The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/2)

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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.

100 gecs—”ringtone” remix 

The new 100 gecs remix of “ringtone,” featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, and Kero Kero Bonito, is the first real banger of 2020. It’s a great refutation to the argument that pop can’t be challenging. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison


Calgary’s Port Juvee play a rumbling breed of melodic post-punk that swerves between shoegaze and chilly surf-rock. Many of the songs on their latest record MOTION CONTROL are peppy and wiry, with sharp guitar tones and vocals that are splashed with psychy reverb. Plus its album art kind of resembles a shot from a Safdie Brothers movie, so there’s a lot to latch onto here.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Soccer Mommy—”bloodstream” 

“bloodstream” is the opening track off the upcoming Soccer Mommy record, and it sets the tone perfectly. It’s a little bit softer than most of Clean, which gives Sophie Alison’s lyrics a chance to really sink in. Nonetheless, it’s just as powerful as anything off of color theory, which also dropped on Friday. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

I’m Glad It’s You—”Big Sound”

At first blush, I’m Glad It’s You’s “Big Sound” may come off as a familiarly infectious emo/pop-rock earworm, and it goes deeper with every repeated listen. Its catchy refrain, “I’m never coming back from this one” starts to hit harder as the story of grief builds and the intense reality of the song sets in. “Big Sound” is pointed proof that Every Sun, Every Moon is an album to watch for when it drops in May. 

Jordan Walsh | @jordalsh

Big Loser—”Pessimist, for Real”

Big Loser take after the Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, and Spanish Love Songs with their Americana-tinged punk rock, and their new single “Pessimist for Real” is great sample of what they do best. Hopefully, their upcoming album Barely Living, Love You will be the one that finally propels to the height of the aforementioned bands. It would be well-deserved. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison


The title track from Addy’s upcoming Eclipse is the kind of song that starts bedroom sized and ends in a wide-open field. Every measure pushes at the edges of where you’d expect the scope of this existential track to end. What begins as an intimate, slowcore-esque tune leaves you feeling like you’ve just heard an anthem. 

Jordan Walsh | @jordalsh

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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