Look, we know we throw a lot of new music at you. We also know that not everyone who comes to this site has the time to be as involved with or informed about the local scene as maybe they’d like to be. So for those casual readers who either can’t or have no interest in keeping up with the parade of artists we try to cover, who may not know the difference between Bitter and Biters, we have created our TRIPLE THREAT feature. The premise is simple: every Friday our writers will put their heads together and come up with three tracks that grabbed our attention over that week. Then we tell you why the songs are great and worth listening to. That’s it. Maybe some weeks we’ll have a guest commentator come in and share their favorites, but the format will always remain the same: three songs, some words, and we out. Enjoy.
Pop Weirdos – “Lounge Safari”
From the digital single, Lounge Safari
God damn it, you guys. No, not you, reader — I’m cursing at the dynamic director duo Pop Weirdos. Why? Well, just sit yourself down in this theater! Hear those flying set pieces, the ballerinas in toucan outfits, the lovers sighing on the pier? It’s fabulous, right? And so I’m irate, because for two years Jamison Murphy and Bennett Kane have simply shipped their old world (or maybe just older Brian Wilson) grandeur straight to Bandcamp as pay-what-you-want singles. Maybe they’re not gunning for bigger studios, but — god damn it, you guys! There’s an album in the wings here, and you know it. Go direct a masterpiece and scare Foxygen off their candy-coated throne already. – Lee Adcock
Lois Righteous – “Kill Your Masters”
From the upcoming EP, RUDE
The scrappy energy of Lois Righteous‘ debut single “Kill Your Masters” proves that the trio have more to offer than a clever name. The band, who snatched their moniker from the queen of Atlanta radio, WABE’s Lois Reitzes, disguise serious political furor in a mix of classic lo-fi punk. Though they self-describe as a Riot Grrrl band, the track feels more like a ’60s garage deep cut, especially with the primal stomp that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Pebbles compilation. The call and response vocals are bound to invoke Coathangers references, but don’t be surprised if the band’s sound develops on upcoming releases to better suit their razor sharp social commentary. – Russell Rockwell
RUDE is out Nov. 3. Pre-orders are available here.
Lois Reighteous will celebrate the release of the RUDE EP on Fri., Nov. 3 at 529 alongside Yukons, Nihilist Cheerleader, and MonteQarlo. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $7. 18+ to enter.
QNCY – “Catch Me”
From the upcoming LP, Different Color Leaves
“I’m not trying to be the greatest singer. I don’t even consider myself a singer,” QNCY says when asked about his new single “Catch Me,” an emotionally charged, therapeutic record. “I’m speaking from experience and feeling. And I know that this speaks on a personal level to people. It’s a song that requires more than one listen to understand its purpose. Music like this deserves to be heard honestly.” Listen to the single below and read our interview with QNCY here. – Mus Abubaker
Different Color Leaves is out Oct. 31.