New Music From The Inbox: Mating Ritual, Real Lies, The Blind Shake, Munroe, M+M

By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: Mating Ritual “Moonlight”
Album: Single
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“Moonlight” is the latest single from LA based outfit Mating Ritual (the side project of Pacific Air’s Ryan Lawhon). On the heals of back-to-back Top 5 tracks over at Hype Machine, this one’s a groove heavy but slightly off-kilter electro-pop number you’ll be sure to fall right in to.

Link/Listen/Watch:
[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/matingritual/moonlight[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Real Lies “World Peace”
Album:
Single
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“World Peace” is the latest from London based trio, Real Lies, and it does an admirable job of marrying the sounds of New Order with synth-pop and 90’s electronica.

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Artist: The Blind Shake “Parachute”
Album:
Breakfast of Failures
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“Parachute” fits in seamlessly amidst the rest of this Minneapolis three piece’s surfy-proto-punk back catalogue. What a tune!

Link/Listen/Watch:
[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/gonerrecords/the-blind-shake-parachute-breakfast-of-failures-goner[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Munroe “Bloodlet”
Album:
Single
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“Bloodlet” is the first single off of folk-noir artist Munroe’s upcoming debut album due out in early 2015. The song, which is steeped in Southern Gothic appeal, revels in its own sparseness and alludes to a deep aching just beneath the surface.

Link/Listen/Watch:
[soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/hiddenpony/munroe-bloodlet[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Martha and The Muffins “Black Stations/White Stations”
Album:
Mystery Walk (30th Anniversary Reissue)
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Originally released back in 1984, Mystery Walk was the 5th studio album from Canadian new wave legends M+M. In honor of its 30th anniversary, the band recently reissued the album, which contained the hit single “Black Stations/White Stations.” The track was the first to be released after the band became a duo consisting of lead singer Martha Johnson and founder Mark Gane. It also signaled a departure from the new wave sound they had become know for and into a more dance / funk oriented direction. Check out the original below!

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Juliette Jagger

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

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