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Freak-pop outfit The Body Parts play Echo Curio tonight

The Body Parts--freak pop project of Ryder Bach--is a tasteful combination of both intrigue and discomfort. Though completely disjointed and dissonant, it still has listenability in its role as a complete outcast who favors the pop side of punk. If you can't make last minute plans to the Echo Curio tonight for their set, settle for downloading their EP Literal Pop, available for free here.


Local Natives play "Airplanes" on Two Meter Sessions

Local Natives | "Airplanes" (Two Meter Sessions)
[via The Music Slut]

The Deli LA's Artists of 2009 Local Natives are breaking huge, fast and now international: check out the video above of an unplugged rendition of "Airplanes," straight from their debut LP Gorilla Manor. Filmed for Amsterdam's Two Meter Sessions, the group show that even a subdued version of themselves is worthy of recognition.


CD of the Month: AM's "Future Sons & Daughters"

Singer/songwriter AM isn't a stranger to having left his musical mark right under your nose; his last LP Troubled Times had every track licensed to all sorts of projects on television and film, an impressive feat not done since Moby's mega-hit Play. With that kind of cred, AM has already proven a strong viability with most any audience, but without the necessary weight that comes in being a well-recognized mainstay. That's about to change with his latest LP Future Sons & Daughters, a fully developed snapshot of AM in the context of, not just the single, but the lost art of the album.

Produced by Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields), this lush and multi-faceted pop work is a testament to AM's love of retro radio, analog warmth and laser-precise melodies. Nods range from '60s Detroit to '70s Philly, but intends to be current with a modern palette in production. Highlight track "Fortunate Family Tree" revives roots melody awash with steady organs, loose snares and hallucinatingly wavey lead guitar lines, all signs that this is a worthy trip to a past sound, sans the cringing generally associated in homage attempts. This is pop music for the refined ear, or, rather, the ear that remembers what pop music was really always supposed to be. -Hugo Gomez


Saint Motel want to feast on your blood this Saturday at The Roxy

Saint Motel's 2nd Annual Valentine's Zombie Prom
Sat., Feb. 13 | The Roxy | All Ages

Saint Motel have done well in their quest to kill the live show paper flier with viral video announcements, and they're only getting better at it. Once you've checked out the video above of their barely Thriller-esque homage in promotion for their 2nd Annual Valentine's Zombie Prom taking place this Saturday at The Roxy, save some cash by scoring advanced tickets.

And, of course, you could always check back on The Deli's Twitter page if you think this is sufficient hinting for free tickets. We might post something there today.


Win 2 tickets to fifth annual Lucent L'amour Visionary Love Fest!

It's Valentine's week. Because The Deli loves you all so much, we're giving away a pair of tickets away to this Saturday's fift annual Lucent L'amour Visionary Love Fest, presented by The Do Lab. Made up of contemporary art fixtures, DJ sets and live burlesque and vaudeville performances by Lucent Dossier, the event (some of which isn't all that foreign to Coachella attendees) is expected to turn out thousands again, despite the storm and the relatively high price (at $65 a pop, you'd be a fool for not entering this contest).

If you'd like to go, drop a line to @TheDeliLA after you've followed us and tweet us your favorite (and ultimately all-too repeated on KOST) love song.  First person to tweet their tune of choice gets a pair to this Saturday's festival.