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Chanti Darling at the Holocene

Chanti Darling, the disco prodigy of Portland, released his much-acclaimed debut album RNB Vol.1 this past August. If you’re one of the many people who’s been waiting with anticipation to see it live, boy do I have good news for you. Chanti Darling is going to be at the Holocene October 11th, this Thursday. Don’t miss this chance to dance the night away to Darling’s wonderfully hypnotic rhythms.

You can read The Deli’s previous coverage of RNB Vol.1  here.

  -By Nick Hartman





TOPAZ "Tender"

TOPAZ recently released the first single, “Tender”, from his forthcoming LP, High Society. This is the lush indie pop of Zack Johnson, and High Society will be his sophomore LP and the follow-up to 2017’s Faux Linear.





Deaf Poets release raw & riotous EP at Alphaville 10.27

New York City band Deaf Poets recently released a new addition to their discography with new EP Change and Bloom. The new collection may contain less material than their previous full-length records, but it certainly does not make less of an impact. Building on their core sound of heavy, distorted guitars, the tracks hit with a wall of dialed-up noise that blends classic rock and 60s psych influences with a modern, hard hitting twist. Their sound leans on their raucous drums and vocals, forging a style that is carefully produced but executed with grungy, carefree aggression. Do not, however, mistake this group’s recklessness with thoughtlessness. After their relocation from Miami back to their NYC roots, their need to produce a new path for themselves carried enlightened ideas of progression and self-discovery into their latest work.  Tracks like “Change and Bloom” and “Cigarette” give a look into this band’s continual development, and a listen into the inner torment of feeling displaced and confined – but for these guys, there’s no better therapy than getting on stage and causing a sonic riot.  If that's up your alley, check out Deaf Poets’ release show at Brooklyn’s Alphaville on 10.27. -Rebecca Carroll 





New Barney Cortez EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Although the new EP from Barney Cortez is titled Pretty Thin, that isn’t because it lacks depth. There’s a rollicking, infectious, let-loose aspect, with melodic, alt-country, silky, soulful introspection. Crisp, composed tracks feel at home in their own skin, and adhere so that you’ll catch yourself humming them as you work through the day. It's a diverse sampling, hitting on an array of aspects yet fitting together in a pleasant, compact package. (Photo by Michael Zallie)





Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney plays solo at Union Pool on 10.19

After twelve years on tour with folk-rock outfit Lake Street Dive, former bassist Bridget Kearney made a rapid transition into a self-made singer/songwriter, initiated by the speedy release of her debut single, “Won’t Let You Down.” This title also serves as the name of her first full-length LP, released in March 2017. Though slower tracks such as “Love Doctor” and "Nothing Does It” give glimpses of her previous group’s rootsy leanings, Bridget’s new sound primarily adheres to the glimmering and catchy traits of indie pop. Songs like “So Long” and “Who Are We Kidding” provide a nonchalant atmosphere to this record and pull her bright energy down to a more relaxed level. The echoey effect she applies to her gorgeous melodies combined with the tracks' pleasant instrumental landscape gives this collection an enticing, almost seductive feel. You can catch Bridget Kearney playing Union Pool on October 19, and stream her debut album Won’t Let You Down on Bandcamp.

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