The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/23)

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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.


It’s springtime in North Carolina, and Vasudeva’s newest single “Stockmar” couldn’t have come out at a better time. The song is breezy and light, a lovely soundtrack to a drive along the coastline. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Bleaker—Ugh, Okay Whatever EP

Bleaker’s prickly new EP Ugh, Okay Whatever melds grunge with punk, and is comparable to Destroy Boys. Standout track “Feel” is about finding worth in oneself after not doing so for so long.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Louzy—No Cigar EP

Louzy’s latest No Cigar EP feels like a lost early ‘90s Lookout! Records tape. It’s got that same sort of rough and craggy punk sound that brings some of us back to snooping through our older siblings’ CD collections. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Better Homes—”Uh Oh”

Better Homes are clean and polished—just what you need amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The pop rock band is back after two years with a new single, “Uh Oh”, which is as radio ready as you could want. The quickfire verses pair nicely with melodic choruses in a way that’s danceable even in a time of quarantine. 

Scott Fugger | @scoober1013


As sad as it was that Jim Ward didn’t get in on the At the Drive-In reunion, it has resulted in some new Sparta music, and that’s something to celebrate. The band’s recent material has continued down the more accessible alt rock path they carved out on 2006’s Threes, and although “Miracle” is less Americana than the other two new singles, it’s just as good.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Ness Lake—Everything Green and Overgrown

Ness Lake has not stayed quiet since the release of their powerful full-length Kicking—currently their Bandcamp page sports four dense releases since that record came out in 2018, and it seems that songwriter Chandler Lach has no intention of slowing down. The latest release from the project is Everything Green and Overgrown, a wonderful piece of bedroom emo that’s wonderfully insular and creative, showing that their rapid output is definitely worth keeping up with. 

Jordan Walsh | @jordalsh

Caspian—”Gone in Bloom & Bough”

The studio version of Caspian’s “Gone in Bloom & Bough” is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard, and the new live version they’ve just released is a lovely rendition. The saxophone solo really makes the whole thing pop.

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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