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

Day One part Three

OMG. I am not one given to capitals. Only a handful of bands in the evening (6 ? including one song from Daniel Johnson) but they were rippers.

Back in 6th Street I went upstairs to a showcase of Love Inks, a local band. I was quite taken by a song I heard last year. Two guys on guitar, girl singer and a drum machine. The guitarists were good and the singing OK but the package live was less exciting than I expected. I left before the end of the set and walked along the street to a crowded bar up some more steps to see Guards.


I have been following Guards for some time and I have liked every song. As they set up I chatted to the people around me. They were from Southern California and claimed most of the band had come from that way before their move to NY.

The band was hot, incendiary, every song strong with the 3 beardy guys on guitar, a drummer and the girl on a kinda electronic slide guitar (with effect peddles). I will see them again.


Next Beach Fossils. Took me time to find the venue and there were 3 stages so I stumbled in towards the end of the set. They were young, much younger than I thought that they would be given the troubled history of the band,. Again, they were on fire, throwing themselves over the stage with a much raunchier sound than you would expect from their recorded material. Electric and I will track them down again tonight.

(Pictures to come)


Psychedelic Horseshit (I think) – noise, noise, noise and guitars at Beerland.


On to the Belmont and Built to Spill. YES. The Belmont is a bit more up market and they played at the end of a Daniel Johnson show including some of his friends., The Built to Spill team was old (er) and crustier. A nod from Doug Martsch  to the band then they let loose. Holy Fuck, No words for how good it was. I was right up front behind a (HBO?) film crew and got the whole gig up close and personal. They reminded me of the Who for some reason, probably the crashing guitar sounds and being old and mean looking. A wonderful end to the night.