Thanks for the lovely feedback - glad you found lots to like!
That was the first song by Diane Cluck (Monte Carlo) that I heard, from an ‘anti-folk’ compilation cd, which I bought way-back-when I was quite in love with the Moldy Peaches. I bought her Oh Vanille album afterwards, although I didn’t love it as much as Monte Carlo. I keep meaning to go back and listen to her other albums to see if there are any other hidden gems.
Akron/Family - this song was from their debut (?) self-titled album back in 2005, which I’ve not listened to in years, but am giving it a listen again now as I type. Very nice and mellow with nice little sounds in it. I saw them live a year or so later, and it was pretty much heavy riffing like the album you have. Maybe it was nice in a noisy way, but it made my ears hurt and just want to listen to their quiet sounds.
The Loney Dear song is from a great album of his called Dear John. Actually, all of his albums are excellent, other than his last album Hall Music a few years ago, which I didn’t love as much, despite many attempts. Not bad, but not amazing. But he has a new album out in September, so I’m looking forward to that.
Sleep Party People is a Danish chap (and bandmates), and has released four albums since 2010, with the one on this cd from his latest album this year. They’re all quite good, so I’m not sure which one to recommend. They wear spooky bunny masks when they play live, and I’ll be seeing them again later this year for the first time in five years which’ll be good. There are four songs from their first album on youtube (Copenhagen sessions) which I played repeatedly until I was finally able to get their first album, which are worth a watch/listen:
Old Amica are a duo from two different cities in Sweden, and apparently just send music to each other to make their albums. Don’t think they’ve even played any gigs, but I’d probably fly out to Sweden if they ever decided to play a gig, purely because of how much I’ve listened to them over the last six or so years. My favourite of theirs is their nicely sized For A Second EP (- plus I also pop up in a music video of theirs called Operation Table, and then decided to make my own video for another song called Moon. It’s had lots of views from me.)
I’d also recommend their Debris and The Burning Dot albums. & they have a nice instrumental ep/mini album called Drone and Hum. All listenable on Spotify anyhow, and some of them are available from their bandcamp page for free here: https://oldamica.bandcamp.com/
This is my favourite song of theirs (especially when it gets to the instrumental second half), and is one that I put on my space mix: