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Sy Somebody Full Album Sneak Peak

We are proud to be able to give you a sneak peak at the full album from Sy Somebody, “Life is cruel, let’s be friends…” one day before it’s official release on January 31st.

The album is primarily the work of Casey Meeghan, but it finds he collaborating with the likes of David Vandervelde & Frank Lenz (Father John Misty) to Maceo Vidal-Haymes (The O’My’s, Chance The Rapper).

Meeghan had this to say of the project, " On this album, I wanted to capture the feeling of when an acid trip turns from euphoria to paranoid freak-out”.

You can catch Sy Somebody at the Hideout on February 22nd.

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A Deli Premiere: "You Lie (IDGAF)" by The Z-Boys

The lead single from Rhode Island’s The Z-Boys’ debut full-length record has now an accompanying music video that is brash and hilarious. “You Lie (IDGAF)” kicks off with a surfy guitar riff that is steely as hell, the rhythm section then locks in to welcome gruff vocals, and it all meshes well in the song’s punchy choruses. The music video is a good-old country American living done by a mannequin you don’t want to tread on; he rips a mean rock solo. The music that the Newport-based collective that is The Z-Boys deploys has placed them in the same stages as known groups like Arrested Development and Fishbone; the group’s upcoming record Elwood is slated for a March 6th release. You can catch the band vibing out and jamming their tunes at Parlor Newport on February 1st. Stream the music video premiering here below for a seriously good jam. - Rene Cobar

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PREMIERE: Tim Barr looks outward (and inward) on "Sign of the Good Times"

It’s hard not to feel lonely when listening to Sign of the Good Times, the latest full-length by New York-based songwriter Tim Barr. Even as the backing instrumentation swells to fill the room with his somber blend of indie and folk, Barr’s iconic vocal performance is hushed and reclusive, a product of both his process (the record was self-produced on tape in the artist’s apartment) and of his philosophy in writing the record, which serves as an exercise in “accepting and appreciating the totality of human experience as it is.” It’s this approach that makes Good Times an evenhanded resonant record, with Barr willing to dwell on differing memories — snapshots of playing baseball and kissing in the rain (“I Become Everything”) are presented in tandem with recollections of lost love (“Wolves”). The end result is a deeply human release, a mixed bag of feelings and emotions, presented by an isolated narrator looking outwards, trying to make sense of it all the best that he can; listen to it below when you’re trying to do the same. —Connor Beckett McInerney

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Single Premiere: Jared Rabin “No Direction"

We are proud to be able to premiere the first single and title track, “No Direction”, from the forthcoming third studio album from Jared Rabin.

This song is a corner bar, Americana, blue collar, instant classic, and a great introduction to the album which is dropping on March 27th.

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Frege return with sleeper bop “Disentwine,”

Mexico City by-way-of New York quartet Frege return with the spacey “Disentwine,” bringing along vocalist Simon Balthazar (Hieronymous) to provide a light, lounging performance over the outfit’s shuffling progressive pop. Inspired by bouts of “depression and imobilizing apathy,” the transnational band embed sparse, distant synths and meandering bass into their new offering, inducing feelings of dissociation broken only by the odd keyboard tickle and a last minute drive that employs the song’s various disparate components into a short instrumental vamp, all before slowly fading to black. Despite the social isolation present, there’s a palpable warmthin “Disentwine,” due in large part to the group’s preference for analog machines, which paired with its vocal elements creates an interesting dissonance, a feeling of being present but not actually there, per se. Give this sleeper bop a stream below as you mull whether to go out or stay in.

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