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New mewithoutYou LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Our appreciation for mewithoutYou has existed long before the inception of The Deli Philly. The band never ceases to astound; with its masterful songwriting, the group's ever-changing musical palate continues to refine/redefine its vast catalogue. [Untitled] is mewithouYou's seventh full-length album, and is available via Run For Cover Records. The Philly stalwarts are gearing up to hit the road once again on a national tour in support of their latest release, and won't be back home until Wednesday, December 5 at the TLA, where they'll be joined by The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and Hold Down The Ocean.

New mewithoutYou EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Last week, a surprise [untitled] EP from mewithoutYou arrived via Run For Cover Records. Thoughtful, personal literature lingers in the air, bringing a sense tension and weight/importance. As one negotiates through a maze of thoughts. there seems to be a balancing act of the internal and external existence. mewithoutYou also announced that a new full-length album, [Untitled] (Run For Cover Record), is slated for release on October 5. The TLA will also be hosting the band on Wednesday, December 5. (Photo by Hayley Rippy)

New mewithoutYou Live LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The cathartic, communal nature of a band clicking on all cylinders in step with a hometown crowd has the makings of an excellent album. [A-->B] Live captures the complete performance from mewithoutYou on November 26th of last year at the TLA, as part of the 15 Year Anniversary Tour of their debut album. Embrace the undeniable energy and intricacies of the group as the power of their live performance is documented. The album is being released in conjunction with a concert documentary available via Arsenal Mediaworks.

mewithoutYou's Brother, Sister 10-year Anniversary Show at Boot & Saddle Dec. 29

Last month, Philly post-hardcore outfit mewithoutYou shared a mysterious tweet about a show at Boot & Saddle for the 10-year reunion of a band called The Sun & The Moon Band. A group with no record beyond perhaps the late 80’s brit-pop album of the same name by Chameleons founder Mark Burgess, fans quickly discerned that the show is an intimate performance of mewithoutYou’s 2006 album Brother, Sister. The playful nature of the announcement carried through to the supporting act, dubbed “Rush 2.0”. Fellow Philadelphians Hurry announced the Rush 2.0 set via Twitter as well in tandem with mewithoutYou’s initial post, so it is speculated that they will be performing a Rush cover set. The show is currently sold out, but I’m always a firm believer in the idiom - “where there is a will, there is a way,” especially when it comes to getting into events. However, if that old adage doesn’t exactly work for you, mewithoutYou will be back in town on Friday, January 13, where they’ll be supporting Circa Survive on their On Letting Go anniversary tour. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 7:30pm, $30 (Sold Out), 21+ 

Q.D. Tran’s 50 Favorite Philly EPs/LPs of 2015

I guess what was spawned from pure procrastination has turned into an annual tradition here at The Deli Philly. We are now at our final post of 2015, and here’s my list of 50 favorite Philly EPs/LPs from this year. Do what you want with it. Hopefully you'll take a listen for yourself. So many good albums this year, I feel bad about cutting it off at 50; otherwise, I would never post this. And without further ado…
1. Nightclub (Self-released) - Blood Sound


Blood Sound crept into my subconscious in 2015. So much so that I contemplated starting my own record label to release their material. But then, I watched the Stones Throw and Creation Records documentaries, and decided maybe I should direct my energies elsewhere. Well, I’m glad that Manimal Vinyl (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint) was smart enough to snatch Blood Sound up for their next single releases. Nightclub is just the beginning of the 80's dance party that they are about to unleash on the rest of the world. To quote my buddy, Alex, whom I am absolutely jealous of for coming up with this description first: “It sounds like Ian Curtis fronting New Order.”


2. Downer (Infinity Cat) - The City & I

What can I say - “the weed-buttered food baby” of Colins “Bear” Reginsford (Mannequin Pussy, Kids, Ghost Gum), known as Downer, is dope. It’s such a diverse-sounding album with doses of weirdness and grit in all the right places. I thoroughly enjoyed gettin’ high to this one.

3. Pale Horses (Run For Cover) - mewithoutYou
It’s probably been almost a decade since I first heard of mewithoutYou, who was featured in a Philly alt-weekly at that time. The band continues to morph, evolve, and intrigue me after all these years. Pale Horses is thought-provoking material from a seasoned band.
4. Cemetery Highrise Slum (Collect) - Creepoid
What is a common question that circulates around Creepoid: “How are they not bigger?” I don’t know the answer to that, but I hope to stop hearing the question soon. Cemetery Highrise Slum is heavy, grungy psych rock that you need to get into.
5. The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us (Polyvinyl) – Beach Slang


There is a youthful exuberance to The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, which is oddly made by old punks. However, it's rather cathartic. Beach Slang's rapid ascension is not at all surprising within the first listen.


You can check out the rest of my list HERE. And Happy New Year!!!



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