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Samuel Sandoval releases poetic 'Tupper' EP

The most recent release by Samuel Sandoval, the singer-songwriter from Meriden, Connecticut, Tupper (streaming below) is meant to be read almost as much as it is meant to be listened to. Take for example the opening line of “Philly, City of Brotherly Love” (“I knew they were rich by the way they left their plates on the table”) which uses simplicity to snap a cultural criticism into place. Sandoval’s sharp wit, colored by his experimental folk-leaning arrangements, interrogates, but it also soothes. The whispers are just as important as the shouts, a balance that is curated earnestly by Sandoval’s hand. - Lilly Milman, photo by Zack Gomez

Indie rock band Harvey Trisdale share bittersweet new track "Baby"

Harvey Trisdale have bloomed all the way from Ohio and planted their self-titled roots in LA. One thing the four-piece and I have in common is that we both hail from small towns, except they used their boredom and lack of activities to become talented musicians while I now write about them. Fast-forward through hours of jam sessions, writing blocks and multi-instrumental practicing, the band landed at Silver Lake Lounge on July 20 to celebrate all of their hard work. Before releasing their debut self-titled album, All Things Go, they leaked the single “Baby.” Packed with dreamy vocals, indie-pop vibes, and beautiful guitar strums to break your heart, Harvey Trisdale sings the soundtrack to my current love life. “Baby” is a short and bittersweet song with lyrics that will empty your tissue box, but the mesmerizing lyrics only last about 2 minutes before they serenade us with instrumentals that put the “Top 10” artists argument to rest.

Harvey Trisdale have no upcoming shows, but you can follow them on social media to stay up to date on new releases and future shows. - Kayla Hay

A Deli Premiere: Plastic Waves share single “Drift” + play Elsewhere on 8/3

After making the move to Brooklyn, former Deli New England-featured artist of the month Plastic Waves premieres brand new single “Drift” here today. Relying purely on electronic instruments, the track features verses supported by modulating synths and slap-back percussion. While an initial impression might elicit comparisons to the 80's and 90's sound of bands like Depeche Mode, OMD or even Gary Numan, a more soulful and emotional quality emerges within the bridge and chorus. “I don't want to fight it, but don't get excited if you feel it too” leads into a lush cascade of melding voices and synths. The chorus takes it one step further with buzzing, elevating melody lines between the vocal refrain “can't seem to find another - cause I won't take any others - you pull me right back into it - and I don't know how you do it.” Don't miss Plastic Waves' live performance at Elsewhere Zone One in Brooklyn this Friday, 8/3. - Dave Cromwell

Inho "Lightning Days"

Inho creates music that is being called “Mystic Folk”, but that might describe how otherworldly and beautiful his music actually is. On his debut album, Lightning Days, he blends elements of folk, chamber pop, and ambient music to create something between Dead Can Dance and Phosphorescent.

Below is the video for the album’s lead single, “Laruga Rain”.


New Track: "Grow into a Ghost" - Swearin'

Swearin’ is back, with their forthcoming album, Fall Into The Sun, scheduled for release on October 5 via Merge. Its first single, “Grow into a Ghost,” gradually opens amid the buzz of power chords. While the smattering thump of backend, a cleaner guitar riff forges a path for Allison Crutchfield to step forward, leaving remnants of the past behind. A composed confidence is apparent as the rough edges push on the perimeter, giving way to a sense of clarity. You can catch Swearin’ at the First Unitarian Church on Wednesday, October 10, with Empath, who will be joining them on a week-long run.


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