The Alt Weekly Roundup (6/24)

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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.

Giant in the Lighthouse—”Sprinting” 

Giant in the Lighthouse are an indie-pop group from New England who are about to release their debut EP, Waving, on June 28. The airy duo just shared their newest single, “Sprinting,” and it’s a beautiful ode to the innocence of childhood. Revisiting the feeling of carefree summers, the track is at once fresh and nostalgic.

Emily Kitchin | @deathnap4cutie

Proper.—”A$AP Rocky Type Beat” 

Proper.’s video for “A$AP Rocky Type Beat” takes us through the quirks of Bushwick while a stuffed animal tags along. The track details overcoming toxic masculinity.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Adjy—A boy called June 

Adjy has finally broken their silence with the two-part A boy called June 7″, and what a return it is. Both tracks are beautiful, sweeping post-rock songs that cover more ground in ten minutes minutes than many LP’s do in three times that length.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Memory Voice—Whatever You Say

This plush and sprightly little dose of chillwave is the perfect soundtrack for the brightest week of the year. Whatever You Say evokes the boundless free spirit of the prolific electronic label Business Casual, who drop a new album every Friday at noon. On this one, the beats are gooey, the sound design is crisp, and the arrangements are cleverly colorful. It’s delightful in the foreground and blissful in the back.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

The Callous Daoboys—Die on Mars

Self-proclaimed “second-rate heavy band” The Callous Daoboys just released their debut album Die on Mars and it feels like a 30-minute long kick in the teeth. That means it’s good, folks.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Noël Wells—”Sad Girl Blues”

Noël Wells is most famously known for her roles within the film industry (Master of None, Saturday Night Live, and Mr. Roosevelt), but she just announced her debut album It’s So Nice. The versatile artist recently released her newest single, “Sad Girl Blues.” Exactly the dreamy, melancholy track one would expect from the title, Wells still presents herself as a figure of strength and resilience. Can’t wait to hear more from Wells in the future.

Emily Kitchin | @deathnap4cutie

Telethon—Hard Pop 

By Telethon’s standards, Hard Pop is minimalistic. But while their latest LP is only about a third as long as their previous, it’s no less ambitious, no less sonically diverse, and no less awesome.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

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