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There is so much happening in the world of Distractions. The band recently released a hand-numbered 7" through twosyllable Records, in an edition of 500, for their track "We Were Better Off In The Rain".

Today marks the release of the bands debut full-length, Dark Green Sea, through Infinite Best. The album (with digital download) is also limited to 500 copies. The album includes the track "All Night" which you can check out below.

Distractions will be performing at Treasure Town (2106 S Kedzie Ave) with Hollows on Jan. 24th.


Video from Creepoid’s Record Release Show!

If you missed the SOLD OUT Creepoid Record Release Show that The Deli presented last week (1/13/11) or just wanted to relive a great night, below is footage from the live performances of “Dream Out” and “Wishing Well” from pilgrimsprogress’ YouTube. They sound pretty darn nice. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff


Don’t Be So Serious w/The Homophones at The Ox Jan. 18

Yes, The Homophones’ Jason Ferraro has a sultry baritone voice that will bring comparisons to The National’s Matt Berninger, and at first, you might dismiss them as one of those oh so serious indie rock acts. But the charm and wit found in Ferraro’s biting lyrics sets him way apart from most of his contemporaries. The balloons that usually garnish their stage and the joy that exudes from The Homophones’ live performances may also leave very little room to feel too serious and/or mopey. But if you happen to feel most alive when you’re feeling a little down, then Scott Churchman’s eerie folk might help bring you there. The Homophones will be hosting UK’s Sleeping States at The Ox tonight, and then heading down with them to the Velvet Lounge in DC the next evening. (For all you DC folks coming across this write-up on The Deli’s National Page, I highly recommend that you get there early to catch The Homophones opening.) The Ox, (you should know already or just ask a friend), 8pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman   

Drums Like Machine Guns Invade Primitive at KFN Jan. 18

Is your idea of fun scrambling your brain with eardrum bursting static that sounds like you might be getting abducted by aliens? Good - then don’t be afraid when Drums Like Machine Guns invade Primitive, “the punk/darkwave/minimal/80s meets metal/scuzz/rock” monthly residency at KFN geared for pounding down numerous drinks with your favorite compadres. Led by DJs Jane Paine and Laura Lawless this underworld party is not for the faint of heart, but it’s definitely been helping to fill the void of my sometimes black hole heart. Also joining the bill will be the much mellower minimalistic keyboard experimentation of The Kick Me’s. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 10pm, Free, 21+ (Photo by Dan Cohoon) - Alexis V.

Thank You's 3rd Release Out 1/25

Baltimore's trio Thank You are releasing their 3rd album, Golden Worry, with Chicago-based label Thrill Jockey on January 25th. The album was recorded by engineer Chris Coady, who's known for his work with Beach House and Gang Gang Dance. Check out this stellar track "1-2-3 Bad" and pre-order Golden Worry here. Thank you - 1-2-3 Bad by The Drift Record Shop


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