New Music From The Inbox: Clear Plastic Masks, Walking Bicycles, The Dying Arts, The Orwells, Jeremy and The Harlequins

By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: Clear Plastic Masks “So Real”
Being There
Righteous all American garage rock­­.

Sounds like: Scrappy 60’s guitar licks and that howlin’ Nashville goodness. Link/Listen/Watch:


Artist: Walking Bicycles “Impending Doom”
To Him That Wills The Way
Abrasive and frenzied, this one from Chicago’s Walking Bicycles evokes early Siouxsie and the Banshees and is as seedy and looming as they come.

Sounds like: “He there little sister / Tell her that I miss her / But I’m not coming back for her yet.”

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”][/soundcloud]


Artist: The Dying Arts “Scratch”
Toronto’s The Dying Arts erupt with the fury of bands like Fugazi and early Nirvana and fall with the somber, ambient soundscapes of later Radiohead.

Sounds like: Primal.

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”][/soundcloud]

Artist: The Orwells “The Righteous One”
Album: Disgraceland 
There’s something dirty and yet omnipresent about Chicago’s The Orwells. In one instant they’re unabashedly slinging garage rock and in the next they’re so strung out and acidic they could be channeling the likes of The Doors. Sounds like: “It’s not fair don’t get your hair / It’s not for sale.”



Artist: Jeremy and The Harlequins “White Star Bright Love”

Album: Self-Titled
Jeremy and The Harlequins are vintage, 60’s pop revivalists––we’re talking wholesome radio-friendly lyrics and simple little three-chord guitar progressions that’ll compel you dance.

Sounds like: “I need you like a sinner needs a priest.”



Juliette Jagger

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

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