Beat The Delete #0125 (weekly new music recommendations)
Thanks very much for joining us for Beat The Delete #0125, bringing you all the best tumes from the absolute plethora that was sent to me.
Somehow I have managed to avoid posting all the EDM / Commercial Pop / Neo psyche that are sent to me in their droves by publicity houses who cannot understand that a jangle-pop related blog may not have much of an interest in their music, to leave you with these 15 beauties !!!
Track: Morning Light From: Morning Light (single) Label: Self released Out: Album out Now
Manchester, UK’s version of the salacious, sunshine jangle that is reminiscent of Charlie Duda. The more commercial end of the jangle-pop spectrum can sometimes be the finest !!!
Track: Here We Are Still From: Here We Are Still (EP) Label: Self released Out: Album out Now
This solo project of Bristol’s Richard Stockley is a regular to Beat The Delete pages with its mix of gaze/dance/ambient jangle. Up their with Middleneck as one of my favourite ‘needs headphones’ acts around at present !
Track: I’m Old From: PEEMS (album) Label: Self released Out: Album out Now
Surf rock mixed with a pop rock tendency that thrives on modernity rather than the normal pastiche of all things 60s. This is just one of those tracks that your mouse seems to naturally gravitate to when its time to play a ‘tune’
Track: Crossbar From: Crossbar (single) Label: Self released Out: Album out Now
Reminds me so much of the lucid summer-infusion of joyous Summerooms style jangle and a bit of laconic 80s dream-pop. A Truly sumptuous sound from this solo project of Michael James Dent
Track: King Kalm From: King Kalm (single) Label: Self released Out: Album out Now
Lusher and more chilled, than this New York threesome have previously released, this initial single is from the as yet unamed album they are releasing in early 2022 and could signal a whole new direction of beautiful from them.
Track: Can You Feel? From: Can You Feel? (single) Label: Self released Out: Album out Now
Mixing R.E.M. style jangle with a sort of 3.A.M. Again sense of muted monasterial, this Quebec based solo act excels at all levels of jangly beauty.
Track: Never Knows Best From: Visitations (album) Label: Z Tapes Out: Album out 01.10.21
The Z Tapes label specializes in all things jangle-gaze / dream gaze. This experimental solo recording project of Atlanta’s Thomas Howard, adds the best of lofi bedroom pop into the mix and has the absolute potential to become the label’s flagship act.
Track: All The Same From: All The Same (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Los Angeles based duo offering the gorgeous mix of Trying style left field indie-pop and hazy 60s melodic psyche pop. An absolute earworm of note.
Track: Why So Ordinary From: Why So Ordinary (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Indonesia’s Axel Gulla is an act that finds the perfect blend of Fletcher style jangly and the subtle surf pop that usually emanates from the U.S.A. …this jangles from the very start to the absolute finish !
Track: Legacy Dance From: Wave (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Although not their more typical power-pop crunch, this track satiates my need for brilliant, early 60’s, Dick Dale style Surf rock. Superb stuff from this Singaporean foursome.
Track: Do It For Myself From: Do It For Myself (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This solo project of New Yorker Vinny Ball has been something of a regular on our jangly radar, with his mix of Beach Fossils style jangle and the spacious, slightly post-punk production atmospherics.
Track: Doors and Corners From: Doors and Corners (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The best of muscular femal fronted Britpop coursing through a jangly gaze laden musical backdrop of DIIV style melodic intent. Totally engaging stuff from start to finish and another winner from Dowd Records.
Track: Big On U From: Hello (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Mixture of The Cure jangly riffs and a perfect fuzz-pop that enables layers of melodic riffs to simper to the surface. Check out the entire EP as it is brilliant !
Track: Who’s There From: Who’s There (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Canadian duo of David Beaman and Ryan Rollinson present the strange but compelling mix of The Go Team soundscapes and perfect jangly, slacker-pop.
The High Strung
Track: Beautiful Summer From: Beautiful Summer (single) Label: Park The Van Out: Now
This is the project of New York times best selling author Josh Malerman and mixes the chunky riffs of early The Beatles, with a subtle, Son Volt fuzz and brilliant under-production.