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Shade - Sign to Sleepless Records, Release "Controller" Single

Recently signed to Sleepless Records; Shade is a powerful Hamilton 5 piece that blend 90’s Britpop with pure fuzzed out grunge. They just dropped their first single “Controller”. This tune has a very catchy riff that gets better every time you hear it. The vocals weave through the song as if Liam Gallagher was possessed by the devil. The track actually sounds like an evil b-side from ‘Definitely Maybe’. They have more tunes in the can so we just have to wait patiently for more Shade! See em live at Hamilton’s Supercrawl during the weekend of September 13-16. – Kris Gies





New Track: "Sunshine Ashes" - Nervous Hands

“Sunshine Ashes,” the title track from Nervous Hands's debut release, perpetuates a soothing, psych-folk haze. Perplexing yet poetically personal imagery makes one step back to re-orient the lyrical connections and comparisons. Viewed through the slow-motion, burning sequences, a sneaky intensity that jars and spirals persists. It’s strangely contained yet feels on the verge of losing all sense of control.





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Forever Vista

“Forever Vista” is a term that bassist/vocalist Pat Bilodeau came up with after really needing to get away, so he did what probably most of us dream of doing - bought a one-way ticket to Australia. It “refers to the one and only perspective of life through your eyes. There will only be one version of your life for all of time.” And while lead guitarist Andrew Iannarelli might not particular care for it as a band name, it doesn’t seem like he has much of a choice now that it has been forever immortalized in our Featured Artist(s) Poll. You can learn more about the humorous (and sometimes bawdy) history, thoughts, likes, and dislikes of Forever Vista’s Bilodeau, Iannarelli, Ryan Bleaken (keyboard/rhytm guitar/vocals), and John Crowe (drums) in our recent interview with the gang HERE.





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Forever Vista

“Forever Vista” is a term that bassist/vocalist Pat Bilodeau came up with after really needing to get away, so he did what probably most of us dream of doing - bought a one-way ticket to Australia. It “refers to the one and only perspective of life through your eyes. There will only be one version of your life for all of time.” And while lead guitarist Andrew Iannarelli might not particular care for it as a band name, it doesn’t seem like he has much of a choice now that it has been forever immortalized in our Featured Artist(s) Poll. You can learn more about the humorous (and sometimes bawdy) history, thoughts, likes, and dislikes of Forever Vista’s Bilodeau, Iannarelli, Ryan Bleaken (keyboard/rhytm guitar/vocals), and John Crowe (drums) in our recent interview with the gang below.

The Deli: How did you start making music? 

Andrew Iannarelli: My mom suggested it after receiving my 8th grade report card.

Ryan Bleaken: On pots and pans and tissue boxes with rubber bands. 

John Crowe: I was struck by lightning, and I realized I hated music, then I got spit on by Lenny Kravitz, and I could play drums n shit.

TD: Where did the name Forever Vista come from? 

Pat Bilodeau: “Forever Vista" refers to the one and only perspective of life through your eyes. There will only be one version of your life for all of time. 

RB: “Forever Vista” was invented by Pat after purchasing a one-way ticket to Australia to get away.

AI: I think Pat came up with the name “Forever Vista” before I joined the band. I hate the name, actually. Sounds like a massage parlor.

JC: Spanglish.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

RB: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, The Beatles.

PB: The Strokes, Pixies, Nirvana.

JC: Dead Milkmen, Lightning Bolt.

AI: That “Red Rose Tea” commercial where those chimps are playing big band music. Great stage presence. 

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

AI: At the moment, some hippie playing bongos outside my apartment window. 

JC: MudButtNJ, Kid Rock.

PB: Post Animal, White Reaper, The Voidz.

RB: Karmic Juggernaut, Monophonics.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

PB: My first concert was Weezer at the Tweeter Center in Camden; I was 10. The first album I ever bought was Metallica's Black Album.

RB: BBMak was the first CD I got as a gift when I was 9.

JC: Suicide Silence. It was a bloody good night.

AI: I stole my dad’s copy of Boston’s first album. Rock ‘n’ roll attained perfection in 1976.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

AI: It’s not New York.

PB: I love the grit and determination of this city. Philly stands alone as the toughest city in the States.

RB: Getting lost, and finding new things, and meeting new people all the time.

JC: The city of brotherly love where nobody really gives a fuck about anybody so I can just do whatever the hell I please. Wouldn't trade it for any other city.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

AI: It’s not New York.

PB: 676 and 76 traffic.

RB: I hear a lot of people preach about Brotherhood in Philly, but sometimes I see their actions being carried out as something else.

JC: THAT TOOKY!!

TD: What are your plans for 2018?

JC: Skating fast and eating ass. Smoking blunts and stretching cunts. All while eating some Reuben sandwiches.

RB: Continue meeting new people in music industry, record more music we like, do more collaborations. We'll also be reaching out to more publishing companies.

AI: To be interviewed by Rolling Stone. Now THAT’S a great magazine!

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

RB: Gloucester Day backyard party. We used to have this babe of a blow-up doll named Lola. We threw her into the crowd, and they bounced her all over the place. She met her demise that night. R.I.P. Lola.

PB: I think someone body slammed her. Poor girl.

JC: Keg stands and motorcycle birthday cakes mid-jam.

AI: It took a lot of therapy to repress those memories. 

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

JC: The infamous reuben. 

AI: A cab ride to a diner.

RB: 1st place in an online poll is always delicious.

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Showcase Alert: Throwin' Bo's at The Elbo Room (8.2) ft. Same Girls, So Much Light & Satchy

The lineup of this month’s iteration of Throwin’ Bo’s is a melting pot of talent. First on the bill is the incomparable fuzz-pop of Oakland’s own Same Girls, who recently released the Deli-approved single “Domino.” Later in the night, Sacramento’s So Much Light — whose most recent single “Waiting For The Moment” was a collaborative effort with the formerly SF-based artist Geographer —will showcase his infectious electro-pop. Also in the mix is satchy, a neo-soul crooner hailing from L.A. supporting the release of his newest EP, The Muse. Stream our favorite tracks from each of these artists in the playlist below. - Lilly Milman

This event will be on Thursday, August 2 at 9 p.m. Throwin’ Bo’s is a monthly 21+ showcase held at The Elbo Room. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. RSVP on Facebook here.

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