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Pretty Words Breakout at The Pharmacy July 7

A steady, tempered, rolling rumble can escalate with stampeding momentum, as relaxed yet emotively-stained vocals ooze, steering with attitude. Pretty Words create an unimposing, gently-simmering vibe. Loose, curling guitar licks wrap around backend, which push forward as the lyrics seep in, and those cruise-controlling tones lie in wait to breakout, generating enthusiastic energy. The band just released a new self-titled EP last month, its second of 2016. Tonight at The Pharmacy, they’ll be joined by the union of exposed fragility and determined resilience, otherwise known as Broken Beak, and the heady-pop combination of Wilkes-Barre quartet Spur. The somber, crawling volatility of Horse Jumper of Love will also slowly seep into your skin, while the robust, detail-enriched, contagious dynamics of The Island of Misfit Toys complete this lineup. The Pharmacy, 1300/02 S. 18th St., 7pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita





EZTV unveils single 'High Flying Faith' from upcoming LP + plays The Bell House on 07.15

As further proof that youngsters, at some point, tend to "become" their parents, Brooklyn trio EZTV seems to have transictioned to a revival tinged, but richer and more vibrant sound, directly inspired to the psychedelic pop of the '60s. New single "High Flying Faith" sounds like a tribute to The Byrds, while maintaining a fresh and modern sound. The bright, chiming tone of the guitars is a striking new element, while the guest vocals from Jenny Lewis, whom the band will be supporting on tour this summer, integrate Ezra Tenenbaum's already dreamy melodies in ways that scream "Flower Power!" EZTV will be playing the Bell House on July 15th in support of Miracle Legion and Out in the Streets Festival on July 16th before heading out with Lewis. Their album High In Place will be released on September 30th via Captured Tracks. - John Honan

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best psych rock/pop songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!
Read our Delicious Audio Q&A with EZTV's Ezra Tenenbaum about guitar pedals.
 





Brooklyn Lo-Fi grunge duo Brainfreeze plays Aviv on 07.08

The New York-based lo-fi grunge duo Brainfreeze is comprised of NYC born drummer Zoë Brecher and guitarist María Villar of Madrid. The two met when Villar was studying in the US, and have since released a two-song demo and two singles. Their latest single “Role Model” (streaming below) was produced by Diego Garcia of The Parrots, and while it only clocks in at 83 seconds, the song is a burst of frenetic energy and raw emotion that is buzzing with garage rock punk and grung influencese. Brecher and Villar share vocal duties on the track as they shout the lines “I will be your role model”. The band just played a show with fellow Madrid rockers Hinds at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, and will be performing at Aviv on July 8th in support of Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk. - John Honan

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New Music Video: "Primetime" - Cold Fronts

Cold Fronts' Craig Almquist gets involved in some "real life gaming," and once again takes the opportunity to enjoy his hoverboard on camera in the band's new music video for "Primetime". Directed by Josh Goldenberg, the visuals wax and wane to the ebb and flow of the fan favorite, found on Forever Whatever (Sire Records). Cold Front will be kicking off a northeast run on Tuesday, July 26 at Johnny Brenda's with The Kickbacks and Church Girls





Exclusive Deli Austin Premiere: Strange Mother "Young Buck EP"

The Deli Austin is superduper pumped up to bring you lovers of music, especially those with a taste for something a little off-kilter, one hell of a premiere today! From that quirky band that used to be named after Persian stew, and which now goes by Strange Mother, comes the delightfully dynamic Young Buck EP.

This here record is four tracks of gleeful oddball indie pop, its influences and genres all swirled together in a mad pop music science experiment run by a pack of giddy, ultra-talented weirdos. You'll hear bits of tejano, a ballroom jazzy thing, some avant 70s rock noisiness and more, all mixed in with the heavy dose of indie freak rock that is Strange Mother's signature sound. The resulting concoction is a little Deerhoof, a little Evangelicals, a little Man Man, even a little Tull or Zappa, and all good, old-fashioned, full-blown creative experimentation in the form of fun and catchy pop songs.

Like any good weirdo pop, there's a lot to unwrap in Young Buck, if you're looking to dive into something technical, but Strange Mother has also shown (again) with this record that they can make artsy weirdo avant pop that's super accessible and just plain great to jam out to. That's honestly a real damn hard thing to do, and the ease with which these guys accomplish it puts Strange Mother at the front of the pack when it comes to Austin bands that are pushing the envelope, but who can also structure out a seriously complex piece of music.

This is the first this absolutely excellent EP has seen the public, so be one of the first to arrive at this mad party Strange Mother has invited us to by listening below, and check the band out at their Facebook for more from one of Austin's most creatively ambitious and most technically skilled bands right now.

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