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July 2015
Overwatcher
"Metaphysics
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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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Antique Naked Soul Performs Live at Oakland Museum of California - 2/5

Antique Naked Soul is stepping out to perform on their home turf with two free shows this week. Singer Candice “Antique” Davis and her beat boxing counterparts are using nothing but their vocal chords to bring their audiences to a soulful hip-hop haven.

The team of hip-hop preservationists are putting on a two part event in Oakland on February 5th and 9th bringing together music, film, and activism . They will be performing at the Oakland Museum of California on friday at 7 pm, and at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland on Tuesday. The latter performance will be accompanied by a screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”.

The group released their debut album back in 2013 to an exceedingly satisfied audience, and have since been working on a follow up release due some time this year. Thus far Antique Naked Soul’s formula involves looping and layering vocal percussions and melodies to establish a full base sound, on top of which Antique’s soulful lyrics contribute the crucial layer that beautiful ties together their innovative, distinct, and powerful sound. The leading lady of this ensemble, is not only a talented creative, but also a proactive educator. She teaches the necessity of social and racial justice, both in the classroom and in the studio. This weeks performances serves as a direct example of Antique Naked Soul’s desire to utilize their creativity to inspire transformation in people and culture. -Julia deAnda

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San Francisco Bay Area Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2015

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of San Francisco Bay Area Year End Poll for Emerging Artists!

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.

Total submissions from SF Bay Area: 50

Jurors: Cody Wright (The Deli Toronto), Michael Colavita (The Deli Philly) and PDG (The Deli NYC)

​Wicked Man​ - (Indie) - 8.167​ ​​​

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Eight Belles​ - (Indie Folk) - 8 ​ ​​

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Future Twin - (Soul/Shoegaze) - 7.83 ​

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​Dangermaker​ - (Indie Pop) - 7.67

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Andy Kong​ - (Acoustic Indie Pop) - 7.67 ​

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Emily Afton - (Indie Rock) - 7.67

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Night Shapes - (Kraut/Psych Rock) - 7.3

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Lost Dog Found​ - (Jazz) - 7.3

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​Soft White Sixties - (Rock/Soul) - 7.3

Honorable Mentions:

Eliquate, The Humidor​s​, Sarchasm, Rin Tin Tiger, Roem Baur, Teens in Trouble, Sunrunners, Citabria, In Letter Form, Sit Kitty Sit, The Total Bettys and War Cloud.

WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and then let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote. Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay tuned for your chance to vote! —The Deli San Francisco Staff


Cold Beat Male Gaze and Mall Walk Open For The Soft Moon's Local Shows

The Soft Moon will be making a stop in the Bay Area on January 29th at The New Parish and January 31st at Slim's. Local bands Mall Walk and Cold Beat will be the supporting artists for the Oakland show and Male Gaze and DJ Omar Perez will be supporting the San Francisco gig with the Los Angeles based post industrial band, Sextile playing both nights. We love to see local bands earn great support opportunities like this!

The Soft Moon’s synthy, gothic album, Deeper is comprised of tracks that expose listeners to the dark imagery that wallpaper a stunning, manic mind. Deeper isn’t just your average dark, Bahaus-esque sound but replicates the kind of darkness that can only be heard miles from lights and civilization- the blackest of the black nights. With creepy, gorgeous layered beats, Deeper's tracks all have a similar sense of urgency equipped with quick stacatto beats. The haunting, distorted vocals layered with the foggy beats establish an anxious mood that you want to dance to. You’ll definitely want to come out to these shows as The Soft Moon will be performing his intense, dance floor-worthy remixes. Come out and dance into the darkness! -Lindsay Stickney

 

 

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New Music: Pharaohs - Ritual

Local indie rock band of brothers, Pharaohs, are gracing our ears with a new single! New releases from the group are few and far between, so listen up and enjoy this energetic rock track. Rituals is about a rebel lady and her vices and is a classic hard rock song with a solid base line, simple and catchy chord progressions and full, smokey vocals. This long awaited release strays from the melodic jams that we're used to hearing from the boys but it's ok because this track is fast paced with perfectly timed breakdowns. -Julia deAnda 

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2015 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene


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