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The Deli Philly’s March Record of the Month: Holy Matrimony - Lizdelise

One naturally closes their eyes, envisioning the airy ideal described in Pictured It,” the opening track from Lizdelise’s much-anticipated album Holy Matrimony. The imagery of a futuristic fantasy shifts into drearier tone with the admission, “But I didn’t picture it right”. Confident guitar expertly intervenes, bobbing and weaving as the elegantly intimate vocals provide a soothing hypnotic counterpoint on “Tell Me”. It’s an alluring appeal toward personal connection, with a mythical, storytelling element that comes to a head with the gripping power of the questioning refrain.

A laidback, sitting-alone-in-a-room, peaceful ambiance is conveyed in “Wise,” as the smooth electro-percussive groove merges with acoustic guitar, creating a delicate harp-esque backdrop. Recalling a foreshadowing of apprehension, the song drifts between the past and the present. Amid the graceful composition, a guitar-fueled fire ignites. Reinforced by a backend bounce, “Boy” is led by another flame-throwing, infectious riff. Imagining the hypothetical and being caught at a stalemate between two difficult options. The track captures a sense of empathy within feelings of loneliness. The heartbeat gradually increases as the synth and bass unite in a climb that’s partially the calm of a head in the clouds, while revealing a sensitivity. Then, “Boy II” instrumentally punctuates explosively engulfing the aftermath. 

With “Probably Die,” a looming internal struggle generates tension, preparing for the aftershocks of a breakup before it happens. An ethereal meditation works through a personal confession. What starts as a delicate daydream begins to turn into raw, emotive energy, which is stacked higher and higher. “Interlude” releases that tension with the striking beauty of sonic fireworks.

Percussion cracks open the shell of personality as “Sated” explores one’s ever-evolving character traits and how continuous fluctuation creates detours along the road of contentment. Within the electronic swirl, the unifying, universal acceptance that we’re all on a similar voyage is countered by an unresolved anxiousness. “Twilight Sleep” instantly slips into an enchanting trance. The electro pulse and guitar shreds enter, subsequently trapping one in a lonely dream state, before “Forever” lyrically ponders the narrator’s existential purpose, and whether a sense of temporary aimlessness will linger indefinitely. While contextually not appearing on solid ground, the song retains a graceful nature.

Holy Matrimony captures a vulnerable/volatile dynamic, eloquently exploring one’s current circumstances while remaining unabashedly exposed. The trio has created an album that engages at every turn. For fans of St. Vincent and Angel Olsen, you now have a new, emerging artist to swoon over. - Michael Colavita





New Lizdelise LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Holy Matrimony, the new, highly-anticipated album from Philly trio Lizdelise, is out now. There’s an elegant yet explosive, experimental dynamic at play. Those graceful, refreshing vocals serve as a calming, emotive force. With the ability to lyrically process while navigating personal circumstances, there’s a raw but refined element in these recordings - one that is precisely prepared and seasoned yet seems simultaneously spontaneous.





New Track: "Probably Die" - Lizdelise

Lizdelise's Holy Matrimony is slated for release on February 1, but you can take a listen to her latest single, "Probably Die," below. Synth and vocals lift one into the clouds in a confessional, intimate, love letter kind of way. Expressing the impact of potential loss, whilst simultaneously describing the ability to bounce back, the song maintains an enchanting, rough-around-the-edges-in-all-the-right-places dynamic, with its crunchy guitars and siren vocals. You can catch Lizdelise at Silk City on Monday, January 21, supporting Tiger Oil's album release show, along with Death's Dynamic Shroud.





New NonMutant Benefit Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

NonMutant just shared its second benefit compilation NonMutant Presents Volume II: Unite!, a release whose proceeds benefit United We Dream. The organization helps to protect immigrants, defending against deportations, gaining educational access, and seeking justice for LBGTQ immigrants. A cavalcade of local Philly bands including The Stammer, Sandcastle, Lizdelise, Full Bush, Blood Sound, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, and Young Pilgrims can be found on the collection. On Friday, September 28, The Barbary will host a charity benefit show for United We Dream, featuring Young Pilgrims, Ess See, Full Bush, and The Stammer.





Weekend Warrior, December 1 - 3

There’s a dramatic depth filtered through a timeless, eclectic, musical framework when one steps into the sonic surroundings of Lizdelise. Refined melodic strokes of sound penetrate to the core, hovering the threshold between stripped-down elegant restraint and exploratory, instrumentally detailed landscapes. Then those precisely thought-out, innately controlled tones are triggered into time-traveling overdrive between classical and contemporary, taking magical form. Tonight at Ortlieb’s, the duo is coupled with the incisively adventurous dream-folk of Sea Offs and the blooming folk-inflected pop rock of Nick Pope. – Michael Colavita

Other places to enjoy this global warming…

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Lizdelise, Sea Offs, SAT The Age Of Truth, Moons

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.)  FRI Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dominic, SAT Killiam Shakespeare

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The White Cheddar Boys

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Andorra (Album Release), Alright Junior, Knightlife/The Deadeyes, Yeenar, The River Bones Band/DJ Deejay, SAT Body Spray, Rad Captive/A Black Celebration: DJ Baby Berlin, DJ Jem/Retro/Future: DJ Paul T, DJ Sean Hearn, SUN Dark Waters End, Conflict Theory

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Girls Rock Philly Fall LRC Showcase

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI FlexSquad, Rio Sound

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Celeste Giuliano's Pin-Up Peepshow

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Steal Your Face

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Beach Slang, Dave Hause

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto, SAT (Downstairs) Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, Steady Hands, SUN (Upstairs) The Binary Sea, Tioga

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Boardwalk Kings, Mattress Food, Greedo’s Ghost, SAT Redhat vs Nobi, Malevil, SUN The Dividing Line

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Sheena & Tjhee Nosebleeds, Femme. Collective, George Engel Brooks, SAT S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D, SUN Pete Hill, Kirby & The Vibe Tribe

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Wayside Shakeup, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SUN Outside Eyes, No Sailor

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Siravo, Dead:Stop, SAT The Hook, Alec, Stewart, Ginny Mill, Brew

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Above the Mendoza, Egocentric Plastic Men

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Last Emperor & Haak Filmore, Death By Bong, Burndown Allstars, XPresidents, SAT Control for Smilers, Bluestime

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, The Quixote Project (Plays Garcia & Grisman), SAT iNFiNiEN, Gnarbot, SUN The Sherwood Brothers, Stella Ruze

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Downtrodder, Night Raids

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Marge, Clasp, Corey Flood

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Canine 10, Plume, Erik Kramer

Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Yureka Cash

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