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: One Step Behind (single edit) From: One Step Behind Label: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records Release date: Flyer single out now, vinyl on pre-order for 17 October 2019 release date
New Jersey’s finest de-constructed psych-pop band cling defiantly to Men Without Hats hooks and the weirdest of country rock/prog rock inflections. A truly original vibe.
Track: Sad in Heaven From: Sad In Heaven Label: Self Released Release date: 25 August 2019.
The jangliest lost The Catherines track you will ever hear…wonderful indie-pop!
Track: To Tell You: I Love You From: Take Label: Z Tapes Release date: 20 September 2019.
Manuel Joseph Walker has been a long time Janglepophub favourite over the last few years and this bouncing jangle gaze does everithing to augment him as a constant preference.
Track: Aspiring to be a Bloke From: Everybody Split Label: Trouble In Mind Records Release date: 02 August 2019
Freeform jangle rock that never loses it’s foundation of crisp, typically Aussie, muted riff clarity. Twist that around the fractious anxiety of Pylon / Wire type bands and it is a truly original vibe.
Track: Why? From: Why? (single) Label: Self Released Release date: Out Now.
Early 90s cult band (for some reason their sound was adopted by the skateboard fraternity) back with a single to remind us of of their brilliance. Let’s hope it is more than just a teaser?
Track: I Thought I Could Do Better Than You From: Take Label: Self Released Release date: 16 August 2019.
Janglepophub wibbled on furiously about sometime Fiery Crash / Summerooms man Aubrey Jackson (aka Make Sure) back in early 2018 when we featured his 2017 ‘ Town Runner’ EP …finally he is back with a sort of laconic jangly The Decemberists style (without the whales and faux Irish accent) that offers the listener a place to immerse themselves.
Track: Trespasser From: Lonely Once Too Label: Self Released Release date: 25 August 2019
Minneapolis 5 piece have produced a debut EP of beautiful swirling dream-pop that reminds me intsantly of a more laconic L I P S…well worth pressing the Bancamp follow button for.
Track: Drugari From: Rush to Relax Label: Look Back and Laugh Release date: 09 September 2019
Slovenian outfit who I literally know exactly nothing about, apart from I love the guitar work on this flyer single. Album releases in a couple of weeks and I will be all over it like a cheap suit in the hope of more of the same.
Track: First Flush, Second Flush, Autumn Flush From: Songs of High Altitude Label: Self Released Release date: 09 September 2019
Give Ex Hefner man Darren Hayman any non descript topic (for instance the colour grey) and the chances are that he will have covered it already in a track or made it the subject of a demi-concept album in the last 15 years of his solo career.
Always intriging, often jangly, this is likely to be the latest Hayman brilliance that draws funds from my wallet.
Track: Drowned in a Bottle From: Drowned in a Bottle Label: Self Released Release date: 30 July 2019
Sheffield (UK) have a beguiling mixture of fluttering guitar-pop and limited shouty The Bluetones / Brit-pop inflections. It is all very insistent, all very British and all very good. Be great to see where they go next and as such the Bandcamp follow button is well and truly pressed!
Track: Wear Sunscreen From: Bright Blue (single) Label: Oscar St. Records Release date: 20 September 2019
First new music since this Canadian threesomes lovely Repeating Myself album. Thankfully a similar mix of jangly dream-pop and luscious contempo pop seems to be the adhered to if the lead single is typical of the forthcoming EP.
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