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Little Raven release new single "Magic Bullet" from forthcoming EP

If you want to get a little funky, Little Raven -- past winners of The Deli Nashville's Featured Artist poll -- have released a new single called "Magic Bullet" to spice up your week. The single has the makings of an indie funk classic: Keenan Payne pumping away on the bass, Kyle Edmonston keeping dance-friendly time on the drums, and Brad Owens filling in the spaces with some ear candy key riffs. Add Rafael Green making his guitar sing and serenading with his breathy vocals, and you've got a summer track fired straight out of the chamber towards your eardrums. "Magic Bullet" is the first single from Little Raven's forthcoming EP Let It Out, which drops this fall. Take a listen to "Magic Bullet" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Lost Stars release new summer pop anthem "Enough"

Lost Stars sound like the next band that will take the main stages at the big summer music festivals, what with their massive and anthemic pop sound, their introspective lyrics, and Damian Malnar's powerful vocals. Their new single "Enough" takes inspiration from current mega-groups like The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots, but it avoids sounding derivative and instead brings fresh air into a pop scene that seems saturated. Plus, the message behind "Enough" makes it more than just a pop song; it stands as a testament to pushing forward through mental health struggles and learning what it takes to survive. Take a listen to "Enough" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Jeff Ruby releases grunge-tinged LP "Spiral"

Jeff Ruby shows his versatile songwriting chops on his new record Spiral, which came out on May 31st. The fifth album from the Indiana-born songwriter, Spiral takes sounds from Ruby's influences -- grunge legends like Nirvana and Soundgarden, and classic bands like The Beatles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- and gives back songs that go soft like a ballad ("Dream State 24") and hard like a grunge anthem ("Doomsday"). Ruby is currently on tour supporting Spiral; at most of his performances on the road, he'll go solo, channeling all of the full-band energy of the tracks on the album through his voice and guitar. Take a listen to the energetic "Doomsday" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Indie pop artist Alex Di Leo performs 06.12 at True Music Room

Indie pop artist Alex Di Leo will perform at the True Music Room at the Cambria Hotel on June 12th; it comes as one of the first shows in a long string of performances around America. Di Leo released his latest album, the EP Strange Open Land, in November 2018, and his latest single "High" this past spring. The indie pop jam has hints of inspiration from groups like lovelytheband and Imagine Dragons, making for the sort of song that would stir up a crowd at a summer music festival or get people dancing on the beach. Check out Di Leo when he takes the stage at True Music Room on June 12th before he sets out on tour, and take a look at the music video for "High" below. - Will Sisskind

   

WATCH: The Prescriptions release vintage-inspired video for "She Is Waiting"

Back in March, The Deli Nashville featured The Prescriptions and remarked on the imminent release of their album Hollywood Gold, a bluesy, folk-rock album of tracks with sounds channeling classic artists like Neil Young and more recent acts like Wilco. The album is out now, and along with it, The Prescriptions have released their music video for "She Is Waiting". The video has a dreamy VHS-like quality to it, giving the simple visuals of the band a vintage look that adds a pop of color and charm. The Prescriptions take off on a month-long tour with John Paul White starting in Texas on June 6th; stay tuned for their return to Nashville on June 29th. Take a look at the video for "She Is Waiting" below. - Will Sisskind