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Portland artists playing CMJ: teenage phenomenon Grace Mitchell

The CMJ festival is currently on in NYC, and we stumbled upon a Portland artists that's taking part in it we never covered before: Grace Mitchell. The 18 year old certainly sounds a lot older and wiser than her age in her blues-electro-pop sophomore EP "Raceday," which was released just a few weeks ago. Her tracks certainly don't belong to the widespread "intimate female songwriter" category, but on the contrary possess almost invariably a bombastic pop element. It's really hard to believe a teenager can have a vocal delivery as confident as hers. 


Disenchanter playing Halloween show at Kenton Club

Under the Covers with Satan is a free show complete with a costume contest presented by Volume Bomb Records at the World Famous Kenton Club for the release of their newest compliation. Disenchanter is rounding out their tour and celebrating growing interest with their first full-length album "Strange Creations". With artwork to match their dark and enchanting approach on doom metal, the album was released last month with the support of their fans through Kickstarter.

Other bands performing include The Thorns, The Latter Day Skanks, 42 Ford Perfect, Perfect Monster, and Stumble Bum.  

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The Deli's NYC issue #44 is online!

Deli Readers,

I know, it seems like we put our latest issue out just the other day - but no, we haven't switched to monthly. It's just that the fall in NYC is a busy time for us, and with CMJ week and our NYC Synth Expo (linked to BEMF) coming up, there's a lot to write about.

Here's our 44th issue of The Deli NYC (one of our finest!). Check out cover band Stolen Jars, they'll be performing at one of the (several) Deli CMJ 2015 shows!


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Portland's Landlines working on new album

 The latest track from the Portland power-pop outfit Landlines is called "Crystal Healing Vibes" (streaming below) and it is the first single from their upcoming full-length debut. Rife with jangly guitars, catchy melodies, and an air of collegiate casualness, the music of Landlines makes a comparison to indie-rock legends Pavement inevitable. The songs on their previous releases, such as last year's "Log Out, Tune Up, Drop Dead," are bursting with an infectious energy and are more-or-less starightforward, not relying much on effects but rather on simple and memorable guitars, driving bass lines, and choruses that demand to be sung along to. But don't take this to mean that Landlines are a Pavement copycat. There is enough of their own personal touches to set them apart while simultaneously delivering everything that fans of lo-fi garage pop are looking for. If you're not careful, you might just find yourself jamming along to the music any chance that you get. While you're waiting for their upcoming release you can catch Landlines here in Portland on September 28th at Mississippi Studios. Don't miss out! - Patrick Wolff 


Joseph performing at Wonder Ballroom on Sept. 26

 Despite the masculine name, the band Joseph is in fact a trio comprised of three sisters, Natalie, Allison, and Meegan, who hail from Portland and whose debut album, "Native Dreamer Kin," was released last March. Despite its youth, the record is delightfully mature, well-produced, and full of rich harmonies and hauntingly beautiful melodies. The songs themselves are folk-steeped americana with slightly dark overtones, and one can't help but picture themselves atop one of the Pacific Northwest's fog-covered mountain-tops when experiencing them. The gentle coffee-house guitar compliments the warm, full voices of the sisters' wonderfully, and the celestial echoes of the piano lend a haunting tone to tracks such as "Not Mine" (streaming below). Joseph will be performing at the Wonder Ballroom on September 26th, where they will be opening for another sibling sibling folk duo from Texas, The Oh Hellos. Check them out! - Patrick Wolff




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