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Preview: PWRHAUS Release 'Magic Spell' 11.17

The reclusive and prolific anonymous composer Tonality*Star is putting out his first full length album backed by a band; he calls this incarnation of the project PWRHAUS. PWRHAUS stays true to the descending pop melodies, ambling pace, and linear songwriting approach typical of Tonality*Star releases, complete with Mr. Star’s classic air, whisper-voice, which bears resemblance to the throaty resonance of vocalists like Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. However, unlike a Tonality*Star show, at a PWRHAUS show you’re likely to see the stage overloaded with musicians and instruments: guitar, bass drums, piano, sax, even the possibility of a cello. In light of this lineup of instruments, don’t expect the crazy electronic texture pads present in Tonality*Star shows, but instead a more organic and earthy approach to nu-pop. Imagine if his old sound melted itself in a pot with a hunk of ’60s beachy love songs and stirred itself around a bit. PWRHAUS will release their first full length recording, Magic Spell, Monday night at Mississippi Studios. 

To keep with the surreal, meandering indie-pop energy, Lady Lazarus will make an appearance to bolster the lineup. Her music is intimate and minimalist in terms of accompaniment--most songs are just piano and a single voice--but is reinforced with a brilliant wash of reverb that puts its grandiosity level at even with early Grizzly Bear, while the tone curbs and balances this effect with a melancholia that deviates the sound in the direction of Grouper.

- Bryce Woodcock

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Weekend Warrior, November 14 – 16

Just before SideOneDummy released Restorations' latest album LP3 the indie post-punk quintet embarked on a big tour of the US. The impressive nine-track album that was cut at Miner Street Studios and the bands homecoming is certainly worthy of a big celebration, which is happening at First Unitarian Church this Saturday, and they'll be joined by a great supporting cast of locals. Pop-punk femme fatales Cayetana have had a huge year that culminated with the release of their debut full-length, Nervous Like Me, and a spot on the Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase. And the girls are poised to move onto an even bigger 2015. What started out as a one-man project by Everyone Everywhere's Matthew Scottoline has evolved into the lush power-pop trio that is Hurry. The show will also feature Three Man Cannon, who will be playing tunes from their latest, Pretty Many People. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $13, All Ages - Bill McThrill
 
Other places to escape the chill this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI JJL, Gondola, The Improbables, SAT Modern Inventors, Commonwealth Choir, SUN Banned Books
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Black Horse Motel, New Sweden Music/Truant Minds, Strawman, SAT The Bad Bees, SUN Cheap Dinosaurs, X-Hunters, Chronicles of Sound/Destroying Angel
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ground Up, Mazon, Rone, SAT Hemming
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Bad Braids
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) Cycle, Pseudologic, Rocky VII, Public Noise
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Reward, Able Moving Hearts
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Tara Hendricks, SUN (Upstairs) Almshouse, Deep City Healers, Jefferson Berry & Urban Acoustic Coalition
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Maitland, In Place, Josh Miller, SAT (Early) Hanna Paige, Megan Knight, Kai Botak/(Late) Roof Doctor, Glitter, The Phosphenes, SUN Down With Homework (EP Release), Teenage Bigfoot, Lamplighters, Sinking Ocean Gods
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Chelsea Kills
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Silence Kit
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI August Lutz, TJ Kong
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Joshua Thomas, Jennifer Pague (of Vita & The Woolf), Cape Wrath
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Christopher Davis Shannon
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI 12horse, 13 to 1, Citadel/ Elspeth Tremblay, The Boiled Owls, Inconsiderate Bastards SAT Working Class Villains (CD Release), Hoochie Coochie Men, Chowder/Raleaf, Sacred Cube, Natural Black SUN (Afternoon) Elspeth Tremblay
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Goddamnit!, Paths 2 Glory, Down With Homework, SUN Man Illuminated, Overfield
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Blacklisted
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Montoj, Matt Gauss Band, The Barren Wells, Los Festingos, SAT Morse Coda, Spotted Atrocious, Saint Elouise, A Reckless Darling
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI You Do You (EP Release), The Racket Boys, The Extraordinaires, SAT Static Mountain
 
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Scott McClatchy
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI Mike Bell & The Movies, 1994!, Forever Lesbians, Blue Smiley, SAT Sylvia Platypus, Green Cathedral, Horsey, Dental Dames
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Danger O’s, Scuzbot, Mike Bell & The Movies, SUN The Cloth, Space Drugs, Push Ups
 
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Mumblr, The Mellowells, Clique, Abi Reimold
 
Fort Tender (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Bike Crash, Seethroughgirls, Marlo Reynolds
 
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT The Goodbye Party, Marge

Balms Streams Full EP

The San Francisco based shoegaze band, Balms has released their debut self titled EP. The album is euphoric and we definitely consider them to be one of the best underground bands in town.

The album was mixed and recorded by Balms throughout the better part of the year. Their debut single, Golden Hair got a lot of attention this summer and we're excited to share the final manifestation of the entire album. Give Balms EP your close attention and care, we think this album will make it to your regular rotation. Purchase a digital copy if you can. Support independent bands!

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NYC (Via Toronto) Artist on the Rise: Foxes in Fiction tour Europe

The brainchild of Torontonian composer Warren Hildebrand, who recently relocated to NYC, Foxes in Fiction has been creating its own brand of atmospheric mellow pop since 2010. Latest album "Ontario Gothic" offers a collection of invariably downtempo songs featuring a lush production and an arsenal of intriguing melodies and sounds. The album's running theme is Warren's recovery from the death of his younger brother Drew in 2008, which probably inspired also his previous three records. Foxes in Fiction will be touring Europe this fall, and then play Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 29.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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Hayes & Conner

Hayes & Conner released their debut project this week. A project a year in the making called "Talking To Myself".

You can stream the entire album and follow the story on their beautifully designed website. Each month a new story will be released for each track. In October the track "Alive" was accompanied by a video and a story called "The Old Soul".

It is a project that will keep you coming back for new and creative releases.

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