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Sacramento's psych-slackers Honyock join Surfer Blood at the Blue Lamp

Listening to the slippery, psychedelic folk rock of Sacramento’s four-piece Honyock is like looking at an old picture of the city that they hail from. Their Demo E.P., which begins on the explosive track “Heather” (streaming below), is a fully-fleshed ode to folk with stoner-rock sensibilities heavy enough for them to accurately brand themselves as “Peyote-Tonk.” The surreality with which they paint their music - audible in the classic, and surprisingly dynamic, psychedelic guitar distortions - is combined with an unexpected edge that is impossible to get enough of. They recently joined indie veterans Surfer Blood at the Blue Lamp for a show. Keep an eye out for their next live show announcement here at The Deli. - Lilly Milman 





New Roya EP Available for Streaming & Download

A trio of songs recently arrived from Roya. Packaged as Voice Memos, a looming, haunting atmosphere reverberates. Hidden in the shadows, lo-fi solitude emerges, engaging in unifying harmony, while simultaneously stirring up personal demons. It’ll shake you at your core.





Nation of Language brings the dark synthpop of the '80s to Elsewhere, 02.06

Nation of Language’s vision of the New Wave aesthetic feels seamlessly natural, a continuation of 1980's synthpop instead of just an experiment in nostalgia. The band has an advantage of hindsight that their musical inspirations did not, a position that allows Nation of Language to freely experiment in the nuanced area between New Wave and post-punk. Yet, the real delight that sets apart this group are Ian Devaney’s vocals. Devaney’s wistful crooning comes with a romantic dark side that cannot be ignored. Check out Nation of Language at Elsewhere (Zone One), 02.06. --Amanda Ogea





New Track: "How Simple" - Hop Along

Philly indie darlings Hop Along just announced that they will be releasing a new album on April 6 via Saddle Creek Records, entitled Bark Your Head Off, Dog. Its lead single, “How Simple,” taps into ongoing progress of personal growth. Continuing the knack to impose heartfelt imagery with universal appeal, the song plants a seed of independence. There’s a catchy through-line as the song advances through waves of polished melody. Hop Along will be performing next in Philly on Saturday, May 19 at Union Transfer.





New Torito Album Available Streaming & Purchase

Fabric Scraps, the latest album from Torito, was newly released via U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art. Threading a quick-witted, unrelenting delivery with an affinity for layered lyricism, the bull takes the reins. Featuring contributions from Quelle Chris, E. Grizzly, Zilla Rocca, and The Hell Hole Store (ialive and Darko The Super), this collection of tracks continues to embrace a relaxed, humor-forward tone, within a nonstop, thoughtful mind that seems to cruise within a stream of consciousness. Press play, and then spin it again.

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