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Thanks Light Is Back with Very Pretty Single Dreams

They call it “bedroom rock” on their SoundCloud, which we take to mean that Thanks Light's new track “Dreams” from the upcoming Hallelujah, Amen is best played when lying back on your bed in your bedroom in a state of repose befitting the relaxing track. It's the first thing we've heard from this group in a while, and it comes off as a bit Polyphonic Spree, with all its orchestral elements and sunny qualities, but with a more pure indie vibe (especially in the vocals, which are dynamic and reminiscent of a less weirdo Spencer Krug). It's got a lot going on, from piano to an angelic backing choir to horns, and it's quite pretty. We definitely suggest rocking back on said mattress and putting it on full blast with your eyes closed, or maybe softly in some headphones, for a little summer indie respite from the busy crazy world. Watch for the full album on May 6.





Journalism releases debut LP 'Faces' + plays Trans-Pecos on 5.21

Anyone living in New York City can attest to the fact that it’s a bit of a mess, wonderful and cacophonous but also slightly terrifying and frustrating. Brooklyn based post punk quartet Journalism manages to encapsulate the nervous energy of trying to make it in this city with their new album 'Faces.' Bouts of energetic anxiousness permeate the songs, exacerbated by feverous guitar riffs and accentuated by the mild tension in frontman Zema’s vocals. The reverb drenched guitars pluck away tenderly in songs like “Watching and Waiting” and “Everywhere I Look” before erupting into a string of mesmerizingly fast paced chords, climaxing with “Naked.” Journalism questions if what we’re doing in the end amounts to anything, but the inherent uncertainty of it is what makes it thrilling in the first place. Catch Journalism live at Trans-Pecos in Queen on May 21 and give their album a listen.

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Mick & The Curls

Mick from The Curls has released a solo single called "Violence". The Curls released their first full-length LP, Slice of Life, last month and will be touring the midwest next month.





Retail Space premieres 'Getting Older' + plays Sunnyvale on 04.27

Some very serious and kewl people don't relate to quirk in music. However, The Deli NYC is a big supporter of it, maybe because in eccentricity we see freedom. Made up of Brooklyn-based duo Isabelle Burnet and Jacob Rosse, Retail Space say they play "folk influenced-synth pop that's heavy in harmonies and warbled guitar tones," but that doesn't convey the unusual melodies of their debut single 'Getting Older,' which we are premiering below. The word that conveys that is 'quirky,' and that's what makes this track stand out from the pack. The duo will be performing live at Sunnyvale on April 27th with The Deli NYC's August 2015 Record of the Month Pupppy (with three 'p's).

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Linear Downfall hits the road; Win two tickets for their Nashville show!

If there's a soundtrack to losing your mind and loving it, Linear Downfall is the composer, the band, and the medium itself. All the symptoms are there on 2015's Sufferland: the delicate, lucid orchestral movements, feeding directly into pieces that sound like those movements were run through a random number generator and then stomped into the concrete. Needless to say, their live show is also completely nuts. That's why we're thrilled to announce that not only is Linear Downfall taking their freak-psych show on the road, but they're kicking the whole thing off with a Nashville stop on May 6 featuring Pleasures, Yumi and the System, and Carter Routh. Oh, and did we mention that a lucky fan and their plus-one will get to check that show out for free?

Enterprising Nashvillians who want TWO free tickets to the May 6 show at the High Watt oughta follow us on Twitter and then tweet with the hashtag #DeliGiveaway. It's that easy! The contest closes in one week, on April 26 at noon CST, which also happens to be when we'll notify our randomly-chosen winner. And while it's true that there's only going to be one winner, the fact that Linear Downfall is on tour should put a big ol' smile on everybody's face. Have a look at the full tour schedule below and start planning! 

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