For those of us who have long waited for local rockers Blis. to unveil new music, this week’s release of “Stale Smoke” via Sterogum arrives as both a sigh of relief and a fist pump of triumph. The group’s new single is the first track we’ve heard since their 2015 EP, Starting Fires in My Parents House, and while the band’s lineup may have changed, their knack for crafting stormy post-hardcore anthems remains firmly intact. Built around flailing guitars, propulsive drums, and Aaron Gossett’s moody vocals, Blis.’ latest is every bit the raw and powerful return we hoped it would be. – Guillermo Castro
No One Loves You is out October 6 via Sargent House. Pre-orders are available here.