Artist of the Month
  • local channel
  • local charts
  • show listings
  • studios
  • submit
  • submit

deli cover

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.

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

Go to the old Top 300 charts


scene blog


Free Download: "Breakfast" - Ground Up

Below is a new single from rising hip-hop collective Ground Up called "Breakfast," which is available for free download. It features G-Eazy who they joined on tour last spring.


The Deli on XPN Tonight!

Howdy Folks!
I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be a guest DJ tonight on XPN. John Vettese was nice enough to invite me in to chat about local music and our upcoming 5th Anniversary Bash this Saturday, October 5 at PhilaMOCA with Night Panther, Literature and The Homophones. I’ll also be spinning tracks from some of my favorite emerging Philly artists. Tune in and check out what rad music I have in store for you and what I said in our session while under the influence (hopefully John cleaned some of it up for the FCC - I can swear like a sailor sometimes ;o). The Philly Local show will run from 9pm - 10pm, and my segment will start around 9:10pm/9:15pm. If you are not near a radio at the time or simply don’t own one, you can also stream it via XPN online.
Much love,
Q.D. Tran

New Music Video: "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" (D'Angelo Cover) - Pattern is Movement

Here's an abstract new music video from Pattern is Movement for their panty-dropping cover of D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," which premiered yesterday at Stereogum. The track is the B-side to their new 12" single for "Suckling," off the duo's long-awaited forthcoming album scheduled for release in 2014 via Hometapes. They'll be headlining for the first time in a while on Thursday, October 24 at Union Transfer with support from The Spinto Band, Norwegian Arms, Worshyper and the WYLDSTYLE DJs.


Free Download: Dreamchasers 3 - Meek Mill

Meek Mill just shared his new mixtape Dreamchasers 3 yesterday. It features collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Diddy, French Montana, Mase, Future, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Scott Storch, 808 Mafia and many others. You can listen to and download the release for free below.


New Music Video: "Like Wind Blows Fire" - Cheers Elephant

Below is a new animated music video from Cheers Elephant for the title track to their 2012 LP Like Wind Blows Fire. It was created by the band's lead guitarist Jordan del Rosario. They'll be performing in Philly this Saturday at Penn Treaty Park for the 6th annual River City Festival.




New Poll Coming Soon!

[sponsored by]

- news for musician and music industry peeps -