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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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Oozing Wound

The local thrash trio Oozing Wound are celebrating the release of their new album Retrash at Empty Bottle on October 24th. The album is being released by Thrill Jockey and according to the label website the album is for "people who have no faith in melody and happiness".

The show on Oct 24th will also feature The Body, Running, and Toupee and should be an amazingly noisy time.


Elle Casazza @ Elbo Room

Elle Casazza released her debut EP, For Your Pleasure, earlier this year and has recently released a video for the title track. Casazza blends the classic jazz vocal style of a Ella Fitzgerald with a bit of the swing from a nostalgia driven band like Squirrel Nut Zippers, and a touch of Zoey Deschanel quirk and pop.

You can catch Elle Casazza at Elbo Room on Oct. 17th


The Humminbird "Beyond The Orchard"

The Humminbird is the musical project of experimental photographer, writer, musician, Muyassar Kurdi. She released her new album Beyond The Orchard over the weekend with a show a Permanent Records. The 6 track released is simply and elegantly Kurdi and her autoharp. The album is beautiful, meditative, and inventively unique.

You can catch The Humminbird at Constellation on Nov. 22nd and at Empty Bottle on Dec 8th.


Fall 2013. NYC Issue #36 (CMJ)
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Deli Issue #36 is out! CMJ 2013, Wilsen, Drowners + more!

Oy musical people!

The Deli NYC's 36th issue infested the streets of NYC yesterday (Wed 10.09), look for a physical copy in venues/rehearsal studios/music instrument stores, or read it online HERE!

The Deli's Staff



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