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From the digital submissions: The Riot Professor release "Stoner" off of the 'Year of the Mirage' EP

There is a definite charm harnessed by the scudzy psychedelia of Bay Area band The Riot Professor, who channel the sunny 70s just as much as the contemporary stoner rock movement. In their new (aptly titled) single, “Stoner” (streaming below,) they find the sweet spot in between the two—a catchy, amalgamation of influences that fall together in near-perfect harmonies. It’s a controlled, slow brewing chaos of sound that is at once playful and technical, and is even mirrored in the lyrics ("Everyone's an echo chamber.") This track comes off their upcoming EP Year of the Mirage, set to be released on October 27th. - Lilly Milman





Milk Was A Bad Choice Benefit Showcase (11.01)

In the wake of the recent fires in Napa and Sonoma, the monthly Milk Was A Bad Choice showcase is donating the proceeds from the next show to relief for those communities. The stacked lineup includes a funky mix of the Bay Area’s best indie pop bands—all of which have been previously featured on The Deli. It’s hard to resist dancing to the upbeat, semi-electro melodic pop of Panic is Perfect, a five-piece with afro-pop influences. The jazzy six-piece LOCO TRANQUILO is sure to make you move, as well, with their unique blend genre-defying funk music. Finally, the slow-brewing soul-influenced alt rock of MOSAICS tops off the lineup. - Lilly Milman

Be sure to drop by the Milk Bar, catch this stacked line up, and donate to a worthy cause on November 1st at 8 pm. Until then, listen to our playlist of the performers below. 





San Fran rockers Culture Abuse bring grunge revival to LA Waterfront (10.28)

In their debut LP Peach, Bay Area rockers Culture Abuse provide their take on the frantic, fuzzy garage rock that enamored the late 90s. At its core, Peach is a grungey daydream—every track is an onslaught of guitar-driven, droney punk rock that takes its influences from every corner of the genre. The band doesn’t waste time transitioning from hardcore, to shoegaze, to (dare I say) power pop. Instead, they do it all at once—a feat rarely done at all, much less often done well. In a deceptively simple presentation, Culture Abuse provides an intricately crafted instant classic that you can’t help but bang your head to. They are currently on a North American show, and they will be playing LA Waterfront on October 28th. - Lilly Milman

Listen to our favorite track “Dream On” streaming below. 





#52 of The Deli NYC is online: Guerilla Toss + BK Synth Expo! + Electronic Music Issue

New music seekers,

We have a brand new issue of The Deli NYC available online for you - and it's a gooooood one, can read it here

We are super thrilled to have new DFA Records signee Guerilla Toss on the cover (check out their wonderful single "Skull Pop") streaming below.

This is also our yearly electronic issue, linked to the upcoming Brooklyn Synth Expo, and therefore features:

- An article about the state of the electronic scene in NYC,
- Several Q&As with other electronic NYC artists,
- An ample section dedicated to the gear participating in the Synth Expo.

The paper version will be distributed in NYC around October 20th. 

Enjoy!

The Folks at The Deli





From the digital submissions: Bay Area producer Alec Lee releases 'Life in Pastel' EP

With electronic music becoming more popular than ever, it’s not surprising that bedroom artists are popping up all over the country. What is notable, though, is the producer that actually gets out of the bedroom and plays a live show. California native Alec Lee is of this rare breed, performing his soulful, Chet Faker-inspired electro-pop across the Bay Area, opening up for acts like Smash Mouth and Tender. His newest EP Life in Pastel is a cross-section of all his best qualities as a creator. His singer-songwriter side comes out in “I’ll Be Ready,” a stripped-down track that straddles the line between soul and pop, while “Found You” (streaming below) is a full-out explosion of upbeat electronica. - Lilly Milman

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