Beat The Delete #0124 (weekly new music recommendations)
Thanks for visiting JPH for another Beat The Delete Playlist in which I wield my ‘delete button sword’ on literally hundreds of tracks that get sent to me weekly and leave you with just the ones that have appealed to me either through theIR current brilliance or just because there is ‘something there’ that is worth following from the perspective of potential.
Whatever gets them through the strange recesses of my mind, I hope the result is that there is something for everyone in the tracks/acts below.
Black Magick Marching Band
Track: London Avenue From: The Dark Arts Will Break Our Hearts (Album) Label: Halloween Hearts Recording Company Out: Album out 03.09.21
Chicago based act, who somehow managed to seemlessly marry dark, ambient psyche, to the most precious of jangled riffs.
Track: Perfect World From: Do You Like Salt (Album) Label: Crafted Sounds Out: Now
Tetchy art punk, with a tendency to throw up absolute gems like this one that imbues a dominant dulcet jangly riff with that perfect hypnotic quality. Inspirted stuff from this Washington DC based foursome.
Track: Shut Down From: Shut Down (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Imagine a Wolf Alice meets Paramore sound and then juxtapose it with the Pale Waves style of jangled riffs and you are just about in the right musical ballpark as this Oxford (UK) based act. Enjoy your stay!
Track: Unbearable Friend From: Magic Potion (single) Label: Self released Out: Album out 01.09.21
This California duo of Sally Jati from Starry Eyed Cadet and Ken Aki from HeroNoHero!, plainly have jangle-pop credentials and unsurprisingly this single promises the absolute world from the forthcoming Magic Potion album.
Track: Gemini From: Gemini (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Evocative of the perfect mix of Trembling Blue Stars late 80s. jangly indie-pop and the modern propensity for jangle-gaze, this Austin, Texas based foursome manage to enable just the right amount of melodic intent to simper through the haze.
Track: Garden From: Unfold (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the musicular Britpop style vocals of the Republica sound coursing through chiming jangled riffs that hint at Post-Punk, but are ultimately too pretty to be dismissed as such, this Berlin based trio bring something perfectly different to the genre.
Track: Juni, Juli, Augusti From: New Day (Album) Label: Bay Terrace Records Out: Album out 03.09.21
Swedish act who have beem making a huge impact on Spotify over the last few years with their mix of jangly pop rock and late 80s classicism. A truly endearing sound.
Track: Thoughts and Prayers From: Thoughts and Prayers (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Melodic power-pop that slips off the end of Teenage Fanclub range and into the more crunchy, early The Posies sound. Grumbling beauty from start to finish from this NYC foursome.
Track: Sugarland From: Sugarland (single) Label: Declared Goods Out: Album out 03.09.21
Nick Brinkman’s brand of jangly dream-pop, drips with the sort of euphoric sense of massive that should be filling stadiums worldwide. A truly beautiful vibe from this Wellington, New Zealand, based act.
Track: Time Machine From: Brooklyn (Album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Art Katz led project that courses traditional The Beatles pop rock with all things early 60s surf rock. This track from the veteran Bedford, Virginia, based act is an absolute ear-worm of note !
Track: Toothache From: Toothache (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Calm lake is the project of Montreals Nikki Celis and mixes lucid Real Estate jangle-pop with the smooth contempo pop of the Radio Dept. sound. One of those singles that just keeps drawing you back in for another play.
Track: Suitcase From: Suitcase (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This project of Alaska’s Corey Hanson, manages to find the perfect equilibrium between the cool that the best of bedroom-pop production has to offer and that dulcet, dry, jangly riff sound that always appeals to this blog and so many others.
Track: I Didn’t Feel Like Dancing From: I Didn’t Feel Like Dancing (single) Label: Caveman Arts Society Out: Now
Mixing 60s melodic kitsch to the modern day contempo-pop of the Harlem sound, this married duo of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll, rarely offer respite from their gorgeous pop melodies.
Track: Sleeping Dogs From: No Man’s Land (Album) Label: Good Eye Records Out: Album out 22.10.21
Jangly, washed out riffs, that flit effortlessly between the best that modern pop rock has to offer and all that was fine about yesteryear’s slacker-pop. With the added cool element of retro, lo-fi production, this is a sound that could accompany any beer on any sunny afternoon of relaxation.
Triangle Rain Club
Track: Sun In Your Eyes From: Sun In Your Eyes (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
As per his Tweet below, us bloggie types appear to have upset Chicago’s Austin Smith somewhat. Thankfully, his wonderful mixture of Madchester spacious and melodic-fuzz laden Jesus and Mary Chain stylistics, means not too many of us will come back with any witty repartee !
“I give exactly zero fucks about being “current” or making something that the editors at some trendy blog/magazine are looking for, I’m just making music I would want to listen to and trying to connect with genuine music fans”
Track: Nowherefast From: Nowherefast (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Laconic, lo-fi, with incessant fragile jangly melodies adding texture and context to the foreboding theme of how ‘getting things wrong today’ affects so many tomorrows. A truly great track musically and lyrically from this Alex Mitrovic solo project.
That Forgotten Band
Track: City of Lone Dreams From: City of Lone Dreams (Album) Label: Self released Company Out: Now
Mardy Bum , Arctic Monkeys style jangle, coursed through the indie-rock tempos and a pop-rock attention to melodic detail. This Finnish act tick many of the better guitar-pop reference points.