The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/8)

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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.

The Undertaking!—”Oh, Negative” 

Solid State Records’s newest signing, The Undertaking!, announced the news with a bang. Their most recent single, “Oh, Negative,” is a melodic metalcore ripper in the vein of Every Time I Die or Greyhaven. Here’s hoping the band’s Solid State debut lives up to this one.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Nervus—”Between The Lines”

As part of Get Better Records’ upcoming split Sunday, Someday, Nervus recruited Proper.’s Erik Garlington for the single “Between The Lines”. The song is a reminder that the systems built to keep us apart are man-made. The dynamic drums power the message home, leading up to a bridge that eloquently voices their frustrations. 

Madison Van Houten | @madisonvanhalen

Oh, Yes—Crooked Wine Smile

The new LP by Oh, Yes taps the same sparse, quivery energy that bands like Sinai Vessel built careers around. Crooked Wine Smile takes enough left turns to stay interesting, though, like the trip-hop bridge in “Brass Lockets” that tears through the otherwise unassuming slowcore track.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

An Autumn for Crippled Children—”Carefully Breathing”

With last year’s All fell silent everything went quiet, An Autumn for Crippled Children injected some post-punk into their signature blackgaze. By the sounds of its first single “Carefully Breathing,” the Dutch project is only diving deeper down that rabbit hole on their new album As the.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison


Opening with a few hot seconds of dueling guitars, Pardoner’s second single “Strike” is one minute and twenty-two seconds of post-punk riffs. Plugging in your headphones for this track is a requirement, as the guitars literally rip and roll off of each other in stereo.

Madison Van Houten | @madisonvanhalen

K.J. Sturkey—“Psychösis”

Up-and-coming hip-hop artist K.J. Sturkey keeps churning out sleek hits meant for night drives with his freshest release “Psychösis”—a song that was created from a beat that Sturkey’s friend Jahleel showed him over two years ago. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia there’s hints of the ATL rap scene that bleeds into the slinky verve of the single, giving it the harder edge to rise above his peers while still holding tight to the atmospheric soundscape that elevates the listener to another plane. Next time you’re turning the key in the ignition to take a long drive with the destination: nowhere, shuffle “Psychösis” on and see where it takes you.

Hope Ankney | @hope_ankleknee

Wayside—Shine onto Me

Like the recent Teenage Wrist album, Wayside’s debut Shine onto Me marries pop rock hooks with shoegaze textures. It’s an excellent introduction to the Australian band. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Clever Girls—”Stonewall”

“Stonewall” is the third single from indie-rockers Clever Girls’ pandemic-laden up-coming record Constellations. Building off of lead singer, Jean’s, recent coming out as queer and non-conforming, the track tugs at the weighted feeling associated with that interpersonal battle, the vocals wading between an area of grey subdue and wicked vulnerability. Constellations is out March 26th through Egghunt Records. 

Hope Ankney | @hope_ankleknee

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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