The Alt Weekly Roundup (11/13)

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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.

Horsewhip – Consume and Burn

Almost everything written about Horsewhip mentions the members’ previous bands, all seminal hardcore groups. It makes sense, but you don’t need to know the history to appreciate how hard Consume and Burn rips. The third record from the Tampa Bay supergroup has enough echoes of previous projects to engage fans of their earlier projects, but it stands entirely on its own as some of the harshest, most furious metallic hardcore of the year.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Bully – “Right on Time”

Bully contributed a couple of songs to the soundtrack for AppleTV’s The Buccaneers, and “Right on Time” is the best. In classic Bully fashion, its hook is sugary while Alicia Bognanno’s vocals are all vinegar.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Instill – Reasons to Remember

Instill plays a type of vaguely melodic hardcore that, while done many times, is always needed for a vibrant scene. A demo from two years ago showed some promise, and in the interval, they have been a mainstay in the Chicago hardcore scene. A recent show where they opened for Taking Meds saw fans singing along to mainstays and a cover of Mindset, highlighting just how well-read the members are of hardcore staples. With Reasons to Remember, people outside the Chicago hardcore scene have something to glom onto, refining what Instill already competently did on the demo.

Hugo Reyes | @hvreyes5

Momma / Narrow Head – Sunday / Medicine

Momma and Narrow Head are two of the leaders of the ‘90s-style alt rock boom of the past couple years, each building off a different aspect of the sound. To hear them cover each other feels perfectly natural. Momma’s take on “Sunday” from this year’s Moments of Clarity is bouncy and lucid, stripping back some of the noise—still getting a good bit woozier than they usually do—and Narrow Head plays “Medicine” pretty straight, showing that they can turn in a pretty damn good pop rock track when they want to.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

Cloned Apparition – World Powered

Cloned Apparition’s two-track World Powered single follows their EP The Coming Spring from earlier this year, building off the debut’s crunchy, muscular alt rock sound. The Montréal foursome should appeal to fans of groups like Narrow Head or Money, especially the bludgeoning b-side “Holding the Knife.”

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

The Alternative’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist

Each week our editor Lindsy Carrasquillo compiles a playlist of songs our staff has been jamming. We post it on Fridays on Twitter and then include it in each edition of the Weekly Roundup to make sure you don’t miss any of the great music we’re recommending.

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