Bones Ate Arfa are bringing back the radio rock sound of the 2000s with a lo-fi twist. Their first single “Asbestos” is a grimy face melter that relies on junkyard dog riffs and tight, driving drums to bring the rage. Fans of bands like Death From Above 1979 or Queens of the Stone Age might just find their new favorite band after giving this a listen

Nate Cross | @BigNafey

Pillea – “Falling Forward”

Pillea’s new single “Falling Forward” perfects the sort of folksy indie rock that’s increasingly gaining traction these days among emo fans, a crunchy, bite type of twangy ballad that hints towards even greater things.

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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