More Music from the Inbox: 25 February 2012

The bull terrier had me up at 6:18 this morning, anxious for a morning walk in a biting wind to get a Pike roast at Starbucks (for me, not her; she’s happy with a package of shortbread cookies).  To get my mind off the cold, I had a chance to review this version of this edition of More Music from the Inbox.  Passing judgement this time is Juliette Jagger.

There’s some really, really good stuff here.  Don’t mess up by missing any of it.

Artist: DZ Deathrays “The Mess Up”

Album: No Sleep EP

This is just a really cool fucking band. They’ve got a little thrash to ‘em and they can both rock a leather jacket real good.

Sounds like: A less aggressive Death From Above 1979



Artist: Mystery Pills “The Glass Traditions”

Album: Mystery Pills EP

This guy Mystery Pills is up and down in the sweetest way. The verses feel like curious warnings while the chorus just catches you and is perpetually enduring.

Sounds like: Not asking for forgiveness.

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream the song.


Artist: Electric Guest “This Head I Hold”

Album: Mondo

I am so eager for people to hear this band! They are so right on it and this song just gets inside your bones. Everything is right here man. Asa Taccone is a skinny white guy with soul! Lyrics are all arguably the one-liners you wish you thought up yourself, and even the damn hand claps are perfectly placed.

Sounds like:  Can I get a “Goddamn!”



Artist: Ave Luna “Wrenning Day”

Album: Ice Level

This bands is pretty rad! They’ve got a shit tone of members but they’ve created this sort of post-punk meets R&B vibe with great 3 part-harmonies, both male and female vocalists, and a free flowing structure.

Sounds like: Kinda sexy?

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream the song.


Artist: Humans “De Ciel”

Album: Traps EP

I love the way this band mixes its electronic roots with such soft atmospheric tones. De Ciel is a song for the dance floor, but one you wana slow groove to. 

Sounds like: A mystical dream of the old world Orient


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “More Music from the Inbox: 25 February 2012

  • February 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    This was a great post! I'm generally pretty bad at finding new music and was really missing the "top 5 songsvI've gotta hear today" and/or the free song of the day.

    Thank you so much for I ding a way to continue sharing great music with everyone. I definately wouldn't have found any of this on my own 🙂

  • February 29, 2012 at 2:05 am

    That's great Steph! It can be tough to uncover new music that fits your tastes, but I think this week's 5 are all really rad tunes.


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