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April 2015
The Tame West
"The Tamed West EP

After a couple active years in the Portland music scene, this past March The Tamed West finally released a first piece of recorded music for listeners to enjoy in the form of a self-titled EP. Though short and sweet, The Tamed West EP boasts influential elements of early Surfer Blood and the late Gauntlet Hair with a heavy wash of reverb over simple yet dancable rhythms, thoughtful vocal melodies and twinkling guitar. The Tamed West claimed the fourth seat in The Deli Portland's 'Best Emerging Artist of 2014' poll, as voted by a jury of local music industry professionals and tastemakers as well as listeners alike. Keep an eye on The Tamed West in the coming years and expect great things. 

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Swim Ignorant Fire

New York's Rok Lok Records recently released the latest cassette from Swim Ignorant Fire (aka Stephen Holliger), Belly of the Whale. The release spans 30 minutes in three separate tracks, and is filled beautiful tones and moments. Holliger's music can best be described as ambient, and it is so easy to get lost in the incredible textures he creates.


The Oarsmen "Writing House"

The Oarsmen have released the first single, "First Flight" from their upcoming album Writing House. The album will be released by Tandem Shop on Sept 24th. The Oarsman is fronted by Marcus Maloney, formerly of Honest Engines and Many Places, and this is the follow-up to their debut ep Easel.


Katie Got Bandz "Drillary Clinton"

The much anticipated mixtape from Katie Got Bandz, Drillary Clinton, dropped today. The release features contributions from King L., GunPlay, Dreezy, and more.


Unicycle Loves You leaves Chicago for Brooklyn: Live at The Knit on 06.27

Notwithstanding the cost of... everything in NYC is stunningly high, one of the most broke demographic on the planet doesn't seem able to resist Brooklyn's charm. Yes we are talking about indie musicians. Chicago's lo fi pop trio Unicycle Loves You is one of the latest acts to join what's probably the biggest community of musicians on earth, and The Deli welcomes them to the borough. The band has released 3 albums while in their home town, and are readying their NYC debut - they'll be debuting songs from it at their upcoming show at The Knitting Factory on 06.27.


Chief Keef "Hobby"

If you are sitting in your office, eating a PB&J at your desk, wondering what kind of hobbies Chief Keef claims as his own; you are in luck. I'll give you a hint, drugs, cars, and money. Surprised? I was as well.

This downtempo, sleepy, cliché filled gem appears on the forthcoming "Almighty Sosa" mixtape.



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