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Secret Colors on CHS

 

Don't miss the quality live session that Secret Colours recorded with the folks at Coach House Sounds. You can stream the session here.

Secret Colours will be performing at Empty Bottle on 2/17 with Panda Riot Calm Palm Vapor, and Florida's Young Circles. The event is free with RSVP (rspv@emptybottle.com).

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Austin Music Weekly: Belleville Outfit @ Momo's

One of the latest from our friends over at Austin Music Weekly - The Belleville Outfit, six members strong and three albums in, made fairly regular visits to Momo's to flesh out their own particular Americana. AMW caught them this past 1/29 working here on "Caroline" - in what looks to have been their final show.

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From the NYC Open Blog: Lucky Ghost

Recommended for fans of The New Pornographers (or people who wish that Weezer had broken up in the '90s when they were still writing great music), indie-pop/snyth-rockers Lucky Ghost (brainchild of Seth Berkowitz, pitctured) have recently released the ten song LP "Sex Griddle" on Lapdance Academy Music, the free-download imprint based out of Brooklyn. The band combines '70s prog with '80s pop and the lyrical whimsy of Britain's lush singer-songwriter traditions. A video for the album's first single, "Made In America" has been edited together from antique skydiving and daredevil public-domain footage from the Prelinger Archives. The entire LP is available for free download here. (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

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The Deli’s Philly Best Emerging Artists Poll - Top Performers: Grandchildren

The first time I saw Grandchildren play was nearly a year ago. Strangely, it wasn’t in our hometown of Philadelphia, but rather in a makeshift outdoor venue in Austin, TX during SXSW. I was strongly encouraged by my editor to see their live performance while I was there, and he could not have been more right about his suggestion. When I showed up, it looked more like they were preparing for a movie premiere than a concert, with a big white screen being hung in front of the band while they lay completely behind a wall of hallucinatory projections. From the first note until the last, I stood enraptured by their tightly orchestrated pop epics that would become their fantastic and long over due debut LP Everlasting. The musical collages were pulsing with multiple drum attacks while the intricate acoustics rode on a wave of atmospheric synths. They effortlessly meld normally foreign genres and have the restraint to make delicate tunes that transition seamlessly into vivacious full-band compositions. 
 
2010 was like a coming out party for Grandchildren on the national scene. It was obvious that the local crew had the attention of anyone in earshot of their live performance. But in 2010, you found their videos for “Saturn Returns” featured on media outlets like The Fader and Spinner, which had a streaming preview of Everlasting on its site. They landed on the cover of Performer Magazine as the new face of electro-rock as well as hitting recorded live sessions with the way rad Black Cab Sessions and Big Ugly Yellow Couch. Grandchildren also shared the stage with notable indie acts like Explosions in the Sky, Dum Dum Girls, Holy Fuck and No Age. Those were just a few reasons why we found Grandchildren a Top Performer again in this year’s poll. The only thing we can hope for now is that they don’t take so long to release their next album. - Adam G.
 

Saturn Returns Directed by Chelsea McMullan Produced by What Matters Most from Green Owl

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Single Release: Sunbeam Rd. - Basements and Passed Lives

Keeping to their promise of slowly squeezing out short releases over the course of 2011, Sunbeam Rd. have followed up last months Circular Breathing with Basements & Passed Lives. "Basements" fills the first side with brooding vocals and a delicate guitar melody weaving its way through a sea of drone. Contrasting a bit, "Passed Lives" snaps out of the pensive state of the preceding song with a driving bass line and danceable beat. All in all both tracks, as well as "Circular Breathing," are definitely worth a listen and are available for free on Sunbeam Rd.'s Bandcamp page. They will also be playing a show this Wednesday at the Hemlock with Spiro Agnew and Red Blue Yellow. Check them out.

 

-Ada Lann

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