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>….