Thanks for joining us for Beat The Delete #0192, the very last one of the year. All at JanglePopHub would like to thank you for your readership in 2022 and before/beyond. Our blog and Subjangle label go from strength to strength thanks to your patronage.
Happy new year to you all.
Track: Emma’s House From: Come To My World: a tribute to Sarah (album) Label: Lounge Records Out: Now
Berlin’s tribute to all things Sarah Records begins with their version of the The Field Mice’ “Emma’s House.” Fleshed out with guitar-pop jangle that sucks all sense of fragility from the tune and replaces it with a more modern jangle intent, this track signals great potential for the album that is out in March 2023 on Lounge Records.
Track: Center of the World From: Nihilism and Analog (album) Label: Gigantic Noise Records Out: Now
Unable to beat the bands bio to explain their complex mix of aural textures, I shamelessly plagiarize their Bandcamp bio:
“Fusing the grotty, reverb laced guitars and post-punk hooks of bands like Motorama and Human Tetris to the energetic and experimental soundscapes of artists such as Sonic Youth and The Cure, Koalra are an emerging noise band hailing from Portland:
The Loud Bangs
Track: Candy Sometimes Always From: Salvation Memorial Hospital (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Offering the unlikely union of early 10,000 Maniacs haunting ethereal, with the subtle shoegaze machinations of Paradise Blossom and public access sound recordings, this act garnered a burgeoning fanbase after six EPs that were released in 2022.
Track: Another Holiday From: Another Holiday (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Naturally, all Christmas music is terrible. Unless you disguise it with The Shop Window-style 90s jangle-pop and reduce all of the usual schmaltzy to an absolute minimum and make frequent reference to the importance of keeping the beers cold… Step forward New York’s Movie Movie, who have put the “music” back into Xmas music without so much as a reference to Santa, presents, or Rudolph.
Dave Brickey & the 40 Pass
rack: Ida Dawn From: Adjusted Memories (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Unapologetic in its perfect portrayal of 60/70’s melodic, jangly power-pop, This debut EP is everything so memorable about old school ‘tunes’ and their lack of production complications.
Track: High Beam Lights From: High Beam Lights (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This solo recording project of Sydney-based Peter Bridle somehow manages to marry the fragile, jangly emotionality of the English Summer aesthetic with a subtle shoegaze vibe akin to the beauty of Lush.
Track: I Will Not Have You From: The Boulevard (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
A beguiling mix of Miracle Legion style dulcet jangle and more traditional 60s pop melodies will make this sound appealing to all 60-80s jangle-pop fans.
Track: Etc From: Etc (single) Label: Carpark Records Out: Now
Foyer Red is the sound of The Wife Guys of Reddit becoming more spurious and re-inventing themselves as the erstwhile leaders of a new freak-twee genre.
Track: Darlin From: Living In A Fantasy (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Waverley Drive is the solo project of LA’s Phil Galloni (owner of Voltiv Sound) and this track offers one of the most insanely catchy dominant hooks of the year.
Track: Pale Ocean From: Pale Ocean (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Old school pop-rock, wreaking with songcraft and the perfect sense of burnished retro production via whatever Tascam he is using. This Londoner drifts us back to a time when ‘fuzz’ was a natural bi-product of production rather than today’s sought after commodity.
Track: My Mind From: My Mind (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Filling the gaps between the sedate jangle of Zac Denton and the dolewave of Best Bets with raucous indie folk and surf rock, this Kiwi duo provide a late contender for single of the year!
Track: Baja Blast From: Walk, Don’t Run, For The Border (single) Label: Sharawaji Records Out: Now
Adding a trumpet and mariachi vibe to a solid early 60s Dick Dale style surf rock, the sound of The Jagaloons is the perfect sunshine-laden antidote to general Christmas music schmaltz.
Track: Mixed Up The Drinks From: Mixed Up The Drinks (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Hoisted into the present from the lost worlds of 60s surf and mid 80 jangly post-punk this glorious twang-fest this Izaak McNeill oozes originality.
Track: Make Sense, Make Amends (feat. Emmett Folger) From: Make Sense, Make Amends (feat. Emmett Folger) (Album) Label: Self released Out: Now
New York based singer songwriter, Stathi Patseas, augments his Bright Eyes / Wilco vibe with the languid jangled riffs of Bon Iver to superb effect
Track: Millwood Street From: Wayne Faler (Album) Label: Athena Records Out: Now
This track is typical of the general vibe of the LA’s Dream Boys founding members solo debut album, juxtaposing the jangled energies of the Paisley Underground with the most subtle of dream-pop modernity.