In this week's Midnight World Pop Scout we have just two bands. But the two bands are of great quality, and I know you'll forgive me.
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete is one of the more interesting discoveries I've made lately. The menu is noise pop, no-wave, psych from Guadalajara, Mexico, performed by Lorelle (vocals, electric guitar & electric bass) and The Obsolete (drums & percussion, electric bass, casiotone, electric & acoustic guitars). According to the notes from Bandcamp, they also had help from Hugo Quezada (supersonic pads, ring modulator, omnichord & electric bass treatment) for the On Welfare LP provided below.
On Welfare was released on May 24, 2011, on Captcha Records.
And here is a video for a live version of "Taken"
Next on the bill is Electric Wire Hustle, which was brought to my attention by my fellow WYMA contributor, John Hyland. EWH is from Wellington, New Zealand. I'd describe the music as electronic soul with a bit of hip hop and trip hop. Nice groove, good vocals, good use of space and background. Their US, UK, European and Australian label is BBE. Their New Zealand label is Every Waking Hour. Their debut self-titled album has been out for a while. It isn't as well known as it deserves, but has received some very high praise.
Interesting video of the band in NYC:
Here is the video for "Again"