The Alt Weekly Roundup (9/23)

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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.

Caracara—”Dark Bells”

Caracara is a unique sort of band who reinvents themselves with every new song they release. “Dark Bells,” their latest single, is a far cry from the tense indie rock of their recent Better EP. It’s a darker, more aggressive song than grinds nearly to a halt midway through before reconstructing itself for an electronic denouement. It goes without saying that it’s wonderful. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Soccer Mommy—”Lucy”

Soccer Mommy shared “Lucy,” a circling, smoky track with a helping of folk influence and sturdily harnessed vocals.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet


Superdestroyer’s latest single “Shaggy” feels to me something like Joyce Manor covering Wilco. I’m not certain what that means, if I’m being real with you, but it sounds pretty sick and you will like it. I promise. 

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Sammy Heck—”I Never Got to Be a Girl Scout”

Softly charming with a pop-rock brightness that mixes pinch harmonics with tappy riffs, Sammy Heck’s “I Never Got to Be a Girl Scout” is the first single from the group’s upcoming EP. “I should drink more water, I should call my mother” are universal reminders, and the way Sammy flips through them is joyous.

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

Jacques Limón—Jacques Limón

The new record from Jacques Limón is full of hooky indie-rock crunchers that pull from the riffage of Rozwell Kid, the gravelly hooks of The Sidekicks, and the dynamic change-ups of Peaer. The project is the one-man-band of St. Louis musician John Hams, which is hard to believe considering the record’s full breadth of basement-ready chants. 

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Just Friends—”Fever”

“Fever,” the latest single from California emo-funk crew Just Friends, conjures up memories of early 2000s R&B. It’s a coasting tune that’s decorated with velvety riffs and cooing, apt for a slow dance.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

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