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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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The Deli's NYC issue #44 is online!

Deli Readers,

I know, it seems like we put our latest issue out just the other day - but no, we haven't switched to monthly. It's just that the fall in NYC is a busy time for us, and with CMJ week and our NYC Synth Expo (linked to BEMF) coming up, there's a lot to write about.

Here's our 44th issue of The Deli NYC (one of our finest!). Check out cover band Stolen Jars, they'll be performing at one of the (several) Deli CMJ 2015 shows!

READ THE DELI NYC'S 44TH ISSUE HERE!

The Deli's Staff


Song Premiere: Seth Lael - Big Country

We´re proud to premiere a new song from the San Francisco based singer/songwriter, Seth Lael. Upon the release of his brand new album, Bird Strings, we have an exclusive new track from the album entitled, Big Country. This song is charming, simplistic and fun to listen to!

Seth Lael, a passionate singer-songwriter who has a bit of a soft-spot for the underdog. (don't we all?) Lael brings 12 brand new songs to life in his second full-length, Bird Strings. His music marries Americana, Jazz, Folk, Pop, and Indie Rock into a definitive perspective of life. His commentary comes straight from the tips of his fingers on guitar, mandolin, and banjo, passing through to his modern/retro vocal delivery of honest, heartfelt lyrics.

I’ve spent the last 5 years working as a sound recordist documenting inspiring people ranging from Bobby Seal to the founder of the Black Panthers to Bill Gates. I’ve also spent time with working class folks struggling to make ends meet in hospitals, courtrooms, and on the road learning about what goes on in these 50 states. These songs are my reflections of those experiences. - Lael on his new album, Bird Strings

"After traveling to some of the poorest countries in the world, I began to look more closely at what we have within our own borders. It's been especially eye opening to realize how diverse we are in the US. For example, in my city of San Francisco, you can attend a street fair promoting kinky sex and somewhere else in the same country, you have fairs promoting guns. There is something for everyone, and whether it's viewed as a positive or negative is up to one's personal belief. You don't have these freedoms in most parts of the world, and I find many people could be more appreciative of this." - Lael on Big Country

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Growwler Hosts Dead-sidency at Amnesia in October

The San Francisco based art rock band, Growwler will be hosting a month long residency at Amnesia in which they appropriately named the Halloween themed event, ¨Growwler´s Dead-sidency¨! This event will be every Thursday in October, starting tomorrow, October 1st. This residency looks like a blast!

¨(There will be) new costumes & spooky music tributes every week, food trucks, horror film projections, local sponsor DJs, freak shop stage decor, new Growwler music giveaways and of course free candy, so start collecting masques & wigs, dust off the freak flag and prepare to come out & get deeply weird on a weekly basis.¨

LINEUP & SCHEDULE:
OCTOBER 1: The She's, French Girls
OCTOBER 8: And And And (pdx), Sahab (fresno)
OCTOBER 15: Tango Alpha Tango (pdx), Gayle Skidmore (san diego)
OCTOBER 29: Kendra McKinley, **Secret Creeper Surprise**

SPONSORS: Different Fur Studios, BFF. fm, Ninkasi Brewery, Counter Culture Management
Showbill Artwork by Gianna Badiali: www.giannabadiali.com

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Premiere: Ghost & the City - Steady Trippin

The Oakland based soulful jazz ensemble, Ghost & the City has released a new song entitled, Steady Trippin. Here´s your chance to listen to an amazing local jazz group who has consistently released well composed, entrancing music!

Oakland outfit Ghost & the City is dedicated to elevating style and experience to create music that embodies elements of soul, trip-hop and jazz. Traveling across numerous musical genres to appeal to many tastes, Ghost & the City creates music that defies conventionality, yet solidifies a distinctive sound. Over the past five years, the project has successfully performed at venues all over the Bay Area, supporting such acts as Shabazz Palaces, Hiatus Kaiyote, Incognito and Marco Benevento. This year will see the release of Patchwork Soul, a 6-song EP that features fresh collaborations and a new direction.

Musician and composer, Ash Maynor and the awesome vocalist, Kia Fay have given us the opportunity to share this new song with you and we love the sound, style and vibe of this sensual trip hop inspired track. Steady Trippin is a free download via Soundcloud so you can listen to this track straight from your hard drive whenever you desire!

"Lyrically it reflects struggles with self-doubt as an artist, those moments when you're really just ready to throw in the towel. The concept of "Steady Trippin" comes from the idea of feeling caught in limbo, a place where you aren't walking but you're aren't quite falling, and yet you still find yourself moving forward" - Kia Fay

"With this tune we were trying to capture the ideal blend of jazz + trip-hop, both genres we've been exploring more with our new EP Patchwork Soul. The track features trumpeter Ross Eustis (Brass Magic, Guy Fox) doing what he does best, and largely reminiscent of Guru's Jazzmatazz volumes." - Ash Maynor

Ghost & the City has a string of local shows coming up. Make sure you catch this band live!

9/26 - OMF Festival w/ Anderson .Paak, Trails & Ways and more
11/6 - Leo's Music w/ Zakiya Harris
12/4 - Awaken Cafe w/ Guy Fox
12/5 - KALX Live

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Mammoth Life Releases New EP - Baycation

The San Francisco based indie-dream pop band, Mammoth Life has released a new EP entitled, Baycation. Out now on cassette on Wiener Records and 45 rpm, 10 inch surf green vinyl on Satisfying Records, Baycation is a breath of fresh air as we enter this new fall season in the Bay Area!

The EP permeates a combination of California surf rock and a brisk shoegazey compositional style. You can hear similarities to Brian Jonestown Massacre and the alternative styles of Kim Deal and Kim Gordon. Take a listen to this record and buy yourself a physical copy from Wiener and Satisfying Records!

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