Beat The Delete #0163 (weekly new music recommendations)
Full Power Happy Hour
Track: Come On From: Bit Of Brightness (album) Label: Coolin’ By Sound Out: Album out Sept 2022.
Catatonia style off-kilter vocals, mixed with jangly indie folk and the perfect sense of The Velvet Underground under-production. This first single from their forthcoming album is an absolute must.
Track: Come On From: Come On (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
60s melodies and pop stylistics, washed around with the best retro production and jangled riffs imaginable. One of the singles of the year so far.
Track: Bee House From: Night Station (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
The submission notes for this merely read “C86 but faster” and I can associate with that. However there is a definite sense of Yo La Tengo in the flat stringed, anxious riffs and post-punk sense of melancholy. It all comes together in surges of perfect originality and intrigue.
A Days Wait
Track: Tongue Tied From: Lifeline (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Juxtaposing the washed out beauty of the Community Swimming Pool vibe, with the commercial, melodic sweetness of Jesse D’Kora, this is the latest act to perfect the jangly dream-pop sound that is becoming increasingly prevalent as a jangle-pop nuance.
Leon in the Wild
Track: Powerlines From: Powerlines (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
With a Horse Jumper of Love sense of soft gaze-like distance, married to the pop-rock frequencies of The Beatles, this Los Angeles based solo act has already made quite a stir in blog world, with the release of his initial four singles.
Track: Millenials From: Millenials (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Continuing The Beatles love-in, this debut singles mixes fab four pop-rock tones, with the resonating jangle-pop of Real Estate and the melodic sunshine vibe of Mac DeMarco. This has more sunshine than an Aussie lifeguard’s Raybans…
Track: Lost (In A Good Way) From: Lost (In A Good Way) (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Basement Sweet is the bedroom pop recording project of Calgary’s, Seth Petersen. All Mac DeMarco meets Surf Curse, this is simply the sound of the pure sunshine.
Track: To Boldy Go From: To Boldy Go (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Proving he is much more than just the coolest, most acceptable side of commercial jangle-pop, Manchester’s Jesse D’Kora, takes a more dulcet stance in this beautiful single, adding resonating, chiming jangle to his usual vibe…his best single yet.
Track: Magic Spell From: Magic Spell (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This is the recording name of Swiss based, Czech artiste, Ladislav Tesar. Touching at the parameters of indie-pop and indie-folk, beautiful tracks like this could see Ladat claimthemusic hinterland between the two.
Track: Won’t Last From: Floating In Limbo (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
A curious, but beautiful sound, that is reminiscent of the Suede style mix of glam, fluttering riffs and emotionality. There have been a number of great acts coming out of Israel in the last couple of years and The Dodiescould lead them all.
Brian Lambert (with Marc Schuster)
Track: Desperately Wanting From: Desperately Wanting (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Imagine the mix of Roxy Music style vocals and the twanging melancholy of Pornography era, The Cure and you have stumbled accross the sound of my favourite single of the month so far. Mesmerizing…
Track: Unlikely Girl From: Unlikely Girl (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Silver Liz is the Brooklyn-based genre-traversing musical collaboration of Carrie and Matt Wagner. With their Alvvays style of jangly dream-pop and Best Coast sense of floaty luscious, this act make an art form of melodic saccharine.
Track: Solid or Undone From: Press Here For Bedtime Stories (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For those that follow this blog and already have a “jangly chillwave, earphones and darkness list” consisting of Gushh and Middleneck…you have just discovered a third glorious sound to join them!!!
Track: Before The Sunlight From: Before The Sunlight (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Jangle and synthwave come together in perfect union in the same manner as the earliest of Wake in June and Orchard Mantis sound. Lofi rock at it’s absolute finest.