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August 2014
Dead Native
"Dead Native

Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.

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The Deli's New DIY Show Listings - courtesy of Rukkus.com!

Musicians and Music Fans,

BIG NEWS! The Deli and Rukkus.com have partnered to create a new version of our DIY show listings (this links to the NYC listings), which allow artists and show organizers to promote their shows directly on the home pages of The Deli's 12 regional blogs - and beyond, since Rukkus covers the entire US territory!

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David Thomas Jones releases single from solo project

I realize how much of a hipster this is going to make me sound like, but David Thomas Jones is the best new indie act off the block and he hasn’t even released an album yet. I know, I KNOW. But Jones’ new single “Our Lives” and his wide accretion of musical projects is well worth the premature praise and, more importantly, your time. While being the front man for the immensely entertaining and immensely lo-fi band Watch Out For Rockets, Jones has played drums for The Murdocks, played bass for Scan Hopper, and is currently co-producing Les Rav’s fourth record. Such a hardworking and talented individual should not go unnoticed. His new single sounds like The Talking Heads mixed with The Drums - if only David Byrne weren’t so disappointed with humanity in general. Its rhythm is energetic and the backup vocals are charming to say the least. Jones has shown that the typical indie dance song doesn’t have to be maddeningly unintelligent. - Taylor Browne


Language Room Return Home on 8/4 For Gig @ ND

Austin based Indie/Alt band Language Room self-released their newest EP, Skin & Heart & Lungs, earlier this year. With the help of their fans on Kickstarter, they raised enough money to go into the studio with mega-producer Dwight Baker and I think the results show for themselves. With another successful Kickstarter campaign, they raised enough money to get a tour underway and they will be coming back home to Austin, Texas on 8/4 for a set at ND. These guys have worked hard and done it the right way. They deserve all your support on that night. Plus, why wouldn’t you want to see this live?


The Rocketboys Release Their First Video

The Rocketboys have released their first music video and it is surely worth the anticipation. With the overlying theme of the distance traveled in life, whether it be the tour the Rocketboys are chronicling on screen or the song’s lyrics, about coming to terms with the distance that grows in between people, these guys really hit the head on the nail with this one. It is never a bad thing in a music video when the song is good enough to stay interesting for 4 minutes with no video, and the same goes for the video without the song…when combined though, they expertly complement each other. Check this one out!


Red 7 meets Austin Experimental Blues Rockers Headdress in 9 Days

 I am extremely interested in the combining of the unordinary recently. Headdress does it for me. Blues as traditional as it’s served with a twist of experimental on the top. They kind of sound like Radiohead covering John Lee Hooker but it is done about as smoothly as it possibly could be. About as smooth as the drink Thom Yorke and the late Mr. Hooker would deserve for pulling something like this off. On Saturday August 4th, come to Red 7 to hear the tune posted bellow, on top of everything else Headdress has to offer, and maybe even that cover of The Doors’ hit The End they have been known to rock from time to time.


Wild Moccasins take on Mohawk next Tuesday, July 31st

Yes, I am aware they are from Houston. Yes, I am aware that this song came out in 2010. Now that we got that out of the way, let me take my remaining 67-ish words to praise one of my favorite Texas indie-pop acts around, Wild Moccasins. It seems less and less frequent these days that bands are willing to touch the line between eclectic and a good time. Self-indulgent 7 minute tracks featuring a banjo, a bongo and a soprano cover one, the other is taken care of by trying to relive the ‘70s. Wild Moccasins do neither, but make you want to dance to artistically interesting music. And that should be enough to come check them out here in Austin on July 31st at Mohawk.


Austin natives Wild Child line up 3 Texas Shows for August

 Rarely do you find two singers whose voices complement each other like those of Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson. I could now write a rambling list of metaphors comparing their vocals in Wild Child to about 1500 other things that go well together, but I could also not do that. No metaphors needed, listen to one of their tracks and you will get exactly what I’m talking about. Voices like those backed by some of the folkiest indie rock or indiest folk rock (can’t quite figure it out) around are worth checking out on August 8th at Zilker Park (w/ The Eastern Sea), August 10th at The Black Heart (w/ Shakey Graves) or trucking it over to Houston on the 17th (w/ New York City Queens and Sour Notes) for.




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