The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/18)

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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.

Blurgundy — Blurgundy 

Blurgundy’s debut self-titled EP blends post-rock, post-hardcore, and even some post-metal to create a unique sound that promises something to appeal to almost any listener of heavier music. While it never gets overwhelmingly heavy, the band leaves that door open for the future—which I think is bright for these guys.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Mess — “Cave”

When a friend is experiencing pain, thinking of all the ways to help can sometimes seem hopeless. “Cave” by Kansas City group Mess details this journey through steady percussion, wavy electric guitars, and airy but determined vocals. This soothing track is one that shouldn’t be missed.

Kayla Carmicheal | @kaylacarmicheal

Seaway — “Pleasures” 

Seaway’s endearing music video for “Pleasures” follows a couple through the highs and lows of a date, from bickering to day drinking. It’s equal parts adorable and concerning.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

The Florists — Prayer Starter 

Minneapolis, MN, post-punk trio The Florists have released what might be 2019’s most danceable album yet in Prayer Starter. Shades of Dismemberment Plan and Q and Not U crop up here and there, but the band really makes the sound all their own.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky — “For the Sun”

“For the Sun” was released this week from the forthcoming album Droneflower, the collaboration of Marissa Nadler and the always diligent Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In, Mutoid Man fame). Nadler is known for her breed of dark-folk that exercises the demons of black and experimental metal within. Brodsky’s guitar wizardry adds another layer of broodiness to her music. The record will be out on April 26 via Sacred Bones.

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

Saudade — “Shadows & Light” 

Saudade’s “Shadows & Light” bring a dynamic duo of beautifully haunting voices together in Chelsea Wolfe and Deftones’ Chino Moreno. Wolfe takes the spotlight here with her moody, dark melancholy. Moreno, in a backing role, soothes his voice perfectly with hers. As of now it’s a standalone single with no album announced, but the band features members Cro-Mags and Bad Brains.

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

Baroness — “Borderlines”

Gina Gleason, the new guitarist of Baroness injects a jolt of energy in the band on “Borderlines” the single from their epic 17 track album Gold & Grey. Gleason has been a member for a while now but she makes her presence known immediately with her guitar virtuosity and backing vocals that gel well with founding member John Baizley on her first album appearance in Baroness. The always-progressive band promises other “firsts” and surprises on their new album that comes out June 14 on their own label, Abraxan Hymns.

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

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