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New The Tisburys EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Led by Tyler Asay, The Tisburys have a new EP, which they've titled Wax Nostalgic. Exuberant folk/Americana streams in loose, catchy bursts that hit a personal chord. Meshing a sense of the optimism that one often holds in memories and ideal hypotheticals, there’s a bright, bouncy tone that lifts one up but is countered by a sadness felt in real time. The Tisburys will be performing this evening upstairs at World Cafe Live, where they'll be joined by The 40th Parallel and Solars.





New Music Video: "Not Your Token" - Ramona

Deals, Deals, Deals!, the forthcoming album from Ramona, is scheduled to arrive on June 7 via Red Scare Industries. Directed by Ted Quann, the trio recently shared a new video for its lead single, “Not Your Token”. Agitation over a spilled beverage quickly transforms into a playful, competitive, pinball face off. And those matching/team jogging suits are stellar! Ramona will be performing next in Philly on Friday, June 21 at Kung Fu Necktie, opening for Teenage Bottlerocket, who they are currently accompanying on tour.

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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Eliza Bird

After listening to Eliza Bird, it isn’t very surprising to learn that the band’s name was inspired by grave stones in an old cemetery. There’s an inherent sadness in the vocals that seems to weigh heavily on the poetically obtuse lyrics, encouraging you to take a deep dive in search of the meaning behind each tale. The band, which consists of Devyn Luzniak, Jake Soojian, Peter Dampman, and Carson Hyde, “want to feel weird with you.” So check out their tunes below and our latest Featured Artist(s) interview HERE.  





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Eliza Bird

After listening to Eliza Bird, it isn’t very surprising to learn that the band’s name was inspired by grave stones in an old cemetery. There’s an inherent sadness in the vocals that seems to weigh heavily on the poetically obtuse lyrics, encouraging you to take a deep dive in search of the meaning behind each tale. The band, which consists of Devyn Luzniak, Jake Soojian, Peter Dampman, and Carson Hyde, “want to feel weird with you.” So check out their tunes below and our latest Featured Artist(s) interview below.  

The Deli: How did you start making music?

Eliza Bird: Many of us were longtime friends, and would jam, and mess around. So naturally, it started taking form into what it is now.

TD: Where did the name Eliza Bird come from?

EB: We were walking through a park, which we frequented throughout our high school years together. We stumbled upon an old cemetery, and were attracted to some graves stones by a force we cannot understand, nor explain (SPOoOKY). The names on which, we combined into our current name (Rebecca Bird, Eliza Essex)…and then we found Carson behind a tree.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

EB: Peaer, Horse Jumper of Love, Duster, The Obsessives, Primus, System of a Down, The Mars Volta, TTNG, Circa Survive, Paramore, Great Grandpa.

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

EB: Peaer, Horse Jumper of Love, Mannequin Pussy, The Most, Puzzle, Modest Mouse.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

Peter Dampman: The Front Bottoms, Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness – The Smashing Pumpkins.

Jake Soojian: Foghat, Guitar Hero 2 (PS2).

Devyn Luzniak: Selena Gomez, Brand New Eyes – Paramore.

Carson Hyde: Rise Against, The Neighborhoods – Blink 182.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

EB: It’s small, and you really get to know people. There are so many artists, and creators, which means more opportunities for collaboration.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

EB: It’s small, and you really get to know people… 

TD: What are your plans for 2019?

EB: We are planning on recording and releasing an EP, and hopefully just playing more shows around Philly.

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

EB: We got to play with The Obsessives at a small venue in West Philly in April. 

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

EB: Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese on an Everything Bagel from North Jersey. No Exceptions. 

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New The Obsessives Deluxe LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Lame-O Records recently released a deluxe version of The Obsessives's self-titled 2017 album. The expanded 24-song tracklist offers further insight into the band's earnestly emotive sound. Revisit the LP, and explore the previously unreleased pieces of the puzzle. The Obsessives will be performing at PhilaMOCA on Thursday, July 18, with Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Retirement Party.

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