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Quiet Giant Releases New EP, You're In Heaven

 Last week, Bethel, CT rockers Quiet Giant dropped their latest EP, You're In Heaven, a five-song odyssey that feels more like a multi-movement work than a standard release.  Beginning with the bright, bouncy "Heaven" and continuing all the way through the heavier, ambient "Knee of the Curve", the EP connects through a 20 minute crescendo, an interesting narrative thread that keeps the record intact as an artistic idea, while keeping the autonomy of each track as an individual concept.  Pick up the EP below and catch Quiet Giant at BoroughFest in Newtown, CT on 5/27 with Deer Leap, Perennial, and more. -Brian Varneke





Deli Premiere: Boketto The Wolf Loses Their Cool With New Single

 You may remember Boston alt-folk/rockers, Boketto the Wolf, from our coverage of their debut EP, Sleepless back in December.  Since we left them, they have certainly been busy, with a SXSW Texas tour and a brand new single debuting today, here at The Deli.  "Losing My Cool" is another shining example of what brought Boketto to our attention in the first place:  unique, catchy, yet emotional songwriting and vocals, mixed with dynamic instrumentals, never overstated.  Recorded at Power Station New England by Evan Bakke (Pinwheel, Prinze George, Joss Stone), it is an ode to young relationships, an anthem for anyone who has tried to play it cool and failed.  Hit the link below to check out "Losing My Cool" and catch Boketto the Wolf at Thunder Road on June 6/3 (The Boston Pride Kickoff) or Midway Cafe 6/20. -Brian Varneke





Q&A with Boston slack rockers Three Run Jack

Three Run Jack is a four piece band from Boston. Its members, Dave, Nick, Brett, and Brad, write fuzzy, sloppy, '90s sounding garage songs with punk overtones that prove remiscent of classics like Pavement and Guided By Voices. Distorted guitars, totally unapologetic talk-sing vocals and distant, washy percussion make for a pleasantly nostalgic strain of lo-fi indie rock that we enjoyed so much we had to (virtually) sit down with the four of them for a chat about the band's past, present, and future - read the Q&A with the band here.





Deli Premiere: Louis Apollon Releases Video for New Single, You Are a Dream

 We come across a lot of great vocalists here, at The Deli, but few invoke the classic soul-vibe quite like Boston singer-songwriter Louis Apollon.  A recent Berklee grad, Louis is preparing to release his debut album, Free To Be, in September.  The album "explores all there is to the human experience through short stories and experiences".  Fortunately for us, we don't have to wait until the fall for a taste of the new record.  The first single, "You Are a Dream", embodies the character of 70s soul giants, like Al Green, with Louis' own jazz/folk flavor.  Louis' voice has a soothing quality, his dulcet tones blending with the no-less-impressive fingerwork of his guitar.  With the help of Aleif Hamdan on guitar, Achal Murthy on bass, and Kaushlesh Purohit on cajon (who also engineered the track), Louis creates a nostalgically romantic musical venture, a balance of simplicity and technical prowess.  Check out the video below and catch Louis at The Midway Cafe on May 22. -Brian Varneke





Banded Starling Drop Folksy Debut, Sink In

The New Hampshire alt-folk duo may be in it's beginning stages, but Banded Starling founders, Priscilla Bel and Pete Watson are no strangers to the New England music scene.  A decade long musical partnership has given way to an intimate debut EP with tons of heart.  Sink In fits comfortably into the rich indie/folk tapestry of New England with soothing vocal melodies and tastefully orchestrated instrumentals.  We're excited to see what the future holds for these two storytellers.  Catch them at Brew'd Awakening in Lowell, MA on 6/10. -Brian Varneke

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