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New Cherry LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Led by Russell Edling (ex-Kite Party), Cherry's debut LP, Dumbness, is out today via Lame-O Records. Meshing the fuzzy, folk melodies of youth with current adult contemplations, the album is nostalgic but forward-thinking. Leafing through a mind of memories without rewinding the clock, there’s a natural ease/grit to these songs. Boot & Saddle will be hosting Cherry’s record release show on Saturday, October 7, where they'll be joined by Yankee Bluff and Clasp.





NYC Record of the Month Dan Friel (Parts & Labor) returns with Upper Wilds

The Deli is intimately familiar with the musical inclinations of electronic musician and composer Dan Friel, having featured his previous band Parts & Labor on the cover of its 11th NYC issue back in 2006. The noise rock group called it quits in 2012, after which Friel mostly focused on running his label Cardboard Records in conjunction with former P&L bassist J.Warshaw. We are thrilled to find out that Dan has a new project, and that it's as noisy as his previous one. Named Upper Wilds, the band plays what could be described as a noisy brand of drone-rock with industrial and (rather buried) pop influences. Distorted guitars, synths, drums, and vocals overlap and blend, in some kind of well orchestrated orgy of fuzz. Dan's earnest sounding vocal melodies, at times reminiscent of early R.E.M. and seminal hardcore band Hüsker Dü, emerge from this sea of distortion, somehow giving it an organized shape. Like the aforementioned bands' records, this album has a monolithic, recognizable sound, but what it loses in variety, it gains in power and impact - we can't find a weak song in it. The group will be celebrating the release of their debut album "Guitar Module 2017" at Alphaville on October 7th.





New Track: "Oregon Chem-Trail" - Plaque Marks

Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship, the forthcoming debut EP from Plaque Marks, is slated for release on October 27 via Learning Curve Records. Grim desperation resounds in the vocals, as a pulverizing spiral of backend and merciless guitar steamroll ahead on its new single “Oregon Chem-Trail”. Unifying members of Creepoid, Ecstatic Vision, Fight Amp, and The Powder Room sounded good in theory; now, that hypothetical can be heard, and it hits as hard as one can hope. You can catch the band at Kung Fu Necktie on Wednesday, November 15, with Bardus and Rubber. (Photo by Dante Torrieri)





THIS SATURDAY! Deli sponsored LPR's Mini-Fest "Rubblebucket Dream Picnic" at the Knockdown Center

(Le) Poisson Rouge is known for bringing eclectic NYC artists together, and their upcoming, Deli sponsored, mini-festival “Rubblebucket Dream Picnic" keeps faith to this trend. The show gets its name from its headliner and curator of this event, Rubblebucket, a funkadelic, uber-fun pop band led by an ensemble of experienced multi-instrumentalists originally from "Jam Band State" (Vermont). Joining the group are other NYC acts with a similar flair for the fun and groovy: Delicate Steve, Alexander F., and Kalbells (check them all out in the event's playlist, streaming below). More than just this exciting lineup, the Rubblebucket Dream Picnic is an all-ages event starting at 3pm that promises a variety of games and food as well as yoga, special guest DJs and... DELI MAGAZINES!!! It's a great way to escape the city without traveling too far on one of the last warm weekends of the year, on 09.30 at Richmond's Knockdown Center - there will be a shuttle taking you there from the Cobra Club Bar every 15 minutes, see you there! - Amanda Ogea





New Track: "Goodbye" - Jordan Brown

Soulful R&B singer Jordan Brown initially caught our ear, collaborating with the likes of RJD2 and STS, and now, on his upcoming EP, Brown steps into the limelight. “Goodbye”, which was produced by Kayin, captures a melancholy form of love in the wake of retreat. Infusing flecks of saxophone amid the compact, cushioning snap of percussion, the song serves as a temporary letter of departure, exhibiting a heartfelt appeal to a hopeful future outcome.

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