Inhaler: Slide Out The Window

A dreamy track from Dublin-based indie-rock act Inhaler, “Slide Out The Window” endears with its bright, bold and thoughtful sonic layers and the way they coalesce from start to finish. The four-piece band released their debut full-length this July, and it’s a trove of energized ear-worms and intricate pop-rock numbers like this one.

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Exuberant indie-pop, '80s influences, bright melodies and more music from the week

Kat Cunning: BOYS Every individual in the cast and crew of the music video for recording artist Kat Cunning’s exuberant single “BOYS” identifies as either transgender or non-binary. This purposeful act underscores the ebullient visuals and lends deeper meaning to the anthem. “I wanted to do my part to help represent the diversity and beauty of the transmasculine community that is so often erased, exploited …

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Alternative R&B, slow-burning soul, piano-led indie-pop and a late-night banger from this week

Mara TK: Te Kete Aronui From his debut solo album Bad Meditation, Mara TK’s “Te Kete Aronui” is a divinely slow-burning and soulful work. The Māori-Scottish singer (once the frontman for New Zealand outfit Electric Wire Hustle) wrote and produced the entire album and says, “Writing this album has been a form of therapy over the last few years trying to figure out what kind …