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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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New Video: Audiotree Live - Young Statues

On their way through Chicago, Young Statues stopped in at Audiotree to record a live session. The set features a solid sampling of The Flatlands Are Your Friend including: “Natives,” “Run The River Dry,” “Flood,” “No Shadow,” “Flatlands (pt. 2)” and “Strangers In a Dream.” Enjoy the earnest tunes, which manipulate textures, developing a more immediate ambiance in the process. View the session, and grab two additional songs “Half Light” and “Spacism” by purchasing the download.


Footwerk wins the Best of DC Area 2014's Readers' Poll for Emerging Artists

Deli Readers,

The Deli DC Area's Best of 2014 Readers and Fans' Poll for local emerging artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees.

Here is the top ten, and streaming track of the top four bands - which we congratulate!

1. Footwerk


2. Peoples Blues of Richmond


3.  Vexine


4.  The Walking Sticks


Here's this poll's top 10 chart, full results can be found here.

 Footwerk 855 
 Peoples Blues of Richmond  522
 Vexine  114
 The Walking Sticks  104
 Party Like It's  72
 Sleepwalkers  51
 Sean Barna  37
 Walk The Plank  32
 Fortress  31
 The Cowards Choir 28 

Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include details about the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging DC Area Artist of 2014.

The Deli's Staff

Flocks and the Lookout

The husband and wife duo of Austin and Hannah Massey (aka Flocks and the Lookout) have new album being released this week called Hills and Valleys. The alt-folk recently recorded a live session at Greenville College in which they performed their new track "Wake Up".


Goste releases "Eugene EP" + plays tomorrow (01.30) at Rocwood

After touring extensively the US and Europe in support of last year's album "Deleted Scenes," Brooklyn based solo electronic artist, Goste (aka Owen Ross), is already promoting a new release, entitled "Eugene EP." Lead single "Loaded Like a Pistol" (streaming below) is a darkwave track featuring Goste's raspy vocals, that bring shape and character to the entrancing minimalistic track. You can catch Goste live in NYC tomorrow night (01.30) at Rockwood in Brooklyn next weekend (02/07) at Bar Matchless. - Jordannah Elizabeth


Immerse Yourself in Mo Lowda & The Humble at Ardmore Music Hall Jan. 29

Let's develop a groove. Letting the bass bob, the drums snap their way back in line, and the guitar picks its place to drift in, all the while the vocals encompass that soulful personal funk. Now, submerge yourself in that groove allowing it to evolve and roll with the tide. Immerse yourself in the flowing tunes of Mo Lowda & The Humble opening this evening for Rusted Root at Ardmore Music Hall. This trio has a well-hone grasp of what locking in means, and while it's easy to let that sound melodically wash over you, stay alert because that relaxed, subconscious sway has an underling power, which boils below the surface only to reveal itself when the group inevitably turns up the heat. Tonight, Mo Lowda & The Humble set the table for the percussive jam vets Rusted Root. Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave. (Ardmore, PA), 8:30pm, $25, 21+ - Michael Colavita



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