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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!

DC band Cigarette offers charming ambient shoegaze

 Released by local DC label Sister Polygon records, Cigarette’s “warm shadows” is a dreamy mix of 90s shoegaze and the music of 2009’s chillwave summer.  But it’s not just nostalgia for dated genres that keeps their music interesting, Cigarette uses lush string and brass orchestration to add an extra nostalgic aesthetic to their music.   

Catch Cigarette with Governess and Scanners January 18th at Black Cat. 




Cavern merges stoner metal and post-rock on album "Outsiders"

With a sound expansive enough to get lost in, Cavern serves up stoner metal vibes with the atmospheric depth of post-rock. Fuzzy but tight soundscapes adorn their latest record, Outsiders, but there's also tons of angular riffage to chew on as the band weaves between full-force metal grit, and more nuanced, dulcet melodies. Catch them at the Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge 2/25 with FoghoundCaustic Casanova, and Mantis Toboggan and in the meantime, listen to them below.-Olivia Sisinni

K.A.A.N, "Knowledge above all nonsense"

Howard County Maryland resident Brandon Perry is K.A.A.N, or “Knowledge above all nonsense”.  Sporting an unstoppable flow, brutally honest lyrics, and groovy beats, Perry’s music is a veritable tour de force.  Unafraid to broach heavy subject matter such as police brutality and depression, Perry says he wants his music to be emotionally serious, not just for people to party to.  To Perry, making music is a cathartic experience, one that offers emotional release.

Check out K.A.A.N’s music video for the song “Phoenix” and the song “Concealed the Outro” available on Soundcloud. 



New Trunkweed LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Trunkweed put a bop in your step with their uber-catchy first full-length album and vinyl release, You Are a Nice Surprise. The LP was written over several months, "during a time of transformation and hopelessness," and was recorded at Bad Racket Studios in Cleveland, OH. You Are a Nice Surprise is available via Out of Breath Records and Funeral Sound, and you can also stream and purchase the digital download below.