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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!

The Deli LA Artist to Watch: Julian Jasper

Julian Jasper's musical foundation has something of a connection to the practically defunct chillwave movement, except that his more straightforward approach to songwriting emphasizes clarity over obscurity. The LA-via-San Diego bedroom recorder's first single, "2 AM, Chinatown", is sung from the perspective of an observer who's taking it all in, acclimating to his surroundings. It's also upbeat dance pop as if coming from an old soul, handled with a muzak-flavored sophistication that gives a welcome exuberance to his more introspective inclinations.

Jasper's first 7", "2 AM, Chinatown / I Don't Mind", is out now via Misra Records.

 

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HEALTH shares new video for "L.A. Looks"

Noise punk group HEALTH sure have come a long way since we first wrote about them during their start, and it's great to still see them at their idiosyncratic best. Their latest video off of last year's Death Magic, "L.A. Looks", is a stylistically retro take on public access television that equally exposes and pokes fun at the weirder side of Los Angeles. Consider it as an apt travel guide for for those who've yet to visit our lovely city. Proceed with caution.

 

Gavin Turek releases disco-tinged new single "Good Look For You"

Singer/songwriter Gavin Turek provides a stellar blend of rhythm and soul on "Good Luck For You", a disco-tinged groover for the modern era that puts her on the spotlight after a series of fruitful collaborations with artists such as Mayor Hawthorne and TOKiMONSTA. It's faultlessly layered soul-funk that keeps its classical influences intact, with fuzzy synth lines and strapping piano keys prancing about as Turek lends her wholesome vocal delivery.

"Good Luck For You" will be featured on her debut EP of the same name, which is not coming out until February 17 of next year. Her sole date for the remainder of the year will be at ShowGlobe Music Festival on 12/29. A slew of new tour dates are due to show up sometime soon, so keep your eyes peeled for any further announcements.

Blonde Summer releases new single "Beer on Ice"

Let the fuzz take you in on "Beer on Ice", the latest single by Blonde Summer. The band's brainchild, Chris Pope, keeps things single by offering a heavy riff with a basic drum pattern that alludes to mid-nineties power pop. But behind the song's killer guitar part there's Pope himself, an affable character who writes about the everyday with an economy of language that's both relatable and absurd.

"Beer on Ice" is out now via Dangerbird.

 

 

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