The Alt Weekly Roundup (7/1)

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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.

Field Mouse—”Heart of Gold”

Field Mouse will be releasing the follow up to 2016’s Episodic this August, almost three years to the day of that LP’s release. The announcement of Meaning was accompanied by the new single “Heart of Gold,” a dream-pop gem that promises Meaning will be worth the wait. 

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison


This self-titled debut from Texas’ Pacmanthemovie is going to give their southern-core brothers The Callous Daoboys (who were featured on last week’s roundup) a run for their money. Clocking in just shy of 9 minutes, Pacmanthemovie is an onslaught of grindy, technical maneuvers reminiscent of Daughters except less sassy and much sludgier. 

Christopher Thomas | @ChrisMustard

Beach Bully—”Skinny”

Beach Bully’s latest record lies somewhere between shoegaze and surf rock, encompassing the tranquility of the former and the springiness of the latter. The highlight is “Skinny,” a hazy track with a bit of a snarl.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet


Slowcore is such a niche and specific genre that you have to hearken back to the founders every time you try and put a spin on it. On their new record Peeled, New Jersey’s Joyer speckle their aching minimalism and drab emo mutterings with just the right amount of Duster-indebted hypnotism. They did their homework, as this thing sounds straight outta 1997. But the subtleties in style and delivery could’ve only come from an era when emo was a prerequisite to this type of inching indie-rock.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis


Elle is an amalgamation of Cali screamo heavy hitters (featuring members of Loma Prieta, Beau Navire, Nuvolascura, etc.) but these new singles show their capabilities in terms of restraint; letting melodies flow and flourish underneath guttural screams, sometimes building up to a cataclysmic reward. They just released their second single off their upcoming LP, which is still shrouded in a little mystery. Get on the hype train now. 

Christopher Thomas | @ChrisMustard

Farseek—”Anything for Any of You”

Farseek has quietly been one of the most prolific bands in DIY for a while now; halfway through 2019, the band is on their third release. Their new full-length Deming is full of riffy anarchist emo-punk with a touch of twang, and “Anything for Any of You” is sub-two minute scorcher, mixing the album’s most uplifting sentiments with the most triumphant guitars the band has ever laid to tape.

Keegan Bradford | @franziamom

Meth—”Her Womb Lay Still”

We were lucky enough to catch Meth live on the end of their recent tour, and on Friday they announced a new record, The Choir of Red Light, with a video for “Her Womb Lay Still.” The band definitely derives influence from spazzy hardcore outfits like Dillinger Escape Plan, The Number 12…, and Daughters—but this new single proves that they’re not afraid to explore darker, doomier concepts.

Christopher Thomas | @ChrisMustard

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