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PREMIERE: White Bear Polar Tundra - "Sifter"

Blaring through Portland with the incredible grunge meets post-rock power that landed them as one of the top Portland bands of last year, White Bear Polar Tundra are back at it again with their sophomore album Filter the Noise and a new music video to go with it, for the album's first track "Sifter."

"Sifter" starts the album in a very expressive way, letting the force of Zein Hassanein's vocals ascend off of Nate Stoll's drumming while guitar riffs and bass lines from Patrick Beaulieu-Hardin and Ethan Bear act as the wings that carry this song to the next level. It's heavy yet not abrasive; a beauty in a biting package that jolts the listener into paying attention. The video for "Sifter" is just as captivating, allowing colorful effects and desert scenes to add to regency of the song, not detracting any attention from it.

Watch the video for "Sifter" below.





Debut So Totally Album Available for Streaming & Download

So Totally instantly won our hearts over with their debut single, "Zoetrope". And after taking a listen to their first album, a cheap close-up of heaven, we can't help but get excited about what the future holds for this fledgling shoegaze/indie-rock quartet. The band requested us to "play it loud and enjoy." Gladly! 





New Track: "FOAM" - Sun Airway

Sun Airway delighted listeners with their 2010 debut LP Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans), so much so that it earned them The Deli Philly's Artist of the Year honors. However, after their 2012 follow-up Soft Fall (Dead Oceans), from our talks with frontman Jon Barthmus, it sounded like he was ready to leave behind the life of a struggling musician on the road for a simpler one at home, after all he had already spent years fronting his previous band Vagrant Records' The A-Sides. Thankfully, it didn't mean that he completely stopped recording music. Though Barthmus would now prefer Sun Airway to be strictly a studio project, we are very excited to hear the first single, "FOAM" (below), from its upcoming release Heraldic Black Cherry, which is currently scheduled to be self-released early next year.





NYC's psych rockers Museyroom play at Mercury Lounge on 12/9

This past summer, three-piece band Museyroom released a psychedelic video for the song “Ranges” off the LP ‘Pearly Whites’. The track's edgy arrangement, with its quirky elements and droney ambience, lays out the groundwork for this video’s striking imagery: a woman strolls through a forest in winter time, immersed in a vivid musical journey that intertwines faded naturalistic scenes with color-bursting animation and visual effects that ebb, flow, and transform. Check it out down below and catch Museyroom live at the Mercury Lounge on December 9. -Ashley Muniz 

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best psych songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





New Track: "Trails" - Cayetana

Cayetana toured Down Under for the first time earlier this year with Melbourne trio Camp Cope. The ladies bonded on the road, which has led to plans for a joint 7" on hot pink and splattered color vinyl. The split release is due out on January 20 via Poison City Records, but you can take a listen to Cayetana's contemplative new single, "Trails," below. The Philly gals will also be performing at the First Unitarian Church on Saturday, February 18 with Lemuria (who are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Get Better) and Mikey Erg.

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