Beat The Delete #0148 (weekly new music recommendations)
Track:Last Minutes From: Last Minutes (single) Label: Soliti Out: Now
Finnish all female foursome, Pintandwefall, offer ambient post-punk / Nico darkness married to a The Cardigans style jangly indie-pop. A strong mix of both genres at their most wonderfully melodic.
No Money Kids
Track:Dear Friend From: Factory (album) Label: LQCG Out: Now
Coursing isolated jangled riffs through both the melancholy of the Sparklehorse sound and the early 70s psyche-pop vibe of The Beatles, this track is the absolute best from the highly recommended Factory album, that was released by this French duo in November 2021.
Track:Soft Attraction From: Soft Attraction (single) Label: Crackpot Sasquatch Records Out: Now
Juxtaposing the smooth, dolewave languid of the Quivers sound, with the the Constant Companion vibe, this Denver based quintet offer immense originality to the genre.
Triangle Rain Club
Track:Close The Door From: Close The Door (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Adding guitar-pop melodies and exuberance to the dense fuzz-rock of the Cowboy Dinosaur sound, this solo project of Chicago’s Austin Smith, offers perfect grumbling vibrancy from start to finish.
Track:All We Are From: There is no Down (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
If there was ever the perfect way to contemplate our place in the universe, then this plaintive, R.E.M meets subtle fuzz-pop, delivers it. A truly beautiful track and EP.
Track:The Beach From: Old Monks (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
OK, I might well be stretching the ‘new’ part of ‘weekly new music recommendations’, considering this was released in July 2021, however, this mix of psyche rock, dulcet Dunedin sound and bouncing Dire Straits riffs is just too good not to mention !
Track:Just Pretend From: Just Pretend (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Lying somewhere equidistant between the best of stadium indie rock muscularity and the chiming jangle-pop of the Ducks Ltd sound, this Rumson, NJ, adds definitive dynamism to the jangle-pop genre.
A Days Wait
Track:Pinky Swear From: Pinky Swear (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Another stunning track by Canada’s Adam Alfano, that seaps the sounds of indie-pop retro through the cherry picked, more subtle parts of todays jangle-gaze scene.
Track:Cherry Picker From: Cherry Picker (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Cross between a beautiful The Sundays style dreamy indie pop and the emotionality of the Alanis Morissette emotionality, all engulfed with resonating chiming jangle. A truly goregous sound from this Chicago based chanteuse.
Track:Ambrosia From: Tears (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
“We are the ones who put the bibles in the drawer of your hotel…” – This New Jersey duo of Katherine Dohan and David B. Greenberg, bring a fresh new slant to both lo-fi rock and psyche pop in equal measures. The whole Tears EP is thoroughly recommended !
Track:Texas From: Texas (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the flat string riffs of Pavement, mixed with the driven blue collar rock of The Hold Steady vibe, this Vancouver based threesome will undoubtedly appeal to those with an alt jangle bias.
Track:Laptopova From: Laptova (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For those that love the instrumental jangly chill meets surf pop of acts such as Middleneck and Gushh, this solo project of Londoner, Kev McDead, should tick all the right boxes.
Track:Everlong From: Everlong (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Foo Fighterscover by Gilbert, Arizona’s Rare Kreature, takes the track to new heights with a swirling mix of post punk and neo-psyche machinations.
Track:Barbed Wire From: Barbed Wire (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
One of those tracks that transports you straight to ear-worm territories, with its Americana meets power-pop subtleties.
The Ironed Curtain
Track:Cloudwatchers From: Cloudwatchers (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Languid mix of Elliott Smith style melancolia and the sort of jangly demi, indie folk / psyche that the Silver Jews offer. A perfect laconic, slacker-pop miserablism whose melodies seap deep into your psyche.