Recommended Music

Published on February 4th, 2019 | by Mathew Kahansky

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New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Feb 04, 2019): Andrew Bird, Ivy Mairi, Märvel, and more!

Artist: Andrew Bird

Song: “Sisyphus”

Album/EP: My Finest Work Yet

A lilting indie singer-songwriter yarn presented in casual off-kilter form, “Sisyphus” is an entrancing little jam. Constant-stream lyrics, bright piano anchors, and a bittersweet whistled melody make this tune an easy-listening stroll-along type of track.

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Artist: Ivy Mairi

Song: “Prayer”

Album/EP: Polarity

Lush and shiny synth pop gently caressed by Ivy Mairi’s gorgeous breathy vocals, “Prayer” is a sparse slow-burner that paces itself appropriately. Layers lurk and bubble, subtly stewing in the background as the expanding synths and doubling vocals build steadily into a soaking cascade of sound.

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Artist: Märvel

Song: “Power Trip”

Album/EP: Guilty Pleasure

Covers are usually excluded from the Inbox, but sometimes they’re worth a look all on their own – Märvel’s version of “Power Trip” is one of those instances. The Swedish group’s high-octane power rock rendition is bombastic, exuberant and glitzy – as if 80s hair rock never died. Strap in and dial it up for the full face-melting experience.

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Artist: Our Nameless Boy

Song: “Nothing On My Mind”

Album/EP: Tomorrow I’ll Be Scared Again

Gritty and brooding gothic rock that lays in wait as it builds into a drawn-out climactic release, “Nothing On My Mind” plays with the listener’s sense of anticipation and timing before unleashing its power. The peak’s cathartic wailing pairs well with its united guitars, spilling over itself in recurring waves.

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About the Author

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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