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Sleepy Sun Premiere New Single, Hit the Road for SXSW + Tour

SF's soulful, 70s-esque rockers Sleepy Sun are set to have a big spring. The Northern California-born band, who crafts sprawling tracks reminiscent of Led Zepplin with an Americana edge, will release a new LP, Spine Hits, on April 10th as well as embark on a national spring tour and SXSW dates, listed below.

Following their past releases, Embrace and Fever, Spine Hits takes the eerie, yet familiar Sleepy Sun sound and makes it even catchier. First single “Stivey Pond” is lurking and creepy, like a road trip in the middle of a deserted desert; you don’t know what’s around the next corner and you’re bracing yourself.

Don't miss the band of brothers as they kick off five shows at SXSW on March 14th or head to a city near you.

--Amanda Dissinger 

SXSW:

3/14 - Buffalo Billiards - Ache Ent Showcase - 10pm
3/15 - Spider house - Austin Psych Fest Day Party - 4pm
3/15 - Bat BAR - Leafy Green Showcase- 11pm
3/16 - Red Eye Fly - Noise Pop Day Party- 5pm
3/16 - Spider House - Panache Party - 9pm

Tour Dates:

03/12 - El Paso,TX - Low Brow Palace &
03/13 - San Antonio, TX - The Korvoa Basement &
03/18 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada - BRO FEST &
03/20 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
03/21 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
03/22 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03/23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03/24 - Reno, NV - St. James Infirmary  w/ The Soft White Sixties
04/6 - Columbia, MO - Mojos
04/9 - Brooklyn, NY - Grasslands Gallery*
04/10 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
04/11 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar*
04/12 - Boston, MA - Church of Boston*
04/13 - Burlington, VT - Monkey House*
04/14 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo*
04/15 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern*
04/16 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place*
04/17 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
04/18 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub*
04/19 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Garden Bowl
04/20 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean*
04/21 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway Night Club*
04/22 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory*
04/24 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Austin*
04/25 - Houston, TX - Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts*
04/26 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia*
04/27 - Atlanta, GA - The 529*
04/28 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade*
04/29 - Washington, DC - DC 9*

& w/ Crystal Antlers
* w/ White Hills

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Radiation City plays Deli show in Austin with Reptar and Body Language

Upon offering the world "The Hands That Take You (Tender Loving Empire)," a retro-infused pop gem, 2011 found Radiation City in a debut breakout year that couldn't be stopped. While the full account of accolades is too long to list here, special highlights include packed showcases at CMJ in the middle of a national tour, a Daytrotter session, a video premiere on IFC and a slew of adoring press from across the country including several nods on notable "Year End" lists including the Deli Portland's. Consumate musicians all the way through, show-goers shouldn't be surprised to hear excellent covers of anything from Outkast's "Ms. Jackson" to Etta James' "At Last" at Radiation City's numerous SXSW dates - including the Deli's own on Thursday March 15 at The Gypsy Lounge, with Reptar, Body Language, The Stepkids and many more. Full info here.

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Weekly Features: Ava Luna releases "Ice Level" + plays SXSW

Exciting times for Brooykln's neo-soul act Ava Luna, who are featured in the current winter issue of The Deli and just released their sophomore full length "Ice Level". The band is already on a two week tour which will take them down to Austin (for 3 SXSW performances) and other shows on the way there and back. - Read Bill Dvorak's interview with the band here. (Photo Emily Raw)

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NYC Bands to see in Austin: Yellow Ostrich

We gave a lot of attention to avant-rootsy group Yellow Ostrich in 2011 - the band enjoyed a couple of Deli features and headlined one of our CMJ 2011 shows (full disclosure, they would have been on the cover of our fall 2011 issue if they could have played our show at Pianos, but they had other commitments). After a very good reception of the debut album, this prolific band begins 2012 with a new release entitled "Strange Land," which expands their sonic vocabulary in a direction that's at once more electric and orchestral, with the enlistment of horn player Jon Natchez. If you are going to Austin next week, you'll probably see them live even if you aren't trying to, since they are playing 9 shows in 5 days! Otherwise you can catch them in NYC at Mercury on April 12.

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Magic Milk Tour

Magic Milk are headed to SXSW and have teamed up with Gonzo Chicago to release a new live video. You can find their tour dates here.

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