New Music From The Inbox 07 April 2014: Sleepy Sun, Seasick Mama, Walrus, My Pet Genius, I Have A Tribe

By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: Sleepy Sun “Galaxy Punk”
Album: Maui Tears
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Hooky, fuzzed-out, mind-bending psyche-rock.

Sounds like: “One of these days I’m gunna show you how.”

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Artist: Seasick Mama “Gimme Something To Work With”
Album:
Tip Top Shape
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Having already been described as a cross between the fierceness of Karen O and the dark provocateur that is Lykke Li, Seasick Mama is an indie pop rock powerhouse. The girl is on fire.

Sounds like: “I didn’t ask you to solve my problems, I didn’t ask you to close the gap.”

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Artist: Walrus “Bulash”
Album:
Glam Returns
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Psychedelic surf rock from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sounds like: Gloriously infectious.

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

 

Artist: My Pet Genius “Black Mesa Rally Cry”
Album:
Single
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Having planted their roots back in the 90’s it only makes sense that MPG possesses that particular weightiness that came to define so many of the decades’ alt-rock bands. That being said, they also have this great shoegaze-y drone that immediately recalls the genre’s Brit rock origins.

Sounds like: “You’ll never know the smirk behind that smile.”

Link/Listen/Watch:  [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/mypetgenius/black-mesa-rally-cry[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: I Have A Tribe “Yellow Raincoats”
Album:
Yellow Raincoat EP
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Delicate and never too quick to reveal itself, there is something about this track that speaks to that which resides in the dim, dark corners of the heart.

Sounds like: “So save your soul, it is the best one

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/i-have-a-tribe/yellow-raincoats[/soundcloud]

Juliette Jagger

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

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