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The War on Drugs Releasing New EP Oct. 28!

Looks like Philly has a lot to look forward to in the month of October with new releases from Sun Airway, Grimace Federation, Kuf Knotz and many more scheduled to drop (as well as The Deli's Anniversary Party - shameless plug). Well, add one of our favorite experimental folk rockers, The War on Drugs, to the list. Adam Granduciel and the gang will be releasing a new eight-song EP, Further Weather, on October 28 through Indiana indie label Secretly Canadian, once again. Below is the first song from their upcoming EP called “Comin’ Through”, a Fleetwood Mac-ish track that they just released for FREE download here. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff

Comin' Through by The War on Drugs


Starlight and Magic Summer Jam Mixtape


Portland’s electro-pop due Starlight and Magic have just released their version of a perfect summer jam mixtape - the hope being that after listening to the first couple of tracks, you'll glide into a room with (way too short) short-shorts and a lime green tube-top with ruby-colored sparkling sequin lettering that reads "First Dibs on Hottie" like a flashing marquee.

This is might not be for you rock ’n’rollers with long beards, sleeveless Ts, and armpit hair so copious one might mistake it for a dude with a Wookie in a headlock. This tape sounds more like hot, sweaty summer nights, American Apparel body suits and flexible dance moves. Check out the stream over @ Disco Workout or download here

Track Listing:

1. Slingshot – You Shook Me All Night Long

2. Love & Lust f/ Aisha – Love & Lust (Club of Cairo)

3. Beat Club – Security (Club Mix)

4. J*Davey – Valley of Love

5. Chi’lo’sa – Twin Love

6. Jan Leslie Holmes – I’m Your Superman

7. Natasha – Be Gentle with my Heart

8. Starlight & Magic – You’re Mine Megamix (f/ Connie)

9. Felix & Jarvis – Touch You

10. Babydoll – Girls Can’t Help It

11. R. Kelly – (She’s Got That) Vibe

12. Bill Summers and the Summer’s Heat – Seventeen

13. Bryan Loren – Easier Said Than Done

14. Howard Johnson – Say You Wanna

15. The System – I Wanna Make You Feel Good

- Joel Sommer


The Deli Presents the Opening Party for the Philly F/M Fest Sept. 23!

We’ve been pretty quiet here at The Deli for the summer as far as putting together live showcases, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been planning a whole lotta fun for you this fall/winter. Well, we are happy to announce the first of our most excellent upcoming shows. We truly believe that Philly deserves its own kick ass indie music festival. (Oh Popped!, why did you eat yourself?) That is why when we were asked to throw the Opening Party for the inaugural Philadelphia Film and Music Festival, we were happy to kick this shindig off with a bang! What’s the Philadelphia Film and Music Festival? In the tradition of Austin’s SXSW and NYC’s CMJ, the Philly F/M Fest will be taking over our beloved city for four days from September 23- 26 providing you with a plethora of awesome live music and film events all over town so look out for some more cool shit to be held at your favorite local venues as well as makeshift spaces and in the streets of Philly. So help us celebrate this momentous occasion and join us on Thursday, Sept. 23 at Kung Fu Necktie w/Univox, The Homophones, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb and Hair Rocket! We’ve experienced these buzzworthy bands live so we are super stoked about being able to bring them all on one bill for you! Look out for details about The Deli’s Anniversary Party this October. Much love. (Poster by Annamarya Scaccia) - The Deli Staff

The Thermals' "Personal Life" Streaming NOW at NPR


One of the year's most anticipated new Portland-bred albums is streaming right now over at NPR. You can check out The Thermals' Personal Life there until its release on September 7. Get going! And let us know what you think!

- Ryan J. Prado

- Photo by Radmeister Alicia J. Rose


The Drums' new Video

Here's The Drums' new video (from Stereogum). The band's album, currently available for digital download, will be released in CD on September 14.