Every week, we’re sent dozens if not hundreds of promotional emails from agents, PR firms, and hopeful artists containing the latest releases from around the world. From the biggest superstars to the ambitious self-starters we comb through it all to highlight to you what we’ve been digging, the tunes that caught our eye, and the recommended selections that make the notifications worth it. This is New Music From The Inbox! (Short on time? Listen to this article in playlist form!)
Artist: River Tiber
Album/EP: Dreaming Eyes
The smoothest and juiciest bass and synth make sure to live up to the title’s name in River Tiber’s exquisite ‘Hypnotized’. Elegantly breathy vocals and pulpy hi-hat-heavy drums take you on a dreamy journey that makes the four-plus runtime simply slip away.
Song: ‘Club Level’
A lonely moaning baritone sax really sets the mood in Brooklyn-based 79.5’s ‘Club Level’. This fairly minimalist soul really spaces apart its instrumentals, leaving plenty of space for reverb to ring out and listeners to focus in on the caressing vocals and swaddled chording.
Artist: The Winery Dogs
When a band is really feeling it sometimes it comes through on a recording, and The Winery Dogs’ ‘Xanadu’ is absolutely one of those moments. Clean, heavy riffs flit up and down both guitar and bass fretboards as the rock trio absolutely click – you can tell these guys are flying along, totally locked in.
Sneeringly confident, UPSAHL turns up the heat in the building, pulsing pop anthem ‘Kickflip’. Bold statements like “I’m feeling like god” are met with equally bold melodic bass and syncopated beats – UPSAHL makes sure to keep up the energy with her focus on percussives in this exciting single.
Artist: Cat Clyde
Song: ‘Mystic Light’
Album/EP: Down Rounder
Cat Clyde’s Stratford background adds a touch of country roots to their indie-folk repertoire in ‘Mystic Light’. Twangy guitar melodies play amongst Clyde’s heartfelt crooning, steady strumming, and collection of sonic punctuation marks.