The Alt Weekly Roundup (9/30)

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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.


Twinkly—but in the synthpop way, not the emo way— and refreshing, Dayglow is back with the new single “Nicknames” along with a music video that feels reminiscent of a 90s high school rom-com aesthetic, complete with a primary-colored dance party.

Olivia Keasling | @residentkilljoy

SeeYouSpaceCowboy—The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds

Venturing into metalcore territory after their Pure Noise Records signing, SeeYouSpaceCowboy released The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds last friday. The band are set to embark on a full U.S. tour alongside Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, Rotting Out, and Candy beginning tomorrow. Their van was also broken into last week and they’ve set up pre-orders for a shirt to offset the repair costs before leaving for tour. Info here

Christopher Thomas | @ChrisMustard

Vireo—”Throwin’ Skippers”

If you like the poppy folk, or folky pop, of bands like Mumford and Sons or Lord Huron, but wish it got just a little weirder, Vireo’s “Throwin Skippers” is what you’ve been looking for. It’s a more off-kilter take on that sound and it’s ten times as interesting and musically proficient.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

.Gif From God—approximation_of_a_human

Friday was a big day for screamo, with .Gif From God also releasing their Prosthetic Records debut full-length. For fans of spazzy post-hardcore bands, Approximation_of_a_Human is an onslaught of technical precision that, to the listener, sounds completely erratic, but was precisely constructed that way over the course of the last few years, even featuring re-workings of some older songs. The band will also be embarking on a month-long run with Wvrm, C0mputer, and Malevich. Tour info here.

Christopher Thomas | @ChrisMustard

Greet Death—”Do You Feel Nothing?”

Gritty vocals sink into wavy and simmered hooks on “Do You Feel Nothing,” shoegaze group Greet Death’s new track. The music video is eerie and esoteric, chock full of flames and dimly lit shots. 

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Foxtails—querida hija

Foxtails just released their second LP and first release since March of 2018. The band has been quietly refining their emo-tinged screamo sound to showcase the true scope of their writing ability, incorporating jazzy elements and plenty of sonic buildups. 

Christopher Thomas | @ChrisMustard

Xuan Rong—”Lay Apart”

NYC songwriter/producer Xuan Rong makes experimental pop in the vein of Zola Jesus, Half Waif, and Fever Ray. “Lay Apart,” her first single since 2016, begins as a stormy, off-kilter ballad that suddenly transitions into a dizzying composite of warbled vocals, heavy percussive claps, and suspenseful bass wobbles. The tension between the jarring arrangements and her mighty voice is fascinating and the production is outstanding. 

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

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