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.
Track: Throw It Up From: Throw It Up (single) Label: Self Released Release date: 13 August 2019
Welsh indie-pop outfit Seazoo return with the first single from their new, as yet untitled album, to be released in early 2020. Perhaps with a bit more bite, definitely with a lot more bravado, this single might hint at a bit of a different direction to their critically acclaimed Trunks debut.
Track: Yours Sincerely From: Networker Label: Sub Pop Records Release date: Single out now…pre order album now for 01 November 2019 release
Omni may have left the Trouble in Mind label to have signed with the indie-est of all majors (Sub Pop) but have not change their fractious, wounded jangle sound in the slightest on this, their first flyer single, from their forthcoming album.
Track: Fruit From: Berryland Label: Run For Cover Records Release date: Single out now…pre order album now for 20 September 2019 release.
Miracle Legion meets Mark Lanegan before being twisted around the slightest of fuzz and gaze effects…superb stuff.
Track: Hartsdale Hotbox From: Count Bateman Label: Audio Antihero Release date: 16 August 2019
Queens, New York act, infuses the best of lo-fi sensibilities to mid temp pop musings that jangle reletlessly almost despite themselves. Occasionally beautiful, but always cool.
Track: Make It Right From: Now Is The Time For Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else Label: Good Eye Records Release date: Single and pre-order for album out now (album release 23 August 2019)
Curt Kiser teams up with National and Afghan Whigs members to bring us sweeping, melodic guitar/jangle-pop that hints at, but never wallows in, ethereal atmospherics.
Track: Heaven or Las Vegas From: Heroes (EP) Label: Self Released Release date: 12 August 2019
Beautiful slightly fuzzed version of the Silver Jews track as Why Bonnie‘s tribute to David Berman. All proceeds to Mental Health Charity, SIMS Foundation.
Track: When You Call My Name From: Ever Loving Label: Asian Man Records Release date: Single and pre-order for album out now (release 25 October 2019)
70s American power-pop has never sounded so good since the last time Dogbreth rinsed it through early 2000s alternative brattiness to give it, an altogether modern texture.
Track: Fan Fiction From: No Slash (EP) Label: Permanent Slump Release date: 29 July 2019
Manchester’s (UK) answer to Omni. Twisted jangle pop that stays just the right side of weird, whilst continually blurring the musical edges.
Track: Dusty Pages From: The Umbrella Puzzles (EP) Label: Boring Spaghetti Records Release date: 17 August 2019
Lovely jangly indie-pop with bouncing, isolated tinny riffs juxtaposing the slightest inflections of The Groove Farm against all manner of pretty. Ryan Marquez gets things very right here !
Track: Heaven or Las Vegas From: Heroes (EP) Label: 72 RPM Records Release date: 16 August 2019
The best of a three track covers release to promote the superb 72 RPM Records roster. Siren Song provide a luscious version of this Cocteau Twins twins favourite.
The entire EP is worth checking out with Comsat Angels / David Bowie also getting brilliant, less than faithful covers of their tracks, by West Coast Music Club and Lights That Change.
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