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New Legendary Divorce LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

So the bad news first, Legendary Divorce have decided to call it a day. However, they just dropped a new full-length as a parting gift of sorts. With proceeds going to Mazzoni Center and Planned Parenthood Action, Horizontal finds the quartet in raw, rock splendor. Menacing, pulverizing beats light a fuse with bad intentions, clearing a path for Itarya Leo’s vocals to explode unleashing a guttural aggression. All the members currently have new projects, so hopefully we'll get to hear them again performing in one form or another.





New Track: "Hole" - Pretty Words

With the use of swirling synths, Pretty Words create a steady, building groove that encompasses the stream of consciousness lyrics on their latest single "Hole". It's a more polished-sounding offering than the group's previous recordings, while still maintaining the band's original loose, garage-rock/pop feel. You'll be able to find the track on Pretty Words's forthcoming self-titled EP, which was recorded at the Sex Dungeon in West Philly, and is due out this St. Patty's Day.





The Deli's Austin '17 Issue is online! The Synths and Pedals Issue

Deli Readers,

We've been publishing the yearly Austin issue of The Deli (coinciding with SXSW) since 2011, and it's our only print issue that's not exclusively focused on just NYC artists. 

After last year's fun, "PsycheDelic" approach, we decided to dedicate this year's issue almost entirely to synth and pedals (and bands of course!), in an effort to promote our Austin Stompbox Exhibit and Synth Expo - which, if you are a gear geek heading to Austin next week, should not miss!

However, the highlight of this issue is an article about women and technology. Hope you enjoy it!

LISTEN TO A PLAYLIST OF THIS ISSUE HERE (or below)!

The Deli's Staff

P.S. You'll see the printed issue in Austin next week and in NYC the week after.





The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Artists: FINAL RESULTS

Dear Deli Readers,
 
We have finally reached the end of the road for The Deli’s Best Emerging Philly Artists Poll. As usual, it’s been a lengthy, exhausting, painstaking journey through an abundance of numbers, band names, and some seriously rad tunes. Now, before we get to our list of this year’s Top Performers, we would like to thank our wonderful, knowledgeable jury of local music experts/enthusiasts (which you can view below), dedicated Deli writers and all those who took the time to check out our nominees and cast their votes. You’re the best, and we wouldn’t be able to do this without you!
 
The Deli Philly Jurors:
Justin Berger (Deathwaltz), Dan Bisogno (Choice Tasters Selectors), Jeff Blinder (Spazz Presents), Gabrielle Bonghi (Philly.com), Kate Bracaglia (Freelance), Eric Bresler (PhilaMOCA), Jessica Craft (Rock To The Future), Katie Duggan (Underground Arts/Bonfire Shows), Shana Hartzel (Swell Tone/Y-Not Radio), Kevin Horn (AEG), Colin Kerrigan (Out Of Town Films), Dave Kiss (Kung Fu Necktie/Flash Mob Productions), Josh T. Landow (Y-Not Radio), Carolyn Lederach (Sofar Sounds Philly), Barrett Lindgren (Johnny Brenda’s/Independent Promoter), Jesse Lundy (Point Entertainment), Gordon Mays (MilkBoy Philly/Bonfire Shows), Jeff Meyers (Boot & Saddle), George Miller (JUMP Philly), Taylor Morganti (The Foundry/Live Nation), Mark Schoneveld (YVYNYL), Jon Solomon (WPRB), Q.D. Tran (The Deli Magazine), John Vettese (The Key/WXPN), Allie Volpe (Freelance), Nikki Volpicelli (Urban Outfitters), Chris Ward (Johnny Brenda’s), Bruce Warren (WXPN, The Key), Brian Wilensky (Freelance)
 
And now, without further ado, CONGRATS to…
 
 
 
Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa Dabice, Thanasi Paul, Kaleen Reading, and Colins “Bear” Regisford had a whirlwind of a year in 2016. The band toured extensively throughout the U.S. in support of their critically acclaimed album Romantic, which was released back in October via Tiny Engines Records. Major media outlets such as NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum to name a few have all helped to spread the word, expressing praise for Dabice’s explosive serenity in her songcraft. Mannequin Pussy’s songs of hope, patience, and love have resonated with a wide range of listeners, which has only exponentially grown over the last few years. The beginning of 2017 has already seen the group touring with Joyce Manor and AJJ, and the band has also announced multiple overseas festival appearances in the year to come so don’t expect to see the gang performing anywhere and everywhere in town like you used to, so take advantage of their appearance this Saturday, March 11 at PhilaMOCA, when they support another badass Philly band, Pissed Jeans, at the second of their two sold-out record release shows. (Photo by Scott Troyan)

 
2. Louie Louie (11.005)
 
 
The cliché suggests that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that is especially true when applied to a band. The quartet of Louie Louie initially caught our attention because of Emily Robb’s proven track record in bands such as Lantern and Myrrias. And with our ears on alert, the group’s initial single, “Out In The Streets”/“Miles Around,” served as an ideal introduction to their smooth/grit-juxtaposing sound. Louie Louie cast a wave of nostalgia, harkening back to classic girl groups, injecting an assertive, take-the-lead approach with a tenacious, surf-psych gear. Last month, the femme fatales released their debut full-length album, Friend Of A Stranger, via Philly imprint Born Losers Records, and the promise of those initial songs have come to fruition in a polished but potent collection.

 
 
 
The Dove & The Wolf’s Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard made their mark on the Philly music scene in 2016. The Parisian transplants expanded their line-up into a full band, with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Craig Hendrix (Auctioneer, Mammal of Paradise) and Andy Black (Nicos Gun, Dangerous Ponies), building on their rich harmonic foundations, while sharing bills with notable acts such as The Districts, Quilt, and Japanese Breakfast. Their EP I Don't Know What To Feel, a collection of contemplative and chillingly alluring tracks, was written in part as a response to the terrorist attacks in Paris at the end of 2015. The group was eventually picked up by Fat Possum Records, who will be releasing the album on limited-edition color vinyl later this month. (Photo by Colin Kerrigan)

 
Below are more of this year’s Philly Top Performers…
 
4. Moor Mother (7.5)
6. Mercury Girls (7.007)
7. Pinkwash (7)
7. Wax Future (7)
9. The Retinas (6.5)
11. Carroll (6.013)
12. NAH (6.012)
14. Soul Glo (5.5)
15. Queen of Jeans (5.043)
16. Curtis Cooper (5.005)
18. RFA (5)
18. Sumerlands (5)
20. Harmony Woods (4.5)
21. Jesse Hale Moore (4.029)
22. Mumblr (4.004)
23. Joie Kathos (4)
23. Marge (4)
23. So Totally (4)
26. Amanda X (3.5)
26. Andorra (3.5)
26. Blue Smiley (3.5)
26. Camp Candle (3.5)
26. Kississippi (3.5)
26. Petunia (3.5)
34. Sun Organ (3.016)
35. Darla (3.015)
36. The Afterglows (3.012)
37. Hurry (3.01)
37. The Guests (3.01)
39. Swift Technique (3.009)
40. Suburban Living (3.006)
41. Deadfellow (3.003)
42. Dark Thoughts (3.002)
43. Dark Web (3)
43. Deer Scout (3)
43. Joy Riding (3)
43. PHNTMS (3)
47. Them Jones (2. 071)
48. Shadow Band (2.067)
50. Thin Lips (2.011)
 
We hope that you had a chance to discover something new from this year’s poll, or revisit forgotten favorites.
 
Much Love!
The Deli Staff

  





Weekend Warrior, March 10 - 12

As one descends into subterranean cement-lined confines of Underground Arts this evening, a cavalcade of the city’s heavy-psych noisemakers will meet you on the inside. Cultivating a cozy temperamental air gently permeating the auditory system with hazy melodies before escalating into the ethereal, Creepoid delivers the calm and then the searing storm.  Speaking of sear, Purling Hiss pummels and rips through a fog-filtered, psych lens, delivering raunchy riffs among unrestrained rhythms. Meanwhile, with their new album, Pleasure Suck, due out in two weeks via Tiny Engines, the disorienting but enchanting surge of The Spirit of the Beehive will be on display. Likewise, the “raw rock fury” of Ecstatic Vision, whose aptly titled forthcoming album of the same name, will be available next month via Relapse, torching a menacing mesmerizing hole in the mind in the process.
 
For those seeking other accommodations, the bombarding, brutal, soul-crushing stomp of Pissed Jeans will celebrate their new album, Why Love Now (Sub Pop), with a pair of sold-out release shows Friday and Saturday at Boot & Saddle and PhilaMOCA respectively.
  
Other places to fuckin’ rock this weekend…
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Creepoid, Ecstatic Vision, Purling Hiss, Spirit of the Beehive, SAT Scott Sorry, The T.C. Cole Riot
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Pissed Jeans (Record Release), M Ax Noi Mach, Body Spray, SAT Thrills, Sad Heaven
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) John Dominy, Sun Hat/The Snails/DJ Deejay/One Sixty, Malevil , SAT Sabbra Cadabra/Dominic, Norwegian Arms/Fame lust, SUN Argyle Rings, Timelapzzz, Elaine Rasnake/The Up! Up! Ups!, Line Leader, Cabbage, The Lot
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Evil Sword (Tape Release), Ursula, SAT Pissed Jeans (Record Release), Mannequin Pussy, Prowler
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Strand of Oaks
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Flightschool, SUN Questlove
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT LoveKilledKurt, LeCompt
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) John Byrne Band, No Irish Need Apply, SAT (Upstairs) The Quixote Project, Smoke & Bourbon, Pawnshop Roses
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Zario DeCola-Heller, Novyy Stil', SUN Popular Creeps, Deuteronomy
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SUN Andorra
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Shy Boyz
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs? & DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN DJ Case Bloom, Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Dean Sharon, Super Bonanza, Fitzwater, Railroad Fever, SAT Delmont (CD Release), The Good Mess, Hartline, Kevin McCove, SUN Trained Attack Dogs, Brown Sugar, Decontrol
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Posers
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Dj Double Leo, Solar Circuit, Jam Traffic, SAT Red X, & Madame Jones
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Richie Navigator, Starter Jacket, Sunday Muse, SAT Blood Sound, The Silence Kit
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Cabin Dogs
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Hoser, SpaceWater, Mirrorsigns, Bungler, SUN Queen Jesus, Crooked Spine, Spot Collins
 
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