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July 2014
Peter Matthew Bauer
"Liberation!
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Thank God The Walkmen are on a “hiatus.” As unpopular a statement as that might be to fans of the beloved indie-rock outfit, the resulting album, Liberation! (Mexican Summer), by the group’s former bassist Peter Matthew Baur reinforces the truth behind what I think. Baur has taken the time as a chance to expand his wingspan creatively, producing an album that’s slick, resonant and infectiously psychedelic.
 
It’s a heady journey through the artist’s far-from-normal life, never lacking in emotion and fundamentally based in a sense of optimism. Also, one of the most fascinating things going on with Liberation! is how it blends local and international aesthetics without ever feeling like appropriation or pandering. Songs such as “I Was Born in an Ashram” and “Philadelphia Raga” feel organic and refreshing, incorporating exotic influences without ever making them feel awkwardly placed or unnecessary.
 
The whole effort is the culmination of a meditative post-“hiatus” tour through Europe, and it shows. The record is relaxed and casual yet exploratory, never seeming to break a sweat while being thoroughly entertaining. The collection of songs has a comforting accessibility reminiscent of couchbound evenings of honesty-filled, drunken/stoner chats with your best buddies, which may seem to come few and far between as all of us get older and busier. - Daniel Ludwig

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The Deli Magazine San Francisco is proud to present two brand new tracks from Gift For the End today! Take a listen to never before heard songs, Old Magic and Tule.


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This is a show we're really excited about and highly recommend you attend. For more details about the event, click here.


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The Deli Magazine San Francisco is happy to support The Stone Foxes and their selfless contributions in the Bay Area and wherever they roam! Make sure you don't miss their live performance on May 4th at The Fillmore. It will be an epic show!

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Manzanita Falls Debuts New Album + West Coast Tour Dates

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Manzanita Falls' new single is entrancingly heartfelt and is a great preview of what is to be expected from their new album.

Manzanita Falls Tour Dates:

4.19.13 Cottage Grove, Oregon @ The Axe and Fiddle
4.20.13 Corvallis, Oregon @ Bombs Away Café
4.21.13 Portland, Oregon @ The White Eagle
4.23.13 Olympia, Washington @ Le Voyeur
4.25.13 Seattle, Washington @ Skylark Café
4.26.13 Richland, Washington @ The Marquee at the M
4.27.13 Spokane, Washington @ Stir
4.28.13 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho @ Calypsos Coffee
4.29.13 Spokane, Washington @ Baby Bar
4.30.13 Boise, Idaho @ The Red Room
5.1.13 Elko, Nevada @ DLC Gallery and Wine Bar
5.2.13 Las Vegas, Nevada @ Favorites
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5.4.13 San Luis Obispo, California @ The Frog and the Peach

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Congratulations to Petejota for Winning The Deli SF Artist of The Month

We want to give sincere congratulations to SF based experimental band, Petejota for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month! Petejota is a true favorite of The Deli SF's for their gritty and unpredictable underground electronic sound. This music project virtually came out of nowhere and took down the competition, even though they are the newest band on the scene. We really appreciate the hard work and participation from all the bands, but Petejota has shown that they're new and growing following has a lot of love for them.

We highly recommend that you check out Petejota's music, and make sure you catch his live performances in the Bay Area!

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