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July 2015

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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Cold Beat Releases New Single In Anticipation Of New Album

The San Francisco electro-pop group, Cold Beat has released a new single entitled, Spirals. This bellowing electronic ballad has been shared in anticipation of the band's upcoming full length album, Into the Air. Into the Air is due out on September 4th on Crime on the Moon Records.

""Spirals" feels like one of the more honest songs I've written. It's a song describing an emotional state of surrender. I really allowed myself to be vulnerable and express some feelings I might not have had access to in a normal band setting. It's more intimate. Stepping away from guitars and leaning more towards electronic instruments seems like a natural evolution for the band right now." Hannah Lew, singer-songwriter of Cold Beat

Check out their new single and make sure you pick up an album upon its release!


Ticket Giveaway: Farm to Fork SF After Party w/ Member of Dead Prez

We're giving two pairs of tickets away to foodies who support fresh produce and farm sustainability! Farm to Fork SF will host a VIP afterparty featuring drink specials and live entertainment from stic.man of the influential hip hop group, Dead Prez, plus more!

Email us at: sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to win your tickets to Farm to Fork San Francisco!

Farm To Fork San Francisco is gathering advocates and lovers of food in an effort to raise awareness around sustainability issues and showcase the best farms, artisan food producers, breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries in the Bay Area.

In the free-of-charge exhibitor section of the multi-level event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase products, view demonstrations, engage in interactive exhibits, and sample complimentary items from some of the Bay Area’s top food and beverage producers.

The expo will also host a ticketed conference featuring speaker panels from a diverse lineup of thought leaders in food justice and sustainability, as well as a keynote presentation from Ron Finley, “Guerilla Gardening” pioneer and former TED Talk presenter.


Premiere: Guy Fox - Antique Furniture

It's an absolute pleasure for us to premiere the San Francisco based band, Guy Fox's new single, Antique Furniture! Guy Fox's brand of avant indie pop music is always well produced and encompasses unique electro-pop touches that raise the bar for emerging independent artists who yearn to stand out from the crowd. Their upcoming full length album, Night Owl will be released on August 21st! Night Owl embarks into evolutionary territory for the band. Staying true to their signature sound this record is a listenable version of the energetic live set for which they’ve become known for.

Peter Granquist can be found behind the drum lending vocals along Nate Witherbee who also plays host to synthesizer, guitar, piano and song writing. Greg Waters primarily contributes guitar and saxophones, while bassist Charlie Moore accompanies on vocals and synthesizer.

"This album is the labor of nearly two years of recording at Tiny Telephone Studios in Sand Francisco's Mission District. We sculpted each track over days of recording, using analog equipment to construct the most unusual, ear-catching sounds we could find and recording them to 2 inch tape. The album's theme is the aimlessness and endless reinvention that is a communal trait of today's 20-somethings. These themes are set to upbeat, dance grooves, trying to convince the listener that the answer to life's uncertainties can be found in the release of a good dance party." -Peter Granquist


Golden Void Announces New Album - Berkana

The Bay Area based psychedelic band, Golden Void is preparing to release their sophomore album, Berkana. The new record features Isaiah Mitchell (of Earthless) on lead guitar along with Camilla Saufley-Mitchell on keyboards and vocals, Aaron Morgan on bas, and Justin Pinkerton on Drums.

Golden Void has perfected the psych-metal crunch they’ve been crafting since their 2012 debut. Recorded by Tim Green of The Fucking Champs, Berkana is full of muscular riffs, soaring melodic leads, swirling organs, and a gliding groove - a guitarist’s playground which lead shredder Isaiah Mitchell fully takes to task with an electric energy. The band also shows a remarkable level of restraint and maturity here, patiently adding layer upon layer as the songs develop into thick slabs of sonics well worth digging into.

The album is due out in September 18, 2015 on Thrill Jockey Records. Golden Void will be celebrating their album release at The Chapel on September 19th with Mermen and Kehoe International!


Exclusive Event: Official Unknown Mortal Orchestra Outside Lands Tour Wrap Party at The Milk Bar - 8/8

Kymberli's Music Box Presents a unique evening of music at The Milk Bar on Saturday, August 8th! After months on the road, Unknown Mortal Orchestra will end their tour in San Francisco at Outside Lands and they're ready to kick up their heels and celebrate!

This UMO hosted event will feature the Australian rock band, The Rememberz who are known for their clean twang guitar style, 60s inspired bass lines and boy-girl harmonies. Musician, artist, actor, pro skater and owner of Dunes Records, Brent Fellows will be DJing the night. Fellows recently put out a split single featuring Peter Holmstrom of the Dandy Warhols and Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre.

You don't want to miss this event! Head down to The Milk Bar after Outside Lands to kick it with Unknown Mortal Orchestra! Get there early. Doors open at 9 pm!





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