Beat The Delete #0195 (weekly new music recommendations)
Although longer format releases are few and far between in January 2023 (who can blame the acts and labels for not releasing in a month when money is scarce and everyone is praying that payday is not so far away!), the singles introducing pre-orders are now flying through.
As such enjoy this bumper 20 track edition of Beat The Delete #0195. We hope you find some new favourites or become re-acquainted with some old ones.
Track:All Our Days (Firefly Mix) From: All Our Days (Firefly Mix) (single) Label:Self released Out: Now
This new version of their 2012 fan favourite removes much of the previous dank post-punk inflections and replaces it with a sumptuous, jangly, cinematic dream-pop that is filtered through a TheStone Roses-style isolated production. It was not going to be easy to make this track better, but they have achieved it!
Track:Time and Space From:Time and Space (single) Label:Spirit Goth Out: Now
I cannot beat the perfection of the Bandcamp definition of their sound, so forgive the plagiarism: “The Daywork on formulating their own version of withdrawn, melancholy pop music. The Day is intimate without being intruding and speaks with an inner calmness”.
Track:Lose From:Furnishings (album) Label:Bobo Integral Out: 14 April 2023
This first single from the jangle-pop legend that is Lachlan Denton (Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch) and his Furnishings album, which is out on April 14, 2023, hints at huge potential for the full-length release.
Track:Paris Kiss From:Gone By Fall: The Collected Works of The Shapiros (album) Label:World of Echo Out: 03 March 2023
Lifted directly from the Bandcamp release bio…pick the quality out of this little lot !!!…The Collected Works of The Shapiros, a 12-song compilation by a here today, gone tomorrow pop group formed by Pam Berry(Black Tambourine, The Pines, Glo-worm, Castaway Stones, Belmondo, etc.) and Bart Cummings (The Cat’s Miaow, Hydroplane, Bart & Friends, etc.).
Track:All My Love From: Your Own Adventure (album) Label:Curation Records Out:
This Max Kinghorn-Mills-led project is a considered sound for those who don’t need cool and gimmicks in their music, with jangly psyche-pop that flirts with the Bon Iver essence of finely coiffured indie-folk.
Track:Tidal Wave From: Low Hum (album) Label:Fuzzed Up Astromoon Records / Grey Records Out: Now
This Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based act never ceases to imbue their sound with airy beauty, adding dreamy, psychedelic-inflected jangling melodies to a subtle sense of The Wakestyle post-punk and fragile Slowdive style gaze.
Track:Don’t Mind From: Imitation Life (album) Label:Fort Lowell Records Out: Now
Taking Real Estate’s lucid, crystalline, jangly riffs and adding just a hint of post-punk production dulcet, this Wilmington, North Carolina, band may just be an early entry into the “best ofs” for 2023.
Track:Don’t Mind From: Don’t Mind (single) Label:Self released Out: Now
I imagine this lo-fi rock chanteuse sitting in her bedroom, immersing herself in Nico and The Velvet Underground, before grabbing her guitar and home production kit to produce this gloriously original aesthetic.