The Happy Somethings
Track: Forward Now From: Lollilops Licks (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
This enigmatic Notts / Derbyshire (UK) based act, offer a wonderful mixture of late 80s jangly indie-pop (with an anglophile bias) and all that was so precious about the mid 90s twee-pop scene.
Track: Walk You Home From: Walk You Home (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Eric Linden’s Bandcamp bio states “indie Rock that ricochets between Jangle Pop, Garage Rock, and Power Pop” which I would fully endorse. A sound that satiates all those 80s jangle-pop desires.
Nikky P and the Juvenile Delinquents
Track: Lemonade From: Lemonade (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
A strange (in the best possible way) mixture of The Troggs style power-pop and the lo-fi bedroom-pop cutesy, that is defining much of the best fuzz-pop these days…I appear to have found myself obsessed with this brilliant track from Ontario’s, Nik Persaud.
Track: Thursday From: Days and Nights (album) Label: Good Eye Records Out: Now
Chiming late 80s / early 90s jangle-pop married to a sort of Catatonia style feminine vocal power and the fuzzy, gaze laden sounds of the modern Hater style jangle-gaze vibe.
The Late Arthur
Track: Blood on My Clothes From: Blood on my Clothes (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Finding the perfect blend between the melodic muscularity and The Bluetones and the jangle-pop commerciality of the Jesse D’Kora sound, this is one of those aesthetics that simply hurls melodies at your grateful ears !
Track: Golden From: Golden (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Badvril is the solo recording project of San Francisco’s Becket Schroeder, whose Golden single represents yet another example of his beautiful, laconic dream-pop meets lo-fi fuzz blend.
Little Killer Bears
Track: Backyard From: Backyard (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
12 string driven track, reminiscent of the very earliest of the Miracle Legion back catalogue, with just a little edge of extra darkness to give the slightest of beautiful post-punk tinges.
Track: Insist From: Insist (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
A stunning mix of subtle jangled riffs, the best that classic rock has to offer and ever developing fuzz-pop inflections, makes this a sound that beguiles from start to finish.
Track: Waste of Time From: Don’t Talk Me (album) Label: Dirty Dog Records Out: Now
This Brooklyn based threesome provide a subtle blend of The Pretenders style muted jangle-pop and a pervasive blue-collar Americana, that feels so perfectly ‘lived in’.
Track: Sweet as a Rose From: Sweet as a Rose (single) Label: Sunday Best Recordings Out: Now
This New York based artist / track provides a gloriously understated style of lo-fi Dream-pop, that bubbles just below the surface with energy and just above it with sumptuous pop melody.
Track: Subnivean From: Subnivean (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
South Korea based Scot, David Skimming, is a long time friend of Beat The Delete articles, with his mix of spatial dream-pop and jangle gaze vibes, that never fail to evoke a sense of introspection.
Track: In Loaf With You From: In Loaf With You (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Oklahoma City based, Greg Gulbranson, produces lo-fi pop, heaving with beautiful Under-stated melodies and subtle vibrancy. The sort of sound to accompany any precious moment of solitude.
Black Magick Marching Band
Track: Halicarnassus From: Halicarnassus (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The Zutons style Voodoo rock / pyschedelic rock, that heaves with bouncing surf style riffs and the constant need for a tune ! Perfectly weird from this Chicago based act.
Track: Love in a Space Shuttle From: Love in a Space Shuttle (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Anaheim, Californian based solo act of Zach Sharma, flutters lo-fi, bedroom-pop through the very slightest of jangle-gaze inflections, whilst never stepping more than a few inches away from the next earworm melody.
Day & Dream
Track: When You Wake From: The Art of Remembering (album) Label: Lilystars Records Out: Now
Twisting isolated, chunky Pavement / Yo La Tengo style riffs, through the laconic dream-pop machinations and Hope Sandoval style vocals, this North Carolina based acts presents a different kind of dreamy beauty.
Eve’s Twin Lover
Track: Share Your Tingle From: Stop Sending People to Kill Me (album) Label: Self released Out: Album release date TBA
Chicago based act that courses gorgeous, tight jangled riffs, through an indie-rock vibe that has that feeling of ‘earnest everyman’ and the lyrical dexterity to present lifes travails and normalities.
Track: All Your Thoughts From: Basic Cable (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Twanging jangle married to a sense of bluegrass and Edward Sharpe style indie-folk playfulness. One of those tracks that just keep dragging you back in !
Track: Wedding Ring From: Wedding Ring (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Skinny Dippers is the bedroom/fuzz pop solo project of New Yorker, Ryan Gross, who oozes, languid sun dappled melodies out of every blissful musical pore.