Beat the delete #0019 (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: Seazoo

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.


Band: Omni

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.


Band: The Berries

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.

Band: Frog

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.


Band: Carriers

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.


Band: Why Bonnie

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.


Band: Dogbreth

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.


Band: The Birthmarks

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.


Band: The Umbrella Puzzles

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 !


Band: Siren Song

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.

If you like these tracks/bands/releases please support them in all fiscal and social media sharing ways possible…let’s help keep them around for as long as possible !




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