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The Deli Philly’s March Record of the Month: Holy Matrimony - Lizdelise

One naturally closes their eyes, envisioning the airy ideal described in Pictured It,” the opening track from Lizdelise’s much-anticipated album Holy Matrimony. The imagery of a futuristic fantasy shifts into drearier tone with the admission, “But I didn’t picture it right”. Confident guitar expertly intervenes, bobbing and weaving as the elegantly intimate vocals provide a soothing hypnotic counterpoint on “Tell Me”. It’s an alluring appeal toward personal connection, with a mythical, storytelling element that comes to a head with the gripping power of the questioning refrain.

A laidback, sitting-alone-in-a-room, peaceful ambiance is conveyed in “Wise,” as the smooth electro-percussive groove merges with acoustic guitar, creating a delicate harp-esque backdrop. Recalling a foreshadowing of apprehension, the song drifts between the past and the present. Amid the graceful composition, a guitar-fueled fire ignites. Reinforced by a backend bounce, “Boy” is led by another flame-throwing, infectious riff. Imagining the hypothetical and being caught at a stalemate between two difficult options. The track captures a sense of empathy within feelings of loneliness. The heartbeat gradually increases as the synth and bass unite in a climb that’s partially the calm of a head in the clouds, while revealing a sensitivity. Then, “Boy II” instrumentally punctuates explosively engulfing the aftermath. 

With “Probably Die,” a looming internal struggle generates tension, preparing for the aftershocks of a breakup before it happens. An ethereal meditation works through a personal confession. What starts as a delicate daydream begins to turn into raw, emotive energy, which is stacked higher and higher. “Interlude” releases that tension with the striking beauty of sonic fireworks.

Percussion cracks open the shell of personality as “Sated” explores one’s ever-evolving character traits and how continuous fluctuation creates detours along the road of contentment. Within the electronic swirl, the unifying, universal acceptance that we’re all on a similar voyage is countered by an unresolved anxiousness. “Twilight Sleep” instantly slips into an enchanting trance. The electro pulse and guitar shreds enter, subsequently trapping one in a lonely dream state, before “Forever” lyrically ponders the narrator’s existential purpose, and whether a sense of temporary aimlessness will linger indefinitely. While contextually not appearing on solid ground, the song retains a graceful nature.

Holy Matrimony captures a vulnerable/volatile dynamic, eloquently exploring one’s current circumstances while remaining unabashedly exposed. The trio has created an album that engages at every turn. For fans of St. Vincent and Angel Olsen, you now have a new, emerging artist to swoon over. - Michael Colavita





New Music Video: "V" - Coughy

The combination of Andy Molholt (Laser Background, Speedy Ortiz) and Julian Fader (Ava Luna), now known as Coughy, is slated to release its new album, Ocean Hug, on March 29 via Joyful Noise. The band recently shared a video for its lead single “V,” which was animated/directed by John Andrews. The footage elicits the nostalgic memories of reading The Three Little Pigs, with a playful somewhat creepy musical twist. The blown-out track appears as an acknowledgement by its narrator, who wants to work through the issues in a relationship rather than creating distance. You can catch the Brooklyn/Philly duo performing at Johnny Brenda's on Thursday, April 18 and Baby's All Right on Sunday, April 21.





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Band name: 
Granite To Glass
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/granitetoglass/
Venue name: 
Mercury Lounge
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Grunge revivalist Welles plays the Basement on 03.16

What do you do when you've received accolades from the press for your debut album, toured Europe, performed with Greta Van Fleet and the Regrettes, and been compared to Kurt Cobain? You come home to Nashville and you play a show for your friends. That's what Welles -- the moniker of singer-songwriter Jesse Wells -- is doing on March 16th, as he thunders back into town to play a rip-roaring set at the Basement. If you've missed out on his smash single "Seventeen" or his debut album Red Trees and White Trashes, think of Welles's sound as Ty Segall meeting Jay Reatard and going at it all over the genre spectrum. On stage, Welles's higher-octane tracks will have you jumping as he gets in your face; his more soulful tunes will leave you standing in awe. Check him out at the Basement on March 16th, and take a listen to "Seventeen" below. - Will Sisskind

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New Track: "Don’t Mind Joe Death" - Paris's Songs

Paris's Songs recently shared its debut single, “Don’t Mind Joe Death”. In search of change, while recognizing lethargy, an electro-percussive, bedroom-folk tone is established. Those feelings of pushing through, despite a momentary lack of motivation, linger. It's a tranquil melancholy that shifts into a bit of fuzz as its cyclical plot draws to a close.

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