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Announcing The Deli Philly's 10th Anniversary Bash!

Dear Deli Readers,

This is a big one! We are very excited to announce the lineup for The Deli Philly’s 10th Anniversary Bash on Saturday, October 6th at PhilaMOCA. Yup – that’s right; for nearly a decade now, our branch of The Deli has been proudly exposing you to the wonderful, homegrown talent that has fostered this kick-ass music community of ours. It’s been an honor and a privilege to document this slice of musical history and share it with you, and we hope to continue on this journey with you for many years to come.

Headlining this momentous occasion will be glam quartet Sixteen Jackies, who also recently released our June Record of the Month. If you’ve never experienced them live, you are certainly in for a treat, and if you have, then we’ll see you there. They’ll also be joined by the anthemic songwriting of American Trappist, the brainchild of former River City Extension frontman Joe Michelini. And feel free to submit yourself to the ladies of Madalean Gauze, who will be bringing their naughty brand of post-punk/psych-rock hijinx to the mausoleum’s hallowed halls. Yeah – it’s on. Looking forward to sharing this very special evening with you & remember to check back for more deets!

Much love,

Q.D. Tran & The Deli Staff

   

New Restorations LP Available for Streaming

In advance of its September 28th release date via Tiny Engines, Restorations's new album, LP5000 (Tiny Engines), is now available for streaming via NPR’s First Listen. Composed closeness that reaches anthemic ends, the quintet navigates large scale issues in a way that still hits on a deeply personal level. The ability to combine precision while evoking raw, emotive energy and responses is a delicate balance. Restorations is set to headline The First Unitarian Church on Sunday, October 21, supported by Wild Pink and Low Dose. (Photo by Jess Flynn; Collage by Bruno Guerreiro)

   

New Track: "Hate Speech" - APE!

Feedback and rapid percussion set the stage on APE!’s single “Hate Speech”. It's the first offering from the band's forthcoming album Snotty Brat Rock. A degree of downhill aggression/menace pushes the message, as the duality of the declaration dismisses the importance of the subject (individual), while conversely acknowledging the impact of spoken words runs full steam ahead. It's confrontational yet catchy in an abbreviated grunge-metal punch.

   

Vanderocker releases sweeping new single "Driftwood"

Adrienne VanDeRocker got inspired by the vast landscapes of the Mojave Desert for her forthcoming album, Point Defiance. The L.A.-via-Austin singer-songwriter's first single off of her second release, "Driftwood," is a sweeping, atmospheric rocker that is tinted with an intoxicating psychedelic sheen. A prominent bass slithers beside her susurrating vocals, which cast a shadow over a sun-beamed aura of shimmering sonic textures as if Steve Albini were given the opportunity to record another Pixies record at Rancho De La Luna studios. But aside from VanDeRocker's wandering groove, though, lies a sinister undertone whose attitude strikes with resounding clarity.

Look out FOR Point Defiance later this fall. Juan Rodríguez

   

New Music Video: "Really Fast Cars" - Don Babylon

Foul, the sophomore album from Virginia transplants Don Babylon, is scheduled for release on September 28 via Medical Records. Filmed and edited by Andrew Silverman (of The Retinas & Bigmouth Philly), the new video for “Really Fast Cars” occupies a carefree/braggadocious/sarcastic aesthetic, putting the songs casual imagery into visual form. Don Babylon is currently on tour with Car Seat Headrest and Naked Giants, which will be making a stop this evening for a sold-out performance at Union Transfer. (Photo by Michelle Singer)