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. Moonbeau - "Like The Night" - Single (Out later this summer on Old Flame/Soul Step Records)
Moonbeau is led by The Yugos’ Christian Gough and Claire Muenchen, and they’re set to release their debut LP at the end of this month with their show on June 29th with Coastal Club. "Like The Night" is their danciest single to date with a cut up vocal sample making the base of the song, while layered synths and rhythmic guitars carrying you the rest of the way.
Recommended If You Like: The Yugos, A Flock of Seagulls, MGMT
2. Gorillaz - The Now Now (Out 6/29 on Parlophone/Warner Bros. Records)
The virtual band Gorillaz are back way sooner than expected. With 2017’s star studded Humanz receiving mixed reviews from fans while being critically acclaimed, Damon Albarn wanted to surprise us all with a shorter more 2D (The singer of Gorillaz) focused album. Already The Now Now seems to have a much lighter summery feel to it.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Humility, Lake Zurich
Recommended If You Like: Damon Albarn, Beck, The Avalanches
3. Father John Misty - God’s Favorite Customer (Sub Pop Records)
Sarcastic singer/songwriter John Tillman is back with his 4th album, this time reflecting on heartbreak and the freedom that can come with it. There is a newfound directness and bittersweetness on the new album, not before seen from Tillman. His wit is not lost though. It was written during a two month stay in a New York hotel room which lends a sense of struggle and entrapment to the record, especially on "Mr. Tillman."
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Mr. Tillman, Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest of Them All, Date Night, Please Don’t Die, Hangout At The Gallows
Recommended If You Like: Jonathan Wilson, The War on Drugs, Kevin Morby
4. Natalie Prass - The Future and Past (ATO Records)
Natalie Prass almost released this album two years ago, before the 2016 election changed so much of how many people, herself included, see the world. She rewrote her record to reflect her swirling emotions. Her second album is full of funky guitar grooves, lush ballads, and 80’s and 90’s esque R&B/pop.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Short Court Style, Sisters, The Fire
Recommended If You Like: Eleanor Friedberger, Haley Heynderickx, Lucy Dacus
5. Maggie Rogers - Fallingwater - ‘Single’ (Capitol Records)
Fusing electronic-pop with folk roots, Maggie Rogers is back with her first new single after a short break. The end of her musical hiatus ends now with "Fallingwater," a powerful song of change. It was co-produced and written with ex-Vampire Weekend member and multi-instrumentalist Rostam. Watch the powerfully choreographed video for Fallingwater below.
Recommended If You Like: Sylvan Esso, Overcoats, The Aces
St. Vincent - "Fast Slow Disco" - Single (Loma Vista Recordings)
Annie Clark says about "Fast Slow Disco" “I always felt this song could wear many different outfits and live many different lives. Here she is in disco pants, sweating on a New York dance floor.” She changed a slow string backed ballad to a dark dance pop track that just might be your new favorite song of the summer.
Recommended If You Like: Chairlift, Wye Oak, Perfume Genius