The Alt Weekly Roundup (4/15)

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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.

Jadewick — “Hush”

Jadewick’s latest single “Hush” is the sort of ever-building, slowcore-inflected indie rock song I’ve been wanting for a while now. And now that it’s out, my only hope is that I won’t overplay it.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Periphery — Periphery IV: Hail Stan

Progressive metal band Periphery continue to impress on their sixth album. Periphery IV: Hail Stan is cinematicaly stout and the mix is full and incredible. An album that sets the tone with a 17 minute opening track, guitar virtuosity and dazzling layers of denseness throughout.  

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

Spanish Love Songs — “Losers”

Spanish Love Songs’ Schmaltz was my favorite album of last year. I really connected with Dylan Slocum’s lyrics about depression and anxiety—and it didn’t hurt that it was all wrapped in a catchy punk-rock shell. Now they’re back with a new single called “Losers,” and it’s a great distillation of everything I love about the band. Video’s pretty funny, too.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Town Portal — Of Violence

Of Violence, the latest album from Denmark’s Town Portal sounds like a heavy instrumental version of Radiohead. It is equal parts alluring and robust. The intricate, mathy soundscapes manage to capture an eerily foreboding tone that sounds soaring and triumphant. 

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

Cave In — “All Illusion”

Cave In debuted a new song “All Illusion” from their forthcoming album, and first in eight years, Final Transmission. It will be their last to feature recordings from their fallen friend Caleb Scofield, who passed away just over a year ago. The album will feature Scofield’s voice physically and musically. His distinguished basslines are featured on six of the eight songs, and he plays guitar on the other two. The single hearkens back to the band’s Jupiter-era, with Scofield’s breathtakingly intricate bass in it’s final moments. 

Tyler Holland | @InTyler_WeTrust

Tunnel Songs — “Ping Pong Tourney” 

Let’s celebrate spring in the best way. “Ping Pong Tourney” by Tunnel Songs is a dance-around-your-room rock banger that has been stuck in my head all week. Check it out if you’re looking for a catchy chorus and a theme song for a ping pong tournament.

Kayla Carmicheal | @kaylacarmicheal

Anxious Arms — “Come Down on Me”

Emo-grunge band Anxious Arms released a video for their single “Come Down on Me.” It’s raw and ghastly, comprised of dimly lit clips shot on a camcorder.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet


The joint project between ambient folk songwriter Spartan Jet-Plex and art-rapper Berko Lover is a supremely fascinating amalgam of genres and sounds. The creamy, otherworldly production, warped vocals, and individual deliveries complement each other in a way that sounds effortless. Grimalkin Records, who put this out, consider themselves genre-less, but one major throughline in their young discography is that it all sounds like it came from a dream.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

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