Track: Way In Out From: Are You There? (album) Label: Howlin Banana Records Out: Now
Reducing their previous lo-fi propensities with a full band sound, whilst never really losing the genre’s sparse sensibilities, this French foursome produce the most intense of strangely, jangly krautrock, akin to the Lewsberg aesthetic.
Track: Head On (feat. Illuminati Hotties) From: Head On (feat. Illuminati Hotties)
(single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Two modern day jangle-pop giants team up with predictably superb results. Already a contender for single of year?…I think so.
Track: The Ballad of Assistant From: This World Could Be So Much Fun (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Brighton based foursome that are back after a 15 year hiatus to provide us with this beautiful track and an album full of melancholy, jangly guitar-pop.
Track: Heavy Cloud From: In The Sun (album) Label: Very Jazzed Out: Album release date TBA
Van Chamberlain always manage to find the sweet spot between saccharine commerciality, dream-pop and gregarious surf-pop riffs. A sound that will appeal to fans of many genres.
Track: Butter From: Butter (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For those of you that like the sound of acts such as Wild Nothing, RGV and DIIV who smudge the dividing lines between jangle-pop and post-punk, you may just have found a new darling !
Track: Double Vision From: Double Vision (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
In a world where a pastiche of all things ‘attempted The Beatles‘ has become the erstwhile pop-rock default mode, this solo project of Portland’s, Michael Rowan, slices that vibe apart and courses tiny 50’s pop melodies through masses of lo-fi cool.
Mr Floyd Larry
Track: FEELALONE (feat. AK4RI) From: FEELALONE (feat. AK4RI) (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Miami based act always manages to find a way of adding originality to the Community Swimming Pool style, jangly melancholy. This time the vocals of AK4RI add a haunting, pained ambience to beautiful effect.
Track: Kids Like Us From: And Then I’ll Be Happy (album) Label: Self released Out: Album out 22.04.22
One of four pre-album release singles, this track walks this Brooklyn based down the jangliest, Alvvays style, jangle-pop path, they have ever been down. It suits !
Track: Meaning From: Days and Nights (album) Label: Good Eye Records Out: Album out 25.03.22
One of four pre-album release singles that is typical of this Brooklyn based foursome beautifully windswept, jangly shoegaze. The album is out on Friday 25.03.22 and is an absolute ‘must’ !
Track: Midnight Man From: All We’ve Ever Known (Album) Label: Born Losers Records Out: Album out 22.06.22
Jaguar Sun is the solo recording project of Ontario multi-instrumentalist, Chris Minielly, who takes dreamy Panda Bear style soundscapes and augments such an essence with the most fragile of jangled riffs.
Track: Smile From: Smile (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Taking flat stringed Pavement style riffs and adding a spurious sense of leftfield to the fuzz of Parker Longbough, this solo project of Philadelphia’s, Alex Moxham, will appeal to all those that love their jangled sullied by lo-fi, fuzzy waters.
Track: Radio Silent From: As Long as We Make It (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Brooklyn’s Erin Harland takes the swirling beauty of the Lizzy & the Fanatics dream-pop and mixes it with the energy of early The Bangles style, jangly guitar-pop.
Track: Hollow From: Hollow (single) Label: Dexter Haus Records Out: Now
North Carolina’s Tiger Beach, offer the beautiful jangly end of early 90s The Cure sound and juxtapose it against the wiry anxiety of Bloc Party’s incessant energy.
Track: In My Head From: High/Low (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Taking The Luxembourg Signal style jangle-gaze and adding percussive muscularity to the mix, this Olympia, WA threesome, add glorious rock edges to gaze soundscapes.
Track: Outside Air From: Drifter (EP) Label: Fire Talk Records Out: Now
The bio release explains this aesthetic more adroitly than I ever could stating: “…introspective shoegaze and gauze-laden guitar earned them tours with bands like the Radio Dept, Dum Dum Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers and Moon Duo”.
Sean Buckley featuring The Shop Window
Track: Forgotten From: Forgotten (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Maidstone jangle-meisters, The Shop Window, teams up with Mintball’s electronica maestro, Sean Buckley, to release the jangliest late era New Order track that New Order never released !
Track: Dawn Street Ballad From: Dawn Street Ballad (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For fans of indie-pop legend, Ryan Marquez (The Umbrella Puzzles, Golden Teardrops and Apple Orchard) this is a found lost track from his first band, Sodajerker. It just shows his class was omnipresent right from inception !