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The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 1/19-1/22

Well the New Year continues with one thoroughly busy week for shows. Here are a few selections.

Tomorrow head out to Bottom of the Hill to see Young Prisms kick off their tour with Melted Toys. They will be playing with Speculator, 9pm.

Thursday at Cafe Du Nord Worker Bee will be headlining an all local show with Sleeptalks, Nick Reinhart, and new favorites Sunbeam Rd, 8pm.  Apparently they made a promo video for the show.  A first?

Friday Yours Truly and Terror Eyes will be presenting an interesting part film part live music event at the Common. With screenings of unreleased footage from both blogs, performances by Religious Girls and Appetite, and the promise of free beer this is not an event to be missed, 8:30.

However if film screenings aren't your thing, up at the Hemlock, the same evening, Man/Miracle will be playing with Butterfly Bones and Elephant & Castle, 9:30.

Finally, Saturday back out at Bottom of the Hill Jake Mann & The Upper Hand will be celebrating their CD release with Grand Lake and il gato, 9pm.

 

-Ada Lann

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EULOGIES "Tear The Fences Down" out today

 

About two years ago, Peter Walker of Eulogies experienced a tragedy that most of us will hopefully never have to endure...his best friend's 4 year old son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. "Tear The Fences Down" is an album all about the pain, suffering, and eventually acceptance of a special young boy being taken away too soon, but living on forever through the hearts of his loved ones. "After what happened in July of 2009 my emotions–my heart–my life–were all blown to smithereens. It took months to untangle my insides to the point that I could sit down with a pencil and a guitar and confront what I had been through, but when I did I began to see the light again after more than a year of deep-rooted torment. These songs became my lifeline. this is a diary of the trauma of war, and ultimately a way out of those horrific depths", said Walker.

What sets "Tear The Fences Down" apart from most albums telling a painful story, is the fact that it still manages to have a positive feel overall. Perhaps that was the point...the light at the end of a tunnel, and the fact that we all must find a way to deal with the things that life heaves our way, as unprepared as we might be. As Charles Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”. The songs are full of deep, whole-hearted lyrics and soothing melodies. "Intimate Debris" is a song about love, friendship, and staying by each other's side...with cascading guitars and lightly crashing cymbals. The song  "Separate Heart" is about separating the mind from emotions and feelings, with heavy drum beats and the words, "I want to surrender, but I don't know how". "Little Bombs" is perhaps the darkest track, with transitional instruments reminiscant of Bright Eyes' album "Digital Ash In A Digital Urn". The record ends with "Little Else To Say", a reflective tune, positive and light with a chiming, summery vibe. The album is great because you can connect with it on a deep level at the same time as letting the music take you away.
 
Freshly released off of Dangerbird Records today, "Tear The Fences Down" is available digitally and on good old-fashioned vinyl.
 
-Jenna Putnam
 

 

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Lia Ices Interview about recording on Delicious Audio

Lia Ices probably couldn’t have written “Grown Unknown” without taking a break from Brooklyn. Due out in February on Jagjaguwar, the singer’s sophomore album collects nine impressionistic fairytales, each song a misty sylvan dream world unto itself. The music is airy, uncluttered, and untouched by civilization. Prospect Park and Green Wood Cemetery have their dark, secluded spots, but as refuges from civilization—places capable of inspiring the kind of wonder and dread hissing beneath the quietude of this record—Brooklyn’s premier green spaces have nothing on rural Vermont, where Ices spent last winter writing. We asked Lia a few questions about the recording process for her upcoming album, here.

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January 2011
Itamar Ziegler
"Memories of Now
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Born and raised in Israel, Itamar Ziegler might find himself pigeonholed and subsequently ignored by indie aficionados whose instincts will firmly place him within the “World Music” genre. It’s a shame, because anyone who overlooks "Memories of Now" will be missing a real treat. A treasure chest of tinkly instrumentation, dexterous acoustic play, poetic lyricism and strong pop melodies, the album is a slightly zany experience, with the song writing and arrangements rarely treading any kind of obvious ground. For example, opener ‘The Story Must Be Told’ captures that big-top, funhouse feel with its peculiar flutes and Arabian-esque guitar lead. ‘To Father’ is reminiscent of White Album-era McCartney with its delicate acoustic plucks and hypnotic vocal. An ode to his sadly deceased father, the record rarely shies away from important subject matter, often touching on themes of life, death, social injustice and war. On ‘Lordy Lord’, the militant percussion is the backdrop of the album’s most politically charged track as Ziegler bemoans the senselessness of war in God’s name. “We know you love us/We know you hate them/And when a child dies/It’s in your name,” he croons desperately. Indeed, the whole piece has an emotional core that coupled with Ziegler’s clever musicianship makes "Memories of Now" an unexpected winner. - Dean Van Nguyen

2010 CDs of the month can be found HERE





Deli CD of the Month: Itamar Ziegler - Memories of Now

Born and raised in Israel, Itamar Ziegler might find himself pigeonholed and subsequently ignored by indie aficionados whose instincts will firmly place him within the “World Music” genre. It’s a shame, because anyone who overlooks "Memories of Now" will be missing a real treat. A treasure chest of tinkly instrumentation, dexterous acoustic play, poetic lyricism and strong pop melodies, the album is a slightly zany experience, with the song writing and arrangements rarely treading any kind of obvious ground. For example, opener ‘The Story Must Be Told’ captures that big-top, funhouse feel with its peculiar flutes and Arabian-esque guitar lead. ‘To Father’ is reminiscent of White Album-era McCartney with its delicate acoustic plucks and hypnotic vocal. An ode to his sadly deceased father, the record rarely shies away from important subject matter, often touching on themes of life, death, social injustice and war. On ‘Lordy Lord’, the militant percussion is the backdrop of the album’s most politically charged track as Ziegler bemoans the senselessness of war in God’s name. “We know you love us/We know you hate them/And when a child dies/It’s in your name,” he croons desperately. Indeed, the whole piece has an emotional core that coupled with Ziegler’s clever musicianship makes "Memories of Now" an unexpected winner. - Dean Van Nguyen

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