Beat the Delete #0057 (weekly new music recommendations)

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Thanks for joining us for another weekly new music recommendations…for some reason I was inundated with even more submissions than usual and as such this is a bit of a bumper, 24 track, veritable new music festival.

Remember, if you like any of these bands, please consider helping them out with whatever means is available to you. A few digital sales here and a shed load of social media love there, will certainly give them a lift, in these times that are becoming increasingly pants…or would be if the situation was not assisted by great music.

 

bdrmm

Track: A Reason to Celebrate From: Bedroom (album) Label:  Sonic Cathedral Out: Album out 03.07.20

The 2nd single released by this Hull/Leeds five-piece from their forthcoming Bedroom album.

Still with the post-punk intent of their previous critically acclaimed ‘Happy’ single, this time the layered melodic fuzz of Pale Saints / Slowdive / Luna, provides the tracks beautiful impetus.

 

Samverket 

Track: Guiding light From: Guiding Light (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Debut single from Sweden’s Samverket, somehow manages to course the slightest of twee sensibilities through the most luscious of 60’s jangly melodies, without ever sounding ‘too cute’…a wonderful vibe.

 

18PM 

Track: Control From: Drive Me Wild (single) Label:  Delta Recordings Out: Now

Wake in June style spatial chiming jangle, with the sort of deadpan vocals that has added the sense of cool to so much of today’s music…It’s short, but essential.

 

Naked Hugs

Track: You Can’t See Time From: Sun (EP) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Another Brooklyn based act who have imbibed bucket loads of the area’s ‘jangle-water’. Incessant drive, melodies and the slightest of fuzz pretentions, this is another reason why Brooklyn are claiming the crown of ‘jangle central’.

 

Mango Cat

Track: Hello From: Hello (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Mango Cat is a dreamy duo consisting of Sean Brutus (of Big Brutus) and Bailey Crone (of Bathe Alone)…very often the sum of impressive parts does not work, but this comes together to provide all manner of burnished jangle heaven.

 

Teen Blush

Track: Drive Me Wild From: Drive Me Wild (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Think Foliage style jangly dream-pop, reclining lazily in all manner of mid 90’s The Cure-isms. This track is the reason why the young people use the word ‘banger’.

 

Worry Club

Track: In My Ear From: In My Ear (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Resounding drums and spacious jangled riffs, makes this laptop and three mics ‘studio’ of Chase Walsh, the most cost effective source of musical brilliance around.

 

Car and Driver

Track: Honey From: Honey (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Such a beautiful aesthetic. Juxtaposing the fragile percussion and fluttering jangle of a Brighter type act ,with the slightest of earliest 60’s surf rock harmonies.

 

Indigo Maya

Track: Slow From: Slow (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

British indie-pop chanteuse, who manages to create a more urgent Soccer Mommy / Snail Mail aesthetic with nothing more than lo-fi guitars, a big sense of retro and an even bigger attitude.

 

Diffident

Track: Wasted From: Tear Trough Sorrows (EP) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Think male fronted Big Thief jangly textures, all wrapped up in the prettier side of guitar pop and you are just about in the perfectly laconic, luscious world of all things Diffident.

 

Kyle Alexander Reid

Track: Eighteen From: Eighteen (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

This 18 year old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Murrieta, California, has created a lo-fi jangly master-piece that I just cannot seem to stop playing. Welcome to ear-worm central everyone.

 

Richard Tripps

Track: I’m Still Here From: I’m Still Here (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Harrison Whitford style, burnt and bruised jangled alt.rock. with one constant eye on yesteryear jangly melodies.

 

Project Atlantic

Track: Neon Lights From: Neon Lights (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Fuzzy, slightly gaze inflected sound, endorsed by barely surpressed surfy jangly melodies. Fuzz pop at it’s finest from South Jersey’s, Josh Zimmer.

 

Simen Mitlid

Track: Birds From: Birds (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Norwegian indie-folk solo artist, who chooses jangled riffs to express the inherent beauty in his music, evoking favourable comparisons to mid 2000’s Bright Eyes.

 

Jaguar Sun

Track: Those Days From: Those Days (single) Label:  Born Loser Records Out: Now

The beauty of the fluttered jangle intro suggests all things Sarah Records. Such a sound is then juxtaposed againt a meatier, jangled, chiming guitar backdrop which has more than a suggestion of Moonguys style indie-folk.

Beauty exudes from every musical pore on this Chris Minielly solo project.

 

Wellthen

Track: Nothing Like I Hoped From: Motivational Quotes From Successful People (album) Label:  Earth Libraries Out: Now

The sound of Teenage Fanclub with a fascination for retro keys. All in one track it borders from almost twee sparsity, to the ‘proper’ power-pop of yesteryear.

 

Travalley

Track: Dear Babe From: Dear Babe (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

All shimmering modern surf style melodies, jangly guitars and battered incessant drum rhythms, This Melbourne based duo offer a dynamic ‘something different’ to the city’s generally more aloof jangle-pop style.

 

Queen Frequency and the Twats

Track: Symphony of Tions From: Symphony of Tions (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

LA based foursome who reject all things US West Coast and/or Aussie wizardry and provide us all with some much needed originality in their modern psyche-rock grooves.

 

Sigmund Faust

Track: Verdant Fancy From: Banchō Stanza (Album) Label:  Self released Out: Now

Berlin based solo act that delights in battling 50/60’s surfy melodies against the rocks of indie-rock bombast. The tension works.

 

Uneima

Track: Version From: Version (single) Label:  In Silico Records Out: Now

If Serge Gainsbourg did jangle he could not sound as sensually ambient as this act…in my ongoing quest for something truly original within the jangle pop genre, Uneima have made it infinitely less futile !

 

Plane Color

Track: Version From: Version (single) Label:  In Silico Records Out: Now

The Golden Dregs rich baritone, juxtaposed against a late 80’s post-punk jangle that is the most beautiful ‘forboding’ you are ever likely to hear. A Truly original vibe from this Texan act.

 

Van Wanko

Track: Waiting For A Miracle From: Waiting For A Miracle (single) Label:  Self released Out: Now

The best of Power-pop tends to be the exclusive domain of those of more advanced years. The reason for this is that they ‘get’ just how good it was in the 70’s / 80’s and don’t feel the need to run pop-punk and all manner of fuzzy inflections through it’s very core,

The debut single of this Hague, Netherlands four-piece, just lets it rip to let the best of power-pop just ooze out in its natural state.

 

Feng Suave

Track: A Reason to Celebrate From: Bedroon (album) Label:  Sonic Cathedral Out: Album out 03.07.20

Amsterdam based duo, Daniel De Jong and Daniel Elvis Schoemaker, provide the jangliest hypnagogic pop you will ever relax your ears upon. Beautifully crooning atmospheres, provide the perfect rocking sensation in these angst addled times.

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