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Indie Rock

Bodies Be Rivers' release first single "None the Wiser" from debut LP

Bodies Be Rivers' newest single "None the Wiser" (streaming) from their forthcoming debut LP Things I'll Tell You When You're Older, is simply delightful. The listening pleasure begins with the ear-catching, nuanced arrangement which builds into a confident full band breakout. "Your weather never changes / your curtains always stay" sings singer and songwriter Lauren Smith, displaying wistful yet confident resignation. Her vocal timbre gives us a little more of this delicate self-assuredness, guiding the track and keeping us grounded. If the rest of the album is in line with this gorgeous first single, we're in for a treat. By the time "None the Wiser" had ended, I didn't want it to be over. - Geena Kloeppel


The Safes "Streets & Sanitation"

The Safes have released a video for their latest single, “Streets and Sanitation”. The track is taken from their latest album Tasty Waves.

You can catch The Safes at Beat Kitchen on November 22nd.


A Deli Premiere: Remember Karen's 'What You Say and What You Mean'

Their third release in two years, What You Say and What You Mean is the newest project by DIY alt-rockers Remember Karen. The Oakland-based quartet specialize in melodic tracks that mystify with their cryptic, abstract lyrics (“your ghost always sits in a suburban chair / traces of the not-yet in a parking lot”), yet stay far, far away from the cringe-worthy realm of fake depth. The best part is, they don’t take themselves too seriously, either. They aren’t afraid of rhyming “modesto” with “unimpressed-o” in “Afternoon Waking Life” (streaming below)—a move made even more successful by the whirlwind chorus that follows it. Their music nods at the early work of indie rock legends Death Cab, working in a similar stripped-down style to their debut LP Something About Airplanes. However, that is not to say it is derivative. This is not a recreation of something that already exists, but rather, a revival—one that we’re excited to see unfold. Remember Karen will be playing their record release show at 924 Gilman on November 12th at 6 pm. - Lilly Milman, photograph by Kevin Steen

Until then, you can exclusively stream the entire record below. The album will be available on Remember Karen's Bandcamp page starting on November 10th.


A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video "Welcome to Hitler"

Brooklyn-based art pop quartet, Milan to Minsk, is gearing up to release their latest EP, Welcome to Hitler (out 12/1, EP release on 12.06 at Trans-Pecos), but for fans interested in getting a glimpse of what's to come, the Deli is excited to premiere the band's new video for the album's title track. As the title may have you guess, the album offers a timely observation on what forces elevate people in different positions of power, however the new video is unexpectedly entertaining in a fun way, and its bright colors and whimsical feel reads like a trippy Wes Anderson flick. With smooth lounge-style vocals, whirling instrumentals and a mind-melding saxophone solo, "Welcome to Hitler," is a strange and shimmering track, and easily our latest earworm. Stream the video below. - Olivia Sisinni 

Ticket Giveaway: Tegan and Sara at the Tower Theater This Friday

Tegan and Sara are currently on the road celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakout album, The Con, with an intimate acoustic tour, which will be making a stop in town this Friday, November 10 at the Tower Theatre. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "X". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!


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