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Deli Show with Naked Hearts, Jacob Vanags and Teletextile

Hey Nu Yorkers,

Together with Ascap, The Deli is sponsoring a rather mind blowing show at The Studio on 08.26, with Deli May 2010 CD of the Month Naked Hearts, Deli-Band-of-the-Year-Featuring-a-Harpist, Teletextile (in the picture, yes we made that up just now, but hey, how often do you see a harpist in a rock band?) and pop expert Jacob Vanags. It's going to be a lot of fun, we hope to see you there!

Here's the line-up:
8.30 Jacob Vanags
9.30 Teletextile
10.30 Naked Hearts

The Deli's Staff

P.S. Living Days (originally scheduled as headliners of this show) had to cancel at the last minute because of a bike accident involving the singer. Nothing serious fortunately.


Attia Taylor Releases Sophomore Album for Free Download!

Attia Taylor releases her sophomore effort Short Stories & Small Glories today. You can download the seven-song album for FREE here. The local lo-fi experimental pop princess is the first breakout from the supportive Girls Rock Philly program. (Well, the first that The Deli has been digging on, but we look forward to hearing more from future graduates of GRP.) You can also download Taylor’s debut album Dear Universe for FREE here. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff

Did I Look Like Myself? by Attia Taylor


Last Minute Plans: Blane Fonda @ Darkroom

It’s been a fairly quiet summer of writing new songs and such, but fall is looking much busier for Blane Fonda.

Tonight, Friday August 27, we have a show at Darkoom, which, in Blane’s humble opinion, is one of the better, more underrated clubs to see and/or play live music in Chicago. (We’ll be celebrating the birthdays in our rhythm section—David and David. In fact, saying the words “Happy Birthday David” to the door guy to gets a fellow or a lady $2 off the ticket price. If the door guy happens to be named David, and Friday is his birthday… well that would be ideal.)

Also, this past Wednesday, we stopped by Fearless Radio. Last time we went, we talked mostly about the apocalypse and narwhales, but we’re probably like way more mature and sophisticated now.

Speaking of narwhales—if you enjoy Blane’s artwork, there is more of Mark’s stuff over at Grobblings. - Charlie Nadler


Album Review: Busses - Busses

The self-titled debut from Philly trio Busses succeeds by wandering through various realms of rock. This Fishtown group, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Dave Brett, drummer Nick Apice and multi-instrumentalist Jason Bachman, creates a sound much larger than the pieces themselves. Besides enlisting the help of a few horn blowing friends, these guys have compiled an expansive seven track album that is built on walls of sound that are constantly broken down by calming or haunting interludes. 
The album may not be the flashiest or most refined, but the loose, crescendo instrumental break of opener “Foundation Myth” highlights the bands wavering yet focused style. The song recalls Built To Spill not only in the vocals but the comfortable relationship between band members musically. The dynamics of the album shift quickly to a more subdued sound that hints at crescendo without fully delivering until the unhinged back portion of the song that leads to the psychedelic “House On Fire” in which Brett displays his impressive faux-classic wail. “Safe Vacation Destination” continues in the same vein with an eerie Bollywood vocal meditation before it evolves into a blissed out jam with strong Mars Volta vibes coming through. From there, the album settles down becoming more conventionally song driven while still exploring various sounds and musical interplay. The slow reggae style guitar line of “Gaurded and Safe” is a surprising and welcome change of pace. Finally, the Sea and Cake-esque “Time/Place” saunters on a staccato guitar line before blitzing out in the last minute. The band never settles into one sound which requires the listener to stay on their toes, which can be at times annoying and other times rewarding. This time it is the latter. The album climbs and dives sonically and manages to create a compact and dense piece of work.
Busses will be opening tonight for producer extraordinaire Jeff Zeigler’s Arc in Round at JB’s. Zeigler also engineered and mixed Busses’ debut self-titled album.
- Adam G.

Girl In A Coma @ The End, 9/4/10

Here's a Labor Day Weekend treat for ya...San Antonio rock trio, Girl In A Coma, who has toured extensively with Tegan & Sara aaannnddd Morrisey, will be stopping in Nashville on their tour to promote their upcoming album release.

Before they lay the smackdown, there will be sets by Sacramento-based band Agent Ribbons, whose sound has been described as "garage-rock-meets-three-penny-opera." Local acts will be The Billy Goats, and Erin Manning. Dooooon't miss it!--Deli Staff