New Music From The Inbox: SLUG, Fauna Shade, Strange Names, Summer Heart, Black River Bell

 By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: SLUG “Running To Get Past Your Heart”
Album:
Ripe
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Ian Black aka SLUG can only described as ‘Freak-Funk Art Punk’ and he is oh so good.

Link/Listen/Watch:
[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/08-running-to-get-past-your[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Fauna Shade “Marzipan”
Album:
Baton Rouge
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Straight out of the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains of Everett, Washington, Scotty Smith and Fauna Shade have just released a strange little number titled “Marzipan.” Even between rippling reverb soaked guitars and colourful electronic flourishes, it’s the tone of Smith’s unusual vibrato that shines brightest.

Link/Listen/Watch:

[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/fauna-shade/marzipan-1[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Strange Names “Ricochet”
Album:
Frenchkiss
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Strange Names get big time brownie points for the vocal hook on this track –– it’s of the funkiest persuasion.

Link/Listen/Watch:

[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/frenchkiss_records/ricochet-1[/soundcloud]


Artist: Summer Heart “The Cross”
Album:
Single
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This hazy sun-bleached track is the latest from Swedish lo-fi chillwave artist Summer Heart (aka David Alexander).

Link/Listen/Watch:

[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/summer-heart/the-cross-1?in=summer-heart/sets/thinkin-of-u-ep[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Black River Bell “The Blackbirds”
Album:
The Blackbirds
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The Blackbirdsfrom Sydney based singer-songwriter Timothy Bray, is a haunting ballad, which blurs the lines between folk, dream pop and classical minimalism.

Link/Listen/Watch:

[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/the-a-3/black-river-bell-the-blackbirds[/soundcloud]

Juliette Jagger

Juliette Jagger is a Canadian music journalist. She is on Twitter @juliettejagger.

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