Beat The Delete #0118 (weekly new music recommendations)
Well, England lost in the final of EURO 2020 to Italy…and just for a change we go out of another tournament on penalties.
I was tempted to post 15 Joy Division / Josh T Pearson tracks, to show my general mood, but hey-ho, life goes on and so does great music, from sickeningly happy types like this lot below.
If you like give them as much social media / fiscal love as possible and make them happy (especially the English acts !!!)
Jody and the Jerms
Track: Spinning From: Spinning(single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The latest mental earworm single from an Oxford based six-piece, who effortlessly marry indie-pop, Sleeper style Britpop and subtle fuzz laden power-pop.
Track: Giuseppe Pizzeria From: Pizza Punks(split single with Dumb) Label: Mint Records Out: Now
Vancouvers’ long time purveyors of the finest jangle rock, are back with their most refined, melodic riffs, since 2017’s ‘It’s A Shame’ album. As a long time fan, this is well up there in theIR top 10 tracks and is available on 7″ from Mint Records (whise stocks last)!
Track: 18 Cigarettes From: Modern Fiction(album) Label: Carpark Records / Royal Mountain Records Out: Album out 01.10.21
After the critical acclaim afforded to their Get Bleakdebut EP last year, This Toronto based act are back with the first single from forthcoming Modern Fiction album. All simple, jangled melodies and laconic vocals, this is the sound of The Goon Sax playing a The Chills cover !
Track: Take My Life Apart From: Grey Spells(EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Imagine The Pixies / Belly / The Breeders with specific jangled intent and add a slight essence of Americana guitars and you are just about in the right ballpark of this brilliant alt. rock mixture of sounds.
Worries And Other Plants
Track: Sand Feet Walk From: Sand Feet Walk (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Chunky surf rock, meets 70/80s psyche rock. Almost trance-like beauty from the start to finish from this brilliant bedroom project.
Track: Moving On From: Moving On(single) Label: Z Tapes Out: Now
Moving On is the first single from this band since they changed from a duo to a solo project. Thankfully nothing has changed, with the typically Z Tapes label sound of melodic, jangly, subtle gaze, still abundant.
Track: dititagain From: Diditagain(single) Label: Born Losers Records / Duchess Box Records Out: Now
An ally of the Poppongene / Pynkie / Pixey swirling, dreamy jangle pop sound, Berlin’s Thala never fails to offer beauty with every release.
Triangle Rain Club
Track: Falling Down From: Falling(single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Bedroom produced, solo project of Chicago’s Austin Smith, that captures everything The Jesus and Mary Chain about the jangliest of early 80s shoegaze. A truly beautiful and hypnotic sound.
Track: Thoughts From: Medicine(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
When Britpop got jangly in the mid-90s, acts like The Bluetones ruled the jangle roost. Fast forward 25 years and this Karl Fjellborg project seems determined to bring such a vibe back to the 2020’s !
Track: Today’s Gonna Be The Day From: Electric Prelude(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Unapologetic jangly, feelgood pop rock, creating the perfect melodic earworm from anything 70s / 80s pop retro, that they feel might add joy to the sound. It works !!!
Track: Saline Solutions From: Saline Solutions(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
All retro, with early 60s The Ventures style surf rock coursed through everything lo-fi that the Tascam production has to offer. For those like me, who are suckers for this yesteryear surf aesthetic, these Londoners do it better than just about anyone at present.
Cloudy Summer Days
Track: This Moment From: Slow Down(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Fans of the beautiful jangle-gaze of the likes of The BVs, Swiss Portrait and Glom, should be falling over themselves to invite this L.A. bedroom project into their affections.
Track: The Beach My Dear From: The Beach My Dear(single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Folk rock, meets the inspired West Coast surf of The Beach Boys. It’s a sound that evokes total sunshine and helps dismiss those nagging cares. Total sunshine from this San Diego based solo project.
The Wizards of Vomit
Track: No More Milk From: Salad Beast Of Gue(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Droning vocals laced with isolated, anxious, jangled riffs that are truly captivating. For those partial to alt.jangle, this Utrecht, Netherlands solo act will tick many boxes.