In the Cut: Residuels

We first came upon Justin Pittney as the frontman for rad, mysterious, post-punk outfit Moon Women. After the group’s disbandment, he went on to form Residuels with Creepoid drummer Pat Troxell, who eventually left the group to live in Savannah, GA for a short stint to record an album and concentrate on touring with his Creepoid bandmates. Pittney continued to record under the French-inflected moniker, expanding the project to a trio that would include Mike Cammarata (Suburban Living, Drink Up Buttercup, Night Panther) on drums and Kyle Garvey (The Interest Group) on bass. The band recorded some new originals and covers that would eventually catch the attention of Iggy Pop, along with us here at The Deli Philly. We had a chance to chat with him before he takes the stage tomorrow night at PhilaMOCA to perform “a sorta of psychedelic improvised piece of music” called “Gravity”. You can check out our interview with Pittney HERE as well as a new video that he created for the centerpiece of tomorrow evening’s set (below).


New Music Video: "Punks In A Disco Bar" - Beach Slang

Beach Slang have a new album coming out September 23 on Polyvinyl, entitled A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings. They recently shared their first single from the record, "Punks In A Disco Bar," and it is now accompanied by a Jason Lester music video. Those "teenage feelings" spill out onto the screen as we follow a gang of rowdy kids out looking for a good time, which is abruptly ended by a mysterious cowboy. You can catch Beach Slang at the E Factory on Saturday, October 8 as part of a stacked lineup for the Project Pabst Citywide Festival that will also include Hop Along, Guided by Voices, Animal Collective, Mac Demarco, Diarrhea Planet, Downtown Boys, and Rebirth Brass Band.


Cloud Becomes Your Hand talk about recording on Delicious Audio

NYC's Cloud Becomes Your Hand's creative potential is on full display in their sophomore album "Rest In Flea," a multi-colored sonic adventure released by intrepid Queens label Northern Spy, home to an enviable collection of NYC's best experimental talents of all ages. But the record, a brilliantly quirky but very musical collage of robotic numbers, psychedelia and musical deconstruction, doesn't tell the whole story. With electronic xylophone, clarinet and electric violin rounding up their drum/bass/guitar sonic backbone, the sextet offers a monstrously tight live show featuring perfectly choreographed movements and sublime moments of absurdity, reminiscent of a DIY blend of Devo, Wire and The Residents.

Read the Delicious Audio Q&A with Cloud Becomes Your Hand about gear and the recording process.


Two Moons and Arbor Daze Tied for Artist of the Month

This last round of the Deli Portland Artist of the Month poll resulted in a tie between two different nominees. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does it shows the wealth of good music offered in the city that just can't be ignored. That being said, both Two Moons and Arbor Daze are artists deserving of more than just local attention.

Arbor Daze, a solo project by Aspen Koch, is actually quite indicative of the moniker itself, educing the state of calm often felt while taking in the beauty of a forest. Koch illicits a certain halcyon ambiance, dressed in a doleful cloak. Her interesting usage of looping adds texture to Arbor Daze tracks, taking them to a whole other level of interest and turmoiled relation.

Two Moons bring out a different sort of reaction with their songs of heavier broodiness. Guitarist and vocalist Aaron Liu takes the term "shredding" to a whole other level, using his guitar as a fierce weapon supporting his at times emotionally savage vocality that's especially heard during live sets. While not necessarily always applying the "loud, quiet loud" structure to their songs, Two Moons have proven they've mastered just the right amount of force to strengthen soft songs and the appropriate amount of delicacy to abate benevolently porcine tracks.

Congrats to both Arbor Daze and Two Moons, the latter of which will be playing their next show Sunday at Kelly's Olympian with Fringe Class. The newest round of the Deli AOTM poll features Bruhn, the Empty, Seahorse C-Section and Toothbone, so be sure to give them all a listen and vote for the one(s) you dig!



Clearance has released the A-Side of their forthcoming single, "Are You Aware" which will be released on August 26th via Tall Pat Records.

You can catch Clearance at Beer Mansion (1446 W. Kinzie) on August 13th with YAWN and Pool Holograph as part of a Brooklyn Brewery Event.