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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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Tricycle Records Releases 3rd Annual Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation - 11/11

Influential San Francisco based record label, Tricycle Records has released the newest edition of their annual compilation. The label's 3rd annual 'Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation' is a collection of 16 tracks and highlights local Bay Area artists like Odd Owl, Happy Fangs, Sioux City Kid, Kitten Grenade and more. You can download this awesome compilation for FREE at the Tricycle Records website on November 11th.

Also, you're going to want to attend the official compilation release show on November 13th at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall. The show's line up will include: The Hot Toddies, The Tambo Rays, Kill Moi and Odd Owl! This will be a night to remember, so make sure you make it out to this event! -jordannah elizabeth

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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


The Deli's Official CMJ 2013 Music Marathon Showcases

Deli Readers

We can finally announce The Deli's Official CMJ Music Marathon 2013 Showcases! The lineups are not 100% finalized - in particular the one for the Friday 10.18 shows at Pianos, we'll posts updates soon.

As promised, we booked a few artists from the more than 850 online submissions. These bands are Steffaloo (LA), Loveskills (NYC), Walking Shapes (NYC), Howth (NYC), Dead Stars (NYC) and Goste (NYC).

FULL SCHEDULE HERE

The Deli's Staff


Breakdown Valentine Releases New Album and Plays Release Party at Rickshaw Shop TONIGHT! - 9/26

The talented, female fronted - psychedelic, shoegaze experimental rock band, Breakdown Valentine is releasing their new EP, Beautiful Distraction today. We're really into what Olivia Barchard is doing with her new music project (with guitarist Allen Davis and new drummer Andres Lopez), and we completely implore you to check out the band's album release event at Rickshaw Shop TONIGHT. Supporting bands, Flaamingos and I Am Animal will bring a heady and sensual atmosphere to the night's celebratory event. 

Breakdown Valentine is a great sounding, succinctly beautiful, heavy live band. Their use of reverb and washed out guitar tones and synths along with live drums makes for a thick and sexy sonic experience. Barchard's voice is elegant and professional. Make sure you make it out to the Rickshaw Shop to support this new and hardworking local band. -jordannah elizabeth


Oceanography Warships and Magic Fight at the Elbo Room Tomorrow Night - 9/24

The Elbo Room is showcasing a strong and enticing line up tomorrow night. Popular local band, Oceanography will be headlining a night of underground indie rock. The new intense experimental rock wonder duo, Magic Fight and Los Angeles indie pop band, Warships will be supporting them, making this a bill a well curated line up. All the bands have really smooth and emotive, experimental and alternative styles. They will all flow really well together. If you're into great music without too much ego or pretention, make sure you catch this show. These bands are great at what they do.

You can find more info and RSVP to this event here.

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Summer 2013, NYC Issue #35
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