jangle pop

Salad Boys – “Dream Date”

93260871_o1“Metalmania” published 18th September is the first new album by a debut band called Salad Boys from Christchurch, New Zealand. What you expect from this land of Flying Nun is what you get; jangly pop group. Check it out here:

Summer Fiction – “Perfume Paper”

imagesIt’s been over 4 years since Ricchini’s self-titled debut as Summer Fiction was released to praise from New York Magazine, Vogue, NPR among others.  His new album, Himalaya (out 16th July)was mixed in Brooklyn by Grammy-winning engineer Geoff Sanoff and mastered by Joe Lambert (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Panda Bear). Listen to his second single “Perfume Paper” here:

Crocodiles – “Crybabe Demon”


San Diego’s Crocodiles will return with their fifth studio album, Boys, on May 12th via Zoo Music. The follow-up to 2013’s Crimes of Passion was recorded in Mexico City alongside producer Martin Thulin (Vampyres of Justice), who helped infuse the band’s psychedelic sound with more Latin rhythms.

Boys Tracklist:
01. Crybaby Demon
02. Foolin Around
03. Do The Void
04. The Boy Is A Tramp
05. Hard
06. Blue
07. Kool TV
08. Peroxide Hearts
09. Transylvania
10. Dont Look Up


Twerps – “Range Anxiety”


Australian band Twerps formed in Melbourne and soon began releasing cassettes and 7-inch singles of their self-described “janky pop”, leading to a debut album in 2011. Now signed to Merge, their long-awaited second LP sounds like a combination of vintage 80s Flying Nun records and a flashback to the lo-fi glimmer-jangle of the best mid-90s indie rock. Listen in streaming here:

Ultimate Painting – “Ultimate Painting”

Ultimate_Painting_photo_2_541_359Things you shouldn’t miss before the year ends. Ultimate Painting is a new project formed by Cooper’s work in Mazes and Hoare’s work in Veronica Falls. Thats is a mixture of ’90s American indie rock and C86-jangle looking back to the ’60s. This self titled album was published in October 28th via Trouble in Mind label. Enjoy it: