The Alt Weekly Roundup (9/3)

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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.

SeeYouSpaceCowboy — “Put On A Show, Don’t Let Them See You Fall”

SeeYouSpaceCowboy has never been a band for the faint of heart, but their latest single might be their most ferocious yet. Connie Sgarbossa sounds downright venomous on the track, and the closing breakdown actually comes across as aggressive and moshworthy rather than corny, which is difficult in 2019. But if anyone could do it, it’d be SYSC. 

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold — “Those Few Words”

Reveling in memories of loves past, Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold’s newest single from their upcoming album Lousy is a vulnerable semi-surfy-emo track constructed with the unique swing and bounce that the group has made signature to their sound. 

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

Beeef — Bull In The Shade 

Boston’s “only band called beeef,” as their Bandcamp bio reads, released a sweet slice of Americana-tinged indie-rock back in late July. Bull In The Shade is sort of like a cross between Wild Pink, Parquet Courts, and a splash of Pavement. Its third track features a nice verse from Sidney Gish, and the whole record is a pleasant complement to the seasonal transition that’s currently ensuing. 

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Portrayal of Guilt—Suffering is a Gift

Coming in at just under ten minutes, Portrayal of Guilt’s Suffering is a Gift rings in your ears long after the last notes have faded away. Steadily making a name for themselves over the past two years as a hellish screamo band, the Texas natives have been dubbed “turn-of-the-century hardcore” by NPR and nabbed a spot opening for acts like Jesus Piece, making PoG a must-listen for hardore heads world-wide.

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

Ruby Haunt — The Middle of Nowhere

Indie and dream-pop high five each other on Ruby Haunt’s new record The Middle of Nowhere. It’s suitably titled, as it feels both boundless and sluggish. 

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Adjy—”In Medias Re”

This has been a productive year for Adjy. They’ve released three songs in 2019, nearly doubling their discography of before. The latest of these is “In Medias Res,” a gorgeous and layered six-minute ballad that builds and builds until it collapses into itself.

Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

Strange Magic—Unfortunately

“Who the fuck is strange magic?” Good question, and it’s exactly what the group is here to answer with their debut LP Unfortunately. A slamming mix of rock n roll, hardcore, and a bit of self-deprecation, the group’s release via Fat Wreck Chords solidifies them as a staple to any fans of nasty riffs and punk-as-shit title tracks.

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

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