The Alt Weekly Roundup: 9/8/18

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The Alt Weekly Recap is just what it sounds like, a recap of a few of our favorite releases of the week. Think of it as an appetizer for our Best of the Month article and playlist. Here’s a taste of a few of gems from this week.

Death Cab For Cutie – “My Backwards Walk” (Frightened Rabbit Cover)

Death Cab paid tribute to the late Scott Hutchison, a friend of Ben Gibbard’s, with a cover of Frightened Rabbit’s “My Backwards Walk.” The track is half of a two-track Spotify Singles collection, alongside an acoustic performance of Death Cab’s lead track “Gold Rush” from their new record.

Shannen Moser – I’ll Sing

In case you missed it, Philly’s Shannen Moser dropped a new album this week. I’ll Sing is a gorgeous fifteen-track collection of indie folk tracks best listened to uninterrupted, start to finish. It’s the perfect autumn record, really.

Petal – “You Got Lucky” (Tom Petty Cover)

As a part of Kevin Devine’s split series, Petal blessed us with a heart-wrenching, stripped-back take of Tom Petty classic “You Got Lucky.”


Speedy Ortiz – “Blood Keeper” (Liz Phair Cover)

Speedy Ortiz put their own fun spin on Liz Phair’s unreleased “Blood Keeper” ahead of their tour dates with her this fall, with proceeds going toward producing and distributing Shawna Potter (War on Women)’s Making Spaces Safer guide.

Pizzagirl – “highschool”

I had never heard of Pizzagirl, but who could resist that name? Surprisingly, Pizzagirl isn’t a girl, but the solo project of a 20-year-old Liverpool artist named Liam. “Highschool” is an 80s-esque synth gem with dreamy as hell vocals that’ll have you hooked.

Antarctigo Vespucci – “White Noise”

And finally, we could never leave out that Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren announced their forthcoming album as Antarctigo Vespucci – due October 26 on Polyvinyl. The lead single, “White Noise” is a promising preview of what’s to come. (Plus, the record is titled Love in the Time of E-Mail – how great is that?)


Violet Foulk // @VioletFoulk

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