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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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Fall 2013. NYC Issue #36 (CMJ)
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Deli Issue #36 is out! CMJ 2013, Wilsen, Drowners + more!

Oy musical people!

The Deli NYC's 36th issue infested the streets of NYC yesterday (Wed 10.09), look for a physical copy in venues/rehearsal studios/music instrument stores, or read it online HERE!

The Deli's Staff


The Deli's Official CMJ 2013 Music Marathon Showcases

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We can finally announce The Deli's Official CMJ Music Marathon 2013 Showcases! The lineups are not 100% finalized - in particular the one for the Friday 10.18 shows at Pianos, we'll posts updates soon.

As promised, we booked a few artists from the more than 850 online submissions. These bands are Steffaloo (LA), Loveskills (NYC), Walking Shapes (NYC), Howth (NYC), Dead Stars (NYC) and Goste (NYC).

FULL SCHEDULE HERE

The Deli's Staff


Breakdown Valentine Releases New Album and Plays Release Party at Rickshaw Shop TONIGHT! - 9/26

The talented, female fronted - psychedelic, shoegaze experimental rock band, Breakdown Valentine is releasing their new EP, Beautiful Distraction today. We're really into what Olivia Barchard is doing with her new music project (with guitarist Allen Davis and new drummer Andres Lopez), and we completely implore you to check out the band's album release event at Rickshaw Shop TONIGHT. Supporting bands, Flaamingos and I Am Animal will bring a heady and sensual atmosphere to the night's celebratory event. 

Breakdown Valentine is a great sounding, succinctly beautiful, heavy live band. Their use of reverb and washed out guitar tones and synths along with live drums makes for a thick and sexy sonic experience. Barchard's voice is elegant and professional. Make sure you make it out to the Rickshaw Shop to support this new and hardworking local band. -jordannah elizabeth


Oceanography Warships and Magic Fight at the Elbo Room Tomorrow Night - 9/24

The Elbo Room is showcasing a strong and enticing line up tomorrow night. Popular local band, Oceanography will be headlining a night of underground indie rock. The new intense experimental rock wonder duo, Magic Fight and Los Angeles indie pop band, Warships will be supporting them, making this a bill a well curated line up. All the bands have really smooth and emotive, experimental and alternative styles. They will all flow really well together. If you're into great music without too much ego or pretention, make sure you catch this show. These bands are great at what they do.

You can find more info and RSVP to this event here.

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Summer 2013, NYC Issue #35
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Mt. Bearington Continues to Build Impressive Fanbase

Do the bands Deerhoof, Man Man, Peter Bjorn and John, or Of Montreal ring any bells? Connecticut natives Mt. Bearington has opened for all of them in their two-year reigh over the local scene, impressing with most recent release Love Buttons. They've toured the country including a small SXSW show but have recently been sticking to their area with gigs in Bridgeport, Hartford, New London, and Meriden, with a Hamden date coming up at the Outer Space on September 7th. A dreamy, shoegaze-y sound that jumps out especially in tracks like "Here's Your Mood Ring, Honey" and "Pictures", Mt. Bearington channel some hippie vibes and garage fuzz to create the sound that's going to make them big. 

-Jamie Loftus (@hamburgerphone)

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Outside Lands Festival Suggestions for Day Three - 8/9-8/11

Even with huge festivals like Outside Lands, there’s still a large amount of local acts that get lost in the shuffle of this fest's rock star studded line-up’s and the immense number of bands in general. While great underground local bands may be hard to pick out, it isn’t impossible. That’s why we here at The Deli Magazine San Francisco have put together a list of the 12 bands that are currently representing and residing in the Bay Area, and are making amazing music.

Here's our local underground choice for Day Three at the Outside Lands Festival:

Whitenoize | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 3 @ The Dome by Heineken Stage – 12 to 1:30 - Whitenoize is a house club style DJ that creates some killer remixes. Their recent remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” keeps the familiar lyrics and feel of Timberlake’s song while mixing in a hefty amount of bass and disco melodies.

Sleight of Hands | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 3 @ The Dome by Heineken Stage – 1:30 to 3 - Sleight of Hands is a classic house DJ who blends together old samples and heavy bass and drums to bring danceable club music. The track, “All Night”, features an echoed sample with repetitive synths and a heavy rhythm section – perfect to get down to.

The Easy Leaves | SONOMA COUNTY | Day 3 @ Sutro Stage – 12:00 to 12:45 - The Easy Leaves play some good old Americana music – with country-esque guitar melodies and a heavy emphasis on vocals. Their song “Get Down” breaks down in the middle with a short harmonica solo and even back-up vocals and banjo. - Victor Casillas Valle


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