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Drowned in Sound: Trans Am - Volume X

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Young Statues Opening for The Early November at WCL Aug. 5 & 6

For the next two evenings, Young Statues will open a pair of sold-out shows, headlined by The Early November, upstairs at World Café Live. The quartet brings a youthful exuberance, accompanied by unshielded emotional narrative elements. However, while the lyrics take on a personal shape and sound, the overall instrumental notes are a positive, crisply composed boost of adrenaline. Young Statues reveal enough lyrically to connect on that relatable level, while holding back just enough to not fall in the deep. Get to World Café Live early, and catch them opening, followed by Michigan husband and wife duo Empire Empire! (I was a Lonely Estate), who are set to release a new LP You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, via Count Your Lucky Stars Records, later this month. The Early November will then perform an intimate acoustic set of their greatest hits. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. 8pm, $15, All Ages - Michael Colavita


New Literature LP Available for Streaming

We certainly had Arab Spring, Literature's debut full-length album, on heavy rotation when we first discovered that they had moved from Austin to Philly; so much so, that we, soon after, booked them for one of our Tuesday Tune-Out showcases and last year's big Deli Philly 5th anniversary bash. It's taken a moment to get another LP from the group, but it was good to learn that they'll be releasing their new record, Chorus, on August 19 via Slumberland Records, a fitting home for the quartet, which now consists of Kevin Attics, Nathaniel Cardaci, Seth Whaland, and Chris Schackerman. And you can currently stream Literature's album in its entirety over at Hype Machine.


Krust Toons: "Metal Rain" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "Metal Rain" 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.


New Video: "Blue Moon" (Live) - The Extraordinaires

The Extraordinaires already shared a charming music video for their track "Blue Moon," off the band's latest LP Dress for Nasty Weather. And while on tour in Charlottesville, VA, they stopped in at Blue Moon Diner for a lovely live serenade with Garage Video Sessions before feasting on a tasty-looking breakfast. Here is a good argument for why you should allow your children to play with their utensils. Enjoy!



Ladies and Gentlemen,

today's the day when The Deli goes international, eh! Please allow us to introduce you to... The Deli Toronto!

Debut King Shampz Mixtape Available for Streaming & Download

Twenty-one year old local emcee King Shampz demonstrates that he has a foundation of raw talent on his debut mixtape All Hail The King. The album was produced by his partner in crime Azzan, and aims to create "a feel of nostalgia,self reflection, and what Hip Hop will become in the near future all wrapped in one." You can stream and download the record for free over at DatPiff.


The 6th Annual 2nd Street Festival

The 2nd Street Festival descends upon Northern Liberties for its 6th year in a row, and it will feature its usual beer gardens, street vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, and more. And also returning will be its 3 stages of music, programmed by the Philadelphia Folk Society before they gear up for their annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams and the rest of Black Landlord will return to the main stage with their supercharged blend of hip hop and rock, and DRGN King will surely impress with their high-energy performance. TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb will croon audiences with their boozy blues-tinged tunes before they embark on a southern tour, while Weird Hot will seduce the crowd with their frothy mixture of dance rock and sensual ballads. The rest of this year’s lineup will be rounded out by the likes of Pine Barons, Needle Points, Mock Suns, Lovers League, and more. 2nd Street Festival, N. 2nd St Between Green and Germantown, 12pm, Free, All Ages - Bill McThrill


New Track: "O Glowing Hunter, O Lover of Beasts" (Lushlife RMX) - Joshua Stamper

Experimental jazz composer Joshua Stamper released a new LP entitled the skin, the sea, the sound this past April. He will also be dropping a track each week from his remix album of his recent spring release. On a righter rain will fall - the skin, the sea, the sound RMX, you'll find contributions from talented artists like Cassadra Jenkins (a.k.a. Eleanor Friedberger, Chris Ward (Pattern is Movement), Anthony LaMarca (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs), and many others. Stamper worked with Lushlife, a.k.a. Raj Haldar, for the first time when Lush recorded his "Toynbee Suite" for Shaking Through, and you can check out his daydream-y remix of "O Glowing Hunter, O Lover of Beasts" below.




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