The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/25)

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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.

Mighty — “David’s Park Bench”

Mighty’s debut self-titled LP dealt in the same grungyy southern rock and roll that made so many fans fall in love with Manchester Orchestra’s 2009 classic Mean Everything to Nothing. So it makes sense that they’ve teamed up with MO frontman Andy Hull on their new single “David’s Park Bench.” It’s like a refined version of the catchier tracks off Mighty, and the clearer production certainly doesn’t hurt.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Dream Ritual — Trips Around The Sun 

Dream Ritual’s debut full-length is a formidable barrage of Swervedriver-sized shoegaze, muscular grunge, and classic-minded blues rock a la Deep Purple. These hardcore ex-pats play those styles with the energy of their metallic roots, resulting in a sound that’s both blanketing and prodding. Warm and grandiose but not at the cost of some seriously punching riffage.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Unturned — Sunk

Recent No Sleep signees Unturned just dropped their first release through the label, titled Sunk. Catchy and breezy, the EP harkens back to a time when pop-punk fans didn’t have to be ashamed of their favorite genre.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Foxes in Fiction — “Ontario Sunshine Pt. 3”

Orchid Tapes founder Warren Hildebrand is back as Foxes in Fiction with the project’s first song in two years. The non-album single “Ontario Sunshine Pt. 3” features the wonderful Emily Yacina and is as beautiful and trance-like as you’d expect from the this artist.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

The Penske File — “Spin My History”

The Penske File put out one of my favorite punk albums of last year in Salvation. They’ve just released the video for my favorite song on the album, “Spin My History,” just in time for spring. Check it out and give Salvation a listen if you missed it.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Lucy Rose — No Words Left 

English indie-folk singer-songwriter Lucy Rose released her fourth studio album No Words Left. A collection of hummable, wistful tunes that are comfortingly somber. A self-help album for those dealing with indecision.

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

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