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Music Video Review: "Spirit Cold" by Tall Heights

In an age of gimmicky music videos, Tall Heights’ beautiful live-performance video of their new track, "Spirit Cold", is as refreshing as a glass of ice water on a hot summer day. In a song both contemplative and hopeful, Paul Wright’s cello is a lovely musical anchor that allows Tim Harrington’s acoustic guitar riffs to dance and soar while remaining as intricately wound as their harmonious duets. The duo will release their latest album, Holding On, Holding Out, in October - see them live at The Sinclair in Cambridge on October 4th.

-Glori Blatt
Photo credit: S
hervin Lainez

Krust Toons: "Foreign Exchange" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "Foreign Exchange" 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 and animation shorts HERE.


Club Violaine Show 7.14 with Plush, Pardoner, Young Lovers, and SHEER

San Francisco's PLUSH and pardoner are making rounds on their first tour together through California, and tomorrow they're hitting up Club Violaine's M-Club in Boyle Heights tomorrow, July 14. Enjoy the comforts of Sonic Youth-inspired noise-punk (pardoner), a rarity in Los Angeles, and 50's-reminisicent pop churned through fuzz and reverb aka sob rock (PLUSH).

The night will be supported by rising locals: post-rock group Young Lovers and doomgazers SHEER. If you've been to any of their recent shows you know how expansive these two can get. So you'll probably want to bring earplugs.

First band is on at 9 PM, 21+ venue and five bucks a pop. Get a taste of PLUSH and pardoner below, and gaze responsibly. - Ryan Mo

A Deli Video Premiere: Bodies Be Rivers + debut EP out on 08.04

Brooklyn collective Bodies Be Rivers may only have one song ready for streaming, but it sure represents them well. "Without You" - the single whose video we are premiering here, from their upcoming debut EP - is an intense ballad that highlights vocalist/keyboardist Lauren Smith's graceful soprano, and her bandmates dreamy tendencies, where a textural and haunting verse builds towards the uplifting opening of the chorus. For a band that's beyond 'new' - they pretty much just opened their Facebook page and it doesn't look like they performed live yet - this is certainly a very promising start. The band will release their debut EP at Rockwood Music Hall on August 4th.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Kississippi Opening for Hurry at Michael Jordan July 13

Vivid imagery that places your auditory senses on an airy pillow, balancing the simplicity of acoustic with a hallowing echo, Kississippi lifts and captures you in a web of poetic lyricism and soft intimate vocal tones that hint vulnerability. Co-mingling minimal acoustic guitar instrumentation with intricate descriptions that serve as a magnetizing force, drawing listeners close, while not weighing them down. Tonight at Michael Jordan house, Kississippi opens as the power-pop trio of Hurry begins their run of summer dates, inflecting varying, personal, snapshot lyrics into a steady jangle-and-pop riff and percussive scenario, invitingly suggesting for you to jump on board. The sludgy grunge of Virginia’s Mockingbird, who recently released a new EP Morning After, the emotive rock of Sinai Vessel, and the acoustics of the evocatively named Israeli outfit One-sided Friendships complete a bill that makes you feel things in a polished yet personal manner. Michael Jordan, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita


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