New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Dec 07, 2020): Come Closer, Spacette, Emily James, and more!

Artist: Come Closer

Song: “Get It Wrong”

Album/EP: Pretty Garbage

The debut single from Emeryville, California’s Come Closer gets it right with this breezy, acidly brilliant rocker and roller. Boasting inviting back-and-forth vocals and chock full of guitar-forward hooks, “Get It Wrong” burns bright and fast. I’d wager we can expect to look for more rattling hits from these folks.

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Artist: Spacette

Song: “City Of Gold”

Album/EP: Spacette

A dreamy journey reverential to its synth-slathered 80s easy listening groove rock influences, “City Of Gold” is a shining offering from Los Angeles’ Spacette. Plunking bass, splashy drum machine-like beats, and of course an encompassing keys presence suit the crooning voices and humbly exceptional guitar and keytar solos.

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Artist: Emily James

Song: “that’d be alright”

Album/EP: Wanted You to Know, part i

Shoestring guitar and effortlessly breathy vocals whisper a hopeful tale in LA singer-songwriter Emily James’ “that’d be alright”. Barely perceptible samples and instrumentals aid in building up the idyllic and idealistic tune: bird chirrups, laughing children, and perhaps even a flute note or two poke in as James’ imagines peace within her song’s warm sonic embrace.

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Artist: Iglu & Hartly

Song: “Cooler”

Album/EP: Single

If you’re going to return after a decade-long hiatus, might as well make it a big one! LA-based pop-rockers Iglu & Hartly are back with their appropriately bombastic “Cooler”. Walls of keys and busy drums match up with the single’s self-aggrandizing lyrical content, providing a wave of bravado-fuelling sound to go along with the vocals.

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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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