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PREMIERE: Modern Diet release latest single “Post Grad”

The lyricially insightful, thinking-persons rock of Brooklyn's Modern Diet returns with their latest single “Post Grad” premiering here on the Deli in time for Valentine's Day. However, the sentiment expressed here focuses on an existential crisis of being, rather than traditional romantic notions. Chiming open note guitar chords, soulful keyboards, bright tambourine percussion and a progression defining bassline immediately establish wistful sentimentality for the lyrics that follow. “Sticking to the script I used to know. Making plans and standing up to go. All my old tricks slip into places as we carry on. It's a three piece suit made of stone and it weighs a ton. Take it off for me won't you?” These vocals are delivered with clarity touched by just the right amount of contemporary studio enhancements. Open spaces are provided in the mix for click-clack percussion and celestial rising ambiance. While the title implies what is learned after basic formal schooling, the emphasis focuses on it's struggle. “Meanwhile I keep getting older. Go uphill, pushing my boulder – to fall down, back to the bottom and up once more,” is how the defining chorus goes. The track is available now and can be had (along with their other work) via the band's linktree here. - Dave Cromwell

   

Heaps - Embrace New Beginnings with Synth Rock Single "Softly"

In another lifetime these 4 four fellas were known as The Kents. It was an important move to make the switch according to lead singer Warren Frank “Heaps is necessary change. A process of determining that. A space. A freedom to create without inhibition.” Their new single “Softly” has an uplifting feel to it. The consummate mix of 80’s synth pop and 2010’s indie rock. Hear this powerful track live in Toronto on April 3rd at The Horseshoe. – Kris Gies

   

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Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
DRAMA!
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/dramaphl/
Venue name: 
Ortlieb's
   

ROBOTS&BALLOONS releases third single from debut EP "I'll Be Fine"

Grammy-nominated producer Eric Denniston, releasing music as ROBOTS&BALLOONS, put out his third single "I'll Be Fine" this past week; it is the third single from his upcoming debut EP Stranded. With grungy tones and a persistent bassline, "I'll Be Fine" explores themes of loneliness and isolation stemming from the ending of a romance. The song pushes, but it knows when to pull its punches, simulating the feelings of someone messing with your head. The emotion comes through in "I'll Be Fine", and it further sets the stage for what's to come on Stranded when it drops later this year. Take a listen to "I'll Be Fine" below. - Will Sisskind

   

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Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
The Love Hangover
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/LoveHangoverPresents/
Venue name: 
The Bowery Electric