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New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Mar 25, 2019): Petrol Girls, TR/ST, Bad Sounds, and more!

Artist: Petrol Girls

Song: “The Sound”

Album/EP: Cut & Stitch

Foreboding and frantic post-rock featuring enthralling vocals flipping back and forth between dictating and damning, “The Sound” holds a formidable grip on its audience. Not to be outdone, persistently building instrumentals also alternate between ascending breakdowns and unhinged choruses, anchored by discordant prog-esque lead guitar that doesn’t rest until Petrol Girls’ abrupt conclusion.


Artist: TR/ST

Song: “Grouch”

Album/EP: The Destroyer – 1

Emotive and enigmatic pop built upon a strong synth foundation and a dash of darkness, “Grouch” is a tune that plays its cards close. Shades of muted rave electronics counter panoramic choruses, all the while playing around TR/ST’s muted vocal performance.


Artist: Bad Sounds

Song: “How Are You Gonna Lose?”

Album/EP: Get Better

Relaxed and expansive soul pop that makes great use of its spirited influences, “How Are You Gonna Lose?” is an infectiously easy-listening ballad from start to finish. Proclaiming vocals, sweeping strings, calming horns, nostalgic synths, and an unabashed larger-than-life performance builds Bad Sounds’ single into a welcomingly bold statement.


Artist: Ritual Howls

Song: “Alone Together”

Album/EP: Rendered Armor

Gothic confessional trance-inducing pop with a haunting presence and retro soundscape, Ritual Howls’ “Alone Together” sounds like it would be right at home on a Robert Smith-penned release. The 80s are still alive – heavy black eyeliner, acoustic guitars in a pop tune, gravelly vocals, tinny synths and all.


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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