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Snakeskin releases fuzzy single, plays The Glove 1.26

Snakeskin started off 2018 with the premiere of “Seize,” a mid-paced fuzz rocker that shows songwriter Shanna Polley embracing collaboration with a full band. It’s still following Polley’s previous path, with sprawling song structures letting her detailed lyricism carve a story, but “Seize” has continued her development from bedroom songwriter to searing rocker. The sizzling guitars and thumping drums build a heavy platform for her voice to stand upon as it gains new emphasis and power. You can catch Snakeskin at The Glove on January 26th alongside Bueno, Milk Dick, and Spowder. – Cameron Carr





A Deli Premiere: "Independence Day" by Forest Bees

Sheetal Singh knows what it’s like to fall apart and have to pick up the pieces again. After her previous band—early 2000s San Francisco indie darlings The Stratford 4—fell apart, she returned to school and even started her own family. Now, she’s returned to music in the form of a new project called Forest Bees—an indie electronica act with intensely feminist overtures. Today, The Deli has the privilege of premiering the opening track “Independence Day” (streaming below) off of the forthcoming self-titled debut EP. The track explores Singh’s experience as a wife and as a woman, which are themes that reoccur throughout the rest of the EP. The rest of the record will be released on January 25th at The Hemlock. - Lilly Milman 





June Parker hits some sweet spots on We're Exactly Where We Are

Although the album tends to get bogged down in a competent shoegaze drone, June Parker brings some charm to traditional shoegaze tropes. Tracks like “What has Happened/What Will Happen” and “Love Her” in particular stand out for their pretty aesthetics. Lyrically, this album is quite true to the shoegaze style; giving the listener a vague sense of what the song is about, making sure that the song's deeper meanings are hinted at but not necessarily explicitly laid out. There are enough nice moments on this release to make it well worth a listen.

-Mike Dranove

 

 

 

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PREMIERE: Telecommuter - "Can't Get Back to Sleep"

There's nothing wrong with a little bit of smooth and silky electro-R&B sounds, and that's exactly what Telecommuter is dishing out with his debut single and video for "Can't Get Back to Sleep." 

Telecommuter is the solo project of composer and producer Alexander Margitich, who also holds a Berklee College of Music background in contemporary composition and production, as well as quite a bit of choral singing and improvisational jazz guitar training. Margitich's background has translated itself seamlessly into the electronic arrangements he's been working with recently. "Can't Get Back to Sleep" is laid over a slow tempo, moody electro beat, as Margitich gives a mellow and slightly sultry delivery of his vocals. The track was inspired by a fit of jet lag and insomnia that struck him on a family trip, the experience contributing to much of the song's moodiness. 

For the video, Margitich collaborated with his wife, fashion designer and photographer Lina Michal. Together they visually matched the mercurial air of the song with the abstract and ambient carnival shots. 

"Can't Get Back to Sleep" is the only Telecommuter track you can find online, but there's a chance to hear the rest of what he's been working on during his debut show on 1.11 at the Turn Turn Turn with Prolly Knot, Indigoe and SunSon. Watch the video for "Can't Get Back to Sleep" below.





Gingerlys talk about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio

Describing themselves as "pure ear candy," Gingerlys provide catchy and hazy dream pop tunes. The female-fronted, five-piece indie pop band began when guitarist Matt Richards started sharing acoustic demos of his pop songs with his fellow bandmates in his Valley Stream, New York basement. The band's guitarist Matthew Richards recently talked to our sister blog Delicious Audio about the band's sounds and the pedals used to create it, check out the Q&A here

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