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August 2015
LOUDS
"If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art
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With their debut EP If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art, LOUDS hits the nail on the head with its appealing out of the gates energy. Released via Color Theory Records, the Brett Boucher-produced EP instantly grabs a hold of the body’s desire to let loose. 
 
The group leads with its best foot forward with its debut single and album opener, “Ways.” The standout track has a warm, vamping synth and those dare-you-to-keep-your-hands-still claps, which are melded with the sugary, chiptune sonic blasts. That bubbly, dance-inspiring vibe is cut through and juxtaposed by lyrics that form the picture of a hot and cold relationship. “The love you’ve known sailed from you one evening, months have gone now you don’t feel the same.”
 
Wisps of light guitar, keys, and gentle percussion converge in the narrative of  “Lying in the Middle” with its upbeat Paul Simon-Graceland vibes. The rolling hills that are ready to break out with exasperations chronicling the fickle courtship. “It’s the wrong way to approach it, but I know that your heartaches after months of feeling kind of confused. One day I’ll be lying in the middle with you.” The song concludes whimsically with Beatles-esque harmonies:  “My arms are tired, I’m half awake, but finally there with you.”
 
From the alarm bell, to the to the approaching bass and organ tone leading into those sinister strings, anticipation rapidly builds in “Driving Us Together.”Once again, the band dives into the complexity of relationships. Amid that layered fluid instrumentation, which creeps and momentarily bursts, underlies a sincere thought: “I’ve been trying to forget you but I don’t know how. Driving us together don’t erase your doubt.” The song simplifies down to a strumming guitar as echoes of “goodbye” come through before meeting up with the heartbroken chorus.
 
Strumming sets off into the echo of menacing tumbling keys in the chest-thumping, never-tell tale “It Takes Two.” “We’re alone in your best friend’s basement. You’re the one who brought me down... As we talking my hearts raising, I hope you don’t figure out” leading into the smoothed chorus: “Cause everybody knows it takes two…” That weaving in and out creates a lively yet personal sense.
 
If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art threads a layered vibrant in-motion musicality with a relatable multifaceted tug and pull aspect of intimacy, zooming in on all sides while never sitting still. The EP is an impressive debut from the fledgling electropop outfit that ends way sooner than you’d like it to conclude. - Michael Colavita

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2013 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

LATEST NEWS: NYC FINAL RESULTS! - PHILLY FINAL RESULTS! -  SF BAY AREA FINAL RESULTS! - NEW ENGLAND FINAL RESULTS! - NYC Jurors' Votes - PORTLAND FINAL RESULTS! - NYC Readers' Poll is over! NASHVILLE FINAL RESULTS! - CHICAGO FINAL RESULTS! - LOS ANGELES FINAL RESULTS! - KANSAS CITY FINAL RESULTS! - DC AREA FINAL RESULTS!AUSTIN FINAL RESULTS! 

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Prog-grass? Cricket Tell the Weather plays Rockwood on 12.15

Recording their upcoming debut album in a barn in Easton, CT, progressive bluegrass quintet Cricket Tell the Weather strives for an authentic whirlwind of strings and harmony that sounds like they've all been playing together for years already. Check them out when they light up Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday December 15 at 11 pm (but come early to see Avidya & The Kleshas at 9), check out instrumental track "Off Island Shuffle below, and watch their live video for 'Rocky Mountain Skies' here. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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SUBMIT: THE DELI'S BEST OF 2013 YEAR END POLL

Independent Bands and Artists,

THE DELI'S YEAR END BEST OF [YOUR SCENE] POLL IS  BACK!
SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC HERE
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(see prizes below)

PRIZES: FEATURE IN SXSW ISSUE + RECORDING SOFTWARE


coverOnce again, the big prize for the Year End Poll winners is to be featured on our upcoming SXSW issue (see last year's edition on the left, read it in pdf HERE), and this year we'll also have a bundle of recording software (to be announced soon).

HOW IT WORKS
The process to determine these lists is rather complicated - if you want to try and get your head around it, be our guest and go HERE. But if all you are interested in is to be part of it and get some exposure, then read on.

The first phase of this poll allows ANY BAND OR SOLO ARTIST based in one of the scenes we cover to submit their music for a minimum of 3 spots in the pool of the "Best of" your city nominees. This phase starts right NOW! 

Submit your music to The Deli's Local Scene Year End Polls 
HERE 
Deadline: 12.09.2013

A team of Deli writers will choose a minimum of 3 artists that will be added to the pool of nominees for the next phases of the poll. The bands selected  will be announced in early 2014.

Please spread the word about this and good luck!

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Jordannah Elizabeth Smoota Disappearing People and Psychic Jiu-Jitsu at The Nightlight TONIGHT

The Night Light in Oakland will be bringing you a line-up TONIGHT of some great acts, including, our very own Assistant Editor, Jordannah Elizabeth! Jordannah Elizabeth brings together folk, psychedelia, and hints of R&B into one concoction full of encapsulating experimental sounds that get you lost in Elizabeth’s voice and dreamy instrumentation. Smoota, who just released his debut album “Fetishes” last month, truly delves into a myriad of genres. Just be sure to expect tons of organs & synths, a large amount of sound effects, and some great vocals provided by Smoota himself. Psychedelic punk band, Disappearing People, will also be taking to the stage, bringing some experimental lo-fi sounds to the bill. Lastly psychedelic rock band, Psychic Jiu-Jitsu, will be starting off the night.

Be sure to catch this great line-up of psychedelic and experimental bands. It’s something we highly recommend you don’t miss!


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Hudson Mohawke's remix of Jackson and his Computerband's song "Vista". BM has a couple shows in the coming week too! Check them out at on Monday 11/11

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