Beat The Delete #0191 (weekly new music recommendations)
Thank you for joining us for the penultimate Beat the Delete of 2023. These 20+ acts restored my faith in humanity by resisting the urge to send me seasonal tracks of Rudolph-inspired bilge, showing that December does not have to be blighted by total musical schmaltz.
Track: Shady Guy With Lyme DiseaseFrom: Shady Guy With Lyme Disease
(single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This is the most beautifully dank jangle meets post-punk sound of the year, drifting somewhere in the unlikely musical hinterland between early Wake in June style jangle gaze and Nick Cave’s best Roy Orbison impression.
Track: Judy GnarlandFrom: Judy Gnarland (single) Label: Self releasedOut: Now
Drawing on the jangly commercial surf pop of Jesse D’Kora and splicing it with a uniquely ‘clunky’ jangle, Zita’s 2022 output reveals an act that deserves to be shined upon by the jangle-pop gods in 2023.
Track: Top 10 Movie ScenesFrom: Top 10 Movie Scenes (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the jangly indie rock sound of Constant Companion married to the Lande Hekt chanteuse vibe, this New York based quintet will appeal to fans of jangle-pop, alt rock, and just about everything in between.
Track: Borough TrashFrom: Borough Trash (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the yearning vulnerability of Girl on Busjuxtaposed with the spurious chanteuse brilliance of Maripool and a 90s alt rock attitude, New York-based Avery Milner seems determined to make originality her signature sound.
Track: Michael Cera, SerotoninFrom: Michael Cera, Serotonin (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
If Kurt Vile fronted House Deposit, this is the sort of superb, “professional Aussie” sound that they may produce in their more sombre or slacker moments. An ode to the futility of drugs like you have never heard before.
Track: Forever YoursFrom: Just Right (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
This solo recording project of Maplewood, New Jersey’s Alex Kisch will appeal to those who loved the era when college rock morphed into something more densely melodic, combining the muscular jangle-pop of the Miracle Legion and John McCabe with a sense of alt.rock and ramshackle.
Track: But I Still Love YouFrom: But I Still Love You (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This solo recording project of Cheshire’s James Hill offers a sound akin to the mix of guitar-pop and sophisti-pop that is so reminiscent of the more recent Michael Head-led acts. one of those songs that gets under your skin in the best possible way.
Track: Mellow and ShinyFrom: Mellow and Shiny (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Mello and Shiny is a lo-fi charmer that steadily ingratiates itself upon the listener with its mixture of Rocketship-style anti-structure and Dean & Britta-style indie-twee-pop sensibilities. One of “those acts” that becomes a cult in 30 years!