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Drowned in Sound: Interpol - El Pintor
Drowned in Sound: Sinkane - Mean Love
                                       
                         
August 2014
Cantina
"' Horizons' EP
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Cantina is the Italian word for "cellar," the dark and rather cold place where time, wood, air and silence magically transorfm tedious grape juice into inebriating, delicious wine. Cantina is also the name of Renata Zeiguer's growing musical project, a band so quiet that one could say it flirts with silence, and so charming and dreamy to sound magic. Their seven track debut EP 'Horizons' opens with airy ballad 'When Your Eyes,' that sounds like an irresistible siren call coming out of an old wooden gramophone, where a lush, acoustic arrangement slowly overwhelms a melody so pristine it could only be conceived in the the squalid corners of Bushwick. All we can gather from the lyrics is: "and if you ask me to..." - which is really all a siren should say to a hungover NYC-life sailor. The rest of the record offers similar atmospheres, althought at times more upbeat ('Stay Like This') and more electric ('Fields') but always dominated by Renata's celestial soprano and her otherworldly melodies, and well supported by an unobtrusive musical background that perfectly serves each song.

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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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 Grayces Release Single "Do It To Me"

The October release of The Grayce's full-length album "Westing" is drawing near.  We had the opportunity to get an advanced listen to it this spring, (read the full review here), and this prolonged awareness has only served to make time creep by. Granted, this is an album that makes perfect sense nestled in amongst goblins and all things Halloweenie, but damned if we don't want the rest of Nashville to get the full run of their unapologetic grunge rock. Until then, The Grayces have been keeping their fanbase plied with a steady trickle of shows, videos, and singles, the latest of which it "Do It To Me." Take a listen only if you like it when things get a little wierd.  -Terra James-Jura

 

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Congratulations to Wings of Apollo for Winning NIMA's Best Rock Band Award

NIMA had its eighth-annual awards ceremony on August 24th at The Listening Room Cafe.  Wings of Apollo took home an award not only for "Best Rock Band," but also "Best Live Rock Performers." We wrote about the epic scope of their EP "By Force" earlier this summer, and we're thrilled that the trio has received some of the recognition they deserve, though we understand that WOA recieved this award only because there was no "RAWK" category. Wings of Apollo understand that making it as a band is a many-fronted campaign, involving not only patience and persistence, but also many, many more backflips than one would ever anticipate.  Catch them in all their headdressed, moustached and shirtless glory at The Rutledge on Friday, September 12th.  -Terra James-Jura

 

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Harrison B Releases Video for "Me"

Harrison B just released this video for single "Me." The track upholds his glam mashup of rock and soul, and allows his supersonic vocal ability takes front and center. The band's groove tsunami is evocative of Lenny Kravitz, but their random sense of humor makes this video. Granted, there's not too much of a differentiation between his battling representations of Ego and Consience aside from sunglasses and lighting (is there ever?), but it's a fun ride with enough searing looks and flowing locks to fill a Harlequin paperback. This video coincides with the band's return to the Lower 48 after a stint in Alaska, so keep eyes peeled for a local show at http://www.harrisonbmusic.com/. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Show Alert: Penicillin Baby at the 5-Spot 8.29

It's been a minute since Penicillin Baby showed their psychedelic skin on a Nashville stage; as in, almost two months. This is not to say that slice of summer was not occupied with tours and studio time. In fact, this blitzkrieg of activity has been the status quo for the foursome since the release of their debut 7" in May.  The band managed work on a full-length album and put a few miles on their van playing to hipster masses from Kentucky to New York, who seem to have the same appetite for slightly skewed trip-pop as Nashville does.  Friday's show at the 5-Spot is the start of a string of Tennessee shows, though not all dates can boast a lineup with the likes of Canadians-on-eternal-summer-holiday (do they call it 'holiday' up there?) Shark Week, slacker-rock-revivalists Sundonistas and Laurel Canyon mutts Bear in the Campsite.  The show starts at 9, and cover is $5.  Below is the video for their seasonally-appropriate ode to wasted time "Not Getting Any Younger." -Terra James-Jura

http://penicillinbaby.com/

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Sweaters, "Beggars"

Let this track kick off your week. Sweaters was founded by brothers Adam Sweaters and Jason Lankford, who went on to add four more members, resulting in a big rich sound and small army of voices to harmonize with. “Beggars” has a meaty, 60’s pop slant to it. Its infectious creep in no way sets you up for “Good Ghost,” the b-side of their EP. It’s a soft, sighing riff on du-wop, with a chorus culminating with the line “I’m dead-“ that could be perfectly fitting on this Monday morning, especially if those fluorescent office lights are a little too bright for your hangover. Sweaters are having a tour kickoff show at The 5 Spot on September 3rd with The Sudonistas, Saturday Night Special, and David Ohney. –Terra James-Jura

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Coy Branan Album Release Show at The High Watt 8.23

Anyone on the East side of Nashville may have passed by the mural of Cory Branan's mug and the words "Listen to Cory Branan" floating right above.  If that is not enough to turn some ears on to his cache of rapid-fire and heartrendingly candid Americana, maybe the title track of his brand new album will. "No Hit Wonder" not only expounds on the hardscrabble struggle of, well, probably anyone walking around East Nashville, but also also has The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge lending background vocals.  The strain of living is a constant throughout the album, but it's articulated with deft lyricism and transmitted via Branan's marvelously warm and unmistakable vocals. Another theme is the outpouring of love from the Nashville music community in the form of contributions from Jason Isbell, Austin Lucas, Caitlin Rose and Tim Easton. If that's not enough to get someone to listen to Cory Branan, his album release show at The High Watt this Saturday (tickets avaiable here) should convert any laggers.  It promises to be a doozie: Branan will be accompanied with a full band and "very special guests." And if, after all this, someone still decides not to listen to Cory Branan, The Deli poses this question: what the hell are you doing in Nashville? -Terra James-Jura

Seriously, listen to Cory Branan.

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Devan DuBois Releases Debut Album "Le Fou"

Wowee; you know something is good when it rocks you and leaves you a little shaken up.  Maybe it was just the frames of a snake coiling around Devan DuBois' hand, or maybe it was the never-broken tension that climbs in his video for "Long Live" that made me rewatch it a few times trying to figure out why my skin was crawling just a wee bit.  It could be that the video's stark black and white spaghetti Westernisms conjured up some associations with Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man," and... that's a journey I'm not quite ready to take again. Anyway, it's a great visual complement to DuBois' hyperactive sweep of Southern rock. His debut album, "Le Fou" (French for "The Fool") was just released on August 19th on Sensibility Music. With a hip-hop mind in it's beatmaking but a definite twang resonating throughout, it ought to be a primer on how genres should combine.  -Terra James-Jura

 

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