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Track: If I’m Being Inappropriate From: Simple Activity (album) Label: Self released Out: 07.02.20
Corrections are simultaenously all sorts of jangly weird. Mixing the fragile riffage of ‘Superstar’ style Sonic Youth with the intermittent clarity of a modern janglers like Young Scum, to create a truly original aesthetic.
Track: This Issue From: This Issue b/w Onwards And Downwards (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
First release since their quite brilliant early 2018 ‘This Is Glue’ album. Released on digital only to support their forthcoming tour, Salad Boys give more of theIR signature muscular jangle inflections, with an added sense of hypnotic metronome.
The Black Watch
Track: Crying All The Time From: Brilliant Failures (album) Label: A Turntable Friend Records Out: Late January 2020
The first single from their soon to be released 18th album ‘Brilliant Failures’, seeS John Andrew Fredrick slide towards the prettier side of the My Bloody Valentine noise/fuzz aesthetic, whilst still offering the vocal clarity of any number of the better college rock bands…any release by this act is always an absolute pleasure.
Wake In June
Track: OBE From: OBE (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Padua Italy’s. Enrico Pastore’s first release since the brilliant subdued jangle of May 2019’s ‘Lavender Pink’ album out of Z Tapes…thankfully it is more of the compelling, shimmering same.
Track: Hollywoodesque From: Hollywoodesque (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Every 2nd track I receive on Submithub is bossanova. It rarely sticks, unless it is mixed with the sort of salacious chiming surf rock that this Melbourne act are offering!
Track: Fitzroy From: Nothing Feels Natural To Me (single) Label: Stable Label Out: Now
If the world was a righteous place, Real Estate / Beach House / Horsebeach / Ocean Party fans would ensure that every release by this band is instantly sold out…add Aussie Dick Diver style vocals to the mix and we have one of jangles most precious sounds at present.
Good Time Mystery Vision
Track: Cala Lilies From: Cala Lilies (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Slight West Coast vibes, Teenage Fanclub textures and the twang of glorious slide guitar, all juxtapose to make this a truly brilliant sophomore single form yet another jangling Brooklyn band.
Track: Say 2 U From: Lobotany (EP) Label: Alcopop! Records Out: 07 February 2020
This London all female three-piece have slowed it down on this flyer single….however it only serves to reveal a more laconic layer to their sound that hints at Soccer Mommy getting her ‘real jangle’ on, before the outro returns to their more raucous signature vibe.
Track: Dream Wife From: Lobotany (EP) Label: Alcopop! Records Out: 07 February 2020
Harking back to the 90s when powerful female vocals used to rule the musical Britpop roost, Hanya augment the brilliant Heather Sheret vocals with chiming riffs that are way to exuberant to really be Britpop.
En Attendant Ana
Track: Words From: Julliet (EP) Label: Trouble in Mind Records Out: Now
En Attendant Ana throw everything into their aesthetic, with pulsing drums, sniping synths and exaggerated haze. However, everything is always held together by the pop indulgence of their sparkling guitar riffs.
If this track is anything to go by, 2020 could have a very early classic, courtesy of this Parisien 5some.
Track: Bleachers From: Remember the Silver (album) Label: Self released Out: 06.12.19
New Yorker Emily Yacina juxtaposes the languorous tempo of Snail Mail and cajoles extra beauty by caressing churning guitar textures throughout her sound…it is all Chastity Belt with just that little bit of added energy.
Track: Sweet b From: Sweet b (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Minnesotan June Alexander, wraps his laconic vocals around twisted gorgeous lo-fi …but with extra jangled guitarmanship. A truly beautiful track from start to finish.
Track: Every Job is Backed by Bombs From: Rock Bottom (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
German outfit that sound like an anxious ‘speed Omni‘…it’s been a bit of quiet year for jangle-punk but No Diving are filling the silence in all the best ways.
The High Wire
Track: 1st to Dream From: The Salt Edge (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Alec Chilton / Big Star jangling guitarmanship and sonic textures mixed to the sort of modern day Carriers style fuzz pop atmospherics that is making the late 2010’s a landmark era for guitarmanship.
Do yourself a favour and check the entire album out during one of those rare moments when beauty needs to accompany your quiet time.
Track:A Tu Lado From: Destellos (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
The most jangle inflected psych pop you are ever likely to hear layered under the sort of twee Rafa Skam (The Yellow Melodies) style ‘made for pop’ vocal stylings that the Spanish seem to have as a natural default mode.
Track: May 2014 Demo From: May 2014 demo (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
A track gifted to Spotify, that Brady Kelly (aka Trunkweed) promises to re-record soon.
All melodic jangly shoegaze the beauty of this vibe is the conflict between threatening to go too far down the fuzzy gaze path and always somehow managing to just about retain the beauty…one step either way and it all goes wrong, but this remains so right …