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Hello Shark

New Track: "Fishing For Bats" - Hello Shark

Hello Shark became one of our obsessions last year after learning that frontman Lincoln Halloran had moved from Vermont to Philly. Below is a new track, "Fishing For Bats," which was recorded by Keith Hampson (Power Animal) and Michael Rheinheimer (Attic Abasement). It also features guest vocals from Katie Bennett (Free Cake For Every Creature).


The Beautiful Artistry of Power Animal at Little Berlin Dec. 18

How does one describe the beautiful artistry of Power Animal? The music hits a listener from a variety of angles at once. However, this sonic exposure isn’t a smash-and-grab attack. It’s a pensively organic collection of textures, serving as a catalyst to rejuvenation, wiping the slate clean, and starting anew. The freeing tones are inherently light and energetic, generating a head-bobbing sway, while still retaining a depth that captures you at the core. Tonight, Power Animal, a.k.a. Keith Hampson, is part of a lineup at Little Berlin that also includes the delicate daydreaming pop of Sam Tremble & Allison Lorenzen, a.k.a. Slow Dance. Introspective minimalist rocking Vermont transports Hello Shark draw you in close, fleshing out personal narratives that are part stream of consciousness diary-inflected tales. Chicago’s Lala Lala rounds out the bill with their spin on haunting bare bones grunge. Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St., 7pm, $7 Donation, All Ages (Photo by Mac Whalen) - Michael Colavita


Circadian Rhythms Returns as a Seven-piece at Bourbon & Branch July 25

It’s been quite some time since we last saw Circadian Rhythms rocking a stage with their jazzy, melodic vibrations. But it’s all been for good reason, as they’ve utilized the long hibernation to the fullest by expanding to a seven-piece band and working on new material that will lead to their upcoming EP A Passing Thought. And if the first single, “In the Flowers,” that they recently unveiled is an indication of where their next release is headed, it should be in for a treat tonight at Bourbon & Branch. They’ll be joined by good buddies Laser Background, who have also been working on new material for their upcoming album, CORRECT. This evening will also be a good chance to catch Vermont transplants Hello Shark, whom we’re quite enamored with these days here at The Deli, before they go on a mini-tour with Attic Abasement. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

The Homophones & Hello Shark Opening for Attic Abasement at The Elemental Hazzard July 6

The brand new DIY music space, The Emerald Hazzard, debuts tonight with a show from Magic Death Sounds’ summer event series and Philadelphia Bike Rescue that’s headlined by Rochester, NY’s Attic Abasement. And it will be supported by a couple of local Deli favorites. It’s been a while since we’ve last seen Jason Ferraro and the rest of The Homophones dancing around on a stage, while playing their happily manic musings. But their long hiatus has been largely in part due to the band working on new material so we may be treated to new treats among classics like “Mala Strana” and “Polish Thuggz.” Ever since they transplanted from Vermont, Hello Shark have been really impressing us with their quirky lyrics and oddly beautiful songs that resonate from their albums HS and Break Arms. And they’re sure to be a welcomed addition to this intimate house show. The Emerald Hazzard, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8 PM, $5 All Ages - Bill McThrill

Feeling Good in a Somber Way w/Hello Shark at KFN June 3

Burlington transplants Hello Shark have found their way to Philly, and we are happy to welcome them with open arms. Linc Halloran delivers quirky lyrics and vocals that find spaces filled with reminders of David Byrne and the Violent Femmes. Hello Shark's songs are oddly beautiful, making me feel good in such a somber way. Keep your attention on these guys, and make sure to check out their albums, HS and Break Arms, which are both available via Portsmouth, NH indie record label and book publisher Burst & Bloom. Co-headlining the evening will be psych-punk outfit Seismic Thrust and Chicago power-popsters Clearance. The Clint Squint, which is made up of member from Time Hitler and the Assholes From Space, will be kicking the night off. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


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