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New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Oct 10, 2022): Theon Cross, Paramore, The Backseat Lovers, 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! (Short on time? Listen to this article in playlist form!)

Artist: Theon Cross

Song: ‘Wings’

Album/EP: Single

Tubist Theon Cross breaks solo from his usual outfit Sons of Kemet to deliver an astounding jazz performance in ‘Wings’. Cross doesn’t just take flight on his own – the arrangement of flitting drums, chugging bass, and backing brass accompany the scorching sounds I’ve never heard anyone draw out of a tuba before.

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Artist: Paramore

Song: ‘This Is Why’

Album/EP: This Is Why

Continuing their ongoing transformation into genre chameleons, Paramore return (again!) with the sizzling ‘This Is Why’. Taking a bit of a post-modern approach on this go around, the Nashville trio focus on huge angular-yet-catchy choruses collapsing upon themselves into flowing mosaic verses anchored by frontwoman Hayley Williams’ iconic voice.

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Artist: The Backseat Lovers

Song: ‘Close Your Eyes’

Album/EP: Waiting To Spill

Heartstring-tugging vocals swell and soar in the forefront of The Backseat Lovers’ operatic ‘Close Your Eyes’. A bare-it-all approach more often seen with quieter singer-songwriter types, this tune foregoes solo acoustic guitars for moody expansive electrics throughout its many climactic peaks and softspoken triumphs.

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Artist: Prinz Grizzley

Song: ‘I Keep On Searching’

Album/EP: Single

Stomping Americana blues straight from the Austrian alps of all places, Chris Comper aka Prinz Grizzley busts out the hard stuff in ‘I Keep On Searching’. Comper’s whiskey-soaked vocals fit right in with the driving four-to-the-floor and ripping riffs – no doubt you’d expect to hear this one belting from a Tennesseean bar stage.

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Artist: Sunday Lemonade

Song: ‘Runaway’

Album/EP: Single

Sunny and whimsical folk-pop from Aussie duo Sunday Lemonade, ‘Runaway’ is a fresh breath of sonic optimism, of lightly strummed guitars, stick-clicking percussion, and crystalline harmonies. There’s no inauthentic flashiness here, just good vibes.

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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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