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Chaperone's Cripple King

The debut ep from the five-piece Chaperone is called Cripple King and will be released next month. The band mixes lo-fi aesthetics with a strong sense of pop. The band used everything from laptops to untuned pianos to space-heaters to create a interesting texture for this ep. The ep was recorded in various spaces and at various times which it also lends itself to the lo-fi sound.

Chaperone is celebrating the release of Cripple King on October 14th at Subterranean with Dastardly, Elephant Gun, and Dylan Kloska.


FYI on DIYs in PHL: Philly AIDS Thrift

Philly AIDS Thrift amps up this weekend for their fifth anniversary bash. Kicking off on Friday, the celebration will have you dying to volunteer! 3 hour shifts searching for unique treasures while helping the greater good? Sounds rad to us…get inspired! Check out our convo with co-founder/manager Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou about hot meats, human skulls, and how it all began here.

Blank Dogs' free mp3 from upcoming album "Land and Fixed"

Mike Sniper, one Brooklyn's 'most mysterious musicians, is the man behind the freak-psych-electro-lo-fi project called Blank Dogs. Starting about 2 years ago, the singer/multi-instrumentalist released a steady stream of limited singles and EPs on reputable indie labels as Sacred Bones, HoZac and Woodsist. The fact that he sent a "blank" image whenever asked for a photo of the band (see here for example) definitely help build up the mystery. Sniper founded his own label Captured Tracks in 2008, through which he released a carefully-curated roster of artists that's grown as quickly as Blank Dogs itself, including Dum Dum Girls' debut EP and recent records by Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Minks. The news is that Blank Dogs has a new DIY record coming out in the fall and that according to the Sniper the "lo-fi" label won't be applicable to his band from now on, as improvements in recording techniques and better equipment allowed clearer recording, as you can hear in the embedded track. Does that mean Blank Dogs isn't weird anymore? No, it just means their music won't grate your inner hear if you play it too loud. - Read a 2008 Deli interview with Blank Dogs here.

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Kristen Ford CD Release Tonight at Lizard Lounge


Kristen Ford is a 23-year-old genre bending singer/songwriter, a fact highlighted by the release of her latest album, “Alone, Together."  The album, which began as a stripped down 6-song EP of solo tunes (the “Alone” portion) is complemented by an energetic live recording (the “Together” portion) featuring Paul Hendrick on bass and vocals and Sarah Icklan on drums and vocals. The album drops tonight at the Lizard Lounge in a show that also features local singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Audrey Ryan (who also helped with production of Ford's LP) and jazz/folk songstress Abbie Barrett.

Lizard Lounge (1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) / 9m / $10

- The Deli Staff


Weekly Feature #219b: Brahms - Live at Glasslands, 10.03

BRAHMS’ electro, indie-pop melodies are danceable and infectious gracefully delivered. Tracks march forward with the forceful intensity of layered drums, guitars, and synths. Eric Lodwick, Drew Robinson, and Cale Parks, three admittedly spontaneous people with eclectic musical influences, spawned BRAHMS in an unplanned but natural manner. It was this process that allowed them to create their tight Coldwave power, melding their undefined differences and artistic unpredictability. The “buzz”-about-this-electro-band pun never really gets old, and in the case of BRAHMS, it’s actually totally warranted. BRAHMS have made a name for themselves in large part because of their impressively successful live openings for larger acts (e.g. Passion Pit, Delorean) and healthy sense of immediacy. The ability of BRAHMS’ expressive music to elicit both emotional and physical reactions is a true reflection of the time period from which their name originates. - Read Paul Dunn's interview with the band here. - BRAHMS will be playing a Deli CMJ party at Brooklyn Bowl on 10.20 with Keepaway, Oberhofer and Bear Hands. See full schedule of The Deli's CMJ parties here.


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