Articles tagged jangle pop

24 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

The Feelies: In Between

Quieter but no less energetic, mature but still playful, the Feelies’ new record confronts the challenge of aging with eyes and hearts open.

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Make It Clear: A Conversation With Feelies’ Co-Founder Glenn Mercer

Glenn Mercer talks about the latest in a long line of releases from The Feelies, In Between.

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14 Nov 2016 // 10:41 AM

St. Lenox - “You Don’t Call Me Anymore” (video) (premiere)

St. Lenox (Andrew Choi) is a master of melody with an uncanny ease at crafting super catchy pop songs that never leave your head.

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9 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Chook Race: Around the House

Australian bedroom-pop outfit Chook Race put together a vibrant and hopeful breakthrough record.

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7 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Teenage Fanclub: Here

Teenage Fanclub sounds timeless as the band upsets the pure melodic centers of these songs with masterful, subtle shifts in layering and tone.

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8 Aug 2016 // 1:30 PM

Teenage Fanclub - “I’m in Love” (Singles Going Steady)

"I'm in Love" is pretty much what you'd expect from these Scottish indie vets -- timeless college rock with an irresistible AM radio sheen.

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19 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

The Stone Roses - “All For One” (Singles Going Steady)

The Stone Roses' "All For One" sounds like a lost collector's item from Britpop's heyday that finally barreled through some studio's dust-laden amplifiers.

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Miracle Legion: Portrait of a Damaged Family

Miracle Legion returns after a 20-year hiatus and reissues their barely-noticed final album. It's an album that richly deserves to be heard.

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The Jazz Butcher: The Last of the Gentleman Adventurers

Swansong or not, this is a worthy entry in the impressive oeuvre of the British cult heroes.

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The Coral: Distance Inbetween

Back after six years, the Coral have gone dark and ominous with an offering that presents a band still pushing, still experimenting, still relevant for these more troubling times.

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Flowers: Everybody’s Dying to Meet You

Flowers incorporates jangle pop, surf, and garage rock influences on their bright-eyed sophomore effort.

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Game Theory: Lolita Nation

The most critically acclaimed masterpiece of the '80s that you’ve never heard finally sees re-release. Time having been kinder to this long lost album than the music industry, it remains fresh, exciting, and essential for any fan of good pop songwriting.

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7 Jan 2016 // 11:16 AM

Brett Harris - “End of the Rope” (audio) (premiere)

Brett Harris bases his career out of the pop triangle where they still believe in pure pop with sparkling melodies, catchy choruses and jangly guitars.

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3 Dec 2015 // 1:00 PM

Salad Boys: Metalmania

With Metalmania, New Zealand’s Salad Boys deliver a delightful, highly rewarding debut.

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Best Coast: California Nights

Lo-fi no longer, Best Coast give listeners an avalanche of hooks and waves of power chords with their third LP, California Nights.

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The Apartments: The Evening Visits… and Stays for Years

The first album from one-time Go-Between Peter Milton Walsh plus attendant early material, spanning 1979-85. Moody and impressive. But loveable?

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The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens (Vol.1)

First volume of the Go-Betweens' box set series: four LPs, four CDs, with re-issued albums, rarities and a live concert – a completist’s reverie.

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The Bluebells: Exile on Twee Street

This was no doubt created for fans, but it serves as a decent introduction to the band's music anyway.

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Camper Van Beethoven: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart / Key Lime Pie

Robust and complete, both of these reissues are a welcome reminder that you didn't have to be punk to be a punk in 1980s California.

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Phil Wilson: God Bless Jim Kennedy

God Bless Jim Kennedy will be a Godsend to long-time devotees who have been patiently to hear something new out of Phil Wilson for a period spanning roughly two decades.

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