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The Walkmen's new album streaming on NPR - out on 09.14

The Walkmen's sixth studio album, entitled "Lisbon", is currently streaming on NPR and available for pre-order on iTunes. The record will be officially release on September 14 on Fat Possum Records. The band also announced a world tour starting in early September and ending in late November. As far as we can tell, there are no NYC dates in the list.


This Week! The Deli SF Presents My First Earthquake, The Dont's, Spiro Agnew and Phantom Kicks plus a DJ Set by H.A. Eugene of Business 80


Come this Saturday the Deli SF will be presenting its biggest show to date. At the Rickshaw this time around, this Saturday's show will feature former Artist of the Month winners My First Earthquake, current Album of the Month awardees The Dont's, Spiro Agnew who will be celebrating their album release, former Artist of the Month winners Phantom Kicks and a DJ set by H.A. Eugene of Business 80, also a former of Album of the Month award winner. Sure it's Labor Day weekend, and perhaps you've got barbecue plans, but honestly this must trump such activities. With such an epic line-up, what better way could you find to dance away your labor blues?  You can pick up advanced tickets here.


A breath of fresh folk: The Whispering Tree - Live at Bar R, 08.31

Folk music lovers, do yourself a favor and immediately go to iTunes to download The Whispering Tree’s latest album, "Go Call the Captain," and then spend the afternoon listening to all ten tracks start to finish. Rich in lyrics, music, and vocals each song outdoes the next, gorgeously drawing you and sweeping you off your feet like the first few months of a summer romance. Comprised of vocalist Eleanor Kleiner and bassist Ellie Brangbour, The Whispering Tree is easily one of the strongest bands to emerge from the New York indie music scene. “The Tallest,” a standout song on the album, literally breaks your heart and strings it back together again with hauntingly beautiful vocals backed by piano and drums that encourage you to close your eyes and get lost in the music. Exquisitely produced and powerfully delivered, The Whispering Tree has burst through the glass ceiling, demanding the respect they deserve as one of the most talented duos to take stage in NYC. - CM


A band to check out: Dead Stars

Brooklyn trio Dead Stars, a constellation of J’s, Jeff (Guitar, Vocals), Jay (Drums), and John (Bass), introduce themselves to the music scene with their full-length release “Break the Tide.” Several tracks - “The Party’s Over,” “What It Is,” and “The Black Swan” - embody influences from noise pop (if that's how you call Dinosaur Jr,) grunge, folk, and psychedelia, while the title track “Break the Tide” breaks into heavy chords before settling into smooth arpeggios relaxing into a familiar reflective rock cadence. - Meijin Bruttomesso


From the Open Blog: Saints of Valory!



Saints Of Valory come with quite the international flair. Front man Gavin Jasper is Brazilian, guitarist Godfrey Thomson is American, on drums Gerard Bouvier is from France, & on keyboards Stephen Buckle hails from Canada. After just a few shows in Austin, Saints Of Valory already have a rapidly growing fan base due in part to such crowd favorites as Merry-Go-Round, Providence, Stay Wild & more! And now, with headlining shows coming up at Stubb's Jr (Sept 4th), and the Parish (Sept 30th) this is a band you will not want to miss!

(Ed.: this post taken from Saints of Valory's post on our DIY Open Blog, check out other Open Blog posts in the Deli Kitchen.)