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: The Biggest Fan From: Last Summer in Rented Room Label: Self released Release date: 18 September 2019
The good thing about the digital revolution is the tendency for acts to release immediate follow ups to albums (perhaps of off-cuts etc?). After the release of the brilliant Anxiety Art album Glenn Donaldson’s latest project seem intent on maintaining similar quality with this lovely slice of jangly indie-pop.
Track: Smoke You Right Out of Here From: Bobbie’s A Girl Label: Merge Records Release date: 20 September 2019
The Clean man’s 11th solo album bristles with whispered drums and twanging atmospherics. This man has never been involved in a dud.
Track: Motorbike From: Show Me Label: Anti Fade Records Records Release date: Pre-order album now for 18.10.10 release
Think the twanging jangle juxtaposed with power-pop Americana and you are in the glorious ball park of the sound of Program.
Track: Good From: Jacques Limon Label: It Takes Time Records Release date: 20.09.19
Although this track goes directly down wall of guitars The Wedding Present territory, the entire album segues into all manner of areas that will satisfy fans of alt.jangle.
Track: Popular Character From: Singles Club Volume 2 Label: It Takes Time Records Release date: 20.09.19
Old school, jangly 70’s style power-pop, will never die with this brilliant band around.
Track: Your Book From: Your Book / Good People (single) Label: Damnably Release date: Digital out now / Vinyl on pre-order now for 04.10.19
South Korea’s, and in all probability the modern day world’s, finest surf rockers are back!
Track: Hi Moon From: Hi Moon (digital single) Label: Self Released Release date: 16 September 2019
Lo fi chanteuse with an obvious penchant for Snail Mail jangled noodlings. This is the only track she has on her Soundcloud page and I feel all kinds of hounoured to have found it.
Track: Half Moon Bay From: Non Classical Label: Self Released Release date: 20 September 2019
Lo-fi dream-pop ambience mixed with jarring tinny guitar riffs that startle with their clarity. A superb 5th release from the solo project of Japanese American Yoodoo Park.
Track: All We Want Anymore From: Performance Label: Darling Recordings Release date: 20 September 2019
West Coast Pop if it suddenly went all shy and indie…the direct route to the kingdom of indie cool and one to satiate even those with the most extreme needs for adult contemporary pop.
Track: Cruise Control From: Reward for Effort Label: Self Released Release date: Single out now pre-order digital album for 25 October 2019
The Goon Sax meets all manner of Melbourne slacker jangle. If this flyer single is anything to go by this could be the album of the Southern hemisphere summer !
Track: Read the Signs From: One Whole Turn (EP) Label: Self Released Release date: 15 September 2019
Regular readers will know of my adoration for this Gloucester, Massachusetts solo project. This EP is less than dense than much of his previous work and it is a new sense of fluffy that invites beauty.