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April 2014
Creepoid
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The perfect solace for winter’s passing, Creepoid’s second full-length self-titled LP combines the zeitgeist of 90's grunge with pristine dissonance and somber lyricism. Released earlier this month by No Idea Records, Creepoid is eerie, melodic and stirring from beginning to end. 

The record’s introductory track “Nauda” opens with a singular note that swells into a melody, aligning itself with the listener in a way that feels confessional yet synonymous. A well-wrought continuation of the earnest diction reminiscent of Horse Heaven, “Nauda” is as bittersweet as its vocals, informed by the paradox of loneliness and longing. Expanding into a cinematically moody soundscape, guitars wail like sirens, beckoning chords to crash and settle into a fading ricochet - a premonition of “Sunday.” Coupled with acoustic strums and crisp vocal croons, a solemn request, “take my light and pull it out,” is beautifully melodic with perfectly placed tambourine that brings to mind the memorable mood concentrated. Exploring the affect and consequence of relational presence and its subsequent absence, the orchestration of “Sunday” renders a relatable narrative evocatively raw and sincere. 

“Yellow Wallpaper” ignites with driving bass and swirling riffs. As if resurrecting the perfection of Jeremy Enigk (ex-Sunny Day Real Estate), a la “Killed By An Angel” meets “Pillars,” the song evokes an eerie all consuming sense of the sublime that centers the track’s duration. Like an extension of Horse Heaven’s “Hollow Doubt,” the contextual weight of “Yellow Wallpaper” is harmonically haunting and intentionally poignant. “Baptism” washes over its listener in waves of riffs and echoed vocals that occupy an emotive territory similar to lesser-known tracks by Sonic Youth, subverted and painted darker by the brooding buzz reminiscent of shoegaze greats like My Bloody Valentine. 

In its decline, “Baptism” casts a feeling of transcendent submersion, befitting its namesake. With a crystallized aggression, “Gout” does the same - urgent and arresting with visceral shouts and screams. “Stay Inside” is considerably more subdued than the album’s preceding tracks but equally mesmerizing, unfolding “Tired Eyes,” a hypnotic chant of a fatigued psychedelic. “Golden String” feels slightly optimistic, while “Acrimony” blossoms then retracts into a reserved yet deliberate ballad that demands its audience’s attention like a gloomy lullaby with teeth. “Vulgar,” warm and sunlit, is lush and arresting, setting the stage for the album’s closer “Old Tree,” a jubilant ending to yet another epic compilation of clairvoyant anthems evoked by Creepoid. - Dianca Potts 


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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!


The Deli's playlist of songs by emerging New England bands is updated!

Check it out HERE - it's basically the best of our New England blog in music! You can always access this playlist by clicking on "LOCAL CHANNEL" on the Navigation bar.

P.S. We couldn't add some bands because we didn't find their music on Soundcloud.


d's "house sounds" shrouded in mystery

Not much information is offered about house sounds, a short gem of an EP released to Bandcamp by d (aka Danielle Capalbo). The lo-fi album features minimal production and instrumentation, mostly relying on guitar and Capalbo’s never-showy voice. Its six short songs are as beautiful as they are muddled, her harmonies often hidden beneath the thick reverb of the guitar. house sounds appears to be an intended accompaniment to “Waking Up: A Zine About Self-Discovery,” a literary magazine Capalbo created with her own writing and photography, which can be purchased on d’s Bandcamp now. – Jake Reed

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Austin 2014 issue (SXSW)
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Tumbling Bones folks things up with new singles

In December, Tumbling Bones previewed its upcoming full-length debut with the singles “Broken Things” and “Money is for Spending.” On the former, the folksy trio borrows Fleet Foxes’ bright vocal harmonies to tell the story of a girl who “doesn’t have many unbroken dreams,” and adds a touch of banjo and violin to give the song an all-American sound. Americana comes even further into the forefront on the up-tempo “Money is for Spending,” which just begs to be played at your next communal square dance. Catch the guys at a Pete Seeger tribute tonight at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine, and look for their upcoming album this spring. – Jake Reed

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Winter 2013. NYC Issue #37 (CMJ)
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Best of 2013 Poll for Emerging New England Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging New England Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to indie rock slackers Krill (pictured) for winning it hands down!

Thumbs up to multifaceted blues rock songwriter Sarah Borriello and to pop experimenters And the Kids.

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free) and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 15+ New England scene experts (our jury) and asked them to nominate three more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music New England produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
W
OS
R
TOT
 
1
KRILL
9
1
 
0.005
10.005
2
Sarah Borrello
3
1
 
0.004
4.004
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3
And The Kids
3
 
 
1
4
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4
Animals and Shapes
2
1
 
0.114
3.114
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5
Pale Cowboy
 
 
3
0.077
3.077
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6
Violent Mae
3
 
 
0.054
3.054
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7
Magic Island
 
1
2
0.047
3.047
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8
Alpenglow
3
 
 
0.03
3.03
icon
9
Speedy Ortiz
3
 
 
0.014
3.014
icon
10
Will Dailey
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
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11

Ovlov
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
12 
Kal Marks
2
1
 
0.003
3.003
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13
Dust Witch
3
 
 
0.002
3.002
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14
Grass is Green
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
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15
Hayley Sabella
3
 
 
0
3
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 16
Bearstronaut
3
 
 
0
3
icon
17 
Mals Totem
 
 
1
2
3
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 18
Harpoons
3
 
 
 
3
?
19
Rusty Belle
1
 
 
1.5
2.5
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20
The Box Tiger
2
 
 
0.173
2.173
21
Miss Geo
 
1
1
0.062
2.062
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22
Jesse Dee
2
 
 
0.048
2.048
icon
 23
Bella's Bartok
2
 
 
0.047
2.047
icon
24
Paper Castles
2
 
 
0.013
2.013
icon
 25
Consuelo's Revenge
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
icon
26
Guerilla Toss
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
27
Bent Shapes
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
28
Daphne Lee Martin
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
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 29
Blue Button
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 30
Dan & the Wildfire
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
31
Fear the Masses
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 32
Ashley Jordan
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 33
The Range
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
34
Big Big Buildings
 
 
1.5
0.032
1.532
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35
Contrapposto
1
 
 
0.032
1.032
icon
36
Tomboy
1
 
 
0.031
1.031
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37
Jatoba
1
 
 
0.017
1.017
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38
Art Decade
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
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39
Frank Viele
1
 
 
0.011
1.011
icon
 40
You Won't
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
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41
Civil Pilots
1
 
 
0.007
1.007
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42
Home Body
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
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 43
Atlantic Thrills
 
 
1
0.004
1.004
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44
Ryan Montbleau Band
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
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45
Barika
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

List of jurors: Vern (The Room, CT); Christie Leigh (CNC Music Productions); Adam Morgan (blogger); Lev McCarthy (WRUV); Jackie Indrisano (Cafe 939, MA); Trevor Morrison (WHUS); John Fleming (The Colosseum, RI); Ellie Molitor (Allston Pudding); Joe (Radio Bean, VT); Dan Kuhn (WWPV); John (The Elevens, MA); Liz Pelly (fvckthemedia.com); Bryan (Hillytown music blog); Joseph Graham (New England Music Awards); Perry Eaton (BDCWire.com)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff


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