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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!





Gam debuts butter-smooth record "Moments and Spirals"

Boston’s Gam is a silky smooth group with a short and sweet EP we recommend highly. Moments and Spirals opens up with “Every Second Levitates,” a funky track that unravels elegantly: the guitars range from crisp-clean to wah-tinged and swirl around warm vocals, and snappy beats. “Wait a Little” leans on its slow rhythm and oozes jazziness steady while “Sunkissed Lovers” has a serene ambiance and an R&B groove perfect for a sweet wind-down. The band is just taking flight, but already its path looks promising, and its musical colors splendid. Stream “Every Second Levitates” below to join the journey. - Rene Cobar





PowerSlut prepares for leap day record-release show at ONCE Ballroom

Leap day is right around the corner, and we got a great way to amplify your excitement for it: PowerSlut’s upcoming record Fun With Junk. The Boston-based group is releasing the record on the additional day this month, and what is previewed already is quite the garage-rock treat. Songs like “Limits” with their fuzzy guitar leads, burrowed power basslines, and the tastefully bright lead vocals of Linnea Herzog are a welcomed blend of punk’s aggressive attitude with indie rock’s instrumental finesse. “Summer Condo (feat. Erica Mantone)” is a groovier tune that feels as funky as it does dangerously rock ‘n’ roll. “Double B-Day” is tougher, grittier, with instrumental breakdowns that are elegantly destructive. With this much variety, how can one not be pumped for the record release show at ONCE on leap day? Stream “Double B-Day” below for a taste of the celebration to come. - Rene Cobar

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Ringtail debuts edgy single "Ask the Dust," plays Midway Cafe 03.13

Boston’s waterfront neighborhood of Charlestown is currently echoing the screaming guitar solos and furious rhythms of its local heroes Ringtail. The quartet of gentlemen that comprise the group has released a new single titled “Ask the Dust,” which immediately revs up and blasts off into a shoegaze paradise of dreamy electric guitar leads, raw vocal deliveries, and eruptive drum fills. With hints of sweet shoegaze and spicy stoner metal, the new song is a treat you can savor for a while. The group is gearing up for a hometown show at Midway Cafe on March 13th, and for a strong 2020 to come. Stream the new single below for a sick blend of styles your midweek deserves. - Rene Cobar

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Roost debuts groovy post-punk record "Basic Phases"

Back in December of last year, an artist from Burlington, Vermont called Roost released a groovy post-punk record titled Basic Phases. The album kicks off with the dance track “Developments,” which fuses brilliantly the gritty spirit of punk with the gloss of electronica. The album’s second track “Winners” has a lounge feel to it that is sharpened by a spitfire drum rhythm that never lets up. The dance theme continues with “New Face” as the song sends out colorful retro vibes that are quite infectious; Roost’s vocals are entrancing, and the sustained synth notes rich. “Gated Beach Community” closes out the ride at a similar pace than the previous track, and you are free to start the EP all over again. Roost is having a good time, and it shows; the record is delicious 20th century decadence with a pinch of today. Stream the new album below, New England. - Rene Cobar

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