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Blue Healer Goes to the Zoo in their Music Video for Luminescent Eyes

Dropping their official first music video, Blue Healer throws out a heater that feels so right to listen to on a warm summer day filled with swimming and partying with friends. They call their music, “pop with teeth,” meaning a mash of pop with a garage rock sound, and Blue Healer certainly delivers the bite with the video in question, which is for their track “Luminescent Eyes.”

Made up of members David Beck (bass, guitar and vocals), Bryan Mammel (keys and vocals) and Dees Stribling (drums and vocals), the trio’s chemistry is unquestionable, with a flawless playing style that meshes just so well and highlights the strengths that each brings to the table. Blue Healer feels fresh where other bands can seem like reheated leftovers, and they carry a sound similar to Local Natives infused with influences of Bob Dylan's songwriting style, but taking that sound past the limits set by other pop artists.

Blue Healer shows their fun side and brings the raw energy from their live shows to the “Luminescent Eyes” music video, which they shot in a VHS-style fashion at the San Antonio Zoo. They start the song by laying down shimmering guitar chords that then pair with an injection of sun-bleached synth, both of which together set the tone of a song that rolls with a slow melodic pace. Tranquil vocals meld with the instruments like two clouds colliding, and overall it makes for a refreshing song to listen to when you want to relax and let the sunshine wash over you. The lo-fi video of the band exploring the zoo on just that kind of sunny day works well to give you a sense of chilled out good times, and it makes a nice match for the song's summer vibe.

Watch the video below to get in on all the fun you’ve been missing out on, and keep your eyes peeled for their first album, releasing sometime this summer. It’s sure to be one of the records you’ll want on repeat for the hot days ahead.

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Andrew Conroy

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Video Premiere: Tired of Tomorrow (Nothing Documentary - Part III)

We absolutely LOVE documentaries. If you've been keeping up with your daily Deli news, then you've probably been following along, as we have, with Nothing on their journey to complete their forthcoming album Tired of Tomorrow, through its complementary six-part documentary, directed by Don Argott, who also brought us the highly informative The Art of the Steal. (BTW: Fuck The Barnes Foundation!) The grainy black & white footage in the first episode shows frontman Nicky Palermo taking you on a tour of his Philadelphia and inside Conshohocken's Studio 4, leading into part deux and the introduction of producer extraordinaire Will Yip and Collect Records head honcho and former Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly. It feels painfully awkward as you watch Rickly gush about Nothing and how he's bet the future of his label on the band. Not so spoiler alert, since this documentary is being released by the group's current label Relapse Records, and if you've been following the drama around Collect and its financial backer - dickhead and pharma bro Martin Shkreli, then you'll know why this episode is a bit hard to watch at times. We've been really enjoying the Tired of Tomorrow doc, and we're excited to announce that we've been asked to premiere the final four episodes of Nothing's tumultuous journey to release their new album, coming out May 13. In episode three, you'll find Yip and the band hard at work and play in the studio as the album's first track begins to take shape. Remember to tune back in to see and hear how the rest of Tired of Tomorrow unfolds; you definitely don't want to miss it!





ODDITY

ODDITY (formerly known as Fletcher) has released the first single, "Pressure's Gone", from their forthcoming LP Settle Down. The album will be self-released on June 24th.

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New(YC) Releases: Drowners, Psychic Ills, Donna Missal, Holly Miranda

Here's our usual, blurb-less recap of new music by not so emerging NYC artists from the last few weeks, enjoy! Pictured, Holly Miranda, who graced the cover of The Deli back in 2006 with her band The Jealous Girlfriends (7th issue of The Deli NYC) - she just landed a residency at Bushwick speak easy Hell Phone.





MUELKIK - HITTIN' UP THE BOVINE

Rock and/or roll from the Nation's Capital. Muelkik play a nice blend of different kinds of punk rock. I don't want to say "pop punk" and I'm not going to classify them as "hardcore" either. Their guitars rip and the vocals howl but they manage to do so in a way that leaves you hooked and wanting more. They could have definitely fit right in on the old Punk-O-Rama compilations from the 90s. I dig it. They have tunes available on their bandcamp page but better yet...go see them at Bovine Sex Club on Saturday with Wine Lips and Possum. - Kris Gies

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