1. The Sweater I Gave You - Three
Bedroom pop project from Ivan Gagatko in Salem, Oregon.
The three songs on Three are all fuzzy tape recordings with a comforting, dark character. They feel particularly reminiscent of Daniel Johnston and have a knack for sticking in your head.
Also, I really recommend the song, “Manger,” from The Sweater I Gave You’s first release in May, One. It’s a beautiful little love song and has the best eerie lyrics –
“I’ll feed you drugs and ice cream
I’ll do anything
I’ll do anything”
2. Isaac Newtown - Meaningless Conversations About Meaningless Conversations
Demonically themed improv. project of San Diego’s Brennon.
The album is a collection of odd, unmelodious instrumentals, but somewhere in between the misstepping harmonies and roughness there’s a tangible emotion that ties everything together.
Isaac Newtown is a break from Brennon’s other project, The Telephone Projects, which “was conceived on new years eve like a lot of other children.”
*The Telephone Projects recently had a release with another San Diego ‘satan-pop’ project, Bear Creek, which you can listen to here.
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