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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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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

The Deli's NYC issue #44 is online!

Deli Readers,

I know, it seems like we put our latest issue out just the other day - but no, we haven't switched to monthly. It's just that the fall in NYC is a busy time for us, and with CMJ week and our NYC Synth Expo (linked to BEMF) coming up, there's a lot to write about.

Here's our 44th issue of The Deli NYC (one of our finest!). Check out cover band Stolen Jars, they'll be performing at one of the (several) Deli CMJ 2015 shows!


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Portland's Landlines working on new album

 The latest track from the Portland power-pop outfit Landlines is called "Crystal Healing Vibes" (streaming below) and it is the first single from their upcoming full-length debut. Rife with jangly guitars, catchy melodies, and an air of collegiate casualness, the music of Landlines makes a comparison to indie-rock legends Pavement inevitable. The songs on their previous releases, such as last year's "Log Out, Tune Up, Drop Dead," are bursting with an infectious energy and are more-or-less starightforward, not relying much on effects but rather on simple and memorable guitars, driving bass lines, and choruses that demand to be sung along to. But don't take this to mean that Landlines are a Pavement copycat. There is enough of their own personal touches to set them apart while simultaneously delivering everything that fans of lo-fi garage pop are looking for. If you're not careful, you might just find yourself jamming along to the music any chance that you get. While you're waiting for their upcoming release you can catch Landlines here in Portland on September 28th at Mississippi Studios. Don't miss out! - Patrick Wolff 


Joseph performing at Wonder Ballroom on Sept. 26

 Despite the masculine name, the band Joseph is in fact a trio comprised of three sisters, Natalie, Allison, and Meegan, who hail from Portland and whose debut album, "Native Dreamer Kin," was released last March. Despite its youth, the record is delightfully mature, well-produced, and full of rich harmonies and hauntingly beautiful melodies. The songs themselves are folk-steeped americana with slightly dark overtones, and one can't help but picture themselves atop one of the Pacific Northwest's fog-covered mountain-tops when experiencing them. The gentle coffee-house guitar compliments the warm, full voices of the sisters' wonderfully, and the celestial echoes of the piano lend a haunting tone to tracks such as "Not Mine" (streaming below). Joseph will be performing at the Wonder Ballroom on September 26th, where they will be opening for another sibling sibling folk duo from Texas, The Oh Hellos. Check them out! - Patrick Wolff


Post-punk group Lunch playing The Know on Sept. 24

 Echos of the UK's '80s, goth-tinged post-punk are everywhere on "Let Us Have Madness Openly," the full-length debut from Portland's Lunch. The post-punk quintet channel the likes of Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Cure into a splendidly dark record that offers ten well-crafted and impressively produced tracks. Replete with chillingly bright guitars, brooding and passionate vocals, and a generally haunting air, the album is a compelling debut, and an excellent compilation of post-punk compositions. The band doesn't shy away from their punk roots either, including short and punchy tracks such as "Bad Cut" and "Brand New Shirt" as well as driving bass lines. Lunch will be performing at The Know on September 24th, and you can check out their track "Not An Ocean" below. - Patrick Wolff




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