The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/1)

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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.


The new glimmers single is a delicious slice of indie-pop. “Fallin” is the kinda song I wouldn’t mind hearing on repeat on the radio instead of that Post Malone cover of “Only Wanna Be with You.”

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison


Lunarette’s latest release “Messing” is a hazy, plush track underscored by dream-pop influence. The full EP will be out later this month. 

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Valley Maker—When the Day Leaves

When the Day Leaves, the second LP by Columbia, SC, folk project Valley Maker, is a perfect soundtrack as it begins to heat up and that snow starts to melt. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

John the Ghost—I Only Want to Live Once

The debut album from The Maine’s John O’Callaghan, John the Ghost’s  I Only Want to Live Once, is full of harsh realities and conflicting emotions as we’ve waded through the pandemic for almost a year. Never giving up hope, though, the record breezes through indie pop highs and levels with a synth foundation that isn’t found in The Maine’s recent discography but fits O’Callaghan’s voice well. There is a humanizing here of every emotion attached to the last twelve months that has been hard for many musicians to fully capture where it acts as a personal mantra, and it only solidifies that O’Callaghan has the verve to stand on his own in a fleshed out sound that isn’t too detached from The Maine’s own environment.

Hope Ankney | @hope_ankleknee

Adult Mom—”Checking Up”

The last Adult Mom single, “Sober,” gestured toward a Format influence, but on “Checking Up,” the Purchase, NY, project doubles down on that sound. And who would’ve thought it’d work so well for them? 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Personal Space—”North Fork Wine”

I’m not sure Personal Space’s left-field indie rock has ever been as bright and catchy as it is on “North Fork Wine.” A Lifetime of Leisure is shaping up to be even better than the band’s 2016 debut. 

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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