Columbus, OH's Earwig have been making poppy alt-rock for over two decades now, and though they haven't gotten as popular as some of their peers, they've stayed consistent quality-wise. If you like Nada Surf or Superdrag but haven't heard Earwig's 1994 LP Mayfeeder, you may want to change that. They'll release a new album, Pause for the Jets, this Friday (10/14) via Anyway Records and their own LFM Records (aka Lizard Family Music, named after singer Lizard McGee, and which they've been releasing their music on since day one). The new album is right up that same alley of '90s rock, and considering that sound has not gone out of style one bit, Pause for the Jets sounds very of the moment. Excitingly, their Columbus neighbor Lydia Loveless (who released the badass alt-country album Real earlier this year) duets with Lizard on "Wasted On You." That song's an obvious standout, but really the whole LP is worth hearing. A stream of the album premieres right here:

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