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Drowned in Sound: Trans Am - Volume X
                                     

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New YIKES the ZERO LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

YIKES the ZERO recently dropped his latest full-length album Yikey The Giant Slayer. The experimental producer/emcee simply doesn't sound like any artist coming out of Philly's underground hip-hop scene, and that's obviously a good thing to us. YIKES will be celebrating the record's release this Thursday, July 24 at Kung Fu Necktie with support from Old Hands, Hang-Up to Flat, and Carl Kavorkian.

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Ecstatic Vision & Serpent Throne Co-headline at KFN July 22

Tonight’s Kung Fu Necktie lineup will allow you to unleash your inner beast. Co-headlined by the heavy-rock artillery of locals Ecstatic Vision and Serpent Throne, whom respectively drip with raunchy guitars and intense decibel levels. Ecstatic Vision collectively piece together a living-breathing psychedelic atmosphere that jars the senses with its all-encompassing combination of pounding spaced-out preaching vocals and searing guitar, linking to generate energy rather than overcrowding and suffocating the room. Serpent Throne fuse dual guitar leads, slick extended solos that one up via the space created by a steady pumping back end that lays the foundation for their explosive outbursts. It could be considered a throwback to the unrelenting guitar gods of yesteryear exploring the indulgent while exhibiting finesse and control. Gloomy Chicago rock outfit Mount Salem should fit nicely on this bill, which will be opened by a new local act, containing members of Far-Out Fangtooth & Gondola, called Ancient Creature. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Music Video: "Victoria" - Downtown Club

We are kind of captivated by the combination of April Harkanson's ethereal vocals and jagged guitar licks from Downtown Club. In their new video for the single "Victoria," the smoky, black & white aesthetic of the production provides an addtional air of mystery to the post-punk trio. It was directed by Adam Peditto, and the track will appear on the band's upcoming 7".

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Ticket Giveaway: Ryan Adams/Jenny Lewis/Dawes OR Beck/Band of Horses/The Districts at Susquehanna Bank Center This Saturday OR Sunday

We have have a big ticket giveaway for our readers this week! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tix to see Ryan Adams/Jenny Lewis/Dawes on Saturday, July 26 OR Beck/Band of Horses/The Districts on Sunday, July 27 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden as part of XPoNential Music Fest. Just send us an email at thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Not Bryan Adams" (for Sat.) or "Scientology Freak" (for Sun.), depending on which day you'd like to attend. Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

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Krust Toons: "Circus Skills" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "Circus Skills" by Teddy Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations HERE.

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Buffalo Stance Opening for OOIOO at JB's July 21

Buffalo Stance, the brainchild of Man Man's Jamey Robinson, has gone through many configurations throughout the years. However, with his funky, masterful keystrokes, Robinson has always managed to make the live experience one of the quirkiest dance parties in Philly. And with the project's current lineup consisting of bandmate Christopher Sean "Pow Pow" Powell and multi-instrumentalist Matt Gibson (The Extraordinaires, ex-Man Man), Buffalo Stance's grooves will certainly be intesified manifold. They'll be the lone supporting act this evening at Johnny Brenda's for avant-garde Japanese collective OOIOO. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

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New Music Video: "Call It" - French

French is the moniker used by experimental pop producer Mikey Franz. He recent drop a digital single "Call It // En Bloc," which also came with a tripped-out music video for the release's A-side (below). It was created by Nick Huhn, and you can check out more of French's catalogue HERE.

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Debut Freeman LP Available for Streaming

The demise of the strangely wonderful Ween definitely was taken hard by some of our Deli staff and friends, especially those who grew up or went to school in the Philadelphia/Bucks County area during the band's heyday. Admittedly, we were a bit confused by Aaron Freeman's (formerly Gene Ween) 2012 release Marvelous Clouds, a tribute album to Rod McKuen. However, with his first post-Ween LP of originals, Freeman (Partisan Records), you'll find him returning to the type of songwriting that made the band a cult favorite, albeit with even more pop leanings. Obviously, we miss Deaner's rock god guitar work, but listening to the new full-length record is giving us a warm, fuzzy feeling that we haven't had in a very long time. You can check out the album in its entirety over at Spin, and Freeman will be stopping by Johnny Brenda's on Friday, October 3. 

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