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The Alarms Album Release Show at The Stone Fox 8.9

It took two years for The Alarms to get their debut album, "Real Tough Love" release-ready, because good stuff takes time and most things music always, always take much longer that one expects. However, listening to the title track (thanks to their label, Science Camp Records) makes those two years completely worth it.  There's a strong '60 rock sound to it, from the organ and the tone of the fuzz on their guitars, but it's dished out with the energy of a basement full of punk rockers. The Alarms got some love from Lighting 100 earlier this year, and for plenty of good reasons: they're distinct, coming across as a really aggressive version of the Kinks, and they can get it done in less than 2.5 minutes.  And they have tons of personality. Their album release show takes place at The Stone Fox this Saturday, with No Regrets Coyote, Bear in the Campsite, Jordan Hull and Juliana rounding out the bill. It is sure to be a stellar night of music, and a steal at only a $5 cover.  -Terra James-Jura 


Bird Dog Release Video for "Until the Sadness is Gone"

Bird Dog rolled out this video for "Until the Sadness is Gone" on July 22nd via the blog Audiofiles.  It's pretty straightforward, consisting of a simple street performance by the quartet, but goddamn if it doesn't inspire a wave of well-or-mis-placed feels to see a band of bros demonstrating their ability to pull some gear out of their van and make their 'Muricana magic happen anytime, and anywhere.  Its a very organic representation of the lifestyle, right down to the beer bottle on the floorboards in the background that makes me want to grow a moustache, pack up my guitar and head for the sunset.  Bird Dog found their way to Nashville from New Braufels, TX, further upholding this city as the Ellis Island of the industry.  They showcase their brand of dusky Southern rock on their album, "Age of Anxiety," released independently thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. It's crunchy and gritty with an undercurrent of pathos, kind of like an ice cream cone dropped in the red dirt of their homeland. However, their own description of "Lowdown chooglin' Americana" probably does Bird Dog the most justice.  The band is going to be performing in at The End on September 18th.  -Terra James-Jura

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


Daniella Mason, "Shade of You"

Anyone who doesn't get caught up a little in the bombacity of hyper-produced, aggressively emotional pop love anthems have probably had one too many dreams crushed in the slow unravel of their existence.  The rest of us whose lives cannot be compared to a tattered sweater flapping on a tree branch until it disintegrates will find something to to enjoy in Daniella Mason's single "Shade of You." So many elements of this track scream Top 40, but something in the delivery makes it go down as a well-made dream pop gem rather than spiritless club remix fodder.  The lyrics are essentially the inverse of a love song, and the line that hooked me is also the most satirical of the track: Everyone loves you, so I do too/ I need what they want, and I guess that's you.  She's drawn comparisons to Ellie Goulding and Jessie Ware.  -Terra James-Jura



Ladies and Gentlemen,

today's the day when The Deli goes international, eh! Please allow us to introduce you to... The Deli Toronto!

Congratulations to The Whippoorwills, Our New Artist of the Month!

Wowee!!  Had we known that this last poll was going to be so tooth and nail, we'd have called animal control!  It became apparent early on that this was a fight between post-punk outfit The Whippoorwills and inexplicable surf rockers Sexx (the Deli Nashville will never fully comprehend this phenomenon in Nashville.  We dig it for sure, but as Black Francis once said, "Yo soy playero pero no hay playa, bien perdida la surfer Rosa. Oh my golly!") In the end, and just by the slightest margin, The Whipoorwills won out.  A shade over a year old, the trio delivers some meaty jams with the rancor of a freshly-flunked-from-art-school Karen O.  Vocalist Heather Gray screams, croons, murmurs and squeals, and her antics round out the spartan drum and guitar supporting her.  They also have the wherewithal to rustle up enough votes for our poll while out on the road, no less, proving themselves as industrious as they are well-dressed.  The Whippoorwills released their self-titled debut album this past June via Mattress House Music; check out their latest video for "Tattooed Smile."  -Terra James-Jura

 Visit The Whippoorwill's website HERE.



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