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Wilder Maker unveils groovy summer jam, "New Streets" + plays Rough Trade on 05.06

From the electric guitar hook to the soft, confident, sultry vocals, it is clear that Brooklyn's Wilder Maker has mastered the art of caressing the ear in "New Streets." I am not hesitant to call this one of my favorite new songs- the affectionate, breathy saxophone and the breakout drums exude freshness, turning this song into a real jam. Gabriel Birnbaum has mastered the art of the chill-yet-groovy indie anthem and Katie Von Schleicher's vocals exert peak girl-power and a refined boldness. "New Streets" is on repeat on my playlist, and it should be on yours, too. Catch the band live at Rough Trade on May 6th. - Geena Kloeppel

 

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Rootsy songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

 





The Toads' ode to Portland

Portland has become quite the popular place over the last few years. The influx of new residents has pretty much ruined what old locals have considered to be all that's in the city, with all the condos going up and old haunts going down essentially serving as proof of that.

But no matter how much Portlandia may have skewed (somehow accurately and inaccurately all at once) their depiction of Portland, The Toads have written their own little ditty about this rainy city. It reigns incredibly true.

With lyrics touching on how open Portland is with nearly every type of social and individual freedom, "Portland, Or" shows how much The Toads love their town in a catchy, pop-punky way. If anything, it should be the city's anthem. 

Give it a listen below and see how much of it sounds "so typically Portland."





Fresh Traxx: Rasheed Jamal - "Better Off $$$"

*photo by RoseLeon

Rasheed Jamal is one of the leading voices in Portland hip hop, flowing about relevant, thought provoking subject matter over bumpin' beats. Many flock to Jamal's tracks for insight, and he just dropped a new one with a bomb beat and some quick rhymes.

"Better Off $$$" could be a club banger. Jamal goes in expressively hard with his words over the trappy beat. It even landed its own spot on Vortex Music Magazine's 3rd anniversary collectible vinyl compilation.

Dive into it below.





Shadowlands climb up the steep and thorny way to heaven

Shadowlands know what's up when it comes to brooding darkwave and post-punk. Their sonance aligns more with the horror-esque sounds of a more "traditional" '80s style of post-punk while still remaining original, and definitely not coming off replicated. It's for this reason they're one of the first acts to come to mind when thinking of local bands of this genre in general, and why all of you voted them your favorite band to play the recent darkwave and post-punk festival Out From the Shadows Fest.

Another special victory for Shadowlands is that they've been chosen to play the next Brickbat Mansion night, Portland's female-led goth and darkwave DJ night. Lead singer Amy Sabin will join resident spinners DJ Curatix and DJ Wednesday in being the premiere ladies of the night.

This edition of Brickbat Mansion is an RSVP event held at the steep and thorny way to heaven on May 5, so if you wish to attend, respond via the Facebook event or by sending an email to rsvp@thesteepandthornywaytoheaven.com. Listen to the Shadowlands track "Fade" below and be on the lookout for their video for "Liberation," coming soon.





The Deli Philly's May Record of the Month: Raw Rock Fury - Ecstatic Vision

For their sophomore album, the quartet of Ecstatic Vision unleash Raw Rock Fury, available via Relapse. After a mood-establishing intro, the band quickly tears into the cosmos with the high-voltage, backend rhythmic stampede of “You Got It Or You Don’t,” which is elevated by the eccentric, powerful saxophone runs of Kevin Nickles and the primordial roaring command of Doug Sabolik.

Segmented in two, “The Electric Step” is first steeped in a hazy, haunting chant, reverberating in the distance, before the high-octane, steam engine hits the rails running. Mysterious keys loom, setting up the bluesy boogie of harmonica blows. Then, Sabolik issues an alluring order. “Let’s get away from the city and clear our heads”/“Take me away to the better days.” Stoking the white-hot, hard-rockin’, musical fire, the band continues to rev up in all-consuming, sweat-dripping trance, inducing fire-breathing, apocalyptic grooves.

However, Ecstatic Vision never burns themselves out; rather, “Keep It Loose” reaches back and reignites. Gathering pressure with the ticking percussion, the stargazing, guitar swirls tee up the fury of tenacious, unwavering vocals, blowing the top off the cooker with an all-out blitzkrieg. In its final act, the persistent, thumping bass and engulfing keys of “Twinkling Eye” cuts through the clouds in a gradual climb, setting the stage for a triumphant conclusion.

Raw Rock Fury pulls listeners into Ecstatic Vision’s vortex of psychedelia. It’s an album that victoriously captures the band’s live-performance energy and cohesive complexity, without masking their natural fervor. - Michael Colavita

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