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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!

Krust Toons: "Ziggy Starkrust" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "Ziggy Starkrust" by Teddy Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.


Debut Thin Lips EP Available for Streaming

Here's some more good news from former Dangerous Ponies members. Thin Lips just shared their debut EP Divorce Year, which will be officially released on May 5 via Seagreen Records. You can now stream the four-track record in its entirety at Brooklyn Vegan, and catch them on tour in the Northeast next month with Hop Along.


The Weaks Record Release Show at PhilaMOCA April 27

When Philly's The Weaks, started by former Dangerous Ponies Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, first hit the local music scene, they brought along pissed off power pop-punk with charged guitar pedals and accusing lyrics from their four-song EP The World is A Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and I Want to Die. On their latest and first full-length release, Bad Year, they’ve come into a sound that has more of a garage-rock quality, with an appreciated Weezer influence and an obvious Nirvana fascination (with song titles like “Nevermind” and "Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia"). The record plays with the same kind of dark humor as their debut EP with lines like “so much shit we’re gonna need two fans” (from “Dysania”), but with more of a distinct sound, as the band has evolved into a four-piece. They’ll be celebrating the release of their new LP, available via Lame-O Records, tonight at PhilaMOCA. Also along for the ride will be Three Man Cannon, APE!, and Florida's Buffalo Buffalo. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Jessica Flynn) - Emily DiCicco


New Music Video: "Hold On, Here We Go" - STS x rjd2

It's Monday, and we could all use something to kick us into gear. Here's a new music video from rjd2 x STS for the track "Hold On, Here We Go" that recently premiered over at Vice. It was directed by Pat Murray, and will appear on the duo's forthcoming album STS x rjd2, due out May 5 via RJ's ELectrical Connections.



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