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New Track: "Sunshine Ashes" - Nervous Hands

“Sunshine Ashes,” the title track from Nervous Hands's debut release, perpetuates a soothing, psych-folk haze. Perplexing yet poetically personal imagery makes one step back to re-orient the lyrical connections and comparisons. Viewed through the slow-motion, burning sequences, a sneaky intensity that jars and spirals persists. It’s strangely contained yet feels on the verge of losing all sense of control.





Krust Toons: "Warped Tweets" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "Warped Tweets" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Forever Vista

“Forever Vista” is a term that bassist/vocalist Pat Bilodeau came up with after really needing to get away, so he did what probably most of us dream of doing - bought a one-way ticket to Australia. It “refers to the one and only perspective of life through your eyes. There will only be one version of your life for all of time.” And while lead guitarist Andrew Iannarelli might not particular care for it as a band name, it doesn’t seem like he has much of a choice now that it has been forever immortalized in our Featured Artist(s) Poll. You can learn more about the humorous (and sometimes bawdy) history, thoughts, likes, and dislikes of Forever Vista’s Bilodeau, Iannarelli, Ryan Bleaken (keyboard/rhytm guitar/vocals), and John Crowe (drums) in our recent interview with the gang HERE.





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Forever Vista

“Forever Vista” is a term that bassist/vocalist Pat Bilodeau came up with after really needing to get away, so he did what probably most of us dream of doing - bought a one-way ticket to Australia. It “refers to the one and only perspective of life through your eyes. There will only be one version of your life for all of time.” And while lead guitarist Andrew Iannarelli might not particular care for it as a band name, it doesn’t seem like he has much of a choice now that it has been forever immortalized in our Featured Artist(s) Poll. You can learn more about the humorous (and sometimes bawdy) history, thoughts, likes, and dislikes of Forever Vista’s Bilodeau, Iannarelli, Ryan Bleaken (keyboard/rhytm guitar/vocals), and John Crowe (drums) in our recent interview with the gang below.

The Deli: How did you start making music? 

Andrew Iannarelli: My mom suggested it after receiving my 8th grade report card.

Ryan Bleaken: On pots and pans and tissue boxes with rubber bands. 

John Crowe: I was struck by lightning, and I realized I hated music, then I got spit on by Lenny Kravitz, and I could play drums n shit.

TD: Where did the name Forever Vista come from? 

Pat Bilodeau: “Forever Vista" refers to the one and only perspective of life through your eyes. There will only be one version of your life for all of time. 

RB: “Forever Vista” was invented by Pat after purchasing a one-way ticket to Australia to get away.

AI: I think Pat came up with the name “Forever Vista” before I joined the band. I hate the name, actually. Sounds like a massage parlor.

JC: Spanglish.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

RB: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, The Beatles.

PB: The Strokes, Pixies, Nirvana.

JC: Dead Milkmen, Lightning Bolt.

AI: That “Red Rose Tea” commercial where those chimps are playing big band music. Great stage presence. 

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

AI: At the moment, some hippie playing bongos outside my apartment window. 

JC: MudButtNJ, Kid Rock.

PB: Post Animal, White Reaper, The Voidz.

RB: Karmic Juggernaut, Monophonics.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

PB: My first concert was Weezer at the Tweeter Center in Camden; I was 10. The first album I ever bought was Metallica's Black Album.

RB: BBMak was the first CD I got as a gift when I was 9.

JC: Suicide Silence. It was a bloody good night.

AI: I stole my dad’s copy of Boston’s first album. Rock ‘n’ roll attained perfection in 1976.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

AI: It’s not New York.

PB: I love the grit and determination of this city. Philly stands alone as the toughest city in the States.

RB: Getting lost, and finding new things, and meeting new people all the time.

JC: The city of brotherly love where nobody really gives a fuck about anybody so I can just do whatever the hell I please. Wouldn't trade it for any other city.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

AI: It’s not New York.

PB: 676 and 76 traffic.

RB: I hear a lot of people preach about Brotherhood in Philly, but sometimes I see their actions being carried out as something else.

JC: THAT TOOKY!!

TD: What are your plans for 2018?

JC: Skating fast and eating ass. Smoking blunts and stretching cunts. All while eating some Reuben sandwiches.

RB: Continue meeting new people in music industry, record more music we like, do more collaborations. We'll also be reaching out to more publishing companies.

AI: To be interviewed by Rolling Stone. Now THAT’S a great magazine!

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

RB: Gloucester Day backyard party. We used to have this babe of a blow-up doll named Lola. We threw her into the crowd, and they bounced her all over the place. She met her demise that night. R.I.P. Lola.

PB: I think someone body slammed her. Poor girl.

JC: Keg stands and motorcycle birthday cakes mid-jam.

AI: It took a lot of therapy to repress those memories. 

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

JC: The infamous reuben. 

AI: A cab ride to a diner.

RB: 1st place in an online poll is always delicious.

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New Gene Wildest Album Available for Streaming

Spectral Terrestrial is the forthcoming album from Gene Wildest, due out on August 28. Shapeshifting psych that coasts and then accelerates into extended jams, these songs marinate within a familiar concoction, before flipping the switch. The group's strength is in its ability to change dynamics, with a polished sheen. Gene Widest will be holding their record release celebration at Boot & Saddle on Thursday, August 30, supported by Spooky Forest and The Not Fur Longs.

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