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New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Oct 17, 2022): ALASKALASKA, Housewife, Ruthie Foster, 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: ALASKALASKA

Song: ‘Glass’

Album/EP: Still Life

Sparse and heavily produced instrumentals turn this tune into a difficult-to-place, uncanny-valley kind of listening experience. Is it a synth or a stringed instrument? Electric drums or a canned loop? Either way, ALASKALASKA’s gently drawling vocals and relaxed momentum make ‘Glass’ a peaceful slow burn.

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Artist: Housewife

Song: ‘Stuck’

Album/EP: You’ll Be Forgiven

Delicate vocal duets and pillowy meandering guitar melodies (could they even be bowed?) make for a very dreamy and building release in Housewife’s ‘Stuck’, off the fresh new albumYou’ll Be Forgiven. Reminds me a lot of fellow GTA indie pop darlings Dizzy – just the right mix of sleepy, smooth, and smouldering.

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Artist: Ruthie Foster

Song: ‘Soul Searching’

Album/EP: Healing Time

Ruthie Foster’s 25 years of experience are on display in latest single ‘Soul Searching’. Foster’s steady, gripping voice commands attention as her band’s eloquence shines in tandem – backing choral harmonies and sprinklings of dainty guitar stings in particular.

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Artist: Ladytron

Song: ‘City of Angels’

Album/EP: Time’s Arrow

Liverpudlian synth quartet Ladytron are at their electroclash best in ‘City of Angels’. Modulating melodies, misty vocal layers, and a generous retrofuturistic pop vibe define this single as an era-defying one.

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Artist: Headstones

Song: ‘Everything Or Nothing At All’

Album/EP: Flight Risk

Driving and energetic rock from rolling Kingston vets Headstones, ‘Everything Or Nothing At All’ keeps up the pace in its deceptively quick runtime. Chugging guitars, clattering voices, and a piercing melodic riff highlight this toe-tapper.

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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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