New Music From The Inbox: The Shilohs, The Dirty Nil, The Starkins, Illitry, Edewaard

By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: The Shilohs “Student of Nature”
Album: The Shilohs
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Currently available via Light Organ Records, this is the latest off of The Shilohs self-titled release, and seems to be proof of why bands like Real Estate and Tennis have been openly praising the Vancouver acts’ jangly brand of pop.

Sounds like: The twang of Glen Campbell, the wit of Lou Reed and the unforgettable melodies of Sir Paul McCartney…with some backbeat.

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Artist: The Dirty Nil “Cinnamon”
Album:
Single
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In anticipation of their 4th seven-inch, which will be released on August 19th via Fat Wreck Chords in the U.S., Hamilton punk rock three-piece, The Dirty Nil, have just released their latest single “Cinnamon” for your consumption.

Sounds like: In true Nil fashion, this song’s a wailing and unruly, fuzzed-out wall of sound, and their only goal is to punch you square in the gut with the sheer force of their own intensity.

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/thedirtynil/cinnamon-1[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: The Starkins “Roundabout”
Album:
Single
**ReverbNation Pick**
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Currently available via Club Fandango, this is the latest from Sheffield, UK indie-rock outfit The Starkins. All wrapped up in bubbly bass lines, infectious hooks and group chants, these guys epitomize the reckless wonder of youth on fast-forward.

Sounds like: Chock-full of piss and vinegar.

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/thestarkins/roundabout-out-17th-feb[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Illitry “Runaways”
Album:
Single
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This is the latest from Hamilton, alt-electro duo, Illitry. Directed by Brooks Reynolds (Monster Truck, Arkells) “Runaways” is a black and white short-film that depicts the distressing tale of two young women and their supernatural transformation as they seek revenge against an oppressive employer.

Sounds like: The thing about this band is that their beats are responsive; they almost move instinctively into soaring aural territory.

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Artist: Edewaard “Dixie’s Fire”
Album:
Edewaard
**ReverbNation Pick**
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This is the latest from Springfield, Oregon based acoustic-rock band, Edewaard, and it’s a menacing, small town tale about a scorned lover turned pyromaniac who flees to the West coast with a little help from a friend.

Sounds like: Singer-songwriter Matt Edewaard’s poignant lyricism, razor fast vocal delivery and trotting acoustics make for one hell of a narrative.

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/edewaard/dixies-fire[/soundcloud]

Juliette Jagger

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

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