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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!

Buzz Alert: We Can All Be Sorry delivers technical power pop on latest release

The only thing that I'm truly apologetic about is that I'm having a really difficult time jamming Boston-based We Can All Be Sorry neatly into the lines of any clear genre. The band's latest release, Weekend Sorry, is arguably their most acessible album, and one where they really seem to have gelled comfortably into (mostly) coherent grooves (think the power pop vibes of old-school Weezer), but throwing adjectives out there like punky, poppy, jazzy, or post-whatever really does the band a disservice. Sure, there are muscular melody lines and a powerful sense of song structure, but there's also something delightfully off-kilter about the band's sound. There's the almost-reckless display of atonal play, unexpected chord progressions, and clever use of dynamics that manages to be salient on the recording, but never overtly so. It's a delicate balance that screams classical training, but is so totally devoid of pretension or obvious eye-roll-inducing technique-flexing that would cloud the real meat of the songs. The result is a refreshing display of talent that never edges toward tipping its own hand. It's also 10 tracks of kick-ass tunes you'll find hard to not be humming the hooks of. Check out We Can All Be Sorry streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni


Punk band Fucko "Deals with the Weird" on latest album

The Boston-based trio of "sarah, jake and derek" have given themselves one of those classic band names that I'm a little bothered I didn't think of first: Fucko. Their latest release, Dealing with the Weird, is a fun punk LP--catchy as all hell, tongue-in-cheek at times, but not to be confused for an album without a ton of heart. Singer/guitarist Sarah, whether belting out hooks or delivering her lyrics dryly, sings with a relatable earnestness that is instantly translatable--even on a first-blush listen. But then again, who out there isn't dealing with their own weird? Check out Fucko streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni


Stone Giants to perform at Mercury Lounge (11.2)

From the Hard Rock Cafe to the House of Blues, Stone Giant has been unleashing the downtrodden tales of their 2015 debut album. Underlying the harsh, raspy vocals of Sebastian Fernandez is an outcry of a despair, longing, and the strength to move on. Join them as they rock the Mercury Lounge on November 2nd, and check out their single "LDG" down below! - Ashley Muniz 

Ghost of Jupiter to release new album 10/21 at Lizard Lounge

MA-based Ghosts of Jupiter blend beautifully etheral vocals with swirling guitars and strong synths to creating a powerful psychedellic potion. The band, who are set to drop a new album this month, effortlessly span a liminal time place--sounding distinctively like a vintage record store pickup, without falling into psych-band tropes that are long tired out. Check out Ghosts of Jupiter 10/23 at the Lizard Lounge to pick up a copy of their latest release, The Great Bright Horses, but in the meantime you can stream their first single off the album below.-Olivia Sisinni



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