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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!





Momma unveils new single "Work," debut LP out 5/25

Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten have created a beautiful assemblage of uplifting, star gazing energy that will elevate your mind and soul into serenity. Masterminds Friedman and Weingarten together tackle both the instruments and the vocals with ease dominating the soft grunge genre. Hints of Tegan and Sara and Liz Phair flow through their newest single, “Work," layered with moody instrumentals, heavy lyrics, and undeniable talent. Momma is of the first magnitude - their depth and experience as young women hold a great impact on the sound they create.

Momma’s forthcoming album, Interloper, is available on May 25 via Danger Collective. Follow the duo on Instagram and Facebook for updates on a future tour. Kayla Hay

 

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Nedelle Torrisi Unveils New Album Only For You, Release Party at Bootleg Theater

Advice columnist Nedelle Torrisi’s musical versatility heads toward the domain of soft adult contemporary in her upcoming album Only For You, with allusions to the pitfalls and complexities of monogamy no doubt gathered from her time writing as Advice from Paradise. A steady fixture of the indie scene, Torrisi is known by some for her work as one half of experimental project Cryptacize, as well as for her contributions to Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Sufjan Stevens, and John Vanderslice.

Listen to the featured single “Complicated” before Torrisi’s album release party tonight at the Bootleg Theater. Only For You comes out on May 18 via Frenchkiss Records.





Massage announce debut LP, share new single "Lydia"

"Lydia" has a special significance for Massage. The snappy lead-off single off of their debut LP, Oh Boy, was first conceived almost four years ago when they still hadn't officially solidified as a band. The song's original output has the makings of a rock documentary montage, as they were all still figuring out their essence by simply experimenting and having fun. That finally brought upon the harmony-laden "Lydia," a subtle homage to writer Lydia Davis where their hooky songcraft amiably holds hands with their shabby pop charm. 

Oh Boy is out on July 27. Listen to "Lydia" below.

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Rett Madison unveils a harrowing look into addiction on "Mother's Girl," plays Hotel Café on 6/6

Rett Madison presents a troubling account that is difficult to accept on "Mother's Girl." Madison, an LA-via-West Virginia transplant, looks back at her past upbringing through a truthful lens, that of a child who had to cope with a parents' substance abuse. "I look at my mother," she introduces with chilling effect, a stark, yet effective image which evokes so much without uttering a single detail. But Madison is a classic storyteller at heart. She proceeds to recount a drunken stupor that's all too familiar, as she sees herself through her mother's eyes, her commanding alto wrapped around a thorny stem. Madison's spare, folk-laced strum is bone-chillingly somber, yet downright beautiful, where a crescendoing string accompaniment detects an aura of sadness to her words with a striking emotional punch.

Madison is slated to perform at Hotel Café on June 6 alongside Eli Pafumi. Listen to "Mother's Girl" on Spotify. - Juan Rodríguez

 

 

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