The Alt Weekly Roundup (2/10)

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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.

Draag Me—i am gambling with my life

Draag Me is the solo project of Spirit of the Beehive frontman Zachary Schwartz, and i am gambling with my life is his debut under that moniker. Like his work in SOTB, the record is a peculiar and often jarring collage of musical styles and moods. Garbled psych-pop, downtempo electronic music, oblique R&B and splashes of noise-rock are pieced together with vaporwave-ian craftsmanship. For fans of Ricky Eat Acid, Oneohtrix Point Never and the Philly basement extended universe.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Mountains for Clouds—”Full Disclosure”

Mountains for Clouds was always one of the more impressive math-emo bands back when that style was everywhere. Now that it’s died out a bit, they seem almost quaint. Their latest single “Full Disclosure” from their upcoming final studio album Anxious and Aware feels like a lost cut from that era, a warm reminder of why this sound was so loved for so long. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Pet Fox—”I Don’t Mind”

Back in 2018 we premiered the debut album from Boston’s Pet Fox, a Boston band made up of members of Ovlov and Palehound. Their latest single, “I Don’t Mind”, is another great offering of teetering indie-rock that eventually breaks into a shreddy guitar lick and a hypnotic, virtuosic drum pattern. It’d fit nicely in a playlist with New England contemporaries like Vundabar and Pile, so you’ll probably like it.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis


“Blur,” the first new Author song in half-a-decade, doesn’t disappoint. It feels like the midpoint between Copeland’s Ixora and Foxing’s Nearer My God, which means it’s essentially a perfect song. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison


London-based indie group Cheerbleederz released a tender, fastidiously crafted EP. It feels like Phoebe Bridgers, but a little more hoppy. A lot of the lyricism captures the pain of inadequacy, be it feeling judged by others or having a meltdown at work.

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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