New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Mar 01, 2021): Joanna Connor, Glitterer, Claire Rosinkranz, and more!

Artist: Joanna Connor

Song: “Destination”

Album/EP: 4801 South Indiana Avenue

There’s a pretty simple takeaway from this old-school stomping rock ‘n roll single: Joanna Connor can play. Armed to the teeth with her ocean blue Les Paul and an arsenal of show-stealing riffs and absolutely searing solos, “Destination” is sure to take you on a guitar-driven journey.

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Artist: Glitterer

Song: “Are You Sure?”

Album/EP: Life Is Not A Lesson

Plucky twanging melodic guitar and morosely droning vocals take centre stage in Glitterer’s short-lived post-punk single “Are You Sure?”. A simple driving beat and tone-setting bass wail away as the tune’s furtive remaining instrumentals crash in and out of brief choruses, as if the band itself isn’t sure how just much assailing noise to layer into the tune.

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Artist: Claire Rosinkranz

Song: “Real Life”

Album/EP: Single

Fluttering bass and grounded vocals set the pace for a nonchalantly soulful expression in Claire Rosinkranz’s groovy “Real Life”. Rosinkranz’s confessional songwriting claims its stake in the pop landscape with catchy and low-key-yet-energizing hooks, making space for Claire’s lyrics to shine amongst the crisp synths and wandering dream-poppy riffs.

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Artist: Altin Gün

Song: “Yüce Dağ Başında”

Album/EP: Yol

Melodica, keytar, and bongos all feature in this eclectic and supremely catchy head-bopping retropop from Amsterdam’s Altin Gün. Sizzling vocals and psychedelic key stings participate in an ever-shifting soundscape that never warps too far from it’s endearing earwormy chorus. Fluency in Turkish is not required to be swept up in this tune!

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Artist: The Picturebooks

Song: “Here’s To Magic feat. Dennis Lyxzen”

Album/EP: Single

Busy and anxious noise rock built on the drum-and-guitar duo of The Picturebooks, “Here’s To Magic” strangles any preconceived whimsy with harsh redlining amps and a percussive juggling act on the kit. Makes complete sense that there’s actually two drummers accompanying featured guest Dennis Lyxzen, adding his signature vocals to the rollickingly tense and full tune.

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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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