Beat The Delete #0157 (weekly new music recommendations)



Track: Superbloom From: Superbloom (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This second single from Chicago’s, Loren Vanderbilt III, takes jangly indie-pop riffs and adds swirling dream-pop and quirky Tullycraft rhythms, to perfectly dilute the cutesy.
Described perfectly as ‘whatever-pop’ in their Bandcamp bio, this will appeal to fans of all of pops more left field genres.

Van Berg

Track: Gungeon From: Gungeon (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Perhaps more of an alt.rock sound that the dreamier feel of their initial two singles, this Melbourne based foursome still cannot resist threading their perfect, laconic jangled melodies, through the comparative mayhem.

No Frills

Track: Save The Bees From: Downward Dog (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Laid back bedroom-pop, that just about avoids wonk-pop comparisons by virtue of the constant stream of sunshine melodies, that regularly poke their head through the ‘slacker malaise’.


Track: Blonde Streaks From: Blonde Streaks (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
South African duo, marooned on ‘mud island’, make subtle Wilco indie-folk / rock all held together by precise isolated riffs, general guitar beauty and warm unobtrusive synths.

Lunar Isles

Track: Bloom From: Visitor (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
A long time friend of Beat The Delete pages is Korean based Scot, David Skimming’s,  far away surf rock / jangle-gaze never fails to inspire visions of beauty.

Together Pangea

Track: What’s It Like From: What’s It Like  (single) Label: Nettwerk Music Group Out: Now
Traditionally better know for their rambunctious, Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms style jangle punk inclinations, this single sees the Los Angeles trio embrace their softer, melodic 60s persuasions, to glorious effect.

Tide Rider

Track: Complacency From: Complacency (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Tide Rider is the recording project of British Columbia’s, Deboe Truss, who offers a mix of Jesse D’Kora jangled commerciality and subtle jangle-gaze. Always stunning, this track never threatens to buck that trend.


Track: Radio Silence From: Solutions and Suggestions (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Honeybourne is the moniker of the solo recording project of Rob Morgan, who has been releasing all manner of indie cool over the last 40 years.
This track takes a Beck style laconic vocal core and darts it through a retro mix of Sarah Records associative jangled fragilty and Dunedin sound dulcet.

Divorce Cop

Track: Adan Dunn From: Yup (album) Label: Website Records Out: Now
Portland’s Divorce Cup, sounds like the offshoot of a Paisley Shirt Records act who decided that Mo Troper was the real way to go. Lo-fi, jangly, obtuse…gloriously weird !

Plastic Ideas

Track: Kimseye Güvenme From: Bakiyesi Belirsiz Ömrüm (album) Label: Hexe Music Out: Now
Instanbul based quintet, who course lucid jangled riffs through a mixture of gaze laden muscular indie rock, where their immense drive and energy is perfectly tethered by melodic intent.


Track: Pinkish Clouds From: Pinkish Clouds (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Jersey City based duo, who take a dynamic indietronic core and thread the fragile jangled riffs of the late 80s UK indie-pop scene into the extremely cool fabric.

Silver Liz

Track: Thousand From: Thousand (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Ranging from the sumptous Soccer Mommy / Snail Mail beautifully deadpan laconic, to post grunge fuzz-pop (…and all in one track), Brooklyn duo, Silver Liz, takes the listener on a journey that totally compels from start to finish.


Track: Turning Inside From: Turning Inside (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Rochester, NY, based solo act Frank Marino-Moore, who, if the music gods are blessing us this year, should take his place at the same table as modern surf laden / jangle-gaze luminaries, such as Swiss Portrait and Foliage in 2022.

The Haunts

Track: Talks With Myself  From: Talks With Myself (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Imagine the mid 2000’s guitar-pop of The Libertines, with the fuzz laden melodies of Cowboy Dinosaur forced through the foundation of the aesthetic and you are just about in the right, thrilling indie-rock ballpark, of this Los Angeles based trio.

Bad Keys of the Mountain

Track: Nobody Told You From: As It Is (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
The most jangly 60/70s, Americana tinged, classic rock you will ever hear in your lifetime. A truly glorious mix of smooth decadent guitars from this Charleston, West Virginia threesome.

John Moore

Track: Bells Catalogue Blue From: Bells Catalogue Blue (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
One for guitar addicts, as the Gretsch Tennessean, Gibson ES125, and a shining blue Telecaster, come together in the hands of this Londoner, to form the most ambient of jangle-pop.

Tucker Bingo

Track: Ce Maux Faux From: Let Them Eat Cake (Album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Parker Longbough fuzz drenched, bedroom-pop, replete with the hazy, underproduced cool of The Velvet Underground and the slightest of Americana reference points. A truly wonderful and original vibe.


Track: Too Tired Now From: Too Tired Now (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The lowest of lo-fi, indie/pop-punk mix you could imagine, held together purely by an irresistable and unfathomable sense of absolute sunshine blessed cool !


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