This Week's Public Picks: Ugly Sun + Alpha Hopper

by / Aug. 8, 2017 8pm EST

EP: Painted Post by Ugly Sun

Recommended if you like: Wavves, DIIV, Cloud Nothings

The latest release from garage rock band Ugly Sun is a four song EP titled Painted Post. The record is a tight set of grungy, emotive indie rock that’s held together by layers of guitars and dazed yet melodic vocals. Highlights include the rancorous, slow motion grunge track “Contagious,” and the more energetic, catchy “Keep Me Safe.”




Music Video: “Unruly Jane” by Alpha Hopper

Recommended if you like: Naomi Punk, Ty Segall, Bleached

The new music video from Buffalo art-punk band Alpha Hopper is 84 seconds of green-screened weirdness. Band members slowly dress from head to toe, and then unmask themselves as their song “Unruly Jane,” a messy though concise punk tantrum plays throughout. The single comes from the band’s first album, Last Chance Power Drive.