New Music From The Inbox: Strange Names, Chastity, bAd bAd, Bronx Cheerleader, Peal and the Beast

By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: Strange Names “I Can’t Control Myself”
Album:
Use Your Time Wisely
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New York-based trio, Strange Names, have just released a video for their latest single “I Can’t Control Myself.” The 80’s dance inspired track boasts layered synths that span the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty and is punctuated by slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics.

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Artist: Chastity “Manning Hill”
Album:
Single
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“Manning Hill” from Whitby, Ontario band Chastity is what happens when a couple of guys start a noisy ass rock band as a “fuck you” to bible camp and bleak suburban sprawl…A+

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Artist: bAd bAd “DUMPS”
Album:
Waterboredom
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“DUMPS” from San Francisco psychedelic surf punk outfit bAd bAd sounds like an ultra low-fi Mika.

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Artist: Bronx Cheerleader “Pell Mell”
Album:
Single
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“Pell Mell” is the latest from Saint Catharines band Bronx Cheerleader and it’s a mellow, atmospheric, tremolo-soaked affair.

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Artist: Pearl and the Beard “Anything”
Album:
BEAST
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After 8 years together, New York-based folk-pop trio Pearl and the Beard have announced that they will be parting ways come November but not before releasing their final album BEAST on July 21. “Anything” is a taste of what’s to come.

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Juliette Jagger

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

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