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Maiah Manser releases new single "Yards," performs at the Hi Hat tonight

Maiah Manser began her musical journey in Seattle, Washington, but fortunately for us at The Deli, and you, the people, she has settled here in Los Angeles. “Yards” is Manser’s newest single, and boy does she have a lot to say. A final triumphant ‘f-you’ to the ex, “I don’t need you to survive” and “sorry that I’m not sorry” is just a taste of bittersweet goodbyes to the one who clearly didn’t deserve her. I want “Yards” played during my next breakup if I ever drastically and dramatically quit my job during a car chase while I am cooking breakfast, and definitely during a slow-motion shot of me flipping my hair to a random stranger (thank you, next). Funny how certain songs can make you feel uplifted and powerful with just one listen, and that is exactly what Maiah Manser did with this single. This pop-tastic jam will leave you hitting repeat until your next relationship. 

Feel free to hover over that replay button until 8 pm tonight because Manser will be playing at The Hi Hat with Lily Waters and Precious Kid, so don’t miss out on this bombshell of a performance. Kayla Hay

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Perhapsy's blissful “Kingdom” after a dark journey

Since last year’s lovely-brilliant EP “The,” we’ve been awaiting the next move from Oakland’s own Perhapsy, solo project of artist Derek Barber (Curls, Bells Atlas). The new album, “Kingdom Starlight Bliss,” weaves an energy both soothing and invigorating. A shoegazing lover’s dream, songs are textured with the intricate guitar work that earned Barber his mad respect. Resonating melodies reach an almost intergalactic quality (check out The Curse!). His sweet vocals express emotions that are at times darker than most of his previous work: sad stories sprinkled with tough emotions and epiphanies; references to dooming relationships and dark times ahead. But as Barber puts it, “Kingdom” is an album full of endings, changes, and the eventual sparkle at the end of the tunnel. Give it a listen and check out those sweet images, too (did we mention he's also a cartoonist?)....Enjoy! - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor





Mini Meltdowns member Michelle Sullivan goes solo for new single release

Over the last fifteen years, songwriter and guitarist Michelle Sullivan has had her hand in a bowl full of Nashville indie bands, including Sherbert, TV Sisters, and Mini Meltdowns, the latter of whom just released their latest EP in April. Now Sullivan plans to release her first record, Expiration Date, under her own name in early 2019. The first releases from her upcoming debut -- singles "Little Pink Room" and "Psychopharmacology" -- feature Sullivan's backing band The All-Night Boys, who mash indie rock with brash protopunk and a bit of folk to produce a tight, gritty sound. Listen to them both below, and stay tuned for more word on the release of Expiration Date. - Will Sisskind





New Suicide Bong Tapes Compilation Available for Streaming & Download

Suicide Bong Tapes recently shared Philly Sampler 2012 - 2018, a collection of songs from the artists featured on the label’s releases. A diverse range of sound/style is distributed. However, the common ground of local/community unifies. It's an excellent entry point for those looking to survey the sonic landscape and possibly retrace one's steps, delving deeper into the original releases.





Indie rockers Valentin Marx grapple with social norms in new single "Made Up"

Brooklyn indie rock trio Valentin Marx is premiering here a brand new single, titled “Made Up.”. This band has certainly reemerged with an enlightened new perspective on this track, exposing more than just their collaborative talent. “Made Up” offers a bold look at the modern social landscape (and all zombifying apps that come with it), voicing the afflictions of forming relationships in the digital age—and it does it with style. Starting with an airy dream-pop feel, the song’s smooth jangly guitars in the opening are met by lead singer Andrew Kissel’s slacker-ish vocals, forming a tension that is all too fitting for this track’s lyrical context. Being just the first taste of this band’s upcoming releases, “Made Up” gives a relatable, jam-worthy preview of the new material that can be expected in the new year. Check out Valentin Marx’s newest single below and stream their earlier music on Bandcamp.

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