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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 SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

New Small Professor LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

What happened to all the beautiful weather? Today has us feeling some kind of way. So we're just going to sit here and stare out the window while taking in the smooth beats from Small Professor's latest LP Mixed Jawns III. You should join us.


Free Download: "Dead End Got Plumbing" - Alan Ens

Art-popster Alan Ens (of Tongue Sculptors) has released a new song entitled “Dead End Got Plumbing.” Complimented by Josh Machiz on bass and Charlie Heim on drums, the song develops a pressure-elevating intensity, momentarily calmed via vocal harmonies. Its sprinting in a semi-violent dash, and still preserving a gliding feeling. You can stream and download the track for free below.

New Music Video: "Adventure Kids" - Teen Men

Teen Men’s self-titled debut LP is slated for release on June 9 via Bar/None Records. The quartet’s multimedia approach is apparent in the Meghan Doherty directed video for “Adventure Kids,” which employs a playful child-flavored enthusiasm while also executing an artistic point of view. Catch them next week at Johnny Brenda’s on May 26 & 27 when they open for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 10th Anniversary tour.


Shaking Through w/Pattern is Movement

Weathervane Music just shared its latest episode of Shaking Through, featuring art-pop duo Pattern is Movement recording its new track "Save Me." The group announced last month that after 13 years and 4 full-length albums, Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward would be going their separate ways. However, they do plan to do one final farewell tour this June, and will be releasing a new single via Joy Noise's 2015 Flexi Disc Series. Their last performance will take place on Saturday, June 20 in Philly at Johnny Brenda's.



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