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PREMIERE: On Drugs - "Chain Smoke"

 "Hi mom, I'm on drugs." 

This is a sentiment that mothers of yesteryear would've shed a few tears over, but modern ones are probably expecting to hear it at some point or another. We're all on drugs. Drinking, smoking and pill popping are a common modus operandi for the current millenial generation battling with severe depression, anxiety, confusion and a distrust for the world around them. There's also general struggle with self confidence among modern youth. Laid back trio On Drugs have figured out a way to express all of this is an enjoyable, easy-on-the-ears package. That package is their newest song and video called "Chain Smoke."

Basically like a contemporary take on the old Zoloft commercials, the video for "Chain Smoke" displays sadness masked by cute animation. As "You don't really care about me/You're just a pseudo human being" echoes, a lonely introspection rushes over the cartoon character's face. That feeling resonates with the viewer as "I'm gonna chain smoke cigarettes/I'm gonna binge drink my 40/I'm gonna get high with all your pets/They don't ask me questions" goes on to be sang. This is probably one of the most relatable lines of the summertime and we're just getting started.

"Chain Smoke" comes off of On Drugs' upcoming debut full length Stay Yuck on Postmark Records. Catch them next week at Dante's with Malt Lizard and Hands In, or at their record release show later this month with Fire Nuns, Nick Normal and Donkey Lips





Val Bauer returns with first show of the season

Val Bauer makes the type of tunes that take us back to the good ol' days.

His style of songwriting is fully expressive and filled with emotion, calling back to a sonic execution like that of alt-Americana Ryan Adams and OG emo kids Saves the Day. His nostaligia rock even includes elements of pop punk, as heard on his most recent EP Malaise. Since Bauer's songs are heavily rife with strong feelings, it's just the kind of sound we need to ease us through this painfully slow change in weather.

See Val Bauer performing songs off Malaise and more tonight at the Firkin Tavern with Fire Nuns and Black Fruit. The show starts at 7pm, for free!





Fire Nuns prove they're a fire band

We're not sure what you're sleeping on if you haven't heard of Fire Nuns yet. Their debut album, Dad, Jr., came out back in 2013 and has served as the provenance for what has only so far proven to be an unending stream of successes. Now three studio/house releases and a live recording of their KPSU set deep, the boys are finishing up a slew of performances to record some new material.

It's not exactly definite exactly when or what we'll be seeing from Fire Nuns, but if it's anything like the Ty Segall meets the Orwells styled crop they've droppd so far, it'll definitely be a delight. Their self titled release from March was full of banger cuts that traverse a specturm of distinct punk to a fuzzy blur of addicting garage.

Fire Nuns last played the Woodstock! mini fest at the Convent on the 4th of July and we're not sure when their next show is, but make it a point to see them live. Congrats on being the newest Artists of the Month, boys!

Check out the recording of their live KPSU set below and enjoy your new favorite band.





Stream Husky Boys' Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud

Current Deli Portland Artist of the Month nominees Husky Boys are about to drop one of the hottest albums to come out of Portland this year. Next week, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud, the boys' debut, is coming out just before their tour of the eastern states. 

They're having a joint album release/tour kickoff show June 30th at Valentines along with fellow poll noms Fire Nuns, Robot Boy and Casual Boyfriend.

As a special treat to all you Deli fans, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud is streaming on the site a week early. Peep the Husky Boys' tour dates below while you jam out to their debut! 

HUSKY BOYS TOUR DATES
7/3 Minneapolis, MN - Rathole
7/4 Chicago, IL - Flood House
7/5 Cleveland, OH - Maple Lanes
7/6 Philadelphia, PA - The Storefront
7/7 Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
7/8 TBA
7/9 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
7/10 Greensboro, NC - House Show
7/11 Atlanta, GA - The Sewing Room
7/12  Nashville, TN - Queen Ave
7/13 TBA
7/14 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
7/15 Denver, CO - Goosetown Tavern
  

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