At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and All Time Low are here: gang vocals, pounding kick drum, careening riffs, and dark yet optimistic tones abound. The band comes off as wholly dissatisfied with like, life in general – and it makes for great music. Watch/Listen: At Imperfect Fifth, because this track is currently only available through their premiere. Artist: Christine and the Queens
Song: “Doesn’t matter”
Enchanting and entrancing pop that roots itself in a stubbornly consistent rhythm section and lyrical content questioning a higher power, “Doesn’t matter” is as captivating as it is perpetual. Chorus, verse, and bridge melt together in a brooding statement that stays bold and interesting throughout. Watch/Listen:
Artist: East Brunswick All Girls Choir
Song: “Dog FM”
It may take a couple minutes to warm up, but once “Dog FM” gets rolling its deluge of expressive pain and sonic uncertainty hit hard and fast. Watch/Listen:
Artist: Leland and the Silver Wells
Song: “We Dissolve”
Album/EP: Leland and the Silver Wells
Lush and luxurious mid-tempo indie rock with a touch of pop/songwriter mystique, “We Dissolve” is a peaceful and expressive tune with an engrossing approach. Everything you may remember about Panic! Unless you expected the song to include bombastic synth samples and lyrics about T-rex arms, of course. Sitting at 16 views at time of writing, this catchy, strange, surreal, memorable tune from the Stockholm duo defies expectations. Dissonant guitars, haunting wails, and a generally disconcerting performance coalesce into a curious broken for the broken sort of product. Watch/Listen:
Artist: Mother Mink
Absurdist electropop with a retro-futuristic exotic flare, Mother Mink’s “Coconut” is one of those elusive hidden gems that comes through the Inbox every so often. Watch/Listen: Artist: Living With Lions
Song: “Tidal Wave”
Bright and energetic alt rock with a heavy mid-2000s pop/emo/punk sound, Vancouver’s Living With Lions inject fresh adrenaline into a mostly stagnant scene with “Tidal Wave”. Choral vocals, waxy marimbas, and a glossy thematic shift in the bridge swirl together into an ethereal experience.
New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (July 10, 2018): Christine and the Queens, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Mother Mink, and more!