Track: The Birds In Your Eyes Do Not Know Where To Land From: The Birds In Your Eyes Do Not Know Where To Land(Single) Label: Practise Music Out: Now
Guitar pop in the vein of Evan Dando, Lemonheads, and Miracle Legion, married to full The Velvet Underground retro under-production. This Detroit, Michigan based project always manages to extract the maximum beauty out of his chosen retro.
Track: The Price From: Wine Dark(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Continuing with the 90s guitar-pop of Vary Landers (above), this Massachusetts based act augments the aesthetic with lucid, jangled Rickenbacker riffs, to drift his sound towards the sumptuous sixties.
Track: I Could Live In Sleep From: How Long Will It Take (Album) Label: Spirit Goth Out: Now
This solo recording project of Atlanta’s Thomas Howard has always been able to create dreamy, jangled beauty out of lo-fi production and subtle surf-laden riffs. This track / album is no exception. Check them out!
Track: I Had A Thought (Live) From: Live at Paper Dress Vintage(EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Kathy Wright and Helen Skinner, formerly of cult London indie band Barry, traipse through a quirk-laden, jangly indie-pop meets post-punk mix in this live performance from the recent “Queer” night supporting the LGBTQ (Hackney, June 2022).
Track: Ultra-Modern Rain From: Ultra-Modern Rain(EP) Label: Practise Music Out: Now
Alternative jangle has never felt so gloriously spurious as it has in the hands of this Manchester (UK)-based trio, Think Wife Guys of Reddit, Blanco Tranco, Primo!, etc., and you are on the right track.
Track: Good in Me From: Good In Me (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This solo recording project of Vinny Ball always seems to find the perfect balance between dank post-punk and the melodic of modern day surf rock. This song is another that takes you directly to earworm central and holds you captive.
Track: Norman 4 From: Norman 4 (single) Label: Sef released Out: Now
The Sylvia Platters are Vancouver’s Alex Kerc-Murchison, Stephen Carl O’Shea, Nick Ubels, and Tim Ubels. They combine the subtle end of Dinosaur Jr. fuzz with the eruptive beauty of Teenage Fanclub (…the track title is a tribute to the great “fanny”).
Track: Lights OutFrom: Lights Out (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This debut single sees Keyside as possible new contenders for the Scouse-pop crown, slipping effortessly along the heavy, jangly psyche paths blazed by fellow Liverpool-based acts such as Clinic, The Zutons, and The Coral.
Track: Green Shopping BagsFrom: Green Shopping Bags(single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For those who prefer their shoegaze with definitively jangled riffs and 17 Years Old and Berlin Wall swirling noise mayhem, this recording project of Sydney’s Peter Bridle may just present you with a new darling act.
Track: In A MatchboxFrom: ‘Le Petit Magritte’ (prequel EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Since reforming in 2017, this Huw Darling-led project has maintained the jangly indie-pop meets twee-pop and sly social observation that made them a cult act to the most in-the-know crowds in the late 1990s. This “free download” prequel to an album due out before the end of 2022 is indie-pop heaven.