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Weak Signal rock introspectively on new single "Rolex"

If you’ve suddenly found yourself spending a lot of time indoors, the introspective rock of Weak Signal is prime listening in the age of social distancing, and new single “Rolex” cuts right through the bullshit of all “necessary" social gatherings we’re thankfully avoiding this month (and likely next month [and the month after that probably]). The detached vocals of frontman Mike Bones parse a late night scene unflinchingly, an interior monologue detailing coked-out conversations and polite laughter, his hushed vox complimentary to a shuffling percussive line, sparse guitars and a walking bass line. This isn’t to say the band can’t make space for noisier segues, specifically during the track’s chorus, but even as electric power chords and budding snares enter the scene, the foggy, unfocused mindset remains, with Bones and bassist Sasha Vine crooning in unison, “yeah I know, without knowing.” Such quiet instrumental qualities and loose-form narratives may remind listeners of Stephen Malkmus’ word-association approach lyricism, or the understated indie of Yo La Tengo — give it a listen below.

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The Rare Occasions release new single "Set It Right"

In these times of limited movement, nothing says that you can't get the blood pumping inside your own home. If you need a track to help you get your body moving, consider The Rare Occasions' "Set It Right", a track pleading for kindness in the form of blistering indie rock. During these next few weeks, kindness will be necessary, as well as the need to dance. "Set It Right" is the perfect anthem in those cases; adding it to your end-of-the-world playlists would be wise. The Rare Occasions just appeared on the recent compilation cover album honoring Green Day's Insomniac, featuring many of LA's best up-and-coming indie bands. They'll also release an EP in two parts over the course of the year. Take a listen to "Set It Right" below. - Will Sisskind





Teen Blush "Ramona"

Teen Blush has released has released his fourth single, "Ramona", via the New York label Birthdiy. This is the Dream Pop of Wicker Park's Kenneth Foss, and these singles should be leading to a full-length debut album this summer.

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Understudy "Without Sight, Without Sound"

Understudy is back with a new album, Without Sight, Without Sound, which was released via Chicago Research on March 8th. This is dark, lo-fi, Post Punk and Understudy's fourth album in the last two years.

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Cousins "III"

Cousins recently released their latest EP called "III". This is the first new music from the Folk Rock group since 2018's self-titled album. The EP's lead single is called "Wandering" and is accompanied by the video below.

This is the work of Colin Strand, Thad Luper, Josh Miller, Clark Cothern, and Jon Aren.

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