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July 2014

Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. - Jake Saunders

The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Lydia Lunch
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

Wild Child release new LP

 Recently, the Scoot Inn threw a going away party for the true-to-heart indie folk band, Wild Child, as they departed for their European tour. Various stringed instruments - including the violin and cello - surround the sweet and sour vocals of Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson. The dainty keys, perfectly toned bass and drum beats, when needed, balance the rest of the band. This six-piece band plays in true harmony to the beat of the music world. Wild Child has been recording their newest LP, The Runaround – which was just released on October 20th-Halie Davis



Crooked Bangs

A classic sounding punk band has risen from the 21st century, and they are know as Crooked Bangs. The trio's sound is ripe with heavy bass and catchy surf-goth riffs you could hear in a Quentin Tarantino film. The rhythm of the fast-paced band originates from drummer, Phil Gonzalez’s hi-hat clashes and kick drum punches as guitarist, Samantha Wendel follows along. The cherry on top is vocalist, Leda Celeste Ginestra’s pitch mirroring Glen Danzig’s deep, melodies – with French lyrics.  Crooked Bangs will be playing with another female-fronted band, Screaming Females, at Red 7 on October 23.-Halie Davis



Another two-piece pop punk-esque band. Wait, are there really several two-piece pop punky bands - no. MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR somehow manages to not only record but play a tight set. Upbeat hooks are paired with semi-disturbing lyrics of scream queens, surviving life and overall rowdiness. Front man, Adrian Sebastian exercises every part of the stage, with an occasional stumble into Andrew Torrey’s drum set, always having the crowd moving and thinking. If you feel like dressing up and getting down, you can catch their set for RawPaw’s Rawlloween show on October 31st at Cheer Up Charlie’s. -Halie Davis




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