The Alternative Weekly Roundup (2/4/2019)

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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.

Field Medic — “henna tattoo”

Field Medic shared “Henna Tattoo,” a single from his new LP that will be released in April. The track details the pain of realizing the person you were enamored with has moved on more quickly than you have, with the fading of a henna tattoo serving as a metaphor for the passage of time.

Bineet Kaur | @hellobineet

Martha — “Love Keeps Kicking”

UK power-pop outfit, Martha, shared a delightfully fun video for their new single, “Love Keeps Kicking,” off their upcoming album of the same name. It’s a 50’s-themed black and white video of a giant foot rampaging and kicking about, and Martha couldn’t have chosen a better fit for their pop-rocky single. If you need a Monday pick-me-up, dance along to the chorus and watch The Footbusters (feel free to use that one, Martha) save the town.

Kayla Carmicheal |@kaylacarmicheal

Bring Me The Horizon — “Mother Tongue”

Among the various powerhouse tracks featured on Bring Me the Horizon’s newest LP, Amo, “Mother Tongue” is mighty in a way that no one has seen lead singer, Oliver Sykes. A much softer approach than the group is notorious for (even in comparison to their 2015 release, That’s the Spirit), the track reflects vulnerability through its lyrical content and vocal delivery. It’s tame, probably the tamest we’ve seen from Bring Me the Horizon, but something about it thrives in contrast to the group’s booming discography. This gentler side of the band should be encouraged if this is its pay-off.

Hope Ankney | @hope_ankleknee

Tom Wardle — Jacqueline EP

UK boogie-rocker Tom Wardle’s latest EP, Jacqueline, is one that feels like it was kissed by mother nature itself. Offering warmth and color in the muted hues of winter, the EP brings about the fresh air that comes with experiencing the first signs of spring. Put on your rose-colored glasses, kick your shoes off, and drink up the sunny disposition that Wardle saturates Jacqueline with as you await the blossoming of warmer weather.

Hope Ankney | @hope_ankleknee

camp counselor — scabs

camp counselor makes somber, bass-driven twee a la Frankie Cosmos. However, the songs on scabs, their EP released a couple weeks back, are painted with strokes of atmospheric synths in the vein of Elvis Depressedly. Strong grooves and crisp textures make this a recent stand-out in the congested highway of modern bedroom pop.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

Revolve — Dragged Into Extinction 

Glasgow crossover troupe, Revolve, play a fucking evil blend of blood-soaked metalcore and barbed wire hardcore. Their debut full-length, Dragged Into Extinction, rattles the gates of the two scenes it sinks its sword between. Its technicality challenges the vanguards of contemporary thrash, while simultaneously posing a venerable threat to American beatdown bands like Jesus Piece and Year of the Knife.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis

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