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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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Deli CMJ ELECTRONIC STAGE - TONIGHT, The Delancey - FREE!

At The Delancey on Tuesday 10.18 we'll have a truly fantastic bill with 9 NYC based electro-pop bands - and it's going to be free!. 21+ - $8.
Full listings of the Deli's CMJ shows here. See below for the Dream Pop and Alt Rock stages that same night in the same venue (downstairs).

P.S. If you are into Pedal Effects, don't miss The Deli's STOMP BOX EXHIBIT at CMJ on Friday and Saturday!!!

ELECTRO STAGE

7.00 - The Casualty Process



7.40 - Illuminator
8.20 - Tiny Victor ies
9.00 - Mitten
9.40 - Computer Magic


10.20 - Psychobuildings



11.00 - Pretty Good Dance Moves


11.40 - Caged Animals


12.20 - Slam Donahue

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New Music Video: "5 Year Plan" - Left & Right

Charlottesville indie-punk transplants Left & Right released their full-length 5 Year Plan last year through Infinity Cat's cassette subscription series. The album is slated for a reissue on vinyl via Old Flame Records and War Hen Records. Check out the simple yet adrenaline-filled new music video for the LP's title track below! Left & Right will also be heading out on tour next month with Diarrhea Planet.

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Psychedelic Dreampop Band Deep Fields Playing Continental Room 4.28

The jangly, 60's psych magic of Orange County's rising sextet Deep Fields has been churning around Southern California venues as of late, and yes: it is definitely possible to fit a Rhodes piano, Juno synth, a drum set, and six warm bodies on a stage. Christian Peters, who also plays with psych-pop singer/songwriter Cotillon, started Deep Fields as a bedroom project but eventually found a handful of talented people through mutual circles. Influenced by psychedelic acts like The Zombies and MGMT, Deep Fields' music is a sonic fractal of catchy riffs and swirly textures. As of last year, the group has been hard at work writing new songs and lighting up cl like Harvard and Stone, The Slidebar, Que Sera, and Los Globos. Check out the video for their first single "Salazar" below!

Deep Fields will be playing tomorrow at Fullerton's Continental Room with L.A. Takedown and PART TIME. 21+ / Free Admission - Ryan Mo

 


MOTHXR unveils video for "Centerfold" + plays Baby's All Right tonight (04.27)

Considering the not very promising premises (they are fronted by Gossip Girl’s star actor Penn Badgley) electronic NYC band MOTHXR is actually a hell of a lot better than what the average reader of The Deli may expect. Their music is dark, percussive, and also soulful, in a suspenseful and cinematic way. The band, known until mid 2014 as 'MOTHER," lives single by single (they released four in 2014, “Easy” is their best received one so far), and sports a very convincing live show and noteworthy fan base - we experienced it directly when they packed Pianos at our 2014 CMJ show. They just unveiled this video for their second most popular single 'Centerfold.' You can catch them tonight with another Deli favorite: Buscabulla.

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