The Alt Weekly Roundup (10/11)

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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.

SeeYouSpaceCowboy – “Intersecting Storylines to the Same Tragedy”

 SeeYouSpaceCowboy’s latest singles have really tapped into that mid-2000s metalcore sound in a way that feels neither derivative nor as corny as those bands were. “Intersecting Storylines to the Same Tragedy” is given that extra throwback feeling by a vocal feature from Aaron Gillespie, who fits seamlessly into the pulverizing track.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Cathedral Bells – “I Don’t Care Anymore”

Shoegaze has become rather oversaturated lately, but Florida’s Cathedral Bells stand out with their eerie, synthy post-punk energy. The haunting new “I Don’t Care Anymore” is a perfect single to welcome in Halloween month.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Brother Bird – “Doomsday”

“Doomsday” is the latest of Brother Bird’s many singles this year, and it might well be the best too. It’s a lush, full-throated folk rock song with a newfound heft and swell that suits her voice perfectly.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Talker – “Sad Chick”

Talker’s new one is called “Sad Chick,” and it blows her indie pop sound wide opens, swinging for the airwaves with its skyscraper hook.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Harrison Whitford – “Linoleum”

The shambling “Linoleum” is one part tasteful folk rock, one part ripping jam struggling against its fragile frame. The latest taste of Harrison Whitford’s upcoming Afraid of Nothing is a really special single, one that proves that his work on Phoebe Bridgers’ records is only a sliver of what he has to offer.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

All Get Out – The Season (Acoustic)

All Get Out’s now-classic The Season is a decade old, and how better to celebrate than an acoustic re-recording of the whole affair? The record is perfect for a crisp fall day, a reinterpretation that feels more like a companion record than a rehash; many acoustic takes are bland, merely a stripped-down version of the original song, but All Get Out reimagines these tracks in such a way as to give them new life.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Mt. Oriander – This Is Not the Way I Wanted You to Find Out

2020’s been a busy year for Keith Latinen. Only months ago his new band Parting dropped their masterful Unmake Me, and now he’s back with his long-awaited solo release. He’s been teasing Mt. Oriander for years – or maybe it only feels like years – and the debut EP lives up to the hype. It’s five tracks of the indie-emo fans of Latinen’s have come to expect with a little more of the soft indie rock flavor of the early 2000s; think less Power of Failing and more Photo Album.

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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