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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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2014 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

LATEST NEWS: NEW ENGLAND READERS' POLL RESULTS! - TORONTO READERS' POLL RESULTS! - NASHVILLE READERS' POLL IS ON! - Los Angeles Open Submissions - NYC Indie Rock Open Submissions - PORTLAND READERS' POLL IS ON! - Nashville Open Submissions - NYC Garage Rock Open Submissions - KC READERS POLL RESULTS - Chicago Open Submissions - Portland Open Submissions - NYC Hip Hop + Other Open Submissions - SF BAY AREA READERS' POLL IS ON! - NYC Psych Rock Open Submissions - DC AREA READERS' POLL IS ON! - SF Bay Area Open Submissions - NYC Folk Rock/Americana Open Submissions.

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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 Space Drugs LP Available for Streaming & Download

As we prepare to trudge through the mess of winter, Space Drugs' debut LP, Black Dog Takes The Bait, could be a fitting soundtrack. The trio establishes a salty, gritty texture which is emotionally raw and agitated with instrumentation that is solemnly aloof yet prepared to get aggressive and smash something at any moment. Check it out for yourself in its entirety below!


New Video: "The Sunshine of Your Youth" (Live) - Cheerleader

Last October while local five-piece Cheerleader were up in New York at CMJ Music Marathon, they took a few moments to step in front of the cameras for Paste at Brooklyn's The Living Room to play the group's latest single "The Sunshine of Your Youth." The stripped-down performance of the intimately reflective song uses the comfortable elements of acoustic guitar and harmonized vocals, taking a look back while focusing on the here and now. As you ruminate, take a peek at the calendar where Cheerleader will be performing alongside The Wombats on April 23 at Union Transfer, which will be the kickoff to their nearly month-long tour.


New Music Video: "Chinatown" - Girlpool

Pop-punk duo Girlpool reveals a bit of a sensitive side for its former home, Los Angeles, in the group's latest music video, "Chinatown." The track is off the band's upcoming 7", which will be available on March 24 via Wichita Recordings. You'll find Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad performing next in Philly at PhilaMOCA on Tuesday, February 3 at the sold-out R5 show with Alex G and Teen Suicide. (Photo by Alice Baxley)



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