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Walking Bicycles “Impending Doom”

Walking Bicycles have released the first single, "Impending Doom", from their forthcoming LP To Him That Wills The Way. The new album, the band's first since 2009, will be released on August 12th through the local label Highwheel Records.

You can catch Walking Bicycles on June 20th at The Hideout and on August 11th for the record release show at The Empty Bottle.

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Breakdown Valentine Drops New Single Teaser + Plus Plays DNA Lounge - 5/23

Breakdown Valentine is heading an earnest effort to bring electro pop to the Bay Area in a big way. This San Francisco based electro-shoegaze band will be playing a Deli Magazine San Francisco sponsored event with the likes of The Trims and Parallels at DNA Lounge May 23rd.

But before that happens, we would like to share a video teaser for Breakdown Valentine's newest single, Breaking Visions. Their 2014 EPK, produced by Aja Pilapil of AJAPOPFILMS, has an intimate feel as it cuts rapidly from behind-the-scenes shots to performance shots. The single, which proves to be a dance-inducing number with up tempo guitar licks and synths will surely be a go-to tune for the summer. The single, Breaking Visions, will be available on Bandcamp on May 27th. -Erin Dage

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Winkie unveils video for 'Illuminated'

Gothic dark gaze (or is that doom rock?) is alive and well in New York City. The latest entry into this forever cult genre comes from the band Winkie, who just released their first video 'Illuminated' (streaming below). The track is included in their full-length album “One Day We Pretended To Be Ghosts." Filmed by friends from the band Prima Primo (who recently performed at New Museum in New York), the video features alternating images of muted primary colors (red and blue) and stark black and white. Painted fingernails hold keyboards, while dark, murky images detail hands on guitars, in a constant slow motion atmosphere that reflects the song's droney nature. With female vocals over a descending bass progression, thumping tom toms and clacking rimshot percussion, the track is sonically reminiscent of The Cure’s darkest period (“Pornography” era), although the super distorted vocals make the lyrics completely undiscernable. The band is working on the release of a new video for another track (“Arrows") later this month. - Dave Cromwell

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Weekly Feature: Zula plays strings of NYC shows in June/July

With the release of their debut LP 'This Hopeful,' out on Inflated Records (Speedy Ortiz, Ava Luna)Psych Pop quartet Zula has become a band to be reckoned with. With songs about Upper West Side doormen and riding the subway, Zula’s surreal lyrical imagery could only be influenced by their hometown of New York City. The band has a string of local gigs scheduled in the next couple of months (see here for the full list), including one of The Deli's Northside showcases at Spike Hill on June 14.

LINKS: Sam Kogon's interview with ZULA

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

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Weekend Roundup

With Willie Nelson and the Wild West Comedy Festival going on around town, weekend plans may already be in place, but there's always room for some local flavor.  

Friday: 

Ex-Cult is playing with The Slammers, Weekend Babes and Waxed at The End, 9pm, $10

Scale Model celebrates the release of their album "Star" at fooBar with The Grayces and Levi Ray, 9pm, $5

The Deli Nashville has already reccomended joining Lulu Mae at Exit/In to ring in their new album "Mean River" and bid farwell to Joel Finley as he starts his journey in becoming a Doctor (maybe you can ask him if he needs a Companion).  The Oak Creek Band and ELEL round out the bill; the show starts at 7pm, cover is $5.

Catch songstress Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles opening with Pageant for Oxford, MS stars Water Liars at The Basement, 9pm, $7

Former Artist of the Month Winners Blue Matches open for Black Market Research at 12th and Porter with Hollywood Kills, 8pm, $5

Saturday: 

This will be a rager: The East Room is hosting the release party for PUJOL's new album "Kludge." The lineup is a roll call of notable Nashville riff raff: Natural Child, Fox Fun, and Denney and the Jetts.  The show starts at 9pm, cover is $5.  

Do your good deed for the month, and support the rescue of abused animals by attending Rock for Paws at The Rutledge.  Micheal Ashley Cloyd, Vahalla, Jonesworld, Killing Grace, and Fever Hound come together to raise money for Tennessee Death Row Dogs and The Tennessee Chapeter of the SPCA. 7pm, $10

Sunday:

Gift, Lines in the Sky, Fouled Out and Spacetrain play The End, 8pm, $5 

The Basement's Sunday Post features The Dead Deads, Tennesee Scum, Megajoos, and The Revolutions, 8pm, no cover.

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