Beat The Delete #0160 (weekly new music recommendations)
Track: Spirit From: Symmetries (album) Label: Admirable Traits Records Out: Now
Jangle-pop, psyche-pop, dream-pop and the slightest of post-punk chunkiness, this New York based has components of all your favourite sounds, but weld them together in a superbly original manner.
Track: Sad Song From: Medley (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the rumbling, incessant rhythms of The Hidden Cameras, married to the fragile jangled riffs that are so reminiscent of the best of the indiest of the indie-folk/indie-rock genre, this duo are the coolest thing to come out Milwaukee for eons !
Track: 18 From: 18 (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Taking in the stadium indie rock vocals of The Killersand marrying it to the Post-punk early 90s jangle of The Cure, this is the sound of a Melbourne based act determined to present the city’s jangle-pop scene as something other than dolewave.
Track: Simple Things From: Simple Things (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Fans of the more melodic end of the lo-fi/bedroom/wonk pop scene may well have found their latest darlings in this Sacramento based act !
Track: A Sad Kind Of Freedom From: A Sad Kind of Freedom (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Cornwall (UK) based, unsung indie chanteuse, who perfectly marries the lilting vibrancy of the Kirsty McColl aesthetic, to the jangly lo-fi magnetism of the Helen McCookeryBook vibe…a sound to appease indie connoisseurs.
Track: You know who you are, you know how I feel From: Imposter Syndrome (album) Label: Self released Out: Album out June 2022
The project of New Zealand-based singer/songwriter Steve Mathieson (formerly frontman of Collapsing Cities), Lunavela mix The Lightning Seeds lush melodies with a beautiful swirling dream-pop essence.
Track: Mocean From: Mocean (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Nestled adroitly between Tame Impala style neo-psyche and Boy Pablo sunshine surf, this debut single from Belmont University student, Jack Landness, resonates with glorious washed out jangle-pop.
Track: Orchid From: Parralel (EP) Label: Cherub Dream Records Out: Now
With the slightest of Mo Troper’s sense of fuzzy obtuse and the coolest sense of lo-fi under-production, Ohio’s Sam Stansfield offers the most perfect sound to come out of a bedroom in 2022!
Track: Extreme Falcon From: Extreme Falcon (Album) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the slightest Mo Troper’s sense of fuzzy obtuse and the coolest sense of lo-fi under-production, Ohio’s Sam Stansfield offers the most perfect sound to come out of a bedroom in 2022!
Track: Lose A Friend From: Lose A Friend (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Rotterdam-based, Evi Bosman, creates a sort of Phoebe Bridgers indie folk vibe, that can engross a fan of a jangly persuasions, with the sparcity of its melodic riffs that are never short of totally mesmerizing.
Track: This Is What She Does To Me From: This Is What She Does To Me (single) Label: Self released Out: EP out May 2022
Recording project led by Boston based Pao Altamirano, who courses the jangly commerciality of the riff laden Jesse D’Kora sound, with the slight melancholy of Community Swimming Pool. A truly beautiful debut that resonates with potential.
Track: Mostly Blue From: Queen Maybe (album) Label: Birdface Records Out: Now
Cleveland, Ohio based quintet, that offer blue collar rock reminiscent of The Breeders, Spoon, Dinosaur Jr etc, with the slight, melancholic, understated jangly beauty of Elliott Smith thrown in to give it an extra lived in feel.
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Track: New Bells Ring From: New Bells Ring (single) Label: self released Out: Now
This Los Angeles based act takes the perfect 70s power-pop assurance of the Big Star aesthetic and augments it with the smoothness of Teenage Fanclub fuzz and vocals. Perfect power-pop, with a retro vibe.
Track: Outside My Window From: Outside My Window (single) Label: self released Out: Now
Estrada takes the Business School sense of beautiful melancholy and wraps the earliest of Foliage style jangle-gaze beauty around the core. One of those tracks that completely engulfs the listener.
Track: Had From: Light Rhythms for Counting Colors (album) Label: self released Out: Now
This Chicago based act find the perfect equilibrium between simpering jangled melodies, fuzz and definitive shoegaze inflections, to provide a stunning mix of competing sounds.