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Saturday Night Sounds: Talkative - F Sharp Voice

It's been a minute since the last Saturday Night Sounds. All this unnecessarily debilitating heat does not a blog post make. Now that it's cooled down in the most bipolar way, let's get back to business.  While most of us have been lazing around sun drunk on Vitamin D and PBR, the boys of Talkative have been furiously busy at work. They've just gotten back from their European tour after playing some stints at Treefort, and they also dropped a new EP earlier this month.

F Sharp Voice offers the same subconscious joyride we love them for, heralding their upcoming full length due sometime this year or early next. It's perfect for this chill night, because Talkative is perfect for everything.

Give the four songs a peep below and get yourself ready what's coming up next.


New Music Video: "Maybe" - Ceramic Animal

As a show with The Binary Sea and Lou looms this Saturday at Underground Arts, Ceramic Animal has released a new music video for the track “Maybe”. Directed by Oliver Samuels, the band embraces nature, emerging from a hole and casually performing amongst a picnic, while suited up along the water. The tone is loose and playful, especially when nature calls. 

Kendra McKinley Gears Up to Release New Album + Tour

TREAT, the forthcoming LP from Kendra McKinley, is a feast for the senses. Her colorful compositions, featuring an assemblage of instruments both classical and electric, possess the vibrancy and imagination of 1960’s psychedelic pop whilst still reflecting the sonic explorations of her contemporaries. Treat was produced and engineered by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Manchester Orchestra, Jet Trash, City Tribe) and A.J McKinley (Battlehooch, older brother) in San Francisco’s legendary Tiny Telephone Recording Studio.

Kendra McKinley will also be hosting her album release show at The Independent in San Francisco with Royal Jelly Jive and Growwler on June 24, 2016. She’ll be heading off for tour for July to support the release of TREAT.


Beverly releases 'The Blue Swell,' plays Rough Trade on 07.01 + talks about gear

Brooklyn dream pop band Beverly, who placed third in our Best of NYC Emerging Bands Poll back in 2014 (after Porches and Mitski, what a year!), just released her sophomore full length entitled 'The Blue Swell," and we can tell you without any hesitation that the record marks a noteworthy improvement both in the songwriting and production departments. Singer/guitarist Drew Citron and her band mates played four gigs in the UK this past May and will be leaving for a two week East Coast tour that will end with a home show at Rough Trade on July 1st. Our sister blog Delicious Audio run a few questions past Drew about the band's sound and the making of "The Blue Swell" - saee link below.

Beverly, interview about musical gear and the creative process.

We added Beverly's 'Crooked Cop' to The Deli's playlist of Best Psych Rock/Dream Pop songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


The Wild Jays offer up some "Murmurations" of greatness

Vibrancy is the central force that carries Murmurations, the mighty-promising debut from The Wild Jays. From its cover art that looks like a Rorschach test by way of a pomegranate to the last seconds of the last track, even the slow moments are miles-deep caverns of sunny reverberations. Produced to a delightfully soupy, swirly consistency, the range of influences is similarly mixed. Perhaps appropriately, there's a heavy vibe of 60's folk and psych (what's a "Wild Jay" if not a Byrd anyhow?), but it's mingled in with post-punk, new wave, a touch of Sergio Leone, and even some Deer Hunter-esque unease in places. This is one that benefits from a cover-to-cover listen, so get to clicking that play button below. -Austin Phy



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