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The Dirty Looks release an EP you won't hear on "Catholic Radio"

Boston punk/garage rockers The Dirty Looks released their latest EP, Line of Sight, on April 15. The set’s first single, “Catholic Radio,” explores the pains of a relationship that feels phoned-in, its high-intensity chorus kicking off with the line, “If you aren’t mine, I think it’s finally time that you say so.” “Skin/Bones” is yin to the single’s yang, proving that the band can still cut like a knife with an indie ballad. Get the band in your line of sight at Great Scott in Allston, MA, on May 29. – Jake Reed, @jakejreed

 

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The Okay Win keep going forward with 'Nothing's Not Moving'

You can’t replicate the rawness of recording an album in a garage. Released on April 15, The Okay Win’s Nothing’s Not Moving kicks off with the slow burning “Shift” before picking things up with the catchy number “In A Way.” The lazy, laid back vibe of “The Glass” is perfect for a beach barbeque, and the song switches things up with main vocalist Stephen MacDonald handing off vocal duties to percussionist Adam McElreath. Later, on “Legion (When Coming Home),” noodling guitars wrap themselves around MacDonald’s barebones vocal melody. Make sure to catch the Bostonites at the Arts Marathon at OnStage Dance Company in Somerville this Saturday, May 3, or celebrate the record's release with the band at Cambridge's T.T. the Bear's on May 17. – Jake Reed, @jakejreed

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Rebuilder reconstructs the music biz with self-titled EP released on own record label

Boston-based punk outfit Rebuilder brings the classic punk sound we’ve always loved back into conversation. The fast-paced sound of Motion City Soundtrack clashes with the angst of modern post-emo bands to form Rebuilder’s unique energy. Running its own record label – Refuse Rethink Rebuild Records – the band attempts to “rebuild” the way the music world works by bringing new, innovative techniques to writing and recording.

Check out Rebuilder’s self-titled EP available now and don’t miss them at O'Briens in Allston, MA, on May 8 or at The Worthen House in Lowell, MA, on May 9. – Jake Dmochowski

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The Vacant Lots preview upcoming debut with 'Mad Mary Jones'

Burlington’s The Vacant Lots recently unveiled “Mad Mary Jones,” the crunchy psych rock delight that previews their upcoming full-length debut Departure, due for release on July 1. The song kicks off with a persistent bass line before gritty guitars and sunny synths enter the mix, culminating with the song’s titular hook that falls somewhere between spoken and sung. Listen to the song below or check out its trippy video at The 405. – Jake Reed, @jakejreed

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Chris Anderson, Fierce Bad Rabbit vocalist and guitarist, talks new album and Colorado roots

 Fierce Bad Rabbit had a big 2013, scoring fans across the country and being named one of NPR’s 100 Artists to Discover at SXSW. Despite vocalist and guitarist Chris Anderson leaving the band’s Colorado roots for Boston, the band is moving forward with a new album Living Asleep this fall, led by the recently released “Do You Want Me Now?”

The Deli New England chatted with Chris to learn more about the band’s upcoming release and how they’re curtailing the challenges of building a fan base both on the East Coast and across the Midwest. To read the interview, click here.

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From the Digital Submissions: the multi-faceted funk of Evolfo Doofeht

The first time I heard Boston/NYC based, funk-jazz-gypsy band Evolfo Doofeht I had one thought: the sax back! And it's about time too. In songs like 'You Light Me Up,' the tenor horn solo has enough energy to pull you out into satellite orbit.

Sometimes sounding fast and furious, almost like a metal group with a horn line, other times smoother like high line klezmer jazz with a highly energetic frontman, this band never lets you down on the brass section department, and - as they say in their self-titled track - 'You need to get down with Evolfo Doofeht.' Solid advice. You can see these guys live on Friday, May 16th at Radio Bushwick with Bad Credit No Credit or the day after at Boston's Harpoon Brewery - it will be fun. Check out their most recent single 'Mechanicals' below. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.

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Sneak Peek: Ladyhips – "Live at Farmtone" EP

After releasing the videos for "In The Ballroom" and "What's That Racket," Ladyhips is ready to unleash its full Live at Farmtone EP on April 22 – but The Deli New England got a first listen of the four-song set. You've already heard the triumphant brass hook of "Ballroom" and the psychedelic crunch of "Racket." On "Westmoreland," the guys slow things down and turn off the wah-wah pedals, eventually culminating the ballad-of-sorts with a two-plus minute guitar solo. "Our Consience" ends things on a high note, opting for another washed-out guitar solo after lamenting "I'm sorry for your loss" on the song's hook. 

The Deli New England chatted with Sean Rubin, the band's bassist, to learn more about the band and what went into the making of Live at Farmtone. To read the interview, click here.

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Mal Devisa to wrap up northeastern tour in May

It’s hard to listen to Mal Devisa without falling at least a little bit in love. Devisa (aka Deja Carr) deconstructs modern music to its core. Instead of flashy instrumentals and high-cost production, she concentrates on simplifying the music, letting her stunning, soft vocals do the work.  With lo-fi recording, simple bass and guitar lines and dashes of garage-sounding drum tracks, Mal Devisa says she “makes music with whatever she can find.” She's truly an innovator.

Nearly two months after the release of the For Daisy with Honey EP and following a month-long northeastern tour with Wydyde, Carr gears up for her final two shows before taking a break. Catch her at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA, on April 21 and at the Montague Bookmill in Montague, MA, on May 9. – Jake Dmochowski

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