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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

   

LANY belongs in new single "Cowboy in LA"

LANY is finding time for recognition of itself and the environment that surrounds the group in a new chill single titled “Cowboy in LA.” The trio deploys slick electric guitar flourishes and key embellishments beside cool vocals that ride a trot of a beat all the way to a good feeling. The imagery the song paints is vivid: sunny days and good times, smoggy afternoons, and neon-tinted evenings, you take the good with the bad. The journey for LANY has been a long one, but it continues with this release and the group’s upcoming album, mama’s boy, out October 2nd. Stream “Cowboy in LA” and let your mind wander off towards a smoky sun above a known cityscape. - René Cobar

   

Emily Edrosa is hanging in there in new single "Wade Thru"

Emily Edrosa is getting through a seemingly endless year via the throbbing beat and sharpened guitar riffs of her new indie rock single “Wade Thru.” Channeling the very best of Los Angeles’ ever-present garage rock scene, Edrosa vents feelings of longing for someone or something familiar. “Wade Thru” may be short, but its point is not dull: we all feel like we are getting through, not gracefully, but with lots of resilience, and the single embraces that. “Wade Thru” announces the rocker’s upcoming album Another Wave Is Coming Out out November 20th. Stream “Wade Thru” below and keep on moving forward. - René Cobar

 

   

Rhye lets love win in new single "Helpless"

California may be filled with the smog and fumes of a state—and world—on fire, but there is always room for soulful appreciation of loved ones and devotion to better times. Rhye debuts a velvety R&B single titled “Helpless” that pays tribute to that devotion, and within the track’s groove exists all of it. Rhye uses his fine falsettos to evoke a positive outlook driven by the intimacy he shares with his partner Genevieve Medow-Jenkins who also directed the music video streaming below. Rhye offers us a song and theme that are both long-lasting and cooling, reminding us that falling in love is still a cure sought after and that its best delivery method is music. Stream “Helpless” below for music soothing enough to inspire a better outlook. - René Cobar, photo by Emma Marie Jenkinson

   

Joni recalls glowing memories in new single "Orange"

Joni Fatora, or simply, Joni offers us a world filled with luminescent memories that peek through a haze of upbeat indie folk in her new single “Orange.” Using elements of synth-pop and folk, Joni recalls her days living in New York City, or rather the feeling those days evoked, how the light of those times glows within her still. “Orange” is the perfect track for nostalgic nights and daydream-filled mornings: the subtle electric guitars, sustained synths, and dreamy vocals of Joni all move like waves to a rhythm sharp and penetrating. The dramatic shift in direction that “Orange” takes during its midsection is as memories that come to life: one day, we remember them one way, and the other another, but all the same, they remain beautiful. Stream Joni’s “Orange” below for something worth remembering. - René Cobar