New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Apr 06, 2020): Yves Tumor, Sam Himself, FRND CRCL, and more!

Artist: Yves Tumor

Song: “Gospel For A New Century”

Album/EP: Heaven To A Tortured Mind

A dense and alluring collision of R&B and pop in typical Yves Tumor fashion, “Gospel For A New Century” is a stylish offering from the new album Heaven To A Tortured Mind. Splash-heavy drums, washed-out brass stings, and Yves’ disassociated vocals make for a heavily groovy and subtly mind-warping listen.


Artist: Sam Himself

Song: “Slow Drugs”

Album/EP: Slow Drugs

An exceptionally sombre and moody tune from Swiss-bred Sam Himself, “Slow Drugs” is remarkably akin to The National material. Reverb-heavy melodies, thousand-yard-stare heady pacing, and beautifully heartbroken gravelly vocals à la Matt Berninger pull together this polished offering.



Song: “Loose Cannon”

Album/EP: Internet Noise

Oh, to be young again! If you’re missing the outside world right now, let FRND CRCL drag you right back to the days when you would’ve preferred the world ended instead. “Loose Cannon” is a pitch-perfect throwback to mid 90s pop punk: harmonic gang choruses, palm-muted riffs, snotty vibe and all. It’s like a case study of everything that made Simple Plan, Sum 41, and Blink 182 such iconic images (and sounds) of their zeitgeist.


Artist: BORZA feat. Amélie P Bédard

Song: “Guérir les hommes”

Album/EP: Single

A casually artistic and reflective piece, “Guérir” sounds more like a moment in time than a song. Bédard’s French narration and BORZA’s gentle instrumentals, especially the organ and string features, lend a mature sophistication to the track amidst the downtempo musings.


Artist: The White Buffalo

Song: “Faster Than Fire”

Album/EP: On The Widow’s Walk

Impassioned and impactful rock with some mild roots rock influence, “Faster Than Fire” is a spitting-truth-and-vinegar kind of tune. Twangy guitar, anthemic melodies, and a morosely truculent vocal performance from The White Buffalo make this manifesto a memorable one.


Artist: Chin Injeti

Song: “Falling”

Album/EP: Single

A thoughtful and embracing synth-heavy pop tune crafted with care and heart from Inbox Monday newcomer Chin Injeti. Heavily modulated vocals and spacey keys lend a dreamy trance-like haze to “Falling”, without drifting into psychedelic territory.


Mathew Kahansky

Once upon a time, Mat studied journalism. That's how he became Alan's one-time intern and current-time contributor, and the rest is ongoing history - get it? Mat also studied biology and music, so he has a strangely specific knowledge set that doesn't really apply anywhere other than useless fun facts. He currently works for a music tech start-up in Halifax, and is a big fan of the em dash.

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