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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.

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From the NYC's online music submissions: Let's Be Loveless

Anyone who remembers the ups and downs of The Jesus and Mary Chain must give Brooklyn's Let's Be Loveless a listen. The band is as fun as they are emotional, as intimate as they are arena rock. This is shoegaze for people who can't stand still (in this regard, listen to "Video Song" - streaming below).

Creating a swirling whirlwind under Abby Camaya's otherwise softly idyllic vocals, the band sounds large and entirely cozy at the same time. Tracks like the pleading 'Wake Up,' from their latest self-titled EP, will scarily make you think Abby's talking directly to you... but you've already woken up. This group has plenty of energy to spare. See them as new shows are soon to be announced in September. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


New Man Man LP Available for Streaming

Check out Man Man's new full-length album On Oni Pond streaming in its entirety over at Pitchfork Advance! The LP officially comes on September 10 via Anti-. Don't forget to RSVP HERE for their Free at Noon performance outside of 30th St. Station this Friday, Sept. 6.


Hop Along Co-Headline w/The Sidekicks at FUC Sept. 3

Local indie-rock outfit Hop Along is currently touring North America and Canada with Cleveland, Ohio’s The Sidekicks, who they’ve spent a recent stint in Europe with this past spring. Though they’ve been battling some van problems on the road, Hop Along will be more than ready to get the all-ages crowd into a sweaty frenzy in the basement of the First Unitarian Church tonight. They’ll also be armed with two new songs that they’ve been testing out on the road. Also joining the R5 and The Guild co-presented bill this evening will be Philly’s own Luther and Ma Jolie. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7pm, $10 - $12, All Ages - Alexis V. 


TONIGHT: NYC Issue #35 Launch Party: Celestial Shore, TEEN, Empress Of, Bueno at Silent Barn

Deli-rious Readers,

We have one of our best parties - like - EVER coming up tonight (09.13) at  The Silent Barn's stunning new Bushwick location, to celebrate The Deli NYC's issue 35 and also Celestial Shore's release of their album '10x' - as you may have noticed, the band is on the cover of the mag!

But that's not it, because three other truly fantastic NYC artists will be performing as well: TEENEmpress Of and Bueno!

Hope to see you there!


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RECAP - Our First Best Of Austin's Deli Magazine Showcase, 8/23/13 @ Club DeVille

The showcase was held inside to escape the heat (and light for those with laser shows!). Our musical lineup included: Ray Prim, Space Crazies, Mighty Mountain, Awkward Robot and Sour Bridges. To finish the night out we had a Costume Couture show by Mardi Gras designer, Hazel Mahony. And that was just the inside stage...

Outside, on Club DeVille's mainstage, we had LED lit hula hooping. By the entrance sat one of our sponsors, Garbo's Lobster Truck ATX, which sold out long before the night was over. Texas Music Water was flowing freely all around and Circle C sponsored us with their delicious BLUR brew. A video is in the works from the live interview corner we set up to chat with every performer following their set. I'll be posting the final edit soon, so be sure to check back.

As for what's next- I'm planning another event for the new year showcasing female fronted bands. And of course after that, there's always SXSW. Email thedeliaustin@gmail.com to get involved. Advertising and sponsorship inquiries can be sent to that email as well. Thank you again to our sponsors: The Good Music Club, TRCOA, Garbo's Lobster Truck, Texas Music Water, Circle C, The Flier Fairy, Unabashed Productions, Club DeVille and last but not least, CourtPie Photography for the great images. See you next time! -Written by Charise Sowells


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