New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Jan 17, 2022): Avery Raquel, Greta Isaac, Rip Pop Mutant, 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: Avery Raquel

Song: “All up to You”

Album/EP: Single

Groovy, glitzy, and glamorous pop that obviously takes inspiration from 70s disco with its slapping bass and splashy hi-hats, “All up to You” is an immensely jammable tune from Avery Raquel. Keep an ear out for the brass features and sassy vocal harmonies, too!

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Artist: Greta Isaac

Song: “NUH UH”

Album/EP: I Think You’d Hate It Here

Angular and off-kilter pop with a huge synth hook playing amongst its syncopated accompaniments, Greta Isaac walks a fine line between awkward and curiously catchy with “NUH UH”. The misaligned beats leave plenty of space for Isaac to play with and expand on throughout.

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Artist: Rip Pop Mutant

Song: “Parfois”

Album/EP: Fluxus Pop

Gothic new-wave pop that lifts compressed keys and drum machines to an optimistic melancholy, Rip Pop Mutant mashes worn 80s style into something fresh again with “Parfois”. Muted vocals and incessant melodic bass add some catchy anxiety to the mix without bringing the tune too far down.

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Artist: Trentemøller

Song: “No More Kissing In The Rain”

Album/EP: Memoria

Lush walls of synths, sparkling and squeaky-clean production, and a gorgeously haunting delivery from vocalist Lisbet Fritze make for an astoundingly beautiful reflective track in Trentemøller’s “No More Kissing In The Rain”. The single comes from the artist’s sixth studio album Memoria, and there’s clearly experience in spades playing out on this tune – the emotional weight of every singular note is impeccably placed.

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Artist: David Atsman & Mark Coles

Song: “Natural Blues”

Album/EP: Single

Swelling and bumping in equal measure, dance single “Natural Blues” is a grounded tune that allows itself moments of soaring heights. Pulsing melodies, ebbing and flowing backing rhythm, and a wistful vocal sample make David Atsman and Mark Coles’ collaboration a memorable one.

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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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