December 2017 Alt Col Picks

Some great records were released in December, so here are our favorite albums and EPs of the month! We are doing a shortened version of our monthly picks in this post due to the holidays and small amount of releases. Thank you! (In no particular order.) Want a Spotify playlist? Click here!

  • Pacific Radio – Pretty, but Killing Me

Cut-loose indie rock with overflowing energy. Standout tracks include “Camaro,” “Katie,” and “Tight Jeans.” Pretty, but Killing Me is for fans of The Noise FM, Catfish & the Bottlemen, and Grouplove. Click here to listen.

  • Keep It Quiet – Lonely Weather

Poignant, hard-hitting rock with infectious riffs. Standout tracks include “Black & Blue,” “Too Far Away from Me,” and “Screaming With No Sound.” Lonely Weather is for fans of Under Fire, Sum 41, and A Day to Remember. Click here to listen.

  • So Soon, the Truth – Familiar Violence

Emotional rock with seasoned musicianship and well-crafted songwriting. Standout tracks include “Exit Wounds,” “Separation Anxiety,” and “Perfect Star.” Familiar Violence is for fans of Stolas, Too Close to Touch, and Hail the Sun. Click here to listen.

Extended Plays
  • Eat Your Heart Out – Mind Games

Standout tracks include “Conscience (feat. Patrick Miranda),” “Better Late Than Never,” and “Cellophane.” Mind Games is for fans of Sincerely, Me, Knuckle Puck, and Man Overboard. Click here to listen.

  • The Oh Hellos – Notos

Standout tracks include covers of “Torches,” “On the Mountain Tall,” and “Constellations.” Notos is for fans of Twin Forks, Drew Holcomb, and Great Lake Swimmers. Click here to listen.

  • Forget Your Friends – Spells.

Standout tracks include “Comfortably Uncomfortable” and “California Gloom.” Spells. is for fans of Eat Your Heart Out, The White Noise, and Greywind. Click here to listen.

  • Bootstraps – To Each His Own

Standout tracks include “Younger and “Dyed in the Wool.” To Each His Own is for fans of EDEN, The xx, and LANY. Click here to listen.


  • The Dear Hunter – All Is As All Should Be

Standout tracks include “The Right Wrong,” “Shake Me (Awake),” and “Blame Paradise.” All Is As All Should Be is for fans of Coheed & Cambria, Forgive Durden, and Circa Survive. Click here to listen.


Featured Singles
  • Guide Dog – “Egos With Genitals”

“Egos With Genitals” is for fans of Glass Towers, Car Seat Headrest, and Remo Drive. Click here to listen.

  • The Tates – “Water”

“Water” is for fans of COIN, Scavenger Hunt, and Walk the Moon. Click here to listen.

  • Bedroom Talk – “Complacent”/”Worried”

“Letters to Our Former Selves” is for fans of The Story So Far, Knuckle Puck, and Sleep On It. Click here to listen.

  • ARGRPH – “Llosgi Me”/”Llawn”

“Llosgi Me”/”Llawn” is for fans of Yellow Ostrich, Half Moon Run, and Local Natives. Click here to listen.


Let us know what you think of December’s releases down in the comments below!


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