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July 2014
Talkative
"Hot Fruit Barbeque
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Whitnessing the growth of Portland punky psych-pop outfit, Talkative, over the years, has been an absolute pleasure. Each of their albums has a home in my music library and heart. Not to mention the dudes in the band are some of the finest gents among the Portland music community. I knew we'd be good buds from the first time I met guitarist/synth/vocalist Cody Berger in 2011, after my own band played a show at Kelly's Olympian, and I reluctantly let an intoxicated Cody, saying "hey man, I heard you like to smoke pot too, cool!" hop a ride back to the SE with me to shorten his walk home. 

Talkative's latest stoney efforts, Hot Fruit Barbeque, takes their raucous high energy sounds to new levels. And it's not just upscaled production. The album feels more purposeful than their previus work, each song commanding you to yield and listen or dance (I prefer to wiggle). Lead single "Rudy Huckleberry" will be left lingering in your ear as you try to recreate Berger's catchy but mostly unintelligible vocal hooks for the remainder of the day. Equally as catcy, "Snow Jobs" and "Hava Nagila" showcase the impressively explosive capabilities of Casunn Taft's drumming. The boys explore slightly more worldly rhythms and tones alongside their distorted guitars on "Gentrifuckation" for an overall excelent, bouncy, party track. 

Hot Fruit Barbeque easily falls at the top of my list of favorite albums in 2014. Listen here.

- Travis Leipzig


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Deli Austin 2013 issue is online!

Yo wonderful peoples!

The Deli's Austin 2013 issue is now online - with The Lone Bellow on the cover! They are playing City Winery tomorrow by the way (03.08).

You can read it (but you can't feel it) HERE. If you want to feel it you'll have to come to Austin during Music Week (March 12-17), we'll distribute 10k of these pocket rags between Downtown, the East Side and South Congress. 

See you there!

The Deli's Staff


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The Deli's UN/OFF Party (Friday 3/15 at 8pm - FREE): 
The Stone Foxes (SF) - Pearl and The Beard (NYC) - The Couch (Austin) - Friend Roulette (NYC) - André Obin (Boston) - Borrisokane (Austin) -Cultfever (NYC) - Cold Blood Club (NYC) - Fan Tan (NYC) + MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

The Deli's Hangover Hideout (a 3 day celebration of the therapeutic power of quality songwriting).

The Deli's Staff


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