New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Mar 14, 2022):Ex-poets, Bakers Eddy, MOTHICA, 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: Ex-poets

Song: “Bay Of Pigs”

Album/EP: Dust

Sunset-soaked and head-nodding R&B/pop from duo Ex-poets, “Bay Of Pigs” brings just the right amount of hazy psychedelia in this vibe-worthy comedown tune. Soft and breathy vocals, warm and spacious drumming, and sporadically fuzzed-out melodic guitar create an embracing intimacy in this modern lullaby.

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Artist: Bakers Eddy

Song: “Sober”

Album/EP: Love Boredom Bicycles

Skittering and bright pop-punk from Melburnian surf rockers Bakers Eddy, “Sober” paints an exciting sonic portrait of the newcomers. Hammering guitars, anthemic vocals, and tight careening songwriting lay out a memorably saccharine rip.

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Artist: MOTHICA

Song: “SENSITIVE”

Album/EP: Single

Chopped-up riffs and darkly angular production lean into the anxious side of Oklahoma native MOTHICA on her new single “SENSITIVE”. Monotone and sneeringly mocking vocals and a collection of ever-unresolved samples tear and pull the song as if it were propulsively fracturing apart.

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Artist: Jack Flanagan

Song: “Skyhorse x Skyhorse”

Album/EP: Rides The Sky

Beginning as a delicate and ethereal acoustic guitar-driven ballad before devolving into a screeching electric breakdown in its latter half, “Skyhorse x Skyhorse” maintains its reverential nature throughout. The dichotomy between the two parts is the start of this show: gently ringing keys and pulsing drums that backed the softer start of the tune give way to toothy melodics and thumping assailants.

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Artist: PlainView

Song: “How Much Break Can One Heart Take”

Album/EP: Nightlife

A huge and howling chorus takes centre stage in this Noughties emo revival from Michigan’s PlainView, but don’t let that distract from the nostalgic nuggets sprinkled elsewhere through the tune. Screamo breakdowns! Trebly guitar bridges! Guyliner! It’s all here, baby – now hop in your mom’s Corolla and crank this in the Walmart parking lot!

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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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