The Alt Weekly Roundup (6/7)

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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.

Militarie Gun – All Roads Lead to the Gun 

Militarie Gun’s new EP, All Roads Lead To The Gun is both ferocious and catchy as hell. Around ten minutes long, the record is an attack of hardcore that sounds like it could — and should — be played on alternative radio stations. The absolutely massive riffs on “Fell on My Head” are balanced by the raw vocals and lines like “either way you fucked up kid / no hope, you did what you did.” It’s a welcome surprise when the acoustic guitar hits on “Stuck in a Spin,” as the group closes out the record with its strongest song.

Aaron Eisenreich | @slobboyreject

Blood Command – “A Villain’s Monologue”

Blood Command’s new single “A Villain’s Monologue” is their first with new vocalist Nikki Brumen, but they’re just as reliable. Their metal-tinged punk is as melodic, as aggressive, and as much fun as ever.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Lucy & La Mer – “Ooh La La”

Lucy & La Mer has been one of my favorite alt-pop artists in the scene since 2019, and her new single “Ooh La La” is a track full of kaleidoscope colors that could double as a summery Pride anthem. Lucy wrote the track about accepting who you are and not wanting to be in someone else’s skin which feels like a breath of fresh air after the hell year we’ve all been through. Featuring slick synths and charged guitars, the song will turn into an earworm for anyone after just one listen.

Hope Ankney | @hope_ankleknee

Telethon – “Selfstarter AE”

Telethon’s newest single hits the ground running. The breakneck “Selfstarter AE” doesn’t waste a second, jumping straight into a synthy, vaguely ska-flavored hook.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Ugly Mascot – “Teeth Are Stored in the Jaw”

Ugly Mascot kick off their latest single with the line “you got punk rock tapes on your shelf like trophies / got some bad tattoos with your parents money,” before blasting off into a riff-heavy skewering of the need to define yourself through the media you consume and merch you buy. “Teeth Are Stored In The Jaw”—which features Sticky Steve—is a nonstop rocker, full of catchy melodies and snarky lyrics like “now your friends are so inclusive as long as you like 90s alternative music”—not to mention that round in the bridge. Fans of Joyce Manor and shit-talking will find a lot to like here.

Aaron Eisenreich | @slobboyreject

Arrange – The World Is Racing

Arrange put out a couple of the most formative albums of my adolescence. I’m not a teenager anymore, but The World Is Racing keeps up his track record of putting out some of the lushest, most affecting music around. His style of electronic indie rock doesn’t lend itself to comparisons easily, but fans of Mister Lies or Foxes in Fiction should expect to be blown away.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

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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