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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1 out Sept. 22 on Good Sponge Records

Once dubbed 'America's best unsigned band' by CMJ, New London, CT's The Reducers spent much of their 34-year career skirting the edges of wider mainstream popularity. A brand-new international compilation, Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1 (Good Sponge Records), coming Sept. 22, features 24 tracks that pay sound tribute to the band's longstanding musical legacy.

Formed in 1978, The Reducers released three very well-received power pop "pub rock" records that propelled them to the national spotlight, where they found themselves touring the country opening for bands like The Ramones and The Replacements. Together for 34 years, the Reducers' long run ended earlier this year with the death of bass player Steve Kaika, who died after a courageous battle with cancer. Rave On features tracks performed by bands and artists touched by the The Reducers' music. Some tracks are reverent, almost note-for-note covers (particular care is paid to bassist Kaika's renown "lead bass" lines), others are re-imagined in ways that showcase the timeless impact of the band's songwriting. 

There will be a CD release party for the album on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Rose Barn in Waterford, CT. The Oneill's Rose Barn was the first venue the Reducers played together as a band in June of 1978. The CD release party will feature live performances. Doors open at 6:30pm. The show runs from 7:00-11:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $10, and CDs will be available for purchase. All profits from the event and CD sales will benefit the immediate family of Steve Kaika, who continue to work through medical bills and other challenges incurred during Kaika's illness. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase at the show.--The Deli Staff

Frigate -- Boys Will Be Boys by chrisface

Track Listing:

1. Let's Go - The Rattlers
2. Life In The Neighborhood - The Backstabbers
3. Better Homes And Gardens - Heap
4. Boys Will Be Boys - Frigate
5. San Antone - Rockbottom
6. Fashion Of The Times - The Manchurians
7. Nothing Cool - Paul Brockett Roadshow
8. No Ambition - The Gimmies
9. Company Man - Dave Rave & Lauren Agnelli
10. Out Of Step - Fran Fried w/The Backstabbers
11. Fistfight at the Beach - The Del Crandalls
12. Black Plastic Shoes - The Dogmatics
13. Rocks - P.C.2. (a.k.a. Paychannel)
14. Real Gone - Missy Roback
15. My Problem - The Rivergods
16. Sound Of Breaking Down - Birdfeeder
17. Don't You Wanna - Tim Lee 3
18. Yeah Yeah - Big Fat Combo
19. Meltdown - Firestarter
20. All About You - Matt Gouette
21. Avoidance Factor - The Clothespins
22. Scared of Cops - Frantic Stuffs
23. Closing Time - Blonde Furniture
24. Endless Bummer - Male Curriers


Night Fruit Release "Human Touch" Single & Video, Head out on West Coast Tour

Night Fruit have released "Human Touch," the first single off their upcoming full length record due out early next year. The music video was shot and edited by Barry Marino (The Hush Now). Night Fruit is embarking on a west coast tour later this week, the full list of dates is below. Be sure to catch them when they return to Boston to play a hometown show at O'Brien's on September 29 with 3D Cosby, Battle House and Vending Machetes. --Chrissy Prisco

9/15 - Los Angeles, CA - SILVERLAKE LOUNGE - The Vespertines, The Broken Column — $5 — SHOW TIME 6-9 PM
9/16 - Long Beach, CA - QUE SERA - The Vespertines
9/17 - Long Beach, CA - HARVELLE’S - The Vespertines
9/18 - Los Angeles, CA - THE YORK - Henry Wolfe — FREE SHOW
9/19 - San Diego, CA - SODA BAR - Idyll Wild, Man Hands — $5 — 8:30 PM
9/20 - San Francisco, CA - THEE PARKSIDE - Seatraffic, Tomihira, Between the Cities are Stars — $7 — 9 PM
9/22 - Los Angeles, CA - PERMANENT RECORDS - Wreck of the Zephyr — FREE BYOB 6PM
9/29 - Boston, MA - O’BRIEN’S PUB - 3D Cosby, Battle House, Vending Machetes

 


Jones Street Station's new project: long-distance songwriting

Oh, technology. It appears you have crept up and surprised me yet again. Because of you, a lot of my favourite bands never even have to break up anymore! Take Jones Street Station for example. After recording two great records in Brooklyn, their members decided to scatter around these United States and take up residence in cities ranging from Chicago to Boston. But is this any reason to break up? No way.Thanks to filesharing sites like dropbox and Evernote, the band has not only decided to make a long-distance writing relationship work, but have made up their minds to actually increase their output.

They now have a new mission: to release a song a week for the next year. That’s right. 52 tracks in so many weeks, and they’re hoping to take all the proceeds this hype generates, and donate them to 12 different charities. An ambitious project, that's for sure… I’ll be watching/listening/downloading throughout the year to see what happens. Keep your browser pointed to their site to find out more and listen as the band starts releasing material. Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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The Deli announces the 2012 Stomp Box Exhibit at CMJ!

This fall The Deli, Delicious Audio, Shure, Pedaltrain, and Main Drag Music will be presenting the 2012 edition of The NYC Stomp Box Exhibit at CMJ, a free interactive display of guitar effect pedals. - More info here.


Bear Language Play Cafe 939 9.15

This past year, Boston’s exceedingly eclectic Bear Language have given the public a taste of their unique brand of rock with two EPs, “The Ventriloquist” and “Bear Language.” Now, with the release of their currently untitled full-length debut on the horizon, the band will play The Red Room @ Café 939 on September 15th (along with recent Artist of the Month winner Strange Changes). Not only will the show serve as a platform for the band’s new material, it will also be the debut of a few new live members and a new light production. Listen to “The Ventriloquist” streaming below, and be on the lookout for a brand new Bear Language album coming soon. - Josh Johnson


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