Beat the Delete #0024 – 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.

 

The Reds, Pinks and Purples


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.

 

David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights


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.

 

Program


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.

 

Jacques Limon


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.

 

The Embryos


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.

 

Say Sue Me


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! 

 

LAPIS


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.

 

GRMLN


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.

 

Stone Irr


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.

 

House Deposit


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 !

 

Night Heron


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.

If you like these acts, I implore you to please buy their music, rather than listen to their music 75,243 times on Spotify (which will enable them to buy a coffee). Let’s try and keep the best of independent music alive.

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