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Criminal Hygiene

Stream: Criminal Hygiene, "Withdrawn"

Here's a new one from rowdy garage rockers, Criminal Hygiene. We last caught up with them in an interview feature after the release of their debut self-titled LP. Since then, they've had a shift in personnel, without losing their signature sound. This new tune, "Withdrawn," sticks to the "riff-raff wrapped in a pop tune" formula, but strays from their debut's lo-fi, one take, beer slamming edge. The bridge is actually quite reminscent of early skuffle-era Beatles, while the chorus is solidly rooted in their Replacements influence. Still, their punk-ly concise execution rings true and there's an undeniable charm in everything they do. Stream "Withdrawn" below, and check out their March tour dates with The Orwells and Twin Peaks. - Jacqueline Caruso

Mar 20 2014 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Mar 21 2014 - Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
Mar 22 2014 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 23 2014 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Mar 25 2014 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
Mar 26 2014 - Star Theater - Portland, OR


The Electric Magpie Plays Milk Bar with Cigarette Bums Sad Tires Criminal Hygiene TONIGHT

San Francisco band, The Electric Magpie is headlining tonight at Milk Bar. They'll be serving up a blend of ‘60s psych rock and mod, while Los Angeles-based, the Cigarette Bums deliver a blend of blues-infused budget rock with a slight surf influence. Also keeping it slightly bluesy is Sad Tires. Listing themselves as blues punk, their talent lies within their artfully crafted guitar riffs. And opening all the festivities is LA based garage rock band Criminal Hygiene. With an ever-so-slight The Replacements-esque influence is awesome. They recently released an EP called “Withdrawn” on Cultist Records earlier this month.

Be sure to see “Friday Night Fuzz Disco” at Milk Bar in San Francisco tonight! - Erin Dage

Ticket Giveaway: What Cheer? Fest March 2

Our first ticket giveaway of 2013 is here. As proud sponsors of the What Cheer? Fest this Saturday, March 2, as announced here, we are excited to be giving away two pairs of tickets to some lucky hopefuls. If you’re as obsessed with locals Criminal Hygiene, Cotillon, Feeding People, Vinyl Williams, Colleen Green, Summer Twins, Body Parts, The Vim Dicta, and Fort King as we are, then you won’t want to miss this. The line-up is stacked and the Fest is planning to run from noon to 5am. Epic doesn’t begin to describe it. Tickets are $10 a piece and only available for Pre-Sale here. If you’d like a chance to win a pair, then head over to twitter and send a DM to @thedeliLA with your full name and e-mail, along with the band you’re most excited to see. Only those who also tweet “I want a pair of tix to the @thedeliLA sponsored What Cheer? Fest” will be eligible. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Friday afternoon. We will send out e-mails with all the information you need to redeem your prize. Good luck!


What Cheer? Music Festival: March 2nd at the Overpass

Boasting two stages and over 20 bands, the First Annual What Cheer? Festival is kicking off the season of outdoor jubilance in style. The Deli LA is proud to be sponsoring the event along with Burger Records, Rollo & Grady, Lo-Pie, Comune, Bandwidth Mondo, underStory, and LA Phun. An inspiring effort to showcase an immense amount of local talent, the line-up is a solid collection of psych, garage, surf, folk, and indie rock. Quite a few of our past poll winners, and even Best of 2012 runners-up, The Vim Dicta, will be gracing the stages, including Cotillon, and Criminal Hygiene. Tickets are on sale now, and won’t be available at the door. For only $10 you better get them while you can. While you’re at it, spend some time perusing the line-up on the flier, and give a listen to one of the headliners, The Abigails - streaming below. - Jacqueline Caruso

Interview: Criminal Hygiene

I caught up with garage rock darlings, Criminal Hygiene, after their record release show at the Satellite. Being touted as LA’s answer to Ty Segall, the debut LP, CRMNL HYGNE satisfies with it’s beer-soaked songs about heartache, and well, drinking beer. While the trio, made up of James Watson (bass, vocals), Michael Fiore (guitar, vocals), and Sean Erickson (drums), may keep their songs short and sweet, their answers to my burning questions were anything but. Stream the entire LP on bandcamp while you read, as the guys open up about their raucous live shows, and needing a helicopter. Continue to Full Interview


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