Beat the delete #0009 (new music recommendations)

 

New music submissions (‘new’ classes as less than a month from release) arrive at JPH from all sources, including band members, promo companies and the various follow buttons that I have clicked over the years at the various streaming sites etc…the following are among my  favourites that have  ‘beat the delete’ button in the last week.

 

Band: Lachlan Denton and Studio Magic 


Track:  This Christmas  From:  A Brother  (album)   Label:  Bobo Integral  Release date:  Flyer Single out now / album out 19 July 2019

This album promises to be a heart tugger as Denton steps away from the concerted jangle of The Ocean Party and Ciggie Witch and expresses his thoughts about his brothers tragic recent passing via his music.

 

Band: It’s Sunday


Track:  Pray for the Sunshine (Ozzy and Mylee Cover)  From:  Tissues Tissues (album)   Label:  Bobo Integral  Release date:  Single out now / album out 14 June 2019

The Paris based Howlin Banana label had a wonderful 2018. This band is the latest in a long line of bands that tick all the right boxes for the sort of ‘weirdy jangle’ they are increasingly becoming famed for.

 

Band: Jonfin 


Track:  Tomorrow  From:  Cherrypickers (EP)   Label:  Self Released  Release date:  21 May 2019

Chicago’s Jonfin belong to that early 2000’s post-britpop era where it was suddenly alright for men not to be shouty and northern. As such they layer their guitar-pop with all manner  of lo-fi wooziness and the dominant jangled hook laces the track at every conceivable turn…a truly wonderful debut EP.

 

Band: American Poetry Club


Track:  Pro-pic  From:  A Little Light of Our Own (album)   Label:  It Takes Time  Release date:  12 June 2019

I know very little about this act apart I became a tad obsessed last year with one of their tracks from their debut ‘Glad To Be Here, Etcetera’ EP …now this track is ear worming its way solidly through my skull !…Great stuff !

 

Band: Agent blå


Track:  Child’s Play  From:  Morning Thoughts (album)   Label:  Luxury  Release date:  10 May 2019

Swedish band Agent blå are touted as indie-pop when really their music has the spooky atmospherics of the prettiest of late 80’s goth. Either way, as is the case with most Scandinavian bands they jangle the living wotsits out of every riff.

 

Band: Steve French


Track:  Eucalyptus Heat From:  Lightning Tiger Running (album)   Label:  Subroutine Records  Release date:  12 June 2019

I know nothing about Steve French other than he has a British name and he plays out of Amsterdam. In my mind I am guessing he is an Aussie just because he has that delightfully subdued mid 90’s Triple J thing going on.

 

Band: WOAH


Track:  Is It Real  From:  The Tint (EP)   Label:  1162454 Records DK  Release date:  24 May 2019

This track brushes it’s silky melodic thigh past hushed jangle-gaze and Lewsberg style plucked rhythms, whilst always managing to keep well on the alternative-pop radar. 

 

Band: Trying


Track:  If I Don’t Get A Job  From: I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm (EP)  (album)   Label:  Self Released  Release date:  Single out now / EP Out 26 July 2019

Ohio four piece Trying, describe themselves as ‘wholesome indiepop’  on their Bandcamp bio. However, if there is the slightest possibility that there is more to life than the above, then this band explore those possibilities by infusing fuzz lo-fi noodling to their subtle jangle-pop.

 

Band: Rose City Band


Track:  Wide Roll  From:  Rose City Band (album)   Label:  Jean Sandwich Records  Release date:  24 May 2019

The latest other project of Wooden Shjips man Ripley Johnson, takes hazy psych-pop to the very boundaries of the point where it begins to sound like a sitar festival… but somehow always manages to claw it all back to provide jangly psych perfection.

 

 

 

Band: Grow Rich


Track:  Bounce Back  From:  Frantic Semantic (EP)   Label:  Self Released  Release date:  04 June 2019

Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will know I am a sucker for the Indonesian Jangle-gaze scene at the moment. This track / EP encapsulates all that is good about the present scene and is a superb accomplishment considering it is the solo project of Abdur Rahim Latada aka Oyi (it just feels like a band!).

 

Please supports these bands / releases in any way possible and hope to See ya next Monday for more new music recommendations.

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