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!
Published: February 27, 2014 |
The Cowards Choir to Release Cool Currency October 4th
The Cowards Choir, the celebrated project fronted by DC's Andy Zipf since 2009, is set to release their new EP, Cool Currency, on October 4th at Iota. Cool Currency is Andy's first release since 2013's EP. Fans of Reunion The Cowards Choir will rejoice to hear yet another set of catchy, delicate, romantic guitar-pop. The production is immaculate, every evocative guitar tone seemlessly layered with other instruments, accentuating every idea and feeling in this gorgeous and emotional set. Four songs, each with sweet flavors baked delicately into a fulfilling whole, like a dessert-cart of perfect pastries, and each more tantalizing than the last. The Cowards Choir will be joined at Iota by Justin Jones, and you can get your tickets here. Check out The Cowards Choir performing "Soul Got Weight" for The Circus Life podcast last week below. --Natan Press
Published: September 29, 2014 |
Dr Neanderthal compares his latest album "Perihelion" to the Caveman Diet!
“It’s heavier on guitar and there are few synthesizers” says Chang Won Chang about his newest project,
Perihelion. “It’s like a caveman diet.” Chang, known on stage as Dr Neanderthal, says his creative process is much like the prehistoric nature of the paelo diet- heavy on the proteins and light on the carbs.
Chang’s five- track album is audibly dark and primitive, influenced by the ambient sounds of
Brian Eno and 90's drum & bass. Chang doesn’t sing, but rather howls and echoes his lines. Lyrically, the album is based on the theme of perihelion - the point in orbit in which the Earth is closest to the sun. “Life is a cycle, and sometimes it can be really intense,” explains Chang. “And that intensity is different for different people.” So in his songs, the subject matters are left up to the interpretations of his listeners. “The songs can be about love or even your job.”
The D.C. based musician is currently working on a brighter, "poppier" album he is hoping to release next year. For now, take a listen to the unique sounds of Dr Neanderthal’s
Perihelion below. -- Sade A. Spence
Published: September 27, 2014 |
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Published: September 26, 2014 |
The Grey A record release show!
Tomorrow, Friday 9/19, DC Deli Artist of the Month
The Grey A is playing his record release show for the long awaited new album . A sweet mix of guitar-pop and folk sounds, My Country is full of thoughtful, poignant songs about a chaotic world, and challenges that face us all. Joining The Grey A will be local country crooner My Country Kevin Dudley, and rising singer-songwriter Matt Tarka. It all happens at Comet Ping Pong, doors at 10pm (but stop by earlier to have some amazing pizza), $12. --Natan Press
Published: September 18, 2014 |
Black Bananas drop music video for “Creeping The Line” featuring a gigantic teddy bear and strippers!
Black Bananas, the alternative rock band lead by the fur-adorned, aviator-wearing, erstwhile DC heroine Jennifer Herrema, has released the music video for "Creeping The Line" on September 11th. The band formerly known for their rock roots as RTX, garnishes laid-back auto-tuned melodies sung over an electric guitar. The Jess Holzworth directed video is creatively intriguing- prepare your eyes for crazy pops of color, 1 gigantic teddy bear, 2 very-skilled pole dancers, and 3 chic-looking dogs! Be sure to check out the rest of the tracks off their summer album Electric Brick Wall, out now. And if you’re heading to Los Angeles, catch them October 23rd at Los Globos in Hollywood. – Sade A. Spence
Published: September 17, 2014 |
Tigers Are Bad For Horses release new single “Recovery”
The track sounds “a lot like electronic and indie pop, but not” describes Tigers Are Bad For Horses pianist, Lyell Evans Roeder. When his rock and classical roots paired up with Mellen (Mary-Ellen) Funke’s folk-vocals, the duo created a sound all their own. Influenced by Bonobo, Alt-J, and Daft Punk, “Recovery” is a beautiful blend of Funke’s sultry voice and Roeder’s relaxing electro-jazz melodies.
Tigers Are Bad For Horses, a name created by Roeder’s "crazy-but-brilliant" Russian college roomie, have only been working together since April 2014, but already have a lot in the works. They are currently producing a second single, which they plan to release before the drop of their EP; both are expected this fall. The pair say they are dreaming big, but for now, they are looking forward to performing in the D.C. area in the next few months. If you haven’t already heard “Recovery” on Sirius XM Chill, take a listen below. --Sade A. Spence
Published: September 16, 2014 |
DC Area Deli presents: 2 Great Songwriters. 2 Great Guitar Duos. 9/22 @ Galaxy Hut
In one week, the DC Area Deli Magazine is proud to present
an intimate show at Galaxy Hut, featuring 2 of the areas best songwriters, each presenting their material in a guitar duo.
First up will be Baltimore's The Andy Bopps, featuring power-pop and alt-country savant Andy Bopp ( Love Nut, Myracle Brah, Bleaker Street Cowboys, The Modern Ruins) accompanied by his son, Andrew Bopp III. Andy has been writing and self-recording perfect guitar-pop for two decades, earning a celebrated status among power-pop diehards and the many musicians across the country who have had the pleasure to work with him. In anticipation of five new releases in the coming months (a solo rockabilly EP, a long anticipated EP and full-length as Myracle Brah, and two new EPs from The Bleaker Street Cowboys), Andy has set out with his son to perform songs old and new with an intimate and soulful sound, focusing on his bright voice and inventive guitar arrangements.
Closing the night will be DC's Mike Reina with the incredible Anthony Pirog. After taking a break from their full band project, The Jackfields, to record and tour with Skysaw (featuring drummer Jimmy Chamberlain of The Smashing Pumpkins), Mike and Anthony have reformed The Jackfields as a vehicle for Mike's gorgeous songwriting and production. On this night, Mike and Anthony will appear as a duo, highlighting Mike's song-writing and Anthony's virtuoso guitar talent and sonic palette.
Please join us for a night of superb songcraft and focused talent that draws inspiration from the greatest in the history of pop, psychedelic and guitar music. It will prove to be rewarding for both the casual music fan, the nerd, those who want to jiggle and dance, and those who want to marvel at the depth of truly great musicians. Galaxy Hut, 9/22, 9PM, $5.
Published: September 15, 2014 |
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