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Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Mathew Kahansky


New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Nov 12, 2018): Silent Forum, Sure Sure, Folly and the Hunter, and more!

Artist: Silent Forum

Song: “Robot”

Album/EP: Single

Swirling noveau alternative with a guitar tone and echoing reverb that harkens to 80s-era post-disco pop, Silent Forum’s “Robot” is glisteningly familiar. Even the vibrato-laden vocals feels like they’d slot neatly into Duran Duran or The Cure’s discography, subtle unnerving darkness included.


Artist: Sure Sure

Song: “Idiot”

Album/EP: Single

Smooth, nonchalant indie pop featuring a satisfyingly blown-out organ and several teasing guest appearances by warbly guitar solos, LA’s Sure Sure find a sweet spot somewhere on the spectrum between slacker rock and soulful pop with “Idiot”.


Artist: Folly and the Hunter

Song: “The Line”

Album/EP: Remains

Energetic yet sparse pop built around its front-and-centre drums, synth swells, and a wonderfully juicy bass, “The Line” takes advantage of negative space and careful songwriting to elevate itself to higher ground. Not a splashy high hat feels out of place, but without being meticulous or excessively calculated – you’re meant to breathe and dance.


Artist: More Giraffes

Song: “Not Cool”

Album/EP: It Was A Joke

A missing-you-post-breakup song with an aloof self-awareness that seriously knows how to groove, “Not Cool” is quite the single from More Giraffe’s debut EP It Was A Joke. Intoxicating vocals that make great use of effects pair well with effortless instrumentals – most breakup tunes don’t seem to be written in the acceptance phase of grief, but the laid-back vibe “Not Cool” begs to differ.


Artist: P.F. Phillip & The Night Riders

Song: “Call Me By My Name”

Album/EP: Single

Summery and seemingly care-free indie rock that bops along on its floaty guitars and lovesick harmonics, “Call Me By My Name” is an injection of July loving into your mid-November routine. The lamenting vocals are also very Tokyo Police Club-esque – a bonus in my books.


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About the Author

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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