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Gorilla Vs Bear: new SOPHIE – Lemonade
July 2014
Skull Practitioners
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Where the genre of “psych rock” will usually refer to “psychedelic rock,” Skull Practitioners take it to a level where the meaning “psychosis rock” would be more appropriate, hurling harsh guitar tones and thumping bass haunts, along with an avalanche of drum fills, into a whirlwind of amplified delirium. The NYC trio produces a heavier and more diverse wall of sound than most five-piece bands out there, swelling and punching up and down scales and arpeggios, blasting through fuzz and decay, resulting in a bleakly intense look into a mind lost. With different vocalists featured on various tracks, it might be difficult to discern an established frontman, but does it matter? The sounds coming from Jason Victor and Ken Levine’s amps, back Alex Baker’s drums are the huge focus here. – JP Basileo


genre benders with hope
by: Sam Kogon date:May 16, 2014 - MORE
Shilpa Ray
finding beauty within darkness
by: John McGovern date:April 25, 2014 - MORE
Baby Alpaca
by: Bianca Seidman date:April 25, 2014 - MORE
Erin Barra
blue eyed technocrat
by: Bianca Seidman date:April 18, 2014 - MORE
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

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

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Lydia Lunch
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
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
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Twin Peaks

Back in May we shared the details of the upcoming Twin Peaks album, Wild Onion (Grand Jury, Aug 5th). This week Pitchfork will be streaming the entire album, and below is the video for the lead single "Flavor".

Lincoln Hall announced today that the record release show will be on October 30th with NE-HI and Flesh Panthers.

*Update: You can also catch Twin Peaks at Reckless Records on August 5th for an in-store performance.*



New Music Video: "Same Emotions" - Strand of Oaks

Vampires taking out some cokehead bros at a dive bar is the subject of Strand of Oaks' new music video for "Same Emotions," off his latest LP HEAL. We have to say that we support this occurrence happening more often than not. Oaks will be getting wicked in Philly on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 when he performs at back-to-back sold-out shows at The Boot & Saddle with Chris Denny.


Noisy NYC band on the rise: ADVAETA - live at Silent Barn tomorrow (07.29)

Noise-rock trio ADVAETA utilizes a static-ridden ambience to create otherworldly sonic soundscapes.  On "Gold Thought Exit" (streaming) we are acquainted with Amanda Salane's voice, a presence as strong as the expansive atmosphere that surrounds them.  Her vocals are in part reminiscent of Andrya Ambro of Talk Normal (a band we featured on the cover of the 22nd issue of The Deli back in 2010); both feature an attitude that seems to add extra layers of meaning to what is happening lyrically or sonically.  The band's energy is remarkably original and daring, and among the wash of reverb and distortion, complexities are revealed through dissonant melodies and creative structures. You can see ADVAETA live tomorrow (07.29) at The Silent Barn. - Jake Saunders


Late Cambrian unveils single 'Golden Time' + tours Europe with Wheatus

Late Cambrian's brand of pop rock certainly doesn't lack effervescence - so much so that we are tempted to call it Champagne Rock. The band, winner of our Best of 2013 Readers Poll for Emerging Artists, has been spending the last few months in the studio working on their sophomore full length, from which they just unveiled the title track 'Golden Time' - streaming below. They also announced a UK, Ireland, Amsterdam & Berlin tour starting Sept 29, opening for Brooklyn Power Pop maters Wheatus.


A NYC country girl: Michaela Anne plays Union Pool on 07.30 + hits the road

Michaela Anne’s ‘Ease My Mind’ is the sweet, heavy-hearted story of a young country singer recently disillusioned by the trials and tribulations of love, her family, and her city. Michaela croons these disappointments with a sadness readily combatted by grace and power, offering all of the simplicity of a true country album with the complexity of being young in a big city. Brooklyn’s country gem laments, “Is this what Mama meant when she told me how hard it can get?” with a syrupy, unmasked voice, recalling perfectly the blissful ignorance of childhood in a single line. Now, Michaela is spreading the nostalgia as she hits the road in support of the album— be sure to catch her at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on July 30th. - Jillian Dooley


Running "Frizzled"

Last week Chicago-based Drag City released the latest 7" from the noise-pop band Running. The 7" features three tracks "Frizzled", "I've Got It", and the track below "Totally Fired".

You can catch Running with Parquet Courts at Empty Bottle on August 1st.


New Music Video: "Crickets" - Shorty boy-boy

Multi-instrumentalist Josh Pannepacker has been lending out his drumming skills over the last few years to notable acts like Streetwalkers, Sun Airway, and now Cheerleader. We first encountered Pannepacker as mastermind and frontman for Shorty boy-boy. Well, he has a new/old music video (which was actually shot two years ago) that he wanted to share for his track, "Crickets," which you can check out below. The psyched-out footage was edited and shot by Jon Applebaum, with help from Kevin Howley. (Photo by Grace Dickinson)


The Tambo Rays Balms The Pocket Rockets DAIKON and Jason Kaminski Play The Honey Hive Gallery TONIGHT

A new venue is creeping up through the sand latent soil of SF's Sunset area. The Honey Hive Gallery is an arts and culture venue that will be hosting some of San Francisco's staple bands tonight. Leading local electro psych-gaze band, The Tambo Rays will be headlining a bill with other impressive local and national bands like Balms, who have been experiencing a well of attention for their new single, Golden Hair, Los Angeles' The Pocket Rockets, and up and coming artists, DAIKON and Jason Kaminski.

You'll be able to experience a plethora of sounds and styles in an area of town that you wouldn't expect. Click here for more details about the show! It's always cool to do something different, and these bands will be sure to put on a great show. Support local venues and people who are working hard to support the local music scene.


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