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Summer Salt Drops into Their Typically Fun Surfer Groove in "Summer Salt" Video

Austin's local "Would rather be surfing" band Summer Salt has hit the e-waves this last two weeks with their first video from late 2015's excellent Going Native EP, namely for their eponymous song "Summer Salt." True to form, "Summer Salt," and Summer Salt themselves on said track, are, welp, beachy as fuck, and it's in a really fun way that comes complete with a heavy 50s reverby guitar sound that goes 2000s indie in the noodling.

Summer Salt is one of those acts that leaves little to catch on mentally- no politics or hard emotions or attempts at edginess- which is a delightful thing in their case. Their songs, including the one in this video (and the video itself, for that matter), are just fun, relaxing and full of the feel-goods, and as much as we like hard music, you gotta have some of this as well to balance it out, right? Considering that Summer Salt is just damn good at it, and makes their chilled out sounds with thorough artful craft and imaginative talent, we think the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Check out the video below, and listen to the rest of the EP here.

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Whitney "No Matter Where We Go"

Whitney has released a new single, "No Matter Where We Go", from their forthcoming album, Light Upon The Lake, in advance of its release tomorrow June 3rd.

Whitney is currently touring the world, but will return to Chicago for a a show at The Empty Bottle on July 15th. They will also be performing at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 16th.





Like Herding Cats and Grassfight celebrate The Cure at Cake Shop on 06.09

New York’s emerging indie bands draw inspiration from every corner of rock'n'roll’s rich history. One iconic artist that continues to influence each successive generation is The Cure. Paying tribute to their creative vision, former Deli Magazine Artist of the Month (May 2014) Like Herding Cats is hosting a night in celebration of their music. Although three consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden sold out quickly for the goth giants on their current world tour, those left out now have this option (although we can't promised Robert Smith will be there...). Joining the tribute are Deli favorites Grassfight (pictured), showing how their taut, tightly-wound post-punk style reflects goth's stripped down early beginnings. Also appearing is special guest Skylar Stench (i.e. Skyler Spence, ex St. Pepsi). Each band will play both original music and Cure covers. Between sets Like Herding Cats' front man, Dom P, will DJ Cure Hits, New Wave, Dark wave, Brit Pop and Alternative dance through the night. The appropriately titled event “A Night Like This” goes down on June 9 at Cake Shop. - Dave Cromwell





In the Cut: The Original Crooks and Nannies

As Sam Huntington and Madeline Rafter's high school friends started to set their focus on colleges, the two bonded over their desire to continue making music and bypass the academia route. The duo began recording under the moniker The Original Crooks and Nannies, a play off Thomas English Muffins' commercial tag line. While the recording of their debut album Soup For My Girlfriend might have been a learning lesson of "how to write songs together," Huntington and Rafter have taken a giant leap forward with their sophomore LP Ugly Laugh, The Deli Philly's April Record of the Month. They'll be performing this Saturday afternoon outside of The Fire as part of the Sundrop Music Fest, but first, get to know The Original Crooks and Nannies and their Ugly Laugh HERE!





What Moon Things readies "Someone Who Isn't Me" LP release + plays Sunnyvale on 6/4

In their latest singles, “17” and “Party Down the Street,” Brooklyn-based band, What Moon Things blend elements of synth pop, post punk and shoegaze, while maintaining subtle melancholic undertones.  Their lyrics read like nostalgic poetry, accompanied by raw guitar riffs and the even rawer voices of John Morisi and Jake Harms.  “17” and “Party Down the Street” giveus a taste their upcoming full length, “Someone Who Isn’t Me,” set to be released on July 15th, 2016. From the sound of it, it looks like it's going to be a little bit more pop-oriented than their previous releases.  The band is playing several New York shows before the album drops, the soonest one being June 4th at Sunnyvale. - Madeleine Grossman 

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