Thanks to everyone for all their new music recommendations and to all the bands who physically submitted to the blog. Obviously I cannot get around to including all of the submissions, but these are my absolute favourites from the last week.
Remember to support your favourite indie acts in whatever way you can…a few shekels here and a bag load of social media support there, goes a long way to keeping your favourites around for longer!
Chastity Belt / Loose Tooth
Track: The Process / Lonely From: The Process / Lonely (single) Label: Hardly Art Out: Now
Seattle based Chastity Belt and Melbourn’es Loose Tooth team to produce a brillaint split single where 50% of all proceeds go to the Australian wildfires cause…both have their own inimitable take on jangle and both are simply superb.
Track: From Never To Once From: In This House (album) Label: Self Released Out: Album out 27.03.20
Regular readers of Janglepophub over the last 18 months will know that we can tend to wibble on like a crazed fanboy about this Rotterdam based foursome…that is unlikely to change with this brilliant second single from their forthcoming ‘In This House’ album.
Track: Drool From: Drool. (single) Label: Nice Swan Records Out: Now
Ireland’s Silverbacks, reside somewhere equidistant between the slightly fractious Pavement style 90’s alt.indie, Grandaddy laconic and the anxious isolated riffs of mid 80’s UK post punk…it’s a recipe that perhaps should not really work, but oozes originality and quality.
Track: O.K. From: O.K. (single) Label: Invertebrate Out: Now
Flowery, wistful, anti-love ballads are New York based Sipper‘s default mode…made cool by his insistence on rapidly becoming lo-fi / bedroom pop’s best exponent of jangly melancholy.
Track: Hannah From: Afloat (album) Label: Sunday Records Out: Album out 14.02.20
Perfect pop melodies mixed with Trying style ladels of fuzz that push, but never exceed the barriers of intrusion…great to see Sunday Records back picking winners like this Rhode Island five-piece.
The Hazy Seas
Track: Marquis’ BBQ From: The Hazy Seas (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Chicago based foursome, mixing Stephen’s Shore style chiming clarity in their guitar work, to that slight sense of production distance that an act like Band of Horses excelled in.
Track: Disease or More From: Disease Or More (EP) Label: Self Released Out: Now
New York based act that mixes the jangle-gaze of Palm Ghosts to the simplistic hooks of Depeche Mode., This track / EP creates earworms in the better sense of the word.
Track: BeBopALuLa From: BeBopALuLa (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Trip (Paul Ryan) is back with another psych laced slice of 60s pop melodies…the man is a glorious sub 3.00 minute pop machine and our Subjangle label looks forward to releasing with him sometime in 2020.
Track: She’s A Mystery From: Somewhere Under The Sun (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Portland based act providing lucid pop melodies, that ooze sunshine with absolute 60s radiance…a must have for any beer, ever had in a garden when the sun is out, ever!
Track: Come Along From: Come Along (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
I get so many submissions from bands that play ‘jangly chill’…Californian act, Business School are one of the few who stay the indie side of ‘too sommercial’, twisting laconic semi crooned vocals around lusicious Real Estate vibes.
Track: Sing Me To Sleep From: Sing Me To Sleep (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Quebec based duo that shatter plucked jangled riffs with totally beguiling Nico (and The Velevet Underground) style riffs. Truly hypnotic.
Sons Of Zöku
Track: Luz From: Luz / Paralyzed (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Whilst every other Australian psych band seem intent to haul their music through a spaced out wizards armpit, this Melbourne based act keep things tight with a more traditional rock sound that visits every conceivable guitar reference point on their personal quest to bend minds.
The Stick Arounds
Track: Connections From: Hot Singles Club Label: Self released Out: Album out 14.02.20
Michigan based 5 piece providing the best of 80’s power-pop, resplendent with hooks and jangle to die for.