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Toronto's FRIGS on the cover of Austin 2018 issue of The Deli

Deliriously rocking beings,

Once a year, The Deli publishes an issue of The Deli that is NOT exclusively focused on NYC acts, but on artists based in all the 11 scenes we cover. That time of the year is now, an that issue is the 8th Austin issue of The Deli, which you can now read online here. The print version of it, in its glorious 7 inch format, will be available in print next week in Austin and in NYC shortly thereafter.

On the mag's cover you'll find Toronto's noise rockers FRIGS, whose debut album Basic Behaviour has been rocking our world in the last few weeks.

The issue features other incredible emerging artists, including hip hop genius Nnamdi Ogbonnya, talented goofball popper Caroline Rose, and Los Angeles' alt-rockers The Beaches among others - you can listen to all of them in the YouTube playlist below.

Also in the issue, an article entitled "Will Rock Explode Again?" which poses pognant questions about the future of rock'n'roll.

As usual, in the final pages you'll find a section focused on the guitar pedals and synths involved in our Austin Stompbox and Synth Expo, scheduled for March 16/17 at the Chuggin' Monkey in Downtown Austin!


The Deli's Staff

Today Junior announce new album, release show

Indie rock trio Today Junior have announced April 6th as the release date of their newest album, Single Forever. The album, nearly two years in the making, was recorded by Elio DeLuca, head engineer at the exclusively analogue recording studio The Soul Shop. Today Junior will be celebrating their new album with a release show at the Lilypad on April 5th, with support from Lady Pills, Shane Tripp, and Dutch Tulips. Check out the show details here, and watch Today Junior perform “Tramps” below, the first single off Single Forever. -Charley Ruddell

Kris Gruen releases anthemic lead single from upcoming “Coast & Refuge”

The rustic music of folk-pop singer/songwriter Kris Gruen is almost entirely suggestive of his hometown of Montpelier. The lushly remote capital of Vermont, New England’s most folksy and possibly beard-iest state, provides a gorgeous and peaceful backdrop for any artist in touch with their natural side, and Kris Gruen holds no exception.

However, the newest release from Gruen, the anthemic “What Brings You”, is a coastal shift in Gruen’s approach. Where Gruen’s previous releases call to mind beer hall sing-alongs and bucolic romances, “What Brings You” is large and powerful, amplified by shimmering pop production courtesy of Los Angeles producer Brad Gordon.

“What Brings You” employs the massive hooks and sing alongs that have become synonymous with neo-folk superstars like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, while still maintaining the folksy charm and authenticity of the New England countryside. Gruen invites us to partake in his wide-eyed vision of the southern California oceanside in all of its humbling glory, and for a snow-buried New Englander, the invitation has never sounded better. Stream “What Brings You” below, and look out for Coast & Refuge, out on July 22nd via Mother West. -Charley Ruddell


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Daeves cuts slack on newest album “Whatever Before The Storm”

Daeves is the indie rock project of Devon Murphy, a multi-instrumentalist songwriter hailing from Acton, MA. On his latest release, Whatever Before The Storm, Murphy wields a slacker sensibility through songs inspired by new wave folk and indie music. Murphy’s casual disposition and breathy baritone call comparisons to Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon, while the album’s instrumentation (performed solely by Murphy himself) calls to mind the looseness of Pavement, with the structural know-how of Real Estate. Despite it’s unconcerned title, Whatever Before The Storm is a sturdy new release worthy of a listen. Stream the album below. -Charley Ruddell


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