The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!
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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!
Published: February 27, 2014 |
Gardens & Villa Play the El Rey March 8
Santa Barbara natives and Secretly Canadian signees,
Gardens & Villa are riding high on the release of their sophomore album, Dunes. The band brought their dreamy, seaside affinities to a studio in the frozen tundra of Michigan to record with producer, Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem). The results stayed true to the dreamy pop we've come to know from the group, but with more depth and maturity. Where their self-titled debut was youthful, like dipping your toes in the sand as waves crash on the shore - Dunes explores the deep recesses of the open ocean; an uncharted, mysterious and more solitary place to dwell. Currently on tour, Gardens & Villa are coming through LA to play the El Rey tomorrow, March 8 with Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), and Waterstrider. Peep the video for their second single, "Colony Glen," below, filled with hypnotic beats and moody lighting. - Jacqueline Caruso VIDEO
Published: March 07, 2014 |
Austin 2014 issue (SXSW)
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Pink & Noseworthy member Shanee Pink makes solo debut, releases new single
Shanee Pink has been sharing the spotlight with Mark Noseworthy of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros in neo folk duo Pink & Noseworthy. The Laurel Canyon singer/songwriter is now making her solo debut with new single "Spreading in the Light", a dreamy, nocturnal cut that oozes with atmosphere as it paces in a leisurely stroll. The song is the title track off her forthcoming EP, which is due on March 25th through North Street Records.
Published: March 06, 2014 |
Stream: Pink Mountaintops "Ambulance City"
Steve McBean has remained staunchily dedicated to the different sides of hard rock with his main project Black Mountain for close to a decade now. However, his other significant project Pink Mountaintops has been just as worthy for other reasons - the former embraces sludgy riffs and proggy instrumentation, while the latter has a looser template that can vary from blissful psychedelia to reverb-laden indie pop. Now forget everything you've read in this description to begin to get into the mindset of what his latest full-length Get Back sounds like, since McBean has set aside his more genial side to deliver a ballsier record that has more grit and attitude. The story of this album started when McBean moved to Los Angeles, finding a likeminded soul in Icarus Line member Joe Cardamone and subsequently working together on an album that wholly embraces the hardy psychedelia that has shaped this city in many ways. Not to mention the fact that there's a laundry list of LA-based musicians that collaborated in the making of Back like Rob Barbato, Annie Hardy and Steve Kille. "Ambulance City" is just one of the many rollicking layers found throughout the album, a pulsing rocker that rides a motorik rhythm as McBean and his cohorts implement some fuzz-flaked guitars. There's much to dig in Mcbean's newest endeavor, one that should introduce and please both old and new fans alike with its contorted explorations on how to reshape (and sometimes deteriorate) the classic design of rock n' roll. Get Back will be released on April 29 through Jagjaguwar.
Published: March 05, 2014 |
Stream: De Lux, "Make Space"
New wave space disco pioneers,
De Lux, have shared another single off their upcoming debut LP, 'Voyage,' set for release in April on Innovative Leisure. A delightfully odd dance tune, "Make Space," has me wanting to bust out my glittery polyester jumpsuit and lucite platforms. There's an absurdity to the duo's music a la The Talking Heads, that is simply fun. The synthesizers and funk riffs make for a fantastically produced track, but at the end of the day, you just want to keep it on repeat and dance around your room with a hairbrush. So, stay inside today and follow those instructions in the song, "Move around, don't fall, make space." - Jacqueline Caruso
Published: February 28, 2014 |
Max and the Moon Release 'Crazy' EP, Play The Troubadour March 4
Ripe for pop radio,
Max and the Moon's 'Crazy' EP features catchy, upbeat songs you'll be singing all day long. The title song and single, "Crazy," is a definite stand-out. The thumping beat and bluesy guitar riffs get your toe-tapping, while the R&B style vocals, remisicent of Justin Timberlake (in a good way, I promise), will have you singing along. It's the perfect, feel-good tune for a rainy day commute. The lone ballad on the EP, "Losing the Agreement," leans in and brushes that hair off your cheek with the perfect balance of sensuality and sensitivity. While this song dims the lights, it doesn't lose any steam. These OC boys know how to write a pop song and this EP ups the ante on production, poising them for a breakout. With a busy live show schedule already this year, don't miss them at The Troubadour on March 4 with The Colourist. - Jacqueline Caruso
Published: February 28, 2014 |
Blonde Summer releases new EP
Blonde Summer’s leading man, Chris Pope, is forever living in the 90’s, or at least his music is. His mellow garage rock sound has the feel of an everlasting winter, though it also has a warmth that places you in the dead of summer. His newest album, High Times, is Pope’s third EP installment, recorded in Ship studio with Aaron Espinoza. The EP goes through diverse selective styles, from breezy indie rock to synthpop to electroclash, with a 90’s grunge motif that brings back the musical styles that everyone knows and loves. Blonde Summer made headlines at CMJ in 2013, which I attended and unfortunately missed them perform. Forfeit yourself to his voice, drown yourself in his music and cut those ties with the 80’s - please. -
Published: February 27, 2014 |
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