The world is pretty weird right now—there’s a mix of emotions, opinions, and fears. This week’s crop of singles is just as diverse. Like a bag of trailmix, there’s a whole blend of salty and sweet flavors to behold.
New Language – Stuck With Yourself
The LA trio has been teasing a new album for a while now, and they’ve debuted the title track off their sophomore LP. It’s decidedly more synth-heavy and industrial compared to the band’s earlier works which were centered on a hard rock/post-hardcore foundation. Frankly, I’m not sure how I feel just yet, but I’m optimistic.
Holly Ann & Josh White – Breather of the Stars
Deeper Well has partnered with Humble Beast, and with it comes new music from Holly Ann and Josh White. This is an exciting partnership that sees two mainstays in alt-worship joining together for some captivating art.
Strays Don’t Sleep – Couldn’t Be Happier
This song title feels jarringly-ironic for the current state of things, but Matthew Ryan always has a unique skill for crafting songs of all varieties. Here, on one of my numerous side projects, we see an odd-yet-captivating mix of post-rock base with Americana ornament.
Orchid Mantis – light beyond (right now)
Orchid Mantis is set to release a new album with his trademark lofi/sadcore sound. We’ve seen an uptick in bedroom projects as of late, but thankfully many are pretty solid.