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Atlantic/Pacific release CD and tour the US

Brooklyn based, No Sleep Records signees Atlantic/Pacific formed in 2008 and feature Garrett Klahn of Texas is the Reason and John Herguth of House & Parish. The band played at the Bell House in Gowanus Brooklyn this past Friday celebrating the release of their first album, Meet Your New Love, and in true promotional indie work ethic played 10 songs entirely off the new record. The sound of their music loosely fits within the all encompassing genre of Indie but has inflections of acoustic folk as well. It is sentimental rock with unpolished instrumentals and crooning vocals. The band's influences range from Fleet Foxes to The Smiths. Ian Love of Rival Schools contributes guest instrumentation as well as production to the project and recorded the album at his Brooklyn Love Studios. Atlantic/Pacific has performed in New York and Europe, and in the fall of 2009 they self-released an EP called Autumn Edition Volume 1, which led them to start work on their full-length debut. This fall band is going on their first American tour across the United States. - Alex Borsody

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The Deli’s November CD of the Month: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier - Sun Airway

The first image of Nocturne is two snowflakes adrift on the ocean under moonlight, to indirectly quote singer Jon Barthmus. The image of the lone snowflakes is vast while the glow of the moonlight reflected off the water can actually be heard and felt as warmth within this album. The moon orbits these songs with ever-present waves of angelic undertones and glistening chirps of percussion. 
 
The album opens with the distant and dreamy “Infinity”, which builds into a gossamer mural of sound depicting the snowflakes on the ocean. The album flows effortlessly from song to song, picking up speed on “American West”, a song that sounds as if Julian Cassablancas’ electronic experimentation happened while with The Strokes instead of solo. 
 
The highpoint of the album is centered around the interrelated songs “Oh, Naoko” and “Waiting On You” that are both based on the book “Norwegian Wood” by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The novel has an air of nostalgia that captures a tragic love story involving the “beautiful yet emotionally troubled” Naoko. These songs again manage to evoke emotional complexity by utilizing delicate, bouncing percussion, ethereal melodic atmosphere and declaratory narration by Barthmus. While Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier manages to retain a comforting feeling throughout, there are songs that distinguish themselves and prevent the record from bleeding together. This is the case with the bombastic “Shared Piano”that is built on a frantic, staccato piano sample and ebbing vocal clip. The lyrics are witty and imagistic and the music is reminiscent of a more sprawling M83. The album comes to a somewhat cacophonous close with “Five Years” which grows into a collage of motifs before drifting away into silence. 
 
Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier succeeds in its balance. The emotion pulls at heartstrings but never overwhelms with sentimentality. The beautifully constructed melodies avoid pop clichés by wrapping themselves in intricate sonic blankets. Sun Airway created an extremely focused album that harnesses a tranquil harmony of lush atmosphere and directed song crafting. The album delivers and shows more than a bit of promise for this young project. I expect them to be spending plenty of time in the skies in the near future. You can purchase Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier by Sun Airway via Dead Oceans here. - Adam G.

Put the Days Away by Sun Airway 

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Join Us at TJ Kong’s Halloween Costume Ball Rock & Roll Murdershow!

We’ll be busy gettin’ our Halloween on tomorrow so we wanted to give you the schedule for TJ Kong’s Halloween Costume Ball Rock and Roll Murdershow. There will be FREE Spaten beer (maybe some Irish whiskey if you’re lucky), food, costume prizes, dancing, visual art, and much, much more so dress to impress! You can purchase discounted advance tix here or from any of the participating bands. Looking forward to seeing some creative costumes and hearing some good tunes! The Ukie Club, 47 N. Franklin St. (Northern Liberties West Between 7th & 8th and Poplar St.), 2pm - whenevs, $10 adv/$15 door, All Ages - The Deli Staff
 
Set Times:
2:30pm - 3:00pm - FLAMINGO
3:15pm - 3:45pm - THE POWDER KEGS
4:00pm - 4:30pm - BUSSES
4:45pm - 5:15pm - PENROSE
5:30pm - 6:00pm - UGH GOD
6:15pm - 6:45pm - CONVERSATIONS WITH ENEMIES
7:00pm - 7:30pm - THE YES WAY
7:45pm - 8:15pm - CHEERS ELEPHANT
8:30pm - 9:15pm - DA COMRADE!
9:30pm - 10:15pm - PROWLER
10:30pm - 11:15pm - TJ KONG AND THE ATOMIC BOMB
11:30pm - 12:15am - THE SPOOKS
12:30am - 1:15am - TOY SOLDIERS
1:30am - ? - ???
 
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The Making Time/R5 Halloween Freak Out - Part III at The Barbary Oct. 30

It’s Mischief Night so let’s get into some trouble! Making Time/R5 will be taking over all three floors of The Barbary tonight. They’ll be surrounded by plenty of their friends/the usual suspects spinning what’s near and dear to their hearts. Unfortunately, there is no rad video from Klip Collective to get you into the mood this year so let’s flashback to "Making Time’s Thriller 3000” video (below) from last year to get you feelin’ festive. Also swing by The Ox if you are looking for a little change of scenery (or are just under 21) for their Halloween Funn! The Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

Making Time's Thriller 3000 from Klip Collective

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The Black Belles & The Greenhornes @ Third Man Records, 10/30/10

Just in case you don’t already have enough shows and parties lined up to attend this Halloween weekend, you might want to consider making your way to 7th Avenue to see The Black Belles play their first gig at Third Man Records. This Nashville quartet of sleek, raven-haired ladies was discovered by Jack White and, like the White Stripes, The Black Belles belt their lyrics in the style of ’60s soul, while the crash of the snare and the bluesy guitar-squealing add some grit. Be sure to listen for the song “What Can I Do,” which is noisy garage rock at its finest and one of their first recordings. And don’t forget to catch The Greenhornes set and pick up a copy of their new LP, “★ ★ ★ ★,” since this is their release show, after all. Doors are at 8 p.m. – Deli Editor

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