The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/15)

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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.

Immanu El—”The Big Sleep”

“The Big Sleep” is what you might get if you made an ambient remix of your favorite downtempo synth-pop song. It sounds wild, but Immanu El pull it off. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Unwed Sailor—”Ajo”

“Ajo”, the latest cut from Unwed Sailor’s upcoming Truth or Consequences, is a unique song in the Oklahoma project’s discog. It’s got a hypnotic, almost funky flavor to it that makes it impossible to predict what the post-rock group’s seventh LP will sound like. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Forty Feet Tall—A Good Distraction

On Friday, Portland foursome Forty Feet Tall popped up to remind us all that rock ’n’ roll is still very much alive, despite what the recent discourse would have you believe, with the release of new album A Good Distraction. But, in the vein of Queens of the Stone Age or Arctic Monkeys, Forty Feet Tall aren’t interested in dealing in watered-down, radio-friendly rock; there’s a tinge of aggression around the edges of these songs. “Rain Machine” is a high-octane banger, while it wouldn’t be at all surprising to hear “Cavalcade” featured in the final season of Peaky Blinders

Michelle Bruton | @MichelleBruton 


The style of pop-punk that Regrown plays calls back the emo-inflected style that gained some purchase in the early 2000s. There’s shades of Park, Northstar, and Saves the Day in “Cuffed,” but thankfully the song eschews some of the more dated tropes those bands dealt in.

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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