New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (July 10, 2018): Christine and the Queens, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Mother Mink, and more!

Artist: Christine and the Queens

Song: “Doesn’t matter”

Album/EP: Chris

Enchanting and entrancing pop that roots itself in a stubbornly consistent rhythm section and lyrical content questioning a higher power, “Doesn’t matter” is as captivating as it is perpetual. Chorus, verse, and bridge melt together in a brooding statement that stays bold and interesting throughout.


Artist: East Brunswick All Girls Choir

Song: “Dog FM”

Album/EP: Teddywaddy

It may take a couple minutes to warm up, but once “Dog FM” gets rolling its deluge of expressive pain and sonic uncertainty hit hard and fast. Dissonant guitars, haunting wails, and a generally disconcerting performance coalesce into a curious broken for the broken sort of product. The band comes off as wholly dissatisfied with like, life in general – and it makes for great music.


Artist: Mother Mink

Song: “Coconut”

Album/EP: Single

Absurdist electropop with a retro-futuristic exotic flare, Mother Mink’s “Coconut” is one of those elusive hidden gems that comes through the Inbox every so often. Sitting at 16 views at time of writing, this catchy, strange, surreal, memorable tune from the Stockholm duo defies expectations. Unless you expected the song to include bombastic synth samples and lyrics about T-rex arms, of course.


Artist: Leland and the Silver Wells

Song: “We Dissolve”

Album/EP: Leland and the Silver Wells

Lush and luxurious mid-tempo indie rock with a touch of pop/songwriter mystique, “We Dissolve” is a peaceful and expressive tune with an engrossing approach. Choral vocals, waxy marimbas, and a glossy thematic shift in the bridge swirl together into an ethereal experience.

Watch/Listen: At Imperfect Fifth, because this track is currently only available through their premiere.

Artist: Living With Lions

Song: “Tidal Wave”

Album/EP: Single

Bright and energetic alt rock with a heavy mid-2000s pop/emo/punk sound, Vancouver’s Living With Lions inject fresh adrenaline into a mostly stagnant scene with “Tidal Wave”. Everything you may remember about Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and All Time Low are here: gang vocals, pounding kick drum, careening riffs, and dark yet optimistic tones abound.


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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