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Pitchfork Interviews Eric Carbonara

Pitchfork recently spoke with local guitar hero Eric Carbonara for their column “The Out Door”. The piece gives some interesting insight into the thought process behind how he makes his artistic vision come to fruition as well as background info about his music education and development. You can read Carbonara's interview in its entirety HERE. Enjoy! (Photo by David Garland) - The Deli Staff
 

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Robotanists' Music Video for "On/Off The Ledge"

 

The soaring melodic sounds of indie-pop quartet Robatanists are both fun and meaningful, danceable but headphone material as well. Riding the wave of the electro trend, they manage not to overdo it like a lot of these types do. Their third album, Plans In Progress, has an overall light and pretty feel, with cascading beats, airy guitars, and heart-heavy vocals. The dreamy and nostalgic track "The Ghost You're Haunting" has a similar feel to Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Cheated Hearts", with fading chants in the background, fluttering guitar reverbs, and an impressive showcase of Ellquist's vocals during the bridge. Their single "On/Off The Ledge" is a bit darker and progressive, and the music video is a visual mind blow. Set atop a Los Angeles rooftop, the elements of the video are Warhol-esque, as some bright pops of color and art are thrown in with the party scene captured. Robotanists set themselves apart from most bands, keeping an upbeat and interesting style at the same time as being deep and sensual. 

Upcoming shows: April 13th @ The Satellite, April 27th @ The Troubador, and April 27th @ The Cabana Club.

***For those who like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist, Florence and The Machine, The XX.

 -Jenna Putnam 

Robotanists - "On/Off Ledge" from Consequence of Sound on Vimeo.

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Capillary Action CD Release Party at JB’s April 10

Avant-prog outfit Capillary Action will be celebrating their new self-released album (via the band’s own label Natural Selection) Capsized at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Johnathan Pfeffer along with his current lineup of conspirators that consists of Julian Chin (accordion), John DeHaven (trumpet), Colin Hacklander (drums) and Mike Harrist (bass) push the boundaries of what you’d expect from an “indie band” these days, and on their latest effort, the band delves into the world of free jazz coupled with fleeting moments of pop melodies. This combination certainly sets listeners up for plenty of surprises. The travelling circus of noisemakers will be taking the madness on the road throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada before heading to Europe for festival season and other club dates so this will be your last chance to see them for awhile. Scott Churchman will also be opening with his brand of disturbingly spooky folk to help set the mood for the strange as well as DC’s experimental folk act Hume. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman
 

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Kuf Knotz & The Spinning Leaves at Kimmel Center April 9

Randomly ran into Kuf Knotz last night at a jam session put together by his guitarist Tom Copson, Jr. at Lickety Split. It was a fun evening with different people grabbing the mic to lay down a verse or two. Kuf told me about a FREE performance that he will be doing tonight at the Kimmel Center with The Spinning Leaves. If you’ve had a chance to walk by the Kimmel Center lately, you probably noticed that they recreated the base of the Eiffel Tower with lights in their front lobby. It looks pretty dope. Well, Kuf Knotz and The Spinning Leaves will have that beautiful setting as a background for their performance this evening. I suggest any fans of either acts bring their cameras because it should make for some sweet pics. I couldn’t find any details about the event anywhere on the Kimmel Center’s website, but it’s apparently going down. I love seeing shows in different rooms and unique settings. I thought that you might really enjoy this one. Kimmel Center (Front Lobby), 260 S. Broad St., 10pm, FREE, All Ages - Q.D. Tran
 

 

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Choreographed Solo Dance Video for Pattern Is Movement’s “Elephant”

Pattern Is Movement have been working on a new album, which we hope will be released sooner than later this year. But until then, check out a beautifully choreographed solo dance piece by Barbara Browning to their track “Elephant” from 2008’s All Together that was posted yesterday on their Tumblr page. Enjoy! (Photo by Tim Griffin) - The Deli Staff
 

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