New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (Jan 9, 2018): The Vaccines, Tower of Dudes, The Dead Centuries, and more!

Artist: The Vaccines

Song: “I Can’t Quit”

Album/EP: Combat Sports

Indie rock with a slight punk edge, “I Can’t Quit” is just begging for a screaming crowd to holler along with. A little bit of that classic English melodrama is placed in a way that keeps the song brooding, but there’s still a youthful spark that maintains that bite and keeps things light. Plus, it’s hooky as all heck, you’ve got to give it that.


Artist: Tower of Dudes

Song: “Pain Pills”

Album/EP: Boring Country Songs

This song is ridiculous. Why do I like this song so much. Is it the call-and-response crowd? The muted trumpet? The simplistic, rooting-tooting good-ole-boys vibe? The legitimately clever lyrics? Look, there’s no science to enjoying this stuff, OK – just let yourself be swept up in it for a hot minute and then get back to me.


Artist: The Dead Centuries

Song: “Attack of the Mutant” feat. Jeff Tremblett

Album/EP: Race Against Time

The melodic guitar in “Attack of the Mutant” is simply mesmerizing. Progressive metal can be quite the divisive genre, but there’s a virtuosity in this piece that can’t be ignored. Plus, switching so fluidly from head-banging breakdowns to sly fender-flying verses puts this instrumental tracks a notch above most others.


Artist: Karabas Barabas

Song: Sexy Guy

Album/EP: Sex With The Devil

I guess this week is just the week of silly fun. It’s so difficult to take a song seriously when the opening line is “Hey Mark Ruffalo, youse a fucking sexy guy,” but there’s a legitimate catchiness infused within. The guitar riff is memorable, the protest-like lyrics (I mean I think that’s what they are?) are hilarious, and in all honesty it feels like an old-school Electric Six-type dance rock rager. Unbelievable, I know.



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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