Beat The Delete #0107 (weekly new music recommendations)
Hello all and thanks once more for joining for Beat The Delete #0107.
Naturally being fundamentally rubbish at life I have still not completed my top 40 playlist from the the first 100 Beat The Delete editions, however I hope you can just carry on with your normal life amid the sheer anxiety of the suspense.
Anyhoo…heres another 20 of my favourites from this weeks submissions. Remember to support the ones you like, or just music in general with as much fiscal / social media love as you can possibly muster.
Track: Test Pilot From: Test Pilot (single) Label: Divine Bovine Records Out: Now
Residing somewhere between Doc Corbin‘s fractious jangle and Swiss Portrait‘s melodic washed out fuzz, Echo Beach provide us with one of 2021’s finest singles so far.
Track: Lemon Tree From: Lemon Tree (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Missing Image is the solo project by American songwriter/producer Kirk Bentley and mixes pop rock with subtle electronica. Reminiscent of 90s acts Electronic or the The Lightning Seeds.
Track: Whiplash From: Whiplash (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the attitude of Wolf Alice’s impossibly gorgeous ‘rock feminine’ and Soccer Mommy’s laconic indie-chic, this South West England chanteuse brings a sense of perfectly ‘cool sexy’ to jangle!
Track: Water on Grease Fire From: Water on Grease Fire (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The pedestal The Libertines would have ended up upon if they were ever able to consider jangle. Colarado’s Jake Beau is so very mid 2000s, stuttering anglophile indie-rock, that it wants to have bad teeth, eat fish and chips and pretend the Queen is in some way relevant !
Track: Running Wild From: Running Wild (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Despite hugely knackered knees, I am still capabale of summoning enough energy to sprint tro the hills when hearing even the slightest Mac De Marco reference point. Cheap Sleeper have plenty of them, but somehow they keep me seated with a more muscular, almost groove inflected version of surf-rock.
Track: Nobody’s Fault From: Nobody’s Fault (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Gorgeous, melodic pop rock, with a dominant jangled riff threaded throughout the core of the track. This Halfax, Novia Scotia, singer songwriter is always the purveyor of such precise beauty.
The Goa Express
Track: Second Time From: Lemon Tree (single) Label: Ra-Ra Rok Records Out: Now
With a tinge of psyche-rock as their foundation, this Manchester UK based act add jangled intent and some Britpop muscularity, to showcase themselves as another superb find from the UK’s most indie city.
Track: Supersonic From: Good Kids Make Bad Apples (album) Label: Good Eye Records Out: Album out 25 June 2021
This brilliantly ramshackle, second single from the forthcoming Good Kids Make Bad Apples album, hits every jangle rock note imaginable !
Track: Birthday Girl From: Sentimental Blues (album) Label: Self released Out: Album release date TBA
Dreamy, fuzz laden rock with melodies aplenty. This Portland based act of Maggie Morris & Stephen Leisy, infuse the coolest of indie sensibilities into the prettiest parts of pop.
That Hideous Sound
Track: How Many Times From: That Hideous Sound (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
That Hideous Sound is the moniker of the home recording solo project of Portland’s, Elijah Crissinger, that manages to combine raucous garage with jangled infused fuzz sensibilities, in a sound full of immense energy.
Good At Rockets
Track: April From: Unraveled (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
For fans of John McCabe. This is his other project that he undertakes with Joel Cassara. Perfectly panicked R.E.M strains with added fuzz subtleties.
Track: Polysterene From: Polysterene (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
With that slightly spacey beauty that acts such as Sanyou and The Finest Drops impart, Lucas Stern makes absolute beauty out of total minimalism.
The Early Mornings
Track: Blank Sky From: Blank Sky (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Manchester based trio, claiming the musical hinterland somewhere equidistant between REPO FAM, Primo! and Tangled Shoelaces. Brillant left field jangle, packing a bit of a post-punk punch.
Track: Test Pilot From: Test Pilot (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This is the solo project of South Korean based Scot, David Skimming, of whose sound one genius once said ‘Imagine the slowcore, jangly ambience of Middleneck, spliced with the slightest of surf rock nuances’…I was right then and this brilliant single merely confirms how right I was ! I am plainly great…but Lunar Isles is arguably even better !!!
Paul Cook & The Chronicles
Track: It’s You, You From: Old Pursuit (EP) Label: Grandpa Stan Ltd Out: Now
Jangly, 60s inflected melodies and 70s driven pop rock are the beautiful modus operandi of this London based act.
The Pierce Kingans
Track: My Love Has Attacked From: Pierceful Protest (EP) Label: Boat Dreams From The Hill Out: Now
A regular to Beat The Delete pages and one of the newest recruits to our Subjangle label, this Vancouver based act never fail to find the perfect blend between lo-fi weird, melodic and the coolest sense of twee.
Track: Good At It From: Decent Descent (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Laconic, washed out melodies, that trip towards slacker-pop but ultimately have too much ramshackle dynamism. This Chicago based act could prise a jangled melody out of a teacup !
Track: Daisy From: Daisy (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Los Angeles based threesome who make guitar pop that treads carefully towards Commercial pop, but is always held back from taking that dreaded leap, courtesy of jangled hooks and melodies to die for ! Hot Chip with ‘extra pretty’.
Track: Every Time From: Television of Roses (album) Label: Self released Out: Album out 18 June 2021
Mixing Flowered Up / World of Twist style Madchester psyche with 60s jangled melodies galore, this Ontario based singer songwriter is bringing the best of musical retro back to life.
Track: Earthbound From: The Saturn Return (album) Label: Self released Out: Album release date TBA
It is unsurprising that an act whose entire Spotify bio states: “Dystopia is here and more abstract than the books said it would be. We want to create music to help cope with that”, create music with a sense of foreboding. However with dark Cave style vocals layered over a fluttering Mandolin, this act is genuinely original and compelling.