Each and every week here at INHAILER, not only are we always on the lookout for amazing new music to play for our listeners, we’re sent music from ref
ord promoters and label reps in hopes of getting their artists on the NACC (North American College & Community Radio) charts. Think the Billboard charts but with more of a focus on not only up and coming indie artists but those big name mainstays that are now headlining music festivals around the world. Listening to all of this music is a large undertaking and there is a lot of stuff that doesn’t quite make the cut. Here are the best of our new adds:
1. Hatchie - Sugar & Spice EP (Double Double Whammy)
Hatchie’s Harriette Pilbeam is quickly on her way to become a dream-pop sensation. With her debut EP, Hatchie channels the magic of The Cranberries mixed with the dreamy Cocteau Twins. All of her songs are instant earworms and find a way to be deeper than just great indie-pop music. Expect to see a lot more of Hatchie in the next few years.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Everything! All 5 songs are stellar.
Recommended If You Like: Alvvwys, Cocteau Twins, Hazel English
2. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop/Marathon/Milk!)
Over just the course of a few years, Courtney Barnett has risen to indie-rock superstardom with her conversational, deadpan delivery. She hasn’t stopped working or killing it since her 2014 debut EP. This marks her 2nd solo LP along with last year’s collaboration album with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. This year's Tell Me How You Really Feel finds Barnett with a newfound directness and boldness. You won’t find as many rambling lyrics as her previous work, but you will find that Barnett still has it with her more punk side.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Need A Little Time, Charity, City Looks Pretty, Nameless,Faceless
Recommended If You Like: Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten
3. TT - LoveLaws (Caroline Records)
Theresa Wayman, the singer and guitarist of Warpaint recently released her debut solo record. Being a single mother puts a lot on your plate, but hasn’t stopped Theresa from finding time to have a band and now a solo record on top of raising a child. Playing most of the instruments on the record, TT draws you in with a warm ambiance, it’s comforting and relaxing, perfect night driving music. Oh, and did I mention Beastie Boys member/keyboardist Money Mark is featured on this album?
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Mykki, Love Leaks
Recommended If You Like: Warpaint, Japanese Breakfast, Polica
4. Rüfüs Du Sol - "No Place" (Single)
Australian electronic trip Rüfüs Du Sol are back with the debut single from their upcoming 3rd album. The record was inspired by the desert landscapes of California as well as their new home in Los Angeles. An indie-dance group with a full band, Rüfüs are full of earworms that will at the very least get your head bobbing, if not on your feet dancing to the grooves.
Recommended If You Like: Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost