New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (July 15, 2019): B Boys, Dan Luke and the Raid, Never Loved, and more!

Artist: B Boys

Song: “Instant Pace”

Album/EP: Dudu

Eclectic, barking vocals sitting atop momentum-keeping riffs and sticky bass, B Boys pair a mildly frantic episode with effortlessly catchy instrumentals in “Instant Pace”. The cavorting guitars especially carry focus – you’d be surprised how quickly four minutes goes by with those constant staccato strikes.

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Artist: Dan Luke and the Raid

Song: “Exoskeleton”

Album/EP: Out of the Blue

Flighty, delicate guitar fretting and a blown-out soundboard are the biggest themes in Dan Luke and The Raid’s “Exoskeleton”. The song’s overall tone is nowhere near delicate, though – thick bass, powerful choruses and bridges, and a splash of bleached fuzz-psych add some complexity to this earwormy tune.

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Artist: Never Loved

Song: “Where Do I Go From Here?”

Album/EP: Single

Falsetto-filled pop punk goodness with a heavy leaning towards the poppy side of the genre – hooky choruses, polished production, programmed click tracks and all. “Where Do I Go From Here?” is a bright and energetic reminder that generational angst is alive and kicking.

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Artist: DZ Deathrays

Song: “Year of the Dog (feat. Matt Caughthran)

Album/EP: Positive Rising: Part 1

Gritty and grungey alt with a dose of heavier hard rock elements, “Year Of The Dog” remains surprisingly catchy despite some of its more abrasive elements. Guitars crunching away dissonantly maintain a throughline as droning vocals and collapsing instrumentals crash into each other, helping establish some composure in this tune’s dark (and fun!) chaos.

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Artist: Collapsing Scenery

Song: “St Seraphim Redux”

Album/EP: STRESS POSITIONS

Thumping and trippy electronic that leans away from dance and into psych/pop, “St Seraphim Redux” is quite the swirling single. Raw drums drift in and out of coalescing samples and synth tracks in this ethereal, extra-dimensional journey.

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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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