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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land

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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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!

Yoko and The Oh No's

Back in February 2014 we shared the self-titled self-released debut album and video from Yoko & The Oh No's. Now the band has signed to Autumn Tone and are release the album officially on October 30th. You can preorder the album here and take another listen to the fantastic single "She Ain't Mine". Yoko & The Oh No's are Max Goldstein on vocals, Max Loebman on guitar, and Stef Roti on drums.


Warik "Wasting Time 4 U"

Last week we brought you the latest single from Warik, and this week we have the colorful video for "Wasting Time 4 U".


Amber Flight

Amber Flight is Moriah Hoyt, Ardin Jameson, Mike Hoyt, and Zach Maa. They released their debut EP, A Bright Star earlier in 2015. The EP is on the lighter, more pop, side of Electro-pop. It's filled with airy vocals and synths, and is a very enjoyable listen. My favorite track is "City Lights" below.

You can catch Amber Flight at The Abbey Pub on October 22nd with House on Mars, Adrian Vera, and Black Rhino. (Photo by Matt Allen)


The Deli's NYC issue #44 is online!

Deli Readers,

I know, it seems like we put our latest issue out just the other day - but no, we haven't switched to monthly. It's just that the fall in NYC is a busy time for us, and with CMJ week and our NYC Synth Expo (linked to BEMF) coming up, there's a lot to write about.

Here's our 44th issue of The Deli NYC (one of our finest!). Check out cover band Stolen Jars, they'll be performing at one of the (several) Deli CMJ 2015 shows!


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