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!
Song: “Bay Of Pigs”
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.
Artist: Bakers Eddy
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.
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.
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.
Song: “How Much Break Can One Heart Take”
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!