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Peach Tree Rascals share video for new single "Things Won't Go My Way"

These times of isolation have not stopped Peach Tree Rascals from putting out new work, as they've released their new single "Things Won't Go My Way", along with its music video. The song puts into words feelings of self-doubt, the transitions of life and the dangers they present, and how disillusionment can get in the way of aspiration. Its music video channels The Truman Show, with the band acting as characters beaten by misfortune after misfortune, all of which brings them together at the end. Take a look at the video for "Things Won't Go My Way" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Alt-pop songstress WENS releases debut EP "Lemoncholy"

Although she has a lengthy independent career behind her, tastemaker and alt-pop songstress WENS has released her major label debut EP Lemoncholy on R&R/Warner Records. Written about the years between 18 and 21 years of age, the songs on Lemoncholy cover confusion, contradiction, love, loss, and fear while coming of age. In these uncertain times, songs about uncertainty seem fitting, especially when set to WENS's catchy pop arrangements. WENS has released several music videos for tracks from Lemoncholy, but a brand new one for "Tongue Tied" is available for you to watch now. - Will Sisskind

   

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

   

Weathers drops new single "Feel Good" for these trying times

Coronavirus keeping you in the house? Show cancellations rocking your music lover heart to the core? Fear not, for not even the crushing despair of self quarantine can keep you from jamming out to Weathers' new single "Feel Good". The alt-rock group just finished their tour with Echosmith -- good timing -- and "Feel Good" captures all of the energy of the band's live show into one synth-filled good vibe torch song. Frontman Cameron Boyer wrote the song as a testament to his search for an escape route from loneliness and despair while on tour in the beginning of last year, and you can feel that drive come through in his voice. If you're looking for a song to get you through this potentially lonely and isolating time, give "Feel Good" a shot; listen to it below. - Will Sisskind

   

Hollow Fortyfives release new EP "Weekender" for any day of the week

The Hollow Fortyfives have put out their new EP Weekender, and despite what the name may suggest, the record suits any day of the week. The indie rock jams of Travis Corsaut, Brett Incardone, and Lucas Renberg pay tribute to late nights, debauchery, and general reckless fun outside the confines of the doldrums of the workplace, the chore chart, and the day-to-day responsibilities. At under twenty minutes, Weekender makes for a good one-time listen on your way home from work on a Friday evening, or -- if you put it on loop -- you can make it your soundtrack for your whole Saturday or Sunday, if not both. Weekender is the follow-up to the band's debut 2018 LP Strange Times, and while the rock-and-roll power remains, there's an extra crunch on the new EP that gives it just a little more bite. Check out one of the tracks from Weekender, called "Get Out", below. - Will Sisskind