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A Deli Premiere: "Jumpstart" by Saint Adeline

The words "close-knit" are definitely appropriate when referred to NYC rootsy pop band Saint Adeline, since the it's comprised of three sibilings: Drew, Kasie and Chloe Gasparini. After trying separate artistic careers, the trio almost accidentally found themselves on a stage performing together, only to realize what kind of rare chemistry existed between them. Since then, they've been working on material for a debut record, and what we are premiering here is the band's first single, entitled Jumpstart. Written by Drew, this is a song about reclaiming control of one's life narrative after a negative (sentimental) experience. Chloe's bright and optimistic soprano fits the theme perfectly, while the acoustic arrangement and well orchestrated vocal harmonies convey an uplifting and hopeful sonic carpet. 

Saint Adeline is holding an EP release show on 9/19 at Joe's Pub. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber, photo Credit: Michael Hull





Pavo Pavo will make you happy, at National Sawdust tomorrow (08.04)

Pavo Pavo is one of those bands that make music lovers happy, without really being a happy band, and notwithstanding those unnecessary mustaches. It's just the celestial orchestration, the musical bits and pieces flawlessly coming together, we guess. This being sad, we wish they had more recorded songs! Nobody is happy about scarcity of what makes them happy, why do you do this to us, Pavo Pavo? Those of you who share the feeling should see these guys live tomorrow (August 4th) at wonderful new Brooklyn Venue National Sawdust - and yes, they'll be playing more than the two songs you can find online (also streaming below)!





Teen Suicide opens for Elvis Depressedly at Strange Matter on 8.05

From 2009 until 2013, Teen Suicide existed as the solo project of Sam Ray, who self-released all of the project's lo-fi bedroom recordings on Bandcamp. The band recently announced their return with a permanent lineup, and signed to Boston label Run For Cover Records, under whose umbrella they released a collection of new songs, entitled It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir the Honeypot. This is a daunting 69 minute album that consists of 26 tracks featuring a variety of different sounds. The album's most accessible moments feature almost flower pop sensibility with orchestral flourishes (hear opener Living Proof), while tracks like “Alex” seem to reference at once folk, prog and slacker rock influences. To make things even more complicated, the album unravels even more unexpected moments featuring experimental electronic and psychedelic influences. Teen Suicide will be supporting fellow lo-fi rockers and labelmates Elvis Depressedly at Strange Matter on August 5th. - John Honan





Gabriel Kahane lands (long!) Rockwood Music Hall residency

While singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane certainly does possess strong vocal chops, the core strength of his music comes from the "songwriting" half of his genre label. Kahane is a dexterous and thoughtful composer, balancing out the pronounced folkiness of his accoustic guitar parts with classic string or piano accompaniments on tracks like "Veda (1 Pierce Dr.)." He's also not afraid to "plug in" and rock out either (like in "Calabash & Catamaran") proving his versatility as an artist to perform a range of styles and capture a wide breadth of emotions. He even did a cover of a song from "Oklahoma" the musical for goodness' sake! On top of that, the strong Elliot Smith vibes in Kahane's music add an extra aura of melancholy, and if Rockwood booked him for a residency it means he's as good llive as he sounds on record. You can catch him next Rockwood's Stage 2 on 8/28, and then again and again until 10/23! — Henry Solotaroff-Webber, Photo Credit: Rebecca Deane





Bodies Be Rivers, Lacrymosa release collaborative 7'' split + play release show on 8/29

Sometimes a collaboration is all a band needs to to reach the next level, and a prime example of this phenomenon is "Making Plans," Bodies Be Rivers' collaboration with mysterious pianist/singer Lacrymosa. On their past work, Bodies Be Rivers mostly relied on their guitar parts to hold down the song's structure, anchoring their ethereal vocals from floating off into space. With the addition of Lacrymosa's piano, however, the load is lightened, allowing the guitar to contribute to the song's overall atmosphere. The result is something far dreamier and uplifting than anything they've done in the past. "Making Plans" is the lead single off of a collaborative 7'' split between the two artists, and you can check out their release show on 8/29 at Manhattan Inn. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber

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