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September 2015
Advance Base
"Nephew In The Wild

To say an album "returns to form" seems to allude to something being off or missing or in a deformed state in previous releases. With the new album from Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth), Nephew In The Wild, it is more of a beautiful blending of two "forms". This album could have easily been the first Casiotone for the Painfully Alone album since 2009's Vs. Children. This is a clear return to the sound and storytelling of the Casiotone persona. The album's open track and lead single "Trisha Please Come Home" in the perfect example. Ashworth spins tales of the everyday but tinges of sadness. His stories are sweet and sad, and always fully realized. Musically, the album is filled with familiar sounds from an array of instruments; Electric pianos, drum kits, drum machines, autoharps, Omnichords, Optigans, Mellotrons. All of this, blending with Ashworth's skill, create a perfect late summer and early fall soundtrack.

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The Deli Philly's 7th Annual Anniversary Bash!!!

We're excited that The Deli Philly's 7th Annual Anniversary Bash will be taking place on Saturday, October 10 at PhilaMOCA so mark your calendars or do whatever you need to do on your phones to remember! Of course, we'll be supplying plenty of dope music with performances by hallucinogenic psych rockers The Orange Drop, darkwave, prom-pop trio Blood Sound, the cerebral indie pop of Hello Shark, and Suburban Living will be spinning rad tunes for us to get down to all night. It's on, people; LET'S GET WEIRD!

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!

The Deli Philly Takes Over Y-Not Radio This Wednesday at 11AM & 10PM!

We're about to celebrate The Deli Philly's 7th Anniversary this Saturday, October 10 at PhilaMOCA with The Orange Drop, Blood Sound, Hello Shark, and Suburban Living (DJ set). Y-Not Radio was nice enough to ask me to takeover its station and play some tracks from up-and-coming Philly artists that I've been listening to lately. You can tune in HERE to what I'll be spinning tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am and at 10pm (replay). And I hope to throwdown with you this weekend - much love! - Q.D. Tran


New Track: "Creeks and Moans" - Chelsea Sue Allen

Chelsea Sue Allen has a new record coming out this fall entitled Lonely Age, which is quite fitting with her sound exuding maturity, solemness and desolation. Just take a listen to her first single from the album, "Creeks and Moans." You can also experience her performing live this evening at The Fire along with Vilebred as the support for the kick-off of Cowmuddy's residency.


New Music Video: "Your Love is a Mystery" - Johnny Showcase

Absurdist funk/soul act Johnny Showcase has a new music video for his single "Your Love is a Mystery." It was directed by Bethany Ditnes and Brian Troy, and you'll find Philadelphia's Magic Gardens as most of the video's backdrop with a guest appearance by Isaiah Zagar. The track can be found on Johnny Showcase's new album The Octopus!, which is out today, and he'll be celebrating its surfacing at Underground Art's on Friday, October 16 with Minka and Miss Martha Graham Cracker.



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