Hello everyone…great to have you back for this weeks new music recommendations and also lovely to see a few more happier post-lockdown subjects dripping into the lyrics.
Music always has a way of reflecting social climes and I just get the feeling spirits are rising a tad from the submissions I am receiving.
So jump into these beauties and give as many of them your support as possible.
Track: Guide Me To Beauty From: Guide Me To Beauty (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Approximately 18 months ago, a completely fabricated consensus revealed that 94,7% of all Melbourne residents under the age of 40 were, or had been, in a dolewave jangle-pop band.
The remaining 5.3% were in jangly indie-pop bands, with all of them secretly wishing they were in The Fainters. Absolutely beautiful stuff in all three of their EP’s so far and this single never threatens to change that trend.
The Pickled Onions
Track: Room From: The Mines (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Starting off with the Grandaddy sense of laconic luscious, Dublin’s The Pickled Onions seem intent to get to a fuzz-pop finish line as fast as their layers of melodies will take them.
David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels ft. Eddie Argos
Track: The Songs That Changed Our Lives From: The Songs That Changed Our Lives (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The Mighty Lemon Drops / The Blue Aeroplanes man, Dave Newton and Art Brut‘s Eddie Argos team up, to take us on a journey back to the latest of 80’s jangle-pop. Truly glorious stuff.
The Slow Painters
Track: About The Holidays From: The Slow Painters (album) Label: Keepsecretrecords Out: Album out 28.08.20
Norway’s longest kept secret (they were formed in the late 1990’s) are finally getting around to releasing their debut full length. Mixing Pixies style vocal mania to constant jangly indie-pop references points, The Slow Painters deserve to be everyone’s new alt.pop darlings.
Track: No Big Deal From: Pink Cliffs (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Oregon 5-piece, wrapping Parsnip style left field around The Crystal Furs sense of jangly indie-pop. An aesthetic to appease the incurably cool.
Track: Awash From: Merit (album) Label: La Reserve Records Out: Now
This New York your based six-piece course beautiful jangled ambience through the sort of lo-fi production that makes the better parts of the Big Thief vibe sound so essential. Another act augmenting Brooklyn’s status as the home of today’s jangle.
Track: Porch From: EP (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Taking the atmospherics of cold wave post-punk, adding the best of melodic shoegaze guitar layers and gradually shedding the clutter, as the track develops to result in a truly beautiful crescendo.
Track: Impossible With You From: Impossible With You (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Although born is Manchester, a place unfeasibly wet even by British standards, Chi Limpiroj slides all manner of Hawaiin sunshine through her gorgeous lo-fi jangle.
Track: The Modern Harrison Bergeron From: The Modern Harrison Bergeron (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The Smiths vocals and chiming riffs, meets all manner of mid 2000s The Libertines style, guitar exuberance. A thrilling 2+ minutes of brilliantly juxtaposed disparate aesthetics.
Track: Dusty Road From: Chaos Wonderland (single) Label: Agati / Banana Louie Records Out: Album out 31.07.20
The coolest of psyche rock’s most modern vibes, made that little bit mystical with the electric sitar. Welsh rockers Coloroma are another perfect addition to the Banana and Louie left field psyche roster.
Track: 2020 Ford Explorer From: Pajama Store (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Unusually adventurous and expansive for a debut, with the parameters of Charlie Duda style smooth jangled riffs, nibbled at by twee/indie pop strains. Incredible potential from this New York based duo.
Track: Stubborn From: Estranged (EP) Label: Self released Out: EP out 31 July 2020
Fluttering Nah style jangly indie pop inferences meet gaze laden dream-pop, in an absolute swirl of beauty from another New York based duo.
Bee Bee Sea
Track: Gonna Get Me From: Day Ripper (album) Label: Wild Honey Records Out: Album out 09 October 2020
That moment when all the energy of pop-punk forms into a concerted melody! Italy’s Bee Bee Sea make preppy punk special!
Track: Belly Kiss From: Belly Kiss (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Beautifully flowing, melodic jangly indie-pop, with the slightest bit of gaze-laded vocal inflections injected to perfectly muddy the waters.
Track: By Fire From: By Fire (single) Label: Northstar Records Out: Now
Beautiful ambient contemporary/folk pop, augmented by subtle jangly riffs that snipe away at your absolute core and wash right through you. This recording project of Toronto-based artist Scott Casuccio is truly stunning!
Track: Ecstatic Sanctuary (ft Evil Jones) From: Ecstatic Sanctuary (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The amalgamation of the two beautiful suggestions of psyche rock and fluttering fragile indie-pop riffs. These are then caressed by an overriding foundation of genuine originality that appears to be the generalmodus operandi of anything Mark Vito Madsen is involved in.
Track: Narwhal From: Dog Kills Gun (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Athens based three piece, seemlessly juxtaposing dulcet psyche inflections through the best of modern surf rock sounds.
Track: Violent Femmes From: Violent Femmes (single) Label: Burger Records Out: Now
Lo-fi Chilean Jangle fuzz, coursing beautifully fragile Parker Longbough style fuzz through the most casual of muffled filters.
Track: Red House From: Red House (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The coolest of melancholic vocals, layered onto the sort of fluttering 80’s style jangy indie-pop riffs that made Sarah Records so essential. A totally beguiling aesthetic.
Track: Hollywood From: Carnival of Love (EP) Label: Topoli Records Out: Now
Stockholm based act, providing jangly pop punk that constantly hits the sweet spot between 60’s girl band melodies and todays tight modern sense of slightly snide.