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Drowned in Sound: Chandos - Rats in Your Bed

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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Listen to Secret Club's New Track "Why Can't Friends Just Kiss on the Lips Sometimes?"

Secret Club just sent their song "Why Can't Friends Just Kiss on the Lips Sometimes?" into the world last week, just in time to fall into ironic lockstep with Valentine's Day. It's a heavy, psycho-surf track that the trio grinds through with just enough sleaziness to give it some flavor. There's a definitely a strain of frustration in vocalist AJ Babcock's voice as he sings "who makes the rules?" in the breakdown. This is the first single from their upcoming debut album. There's no release date yet, but the band has been busy playing gigs around Nashville, and have a big show on February 25th at 12th and Porter. Check out their website, and, if you REALLY dig them, visit their amazing fan site. -Terra James-Jura 

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Show Alert: Easy Roscoe Album Release Show at Grimey's 2.19

We covered Easy Roscoe when their album first hit earlier in January. "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'" is a high-spirited album that had a surprising amount of depth beneath it's pop surface. Well, the band is going to be at Grimey's this Thursday for a free album release show. Come out early (6pm) to see the band crank out a few numbers like "Learn to Laugh," then stick around to pick up their debut album. In case you miss Thursday's show, Easy Roscoe has a solid block of March dates coming up: Exit/In 3/9, Soulshine Pizza 3/11, and The End 3/17. Check out website for announcements and the full rundown of their spring shows. -Terra James-Jura

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Great Peacock Announce New Album "Making Ghosts" 5.12

Great Peacock announced the May 12th release of their full-length debut album "Making Ghosts" a few days ago, and accompanied the news with a fresh single, "Broken-Hearted Fool." The track has been a standby in their live sets, and carries such a classic edge to it that a casual listener might wonder what Wilco song the crew is covering. "Making Ghosts" will be releases via This is American Music, putting Great Peacock in the company of other Southern greats like Caleb Caudle, Fire Mountain, and The District Attorneys. We've been longtime fans to this bro-folk outfit and their ability to make us misty by way of one pefectly placed slide on the lap steel. You can see if they grab you by the same sort of feels by checking them out at The 5-Spot on February 27th. Commence the countown to May 12th! -Terra James-Jura

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Best of Nashville 2014 for Emerging Artists, FINAL RESULTS: 1. ELEL, 2. BASECAMP, 3. Wings of Apollo

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging Nashville Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to ELEL for winning The Deli NASHVILLE's Artist of the year! The new Mom + Pop signees are poised to release their debut EP into the world on March 3rd. The 8-piece supergroup dish out some big, world-flavored indie pop, and their live show can be classified as one of the happiest places on earth. If you haven't heard "40 Watt" yet, then for Chrissakes, here it is!

Electronic collaborators BASECAMP came in second. The trio have been building a following of their emotionally-charged, sparsely-produced music for the past few years. They recently have announced "Gradient" a live concert/dance series of all original music with local dance troupe Found Movement Group. More details and tickets are available HERE.

Wings of Apollo came in third in the overall vote in addition to sweeping our Reader's Choice Poll. The trio released their epic "By Force" EP earlier in 2014, and are channeling their heavy metal talents into a new album this year.

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of Nashville scene experts (our jury is listed under the chart) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtleties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music Nashville produced in the year 2014, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2014 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST  
J
OS
R
TOT
 
1
ELEL  
7
 
0
7
2
BASECAMP  
5
 
0.017
5.017
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3
Wings of Apollo  
3
 
2
5
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4
Tetherball  
4
 
0.006
4.006
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5
Chrome Pony  
3
1
0.003
4.003
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6
Jawws  
4
 
0.001
4.001
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7
Bentley Caldwell  
2
 
1.5
3.5
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8
Goodbye June  
3
 
0.5
3.5
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9
Anthony Adams & the Night Owls  
3
 
0.059
3.059
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10
All Them Witches  
3
 
0.01
3.01
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11
Gold Dash  
3
 
0.009
3.009
12
Creature Comfort  
3
 
0.007
3.007
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13
Music Band  
3
 
0.003
3.003
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14
Steelism  
3
 
0.003
3.003
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15
The Future  
3
 
0.003
3.003
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16
Gunther Doug  
 
3
0.002
3.002
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17
Sol Cat  
3
 
0.002
3.002
18
Turbo Fruits  
3
 
0.002
3.002
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19
Bully  
3
 
0.001
3.001
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20
Chessboxer  
3
 
0.001
3.001
icon
21
The Dead Deads  
2
 
1
3
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22
Jung Youth  
3
 
0
3
23
Forlorn Stranger  
2
 
0.066
2.066
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24
David Newbould  
2
 
0.026
2.026
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25
Red Wine Hangover  
2
 
0.022
2.022
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26
The Lees of Memory  
2
 
0.021
2.021
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27
Tower Defense  
2
 
0.011
2.011
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28
Vinyl Thief  
 
2
0.007
2.007
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29
BZRK  
2
 
0.004
2.004
icon
30
Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes  
2
 
0.003
2.003
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31
Thelma and the Sleaze  
2
 
0.003
2.003
icon
32
Shy Guy  
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
33
Natural Child  
2
 
0.001
2.001
icon
34
Tristen  
2
 
0.001
2.001
icon
35
Evan P. Donahue  
2
 
0
2
icon
36
The Harmaleighs  
 
1.5
0.034
1.534
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37
I'm an Island  
 
1
0.5
1.5
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38
Chalaxy  
1
 
0.068
1.068
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39
Thom Donovan  
1
 
0.067
1.067
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40
Smooth Hound Smith  
 
1
0.047
1.047
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41
Kim Logan  
1
 
0.038
1.038
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42
Year of October  
1
 
0.032
1.032
icon
43
The Tip  
1
 
0.03
1.03
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44
Charlie Whitten  
1
 
0.029
1.029
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45
The Cold Stares  
1
 
0.022
1.022
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46
Linear Downfall  
1
 
0.015
1.015
icon
47
The Cunning  
 
1
0.015
1.015
icon
48
Brandon Calhoun  
1
 
0.008
1.008
icon
49
Moseley  
1
 
0.007
1.007
icon
50
Forest of Tygers  
1
 
0.004
1.004
icon
51
Ranch Ghost  
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
52
Honey Locust  
1
 
0.002
1.002
icon
53
Deep Fried 5  
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
54
Quichenight  
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
55
RIcHIE  
1
 
0.001
1.001
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Jurors List: Mike Grimes (Grimey's) Grimey's Staff, Matt Hall (No Country for New Nashville), Jesse Baker (Exit/In) Wes Davenport (Echo Avenue), Stephen Tragdser (Nashville Scene) Andy Herrin (102.9 The Buzz), Jay Gregory (Sad Spaceman Productions), Jeremy MaCanulty (2 Jung 2 Dye), Robert Bragdon (Break on a Cloud), Michael Eades (We Own This Town), Seth Lowe (Cannery Row), Tyler Walker (Queen Art Collective), Staff (Sofar Sounds Nashville), Amber Davis (photographer), Jason Piffer (Do615), Jared and Kristyn Corder (East Nashville Underground), David Oakleaf (The Building), Terra James-Jura (Deli Nashville)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff

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The Deli Nashville and Kelly Ruth Present: The Last Chance Dance 2.27

Block off your calendars: we're super excited to be part of this event. The Deli Nashville is teaming up with Kelly Ruth to present The Last Chance Dance, a pop-up show at Lucky Bamboo (5855 Charlotte Pike, right next to K&S Market.) Yes, we are taking over this unassuming and tastefully appointed China bistro to put on a post-Valentine's Day soiree! The evening's lineup includes the ethereal Kelly Ruth, folk-popster Korby Lenker, the ageless rock of duo Twiggs, and brand-new Plowboy Records signees Blackfoot Gypsies, with DJ AyDamn in between sets and Luke Watson of LOL Nashville emceeing the whole shebang. We're also raffling prizes from Walker Jewelrey, Pinewood Social and Sack of Cats (to name a few) and auctioning off dates with willing band members, so Lucky Bamboo is the place to be if you're feeling lucky! Cover is $10 and the event is BYOB. The show starts at 8pm, though there's no reason not to show up early and get share a hot pot with your sweetie! -Terra James-Jura

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