This Week's Public Picks

by / Aug. 22, 2016 6pm EST

The Public’s weekly local music reviews and previews.

 Album:  The Buckingham Tapes by White Shade

 Recommended if you like:  Menomena, Ty Segall, Surfer Blood

New comers White Shade, led by guitarist and vocalist Matt Sacha are making themselves known to the indie-rock scene with their debut EP, The Buckingham Tapes, out now. The record, three tracks of schizophrenic yet low key stoner rock tunes was released last month. “Fix Me” comes as the highlight of the record, a sometimes jazzy, sometimes driving indie rock tune that’s lined with the deadpan vocals of Sacha. The EP is available for stream on Soundcloud now.

 Single:  “Pills” by Stress Dolls

 Recommended if you like:  The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures, Interpol

The band formerly known as Wolf has remerged with a new name and a new single. Now known as Stress Dolls, the band, lead by vocalist and guitarist Chelsea O’Donnell has released their first single titled “Pills.” The straight-up alternative rock track emphasizes O’Donnell’s ardent vocals and the band’s driving rhythms. The song is the first single from the band’s debut album, out soon.