Hangman's Beautiful Daughters: Smashed Full Of Wonder (1987/2020)
The music was produced by Dan Treacy of Television Personalities (who also wrote a few songs for them). Singer Emily Brown at times calls to mind the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, particularly on the rockers, alternating between ragged post-punk energy and a more ponderous croon. For a band with so few tunes, there's some surprising variety. "Out Of My Head" is a frenetic, disorienting yet haunting psychedelic rocker; "Love Is Blue" is quieter latter-day psyche rock comparable to Paisley Underground bands like Rain Parade and Dream Syndicate; "Pushing Me Too Far" sounds more like a rescued '68 garage rock single from a Nuggets compilation; "Don't Ask My Name" is a straight-forward Pretenders-like alt.rocker; "They Fell For Words Like Love" is a delightfully melodic bit of jangle.
It's all pretty lo-fi and scrappy, totally pretense-free; a really fine unearthed gem. The Smashed Full of Wonder CD pairs the original self-titled and Trash Mantra EPs, adding a couple later unreleased recordings. You can buy it on Bandcamp.
"Out Of My Head" video:"They Fell For Words" audio rip: