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New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Feb 14, 2022): King Garbage, Lil Seyi, Secret Shame, and more!

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!

Artist: King Garbage

Song: “Busy On A Saturday Night”

Album/EP: Heavy Metal Greasy Love

Subtle and minimalistic soulful jazz that gently coaxes the listener into an enfolding vibe, “Busy On A Saturday Night” keeps things absolutely chill. Breathy and nonchalant vocals, shyly plucked melodic guitar, and malleted cymbal swells all feature as the song struts lithely along.


Artist: Lil Seyi

Song: “Sanguine (Pastel Remix)”

Album/EP: Remixes

Bubbly and sun-faded R&B that maintains an evening wind-down energy, Pastel’s remix of Lil Seyi’s “Sanguine” walks a fine line between invigorating and entrancing. Warbling keys and burbling bass slot between toe-tapping beats and muted vocals in this cooling, hazy tune.


Artist: Secret Shame

Song: “Hide”

Album/EP: Single

Gloomy and dark post-punk is well and truly alive with Secret Shame’s “Hide”. Droning vocals and backing guitars swirl amidst foggy tones and a general sense of anxious unease in this timeless single – it feels like it could pop up anywhere in goth music history.


Artist: Hannah Wilson

Song: “Shame”

Album/EP: Single

Silky-smooth pop from Melbourne’s Hannah Wilson is on full display in “Shame”. Old-school production brings out some of the 90s-era R&B vibes amongst Wilson’s crystalline vocals, shuffling and soulful instrumentals, and a tidy feature from UK rapper Tee Peters.


Artist: NewDad

Song: “Banshee”

Album/EP: Banshee

Lush and drawling sad-boi indie that borderlines on bedroom emo, Ireland’s NewDad spin a dreamy web with “Banshee”. Bringing the bass to the forefront and letting the laconic guitars howl away gives this tune a bit of a layered, drawn-out pile on effect before stripping away in the waning seconds.


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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