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Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
 
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
 
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
 
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Dear Deli Readers,

Issue #47 of The Deli NYC is now available online, you can read it here!

It's the Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit issue! See section about pedals in the second half of the magazine, in part curated by Gearphoria.com.

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August 28, 2016
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Modern Inventors has released a new track, called “Closer”. Enlisting the percussive services of Jack White’s Daru Jones, the song takes drums-meets-keys-and-bass groove, and spins it out in a free-floating psych manner. As the hypnotically smooth vocals coast on a pillow, a lingering exterior buzz hangs in the periphery. This electro-soul/R&B offers a loose, gripping, exploratory side that you’ll want to ride for a while.

August 17, 2016
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With Tennessee Scum, a band isn't just a band or a hobby. It certainly isn't meant to be a cynical money machine, and I'm sure they'd have a few choice words for anyone with those aspirations. It's about a message and a lifestyle, and every day in that life is a battle. At least that's the message on "War Zone," the latest single off the soon-to-be-released What A Drag. "War Zone" is classic Scum, a quick burner with plenty of weight regardless, but the new album is definitely an evolution in a more refined direction. Make no mistake, there's no less fury to be found. The sound is just more focused; it's sharper around the edges and all the more deadly for it. 

Keep an eye on the band's Facebook page for new track postings daily and don't miss them at Foobar for the album release show on July 30 with Ebony Eyes, Roman Polanki's Baby, and Hans Condor. -Austin Phy  

July 25, 2016
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Sometimes in the summer heat all you can do is fight fire with fire, and fire is exactly what you'll find on V, the latest from instrumental soul-psych wizards Magic in Threes. The band sits back and lets the beats speak for themselves as features from DeRobert, Tujarzz, and Wally Clark take center stage. There's a heavy dose of 90's East Coast hip hop powering the whole affair, but over-indulgence isn't a problem. V is produced to a golden crisp and brings its influences into a totally modern context. -Austin Phy

July 22, 2016
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On the title track from Afterlife Parade frontman Quinn Erwin's new Living in America EP, Erwin waxes political over a hooting choir and some catchy riffs that are squeaky clean but never feel any less true for it. "Gray" is a more somber number, faking out a lead-up to some kind of grand climax and instead veering into a bit of stripped-down emotional crooning at the pivotal moment. It's a different type of songwriting than we're used to hearing around these parts, but I think it's a refreshing change and one well worth your precious listening time. -Austin Phy

July 20, 2016
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If lo-fi post-punk with a sense of driving urgency is your jam (and it certainly is mine), then Best Friend's newest EP deserves a spot on every summer nighttime listening mix you burn for that special someone. That girl with the dark leather jacket who's way too cool for you, but you just can't stop picturing yourself driving off into the Miami sunset with her right there in your DeLorean? That's the one. She'll dig it. You'll dig it. -Austin Phy

July 15, 2016
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