The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/4)

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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.

PUP — “Free At Last” 

Before releasing their latest single “Free at Last,” PUP encouraged fans to submit covers with no knowledge beyond its lyrics and basic chords. Now, we finally know it’s a banger, and one that reminds us that despite how depressed we may be, we’re hardly alone. The track’s music video is composed of clips from the submitted covers, including an opera version and several acoustic renditions.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Petrov — “Half MT” 

Petrov’s newest single is the closer to their upcoming debut EP Sleep Year. “Half MT” is a driving indie punk jam that certifies Petrov as one of 2019’s best new bands.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

You Could Be a Cop — “Still the Same?”

Although the wonderful Natalie Evans is no longer singing for You Could Be a Cop, the Norwegian emo rockers haven’t lost any steam. “Still the Same?” is the band’s heaviest song yet and points in an exciting new direction for their future.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

I Love Your Lifestyle — “The Movie”

I Love Your Lifestyle just released three tracks from their upcoming LP, The Movie. The best of those is the title track, a five-minute slow burn that indicates the emo band’s sophomore LP is going to be a gamechanger for them.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Candlemass — The Door to Doom 

Swedish band Candlemass are one of the biggest names in Doom Metal. The appropriately titled The Door to Doom is their 12th album since 1986. It sees the band reuniting with their original vocalist from their debut album. It’s chock full of formidable riffs that hit like walls of sound. The third track features riffage from legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and it’s a true clash of the icons. 

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

Gary Clark Jr. — This Land 

This Land, the third major-label album from Gary Clark Jr., is about blackness in 21st century America. He’s a guitar hero of the modern times, and not just for his skills on the fret-board, but for his songwriting as well. The record is a triumph for blues rock, while also including elements of punk, reggae, funk, R&B, and hip-hop. There’s truly something for everyone on here.

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

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