The Alt Weekly Roundup (9/16)

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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.

Cursive — “Barricades”

Tim Kasher’s mad, and when he’s mad, Cursive drops a banger. “Barricades,” the band’s latest single, is a scorching screed against racism, wealth inequality, and the infamous border wall that the Trump administration has been talking up for years. 

Zac djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Girl In Red — chapter 2

Girl in Red’s shimmering, balmy new EP is a treat. It sits comfortably in the pop genre, but there’s a pronounced surf rock influence that adds an essential sense of vigor.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Halsey — “Graveyard”

Accompanied by a time-lapse of the pop-star painting a seven foot canvas with the cover art of her new album (titled Manic), Halsey’s latest single “Graveyard” speaks to the lengths you’ll go to keep even the most detrimental people in your life. Because sometimes “the warning signs can feel like they’re butterflies.

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

Sour Widows — “Pilot Light”

Sour Widows’ “Pilot Light” is vicious yet delicate, with jazzy hooks and fastened vocals that tenaciously crawl towards something more enveloping. The band’s debut EP will be out later this year.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

7-11 Jesus — My Poetry Is Lit, How Is Yours?

Sedated and slurry, 7-11 Jesus’ new EP My Poetry is Lit, How is Yours? is FFO bands like The Buttertones, but if the Buttertones drew their influence from punk rather than the wild west. If lo-fi, surfy punk is your jam, this Bay Area outfit has your back.

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

Chelsea Wolfe — “Birth of Violence”

Chelsea Wolfe returns with brooding, overcast indie record Birth of Violence. Standout track “Deranged for Rock & Roll” takes on a seething energy to expound on the eviscerating nature of show business.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

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