SUBMIT: THE DELI'S BEST OF 2013 YEAR END POLL
Independent Bands and Artists,
THE DELI'S YEAR END BEST OF [YOUR SCENE] POLL IS BACK! ! - it's free.
SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC HERE
(see prizes below)
PRIZES: FEATURE IN SXSW ISSUE + RECORDING SOFTWARE
Once again, the big prize for the Year End Poll winners is to be featured on our upcoming SXSW issue (see last year's edition on the left, read it in pdf HERE), and this year we'll also have a bundle of recording software (to be announced soon).
HOW IT WORKS
The process to determine these lists is rather complicated - if you want to try and get your head around it, be our guest and go HERE. But if all you are interested in is to be part of it and get some exposure, then read on.
The first phase of this poll allows ANY BAND OR SOLO ARTIST based in one of the scenes we cover to submit their music for a minimum of 3 spots in the pool of the "Best of" your city nominees. This phase starts right NOW!
Submit your music to The Deli's Local Scene Year End Polls
A team of Deli writers will choose a minimum of 3 artists that will be added to the pool of nominees for the next phases of the poll. The bands selected will be announced in early 2014.
Please spread the word about this and good luck!
Published: November 21, 2013 |
Mirror Travel's Video for "Stoner"
Recently coming off of a North Eastern tour in support of their full length album,
Mexico, Mirror Travel is keeping the momentum going with the release of their video for ‘Stoner’. Directed by Liz Pearlman, bursts of kaleidoscopic color flash amidst grungy, black and white imagery, perfectly symbolizing the lo-fi meets garage rock meets dreamy shoegaze tone of the album. Imagine the lovechild of Best Coast and Sleater-Kinney (and who wouldn’t want to imagine that?!). Formerly known as Follow That Bird, the four year old three piece band has been picked up by Austin label Modern Outsider and is gearing up for a 101x Homegrown Live show on December 21st. --Written by Jodi Lang
Mirror Travel-Stoner from Liz Perlman on Vimeo.
Published: November 22, 2013 |
Review - Abandoned Warehouse - It's Over
Within seconds of listening to
Abandoned Warehouse's newest album, It’s Over, you will be hooked on the tranquil yet catchy riffs and soothing melodic vocals. The sound is expansive in the sense that the more you listen, the more you hear the instruments' subtleties.
It is quietly strong and beautiful; the perfect album to get you through these short cold days that Austin’s winter has brought. Light a candle, close your eyes and get lost in the depths of Abandoned Warehouse. --Written by Courtney Pierce
Published: November 16, 2013 |
Jazz Mills Releases EP @ Strange Brew, 11/9/13
Pulling from the same pool as Lana Del Rey and She and Him, our own local 60's songstress,
Jazz Mills steps out with a spring in her step, daughter on her arm and a killer beehive. You may recognize her from Cowboy and Indian, an Americana band she's been providing vocals for over the years here in town. Watch her hypnotize you with those vacant, exaggerated doe eyes and trippy retro visuals in the video below. For a taste of her "lollipop" sound live, see her at Strange Brew this Saturday, 11/9/13, for her EP release. -Written by Charise Sowells
Published: November 03, 2013 |
Roxy Roca's Zombie Video
There's nothing like a true love revival. Leave it to
Roxy Roca and Outlander Productions to turn this classic concept into a zombie music video premise just in time for Halloween. From the coffin to the stage, watch the life creep back into Taye Cannon's bones, and the crowd's, as he shows up for the after party of his own funeral to reunite with his true love. --Written by Charise Sowells
Published: October 26, 2013 |
Review - Dead Tree Duo - Scaffold
Every now and then there's a band whose music truly takes you somewhere.
Dead Tree Duo is the sort of journey you wish would never end. This duo rocks harder than a lot of 4 piece bands out there and they're doing it acoustically.
In their more intense songs such as "Sisyphus" and "The Hanging of Mary", the vocals are reminiscent of System of a Down and Tool in terms of tone, energy and airtight harmonies. "The Harvest" starts off as a glorious sounding ode to Nick Drake but soon becomes something all their own as it whips around a dark corner and screams, "All things pass!" The words reverberate off the walls that were closing in around you just moments ago...
Scaffold, is a debut album with depth. Emotions run high from beginning to end, genuinely shaping each and every song's unique and at moments even theatrical environment. In listening to the lyrics, it's clear that AJ Seidner and Mark Ford are men that have read a lot and asked life's big questions. I'm not usually one for repeats but when you reach your destination at the end of this album, you can't help but ride the wave again. --Written by Charise Sowells
Published: October 24, 2013 |
Review - Hereticks - Promised Land
On their new EP,
The Hereticks deliver a moody little masterpiece. From the first strums of "I Only Pretend" to its reprise three tracks later, I was completely taken with this release. Warm guitars, swirling organs, and shakers populate the opening minutes, as well as enough references to dying stars, gravity, and evolution to firmly place them in terrain The Flaming Lips explored back when they actually rocked. In fact, the vocals even have that same charming quality as Wayne Coyne, anxiously straining for notes that might just be a hair out of reach. And I mean that in the most affectionate way possible.
Where the two bookend songs mine their spacy side, The Hereticks kick out the jams in the middle. In particular, "Promised Land" packs a wallop. It boasts a chorus worthy of The Strokes and a verse so smooth, it wouldn’t surprise me if these guys listened to Hall and Oates on the sly. In "Girl", the question is posed: “I’ve been paroled, now where the fuck’s my trial?” which is followed by a rip-roaringly fun guitar solo, the likes of which I don’t hear much anymore.
With only four songs, the EP feels brief. I think that has to do with how effortlessly it all comes together, the way the tracks bleed from one into the next. It feels assured and effortless, which means it had to be hard as hell to accomplish. I can’t wait to see these guys live. But most of all, I can’t wait until they do a full length. --Written by Josh Denslow
Published: October 22, 2013 |
Review - Yum - Take My Blue
You’re out of scotch. You open all your windows and a slight trickle of the afternoon’s rain drips into the spongy grass outside. The perfect stillness of the night makes you wonder if you’ve come untethered from the world, a blip in a timeline that has already forgotten you. This trancelike moment, when others with weaker constitutions have abandoned hope, is precisely when the three members of
Yum picked up their instruments and recorded their hushed bossa novas and fragile music box melodies. They did it to save you.
Imagine "The Girl from Ipanema" shipwrecked on an island made of tinfoil where it is perpetually five minutes before sunrise. Samantha Skinner’s breathy voice can at once be a soothing lullaby and a whispered warning. That tension is what makes this album so wonderful. Opener, "In My Room", threatens to burst from its quiet confines, the drums crispy in the mix but played with a gentle touch. When the distortion finally kicks in halfway through, there’s still that sense of unease, as if you don’t know the whole story.
The album standout comes at the end. "Medicine and Tea" is mysterious and atmospheric
like the best qualities of Blonde Redhead, a band that must come up a lot when discussing Yum’s sound. Skinner’s plaintive coos supplant the chorus in favor of a dreamy haze. After eight songs of late night reminiscing and nuanced discord, this is the perfect way to end their flawlessly sequenced album. That’s the magic of Yum, even after Take My Blue has ended, it’s still with you, echoing ever so slightly in your head. You don’t have to spend those late night hours alone. Hear for yourself, in person, at their album release party on Friday, 10/18/13. --Written by Josh Denslow
Published: October 16, 2013 |
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