New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Sep 23, 2019): steve., Wardell, The Undercover Dream Lovers, and more!

*Still on a road trip, which makes for some…less than ideal writing conditions. Please pardon the brief song descriptions this week!*

Artist: steve.

Song: “Ankle Biter”

Album/EP: You Can Do This Too

Juicy little morsel. Mature-ish pop-punk swinging between themes at breakneck speed. Packs a lot of loathing and snotty spite into sixty seconds.

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Artist: Wardell

Song: “Tokyo Phones”

Album/EP: Impossible Falcon

Warm and comforting synth-based jazzy R&B. Crackling vinyl undertone adds to the appeal to yesteryear nostalgia. Crystalline vocals nail the landing.

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Artist: The Undercover Dream Lovers

Song: “A Way Out”

Album/EP: It’s All In Your Head

Glitzy, danceable disco. Huge emphasis on the backbeat also ushers in a settled, groovy layer. Don’t be fooled by the shimmer, though – it’s lyrics are pretty biting.

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Artist: Tsunami Bomb

Song: “The Hathors”

Album/EP: The Spine That Binds

Punchy driving alt with a delicious gothic streak. Surprisingly well-placed organs – definitely not an instrument I’d assume to hear in rock. Doesn’t quite hit grandiose levels but definitely leans operatic and fulfilling.

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Artist: Overcoats

Song: “The Fool”

Album/EP: Single

Do you hear that bass?! Oh man. Really excellent duet vocals too, feels like being invited into an intimate conversation…plus all the poppy synths, gang vocals, peppy drums, and of course ripping bass.

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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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