The Alt Weekly Roundup (11/4)

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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.

Wished Bone—Sap Season

Wished Bone are an L.A. band that meld the alt-country of Ratboys with the flickering indie-psych of Hand Habits. On their new record Sap Season, which features the beloved Spencer Radcliffe on saxophone, the band sinks into a pleasant sway on the first track and then slowly dig their way out of it with kaleidoscopic reverb and folksy detours. Catchy, warm, and just the right amount of weird.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Gouge Away—”Stray”

Gouge Away released a new version of “Stray,” a track from their 2018 record Burnt Sugar. Their second take is more cloudy and coasting. The accompanying video includes footage taken from cross-country drives, and names of bands Gouge Away has toured with are scattered throughout.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

PUP—”See You at Your Funeral” video 

To commemorate Halloween, PUP released a theatrical video for “See You at Your Funeral” in which a man seeks out self care in hopes of staving off malaise. The track is from their album that was released earlier this year, Morbid Stuff.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Meat Jelly / Superdestroyer / Funeral Homes—Halloween 2: The Universe and You

Meat Jelly, Superdestroyer, and Funeral Homes put out a split on Halloween, and it’s appropriately creepy. Meat Jelly’s “The Ann St. Roubaix” is a jarring, chaotic post-punk opener, while Superdestroyer’s two cuts slow things down a bit. Funeral Homes close the EP out with their crunchy, dreamy brand of shoegaze for a wonderful taste of each of the three projects. 

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Beach Bunny—”Dreamy Boy”

Beach Bunny’s spunky new tune “Dream Boy” is about the enthrallment of being smitten. The video wouldn’t feel out of place on MTV in the 2000s, sporadically collaging shots from a high school, a bustling pool party, and a few other youthful settings.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

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