Nuggets 228- Jangle Pop!

Nuggets 228 - Jangle Pop!

Holiday time. This mix has a VU, Flying Nun etc. vibe.

First, a Christmas clip from a B film I was watching other day, then Lawrence from Felt and Christopher Owens and Chet “JR” White of Girls talk about music.

There are no Felt tunes in this mix, but it works for me. The Michael Polnareff song that they refer to is below (it plays after the clip from the mix).

It’s ironic to hear Lawrence’s complaints about the travails of keeping band members on board. Shortly after this clip Owens pulled out of Girls. According to Wikipedia:

On July 1, 2012, Christopher Owens announced via his Twitter feed that he was leaving the band though he will continue to record music on his own.[23] Owens cited the band’s constantly shifting lineup as the reason for his departure, saying in an interview with Pitchfork Media: “[W]e were replacing members for every other tour; I didn’t feel like I had other people who were maturing alongside me. I counted out the amount of people that were in the band over the years. It was 21 — a giant amount of people. That’s feeling disappointed 21 times over.” The breaking point for Owens came when guitarist John Anderson, one of Owens’ closest friends, left the band.[24] Owens released his debut solo album Lysandre on January 15, 2013.[25] He followed this up with A New Testament in September 2014.

I have also included the trailer for Lawrence of Belgravia which I haven’t managed to see yet.

Music follows or try this link –

Nuggets 228 – Jangle Pop by Paul on Grooveshark

The Twerps

The Twerps – Another One (High Tide) from Michael Tan on Vimeo.

Ultimate Painting

Michael Polnareff

The Black Angels

Real Estate

Orca Orca


Sea Pinks

Los Craters

Cloud Nothings


Ciro Madd



Let’s Wrestle
I can’t find any copies of the song on the net nor any videos. Sad. This clip captures the vibe of the band.

The Mantles

The Mantles performs “Marbled Birds” at Cakeshop, NYC from on Vimeo.


The Pageants

Nuggets 207 – Lofi & Jangly

Nuggets 207 - Lofi and Jangly - Austin and SXSW by night

As promised a jangly fix.

My new thrill is Pageants. Pageants is both a jangly band from Melbourne (a slightly more garage’y sounding Twerps), and the name adopted by Avi Buffalo singer Rebecca Coleman as her vehicle to solo success. Both feature in this mix.

The Aussie Pageants are supposed to have an album out about now but there is no sign. Rebecca Coleman aka Pageant USA is testing the waters with internet only releases.

Marshmallow Overcoat hail from Tucson, Arizona and lend an early 1990’s paisley hue to this mix while the punkish Scrotum Poles bleed teen angst from Dundee Scotland. San Diego duo TV Girl lend a track from their recent mix while Widowspeak,  the Fresh & Onlys, Sennen, So Cow, Eternal Summers, Summer Cats, Archers and The Specific Heats put their jangly cred on the line.

Reina Republicana are from Madrid, Spain and have taken time out from their usual sweet shoegazey noise (see the song that follows) for this slice of jangle-pop..

Visit Club Fonograma for more Latin pop. They regularly offer up compilations that you can download. Reina Republicana feature on an album of Spanish bands covering Daniel Johnston which is worth a listen.

The Guided By Voices track is from their first album – Forever Breakfast, very REM’ish, while my favourite band and yours, Beach Fossils, both cover post punk The Wake from Scotland, and present live in session.  Finally, the only band to have equaled Elvis Presley‘s record for the number of UK Top 30 hits in one year plays us out.

A playable track listing will appear below here shortly……………<sigh – not all up yet>……….<note to self, stop writing in clichés>….

Nuggets 207 – Lofil and Jangly by Paul on Grooveshark