Beat the Delete #0112 (weekly new music recommendations)


I can only blame myself. For I am far too self absorbed to think it could be issues regarding the holiday weekend or acts saving up their hard earned Submithub credits to use in and around Bandcamp Friday.
No (me! me! me!) the actual reasons for less submissions this week, is because the music world have deemed my slightly sarcastic comments about my gmail account needing therapy after Bandcamp Friday decided to extend such a project until the end of the year, as a tad skew.
Look I’m sorry right…please send me your submissions again and I promise never to take the piss again and will listen to every 2011 re-issue demo you send in Bandcamp Friday week. Pinky promise !!!
Until they forgive there are just these 15 wonderful new tracks to feast your ears upon in BTD 0112.


Track: Depend on Me  From: Depend on Me (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Megafauna is an all girl, all fun, all-for-the-hell-of-it five piece from Sydney, except this time Charles Rushforth of Flowertruck contributes to the vocals.
Playful as the B52’s but infinitely more obtuse, Megafauna are the latest Aussie act to twist and re-shape the existing jangle-pop architecture.

The Small Breed

Track: Remember a Dream  From: Remember a Dream (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The jangly beauty of The Byrds with a permanent finger on the psyche-rock button, appears to be the musical modus operandi of this Dutch four-piece.

Mimi Pretend

Track: On The Run  From: On The Run (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Transvision Vamp sultry vocals meets surf rock and Tarantino in equal measures. A truly original mix of sounds, from this Los Angeles based Chanteuse.


Track: Depend on Me  From: Depend on Me (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For those moments when even jangle-rock is too pretty, this Brisbane based act provide spit and jangly snarl,in the best traditions if fellow aussies, Eddy Current Suppression Ring.

Arn-Identified Flying Objects And Alien Friends

Track: Cities Above  From: 17 Birds at the Summers Gate (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
This solo project of Arne Floryd (from the Redmoon band) tends to visit all manner of pop-rock/adult contempo pop tangents. However, there are times, like this track, where ‘perfect’ is an apt descriptor.


Track: Full of Bees  From: Full of Bees (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For fans of the Glom / Wake in June, melodic gaze aesthetic, with the added augmentation of fuzzy, chunky, surf rock.

Edward Phillips

Track: Precious Few  From: Precious Few (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Mixing his own breed of fevery power slop on Kidokoro Records (perfectly described in his promo blurb) with a dense Conor Oberst vocal delivery, this act jangles in all the most left field of places.

Jaguar Purrs

Track: Take It With Me  From: Take It With Me (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This track from the solo project of Atalanta’s, Jordan Parker, mixes jangle-gaze and the slightest of a funk essence, to provide a one way ticket earworm central.

Public Health

Track: I Don’t Know  From: Tell Me a Lie (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
A project led by Philadelphia’s Alex Moxam, that courses Primo! style guitar agitation, through the most left field of jangly lo-fi.

Nature TV

Track: Hometown  From: Live at the Great Escape (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Lovin’ the crooning vocals, slathered over a modern day surf rock, that hints at De Marco sunshine

Eye Tiger

Track: Birds Nest Fern  From: Birds Nest Fern (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Evan Ennis provides A lovely mix of sounds, taking jangly 54:40 style college rock and running it through a slight Crash Test Dummies mixer.

Pine Branch

Track: Get Drunk With Me From: Old Toad Hopping (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Somewhere between lo-fi, disinterested, slacker-pop and the sort of Pavement obtuse that is so beguiling. Something jangly lo-fi this way comes and Pine Branch are providing it in their own inimitable fashion.

Silver Strands

Track: Love Again  From: Love (album) Label: Infinity Records Out: Now
Crooning, Pale Lights / Phillip Sutton style vocals mixed with a floating guitar-pop, that is perfectly lodged between dream and sophisti-pop

Good Morning TV

Track: Entertainment  From: Small Talk (album) Label: GÉOGRAPHIE Records Out: Now
The Olivia Tremor Control meets washed out Real Estate style jangle. It’s an unusual, beautifully contrived mixture of sounds.


Track: Never Alone Again  From: Never Alone Again (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Gorgeous L I P S dream-pop, augmented by the vocals of Michelle Hindriks, who provides a sumptuous Nico feel.



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