Below is a beautiful remix from Odesza of fellow production duo Beat Connection‘s "Saola," which you can download for free. The Seattle electro-pop brethrens will be hitting the road together this May.
Brooklyn’s Life Size Maps have a pretty huge slot to fill with their warbled noise pop— they’re on before Oberhofer and Celestial Shore at Glasslands this Thursday (5/2), so their airtight grooves had better stay that way. Mike McKeever’s deliberate vocal style and heavily effected, meandering guitar serve as fitting centerpieces for their proprietary brand of post-postmodern rock, and with a locked-in rhythm section there’s little to fault them on. With a name that came from a stoned friend’s musings and a sound that’s difficult to pin down to any one corner, this trio is destined for success—or at least to rock your face off at Glasslands. The band is currently in the studio finalizing their debut full length, in the meantime check out their recent video for single "Abstract Speed" below – Zack Kraimer
[Streaming content removed upon request of the artist, listen to Life Size Maps here]
On May 1st the Alhambra Theater (formerly Mt. Tabor Theater) will be celebrating their hundredth year as a Portland venue. To commemorate the occasion they are throwing a five day music festival featuring the talent of Red Fang, Y La Bamba, Black Prairie and over a dozen more. For the second day of the festival The Deli Portland and Eleven Magazine worked together to put together a special showcase featuring 8 of the best bands our city has to offer. Social Studies, Hustle and Drone, Glassbones and Pheasant will be sharing the stage in the concert hall while Catherine Feeny, Sama Dams, Summer Cannibals and Jolliff will be gracing the lounge with their phenomenal range of sounds. Get to the Alhambra on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30pm to take part in the best birthday party of the year for the reasonable price of completely free (seriously). I’ll see you there.
How’s this for ambitious? VulpesVulpes‘ new EP ‘Reflets Dans LEAU’ is the first installment of what Bushwick resident Tanya Lam is deeming the ‘Elemental Suites,’ part of an exploration of our world’s basic building blocks through music… or something. As far as you are concerned, just be aware that these four intimate, jazzy folk tracks will burrow their way into your subconscious like that sensual dream you don’t want to wake up from.
Take a listen at the artist’s Soundcloud, and stay tuned for new shows to be announced. – Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)
This artist submitted their music for review digitally to The Deli here.
Though the Cinedelphia Film Festival was officially scheduled to close things out this past Saturday, you can consider their final installment of Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA an added bonus. Tonight they’ll be presenting Pattern is Movement’s “album screening party”! You’ll get the opportunity to preview the dynamic duo’s new record in its entirety, and it will be set to scenes from Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, which was inspirational to the production of the record. PiM’s Chris Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux will also be having a Q&A, moderated by Weathervane Music’s Peter English, after the screening to talk about their long-awaited follow-up to All Together that they began working on in 2009. Really looking forward to this one – come join us, and close out April right! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. Frankford Ave., 7:30pm, Free, All Ages – Q.D. Tran
San Francisco based promoter, Kymberli Jensen has curated three events highlighting some of neo psycheledia’s best local and international artists. From May 2nd through May 4th, Jensen booked three strong line ups including local neo psych bands, The Lotus Moons, LSD and the Search for God, Once and Future Band and Infinity Rider. If you’re familiar with Kymberli Jensen’s Music Box events, this should be enough information to prompt you to purchase your tickets to all three of her these local shows this weekend. You can choose to buy tickets for individual events, or you can purchase a three pay pass for a fraction of the price. We’re a big fan of Kymberli’s vision and her undeniably well executed shows. Don’t miss out!
May 2nd – Oakland, CA –New Parish Music Hall – Dead Meadow w/ Once and Future Band RSVP/Tickets
May 3rd – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – Dead Skeletons w/ Infinity Rider RSVP/Tickets
May 4th – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – Dead Meadow w/ LSD and the Search for God RSVP/Tickets
*$15 advance/$20 DOS; $35 3-Day Pass
In collaboration with the underground independent artist collective, Undead Music Festival, 5th Dimension at H&H building in downtown Baltimore is hosting an intimate night of experimental jazz on May 5th. Local bands Talking Points, Leap and Bombshelter are all ensembles of jazz aficionados who congregate as a multifaceted community of enthusiastic and talented musicians who play together as often as they can. Band members Chris Pumphy and Dan Ryan play in two out of three bands on the bill.
If you’ve never experienced downtown Baltimore’s buzzing young jazz community, the 5 Dimension loft space is a tucked away venue that will offer you the ambiance of a down to earth artist environment, and an intimate music venue that allows you to hear every note. –Jordannah Elizabeth
You can find out more info about this event here.
Local shoegaze/dream-pop quartet Dreambook just released their debut full-length album Only Shadows. You can stream the LP in its entirety below. The band will also be celebrating its release on Wednesday, May 8 at Kung Fu Necktie.
Popular San Francisco based band, Scissors for Lefty are celebrating the album release of their upcoming album that is due out this summer. The band will be releasing some tracks from their new album, Drug Store Perfume on the night of the show, and will be releasing their previous albums on handy flash drives for their fans. Beta State, Breakdown Valentine, Deer Park Avenue, and DJ Nako make up the full line up for this awesome release party. You can find out more ticket information here.
Check out the visually stimulating new music video from Dewey Decibel for his track "High On Art"! The song is off his latest EP Son of a Beach, and the video was directed by Glass Canon Film. Smoke ’em if ya got ’em, and enjoy!
Oakland based alternative indie rock band, Mister Lovless is set to headline the bay area’s newest buzzband, Teenage Sweater‘s vinyl release party on May 15th at Elbo Room in San Francisco. SF based, Happy Fangs and Portlnd band, Here Comes Dots will round out the bill for this event. Teenage Sweater has earned impressive local and national acclaim for their flawless debut full length album, Concentration (Tricycle Records). Concentration will be available on vinyl on the May 15th.
This event is one of the best and most important Bay Area events of 2013. These bands, particularly Teenage Sweater are set to have a great future ahead of them. You can order your vinyl of Concentration at http://www.tricyclerecords.com
How many shades of weird color is your daily dose of awesome? In the grand fabric of your universe, how many textures from your pillow leave nebulous impressions on your forehead far into the afternoon? What tribe taught you to rain-dance? And did they encourage you to hold your lightning rod proudly? Regardless of your answers to these questions, if you’re not listening to Ava Luna, your cereal is getting soggy. The band was on the cover of The Deli in the winter 2012 issue just over one year ago, see them tonight at Brooklyn Bowl – more info in the post below.