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Released on September 30, Weekend Waves’ Space Sounds is a great listen for a relaxing evening or a road trip with friends. Across four instrumental tracks, the band explores sounds from post-rock and metal (“Halloween”) to poppier indie rock on the EP opener “Fall.” It’s time to switch your playlist up from carefree summer anthems to songs that mirror the crisp new air of fall, and Space Sounds is the perfect place to start. – Jake Reed (@jakejreed)

October 03, 2014
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Seeing as The Deli New England usually covers local bands/artists, I’m excited (and a bit overwhelmed) to be announcing an experimental electro-pop show comprised of three all-female international acts. Tonight, Lilypad in Cambridge, MA will be hosting Letonia Records labelmates Alex June (French-born, raised in Chile) and EDH (Emmanuelle de Héricourt, from France). Joining them will be Camilla Sparksss, a side project from Barbara Lehnhoff (of Swiss/Canadian punk band Peter Kernel). Even though all three acts will be miles away from their respective homes, their songs will fit right in among the Greater Boston music scene.

I was particularly drawn to Camilla Sparksss and her captivating vocals on tracks such as “You Are Awesome” and “I’ll Teach You To Hunt” from her debut record For You the Wild (April, 2014, Africantape, On the Camper Records) Her use of distortion on her voice adds a harshness and abrasiveness to her songs that is so unique you can’t help but be drawn in to her music.

The Letonia crew has a knack for intricate drum loops, as is evident in EDH’s “Shall We Go.” The semi-industrial/tribal drum beat coupled with the distorted synth melody played throughout the song gives off a hauntingly-modern vibe - a feeling I found in the music of all three of these acts.

If you’re looking for an atypical way to break into the second half of the week, I’d highly suggest checking this show out. The eclectic mix of sounds and rhythms is sure to leave you with a positive impression about the state of experimental electronic music being made around the world.

Show starts early (6PM); $10 suggested donation at the door.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)   

 

October 01, 2014
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DELI OFFICIAL CMJ SHOWS ANNOUNCED, FULL SCHEDULE HERE 

September 26, 2014
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Fall is in the air: the Red Sox have completely tanked, ugly sweaters are being taken out of musty closets, and “pumpkin spice” is being placed in every food and beverage known to human-kind. One of the few things I love more than pumpkin bread is music, and this year’s Boston Hassle Fest 6 has heaps of it to go around. The fest (slated to take place November 7 & 8 at Cuisine en Locale on Highland Ave. in Somerville, MA) boasts some mammoth headliners, including Body/Head (Kim Gordon/Bill Nance) and No Joy. Local and regional acts will be getting in on the action as well--Free Pizza, Downtown Boys, IAN and Pile will be there, along with a host of other regionally and nationally-known musicians.

Anyone interested in scoring advance tickets to one or both days of the shows can head over to the Boston Hassle Fest 6 Indiegogo campaign. Donating through Indiegogo is the only way to secure tickets in advance (as well as receive some other wicked cool perks), so be sure to grab your tickets early for these (most likely) sell-out performances.

For more info on Hassle Fest 6, check out the Boston Hassle Facebook page. For more info about Boston Hassle, check out their website. -Dan McMahon(@dmcmhn)
  

 

September 24, 2014
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After working on it for nearly a year, Connecticut’s Cheem released its debut EP, Elka, on September 10. The pop punk set starts off with the spunky “Chicks Love Gongs,” a track boasting two choruses basically sung at the same time. (It works to great effect though – just listen!) The mood shifts on the EP’s title track, a love song of sorts that promises “I’m never far” and details a romantic runaway over beautiful chords. Later, the band shows off its knack for catchy, tight guitar riffs on “Reward” and pushes its instrumental boundaries on the spacious outro track “Apollo.” Download Elka for free now over on the band’s Bandcamp page. – Jake Reed (@jakejreed)

September 17, 2014
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On Tuesday, September 23, Bishop & Rook and Mutiny on the Microphone’s “Getting Personal with Promotions: A Boston Music Media Event” is back for a second installment. The first “Getting Personal with Promotions” event was held back in July, but it was so well-received that the organizers decided to book a second date. The gathering is designed to bring together bookers, promoters, bands, bloggers, journalists--anyone and everyone who has an interest in or passion for the music scene in Boston and the surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity to take a couple of hours, step away from your computer and do some real social networking--I’m talking about the kind that doesn’t involve blue bird icons or a giant “Thumbs up!”


This event is free, but space is limited--in fact, July’s event sold out--so click here to reserve your space early. More info about the event can be found here.

 

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


 

September 15, 2014
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