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Lantern & Laser Background Represent at Everybody Hits Aug. 8

Tonight, a pair of local groups represents half of the bill at DIY space Everybody Hits - both tapping into a place that’s a touch twisted. The duo of Zachary Devereux Fairbrother and Emily Robb come together in Lantern, producing a steady diet of assertive, snarly, fuzzed-out rock n’ roll that touches down on the glam realm with its steady-churning accessibility, while still retaining a stick-to-your-ribs foundation chock full of authoritative personality and primal penetrating instrumentation. Having recently recorded at The Bottle Garden Studios, Lantern could potentially shine light on some new material. Speaking of which and joining in the festivities, Laser Background, the Andy Moholt-driven pop-psych carnival concoction, has also been hard at work on their next album, Correct. Laser Background balances infectious, poppy, playful bursts, simultaneously wrapping that package in a slightly distorted, oddball point of view. This evening's lineup is rounded out by Staten Island’s Bueno, who approach punk from a dark shadowy synth shadow, and the ongoing sonic experimentations of Zula. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5-$7 Donation, All Ages - Michael Colavita


The Bailey Hounds Headline at The Boot & Saddle Aug. 8

A stacked lineup happens at The Boot & Saddle tonight that sees The Bailey Hounds headlining their first local show since they rocked Laurel Hill Cemetery in June. And they’ll be set to deliver their melodic blend of dark country rock ballads with metal undertones. The show will be a great chance to catch Levee Drivers while they take a break from recording a new album in the studio, so it’s possible that you may be treated to some new material in the process. It will also be a good chance to catch Katie Frank & The Pheromones before they play the local fest circuit at Philadelphia Folk Festival and Clark Park Music & Arts Festival. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

Debut Sheer Mag EP Available for Streaming

Fledgling Point Breeze female-fronted garage rock outfit Sheer Mag was invited to participate in last weekend's OK FEST, and if you take a listen to their debut EP 7" below, you'll know why. The bratty-yet-endearing vocals, combined with big riffs and anthemic melodies, form the foundation that just might make them your new rock 'n' roll crush. 7" won't be officially released until next month, but we highly recommend that you keep tabs on this crew.


Free Download: "The White Balloon" - Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler

Below is the first offering from the collaborative EP, Slant of Light (Thrill Jockey), by harpist Mary Lattimore and sound sculptor Jeff Zeigler called "The White Ballon," which you can stream and download for free below. The gentle, breeze-in-the-wind piece and the rest of the album was recorded at Uniform Recording during "a city-stopping snowstorm" earlier this year. You'll be able to find the duo performing this Saturday alongside many other rad acts at the Kensington Picnic II.

Mo Lowda & the Humble Digging Deep at Ortlieb's Aug. 7

Mo Lowda & the Humble is an intriguing emerging trio performing at Ortlieb’s tonight. The former Deli Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner creates a sound that smoothly transitions from heavier tenacious rockers, prog-oriented space-stretchers, or smooth hip-shakers. The common thread that binds is an innate ability to find and catch a groove and ride it. That groove steadies the course for those songs that travel far and wide, while providing a launching pad for others or a pocket to get down. Jordan Caiola’s vocals have a certain cool, soulful appeal that intensifies under the appropriate context, digging a little deeper and emerging with a raw guttural response. Mo Lowda & the Humble demonstrate a versatility that introduces openings and allows for transitions that can make for an interesting evening, which will be opened by the airy, indie-folk compositions of Heat Thunder, the silky synth-pop DC songstress Young Summer. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Free Download: "Philadelphia" - Mumblr

Here's the lead single from Mumblr's forthcoming LP, Full of Snakes, called "Philadelphia," which the band declares to be "...a portrait of the city we live in." An earlier, much different, and less polished version of the song appeared on their record, White Jesus, Black God. The new track is available for streaming and free download below, and Full of Snakes will be dropping September 16 via Fleeting Youth Records. They'll be performing this Saturday in Philly at Rembrandt's for a Rock to the Future benefit. (Photo by Pete Murray)


The Deli Philly’s Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Orange Drop

The Orange Drop released an impressive EP entitled Drone Pop earlier this year. And they’ve been in the studio working on its follow-up with Uniform Recording’s Jeff Zeigler that we are very interested in checking out. The psych-pop/rock quartet won our latest Featured Artist(s) Poll, and we are happy to share our recent interview with frontman Marc Basile, which you can check out HERE.



The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Orange Drop

- by Alexis V.

The Orange Drop released an impressive EP entitled Drone Pop earlier this year. And they’ve been in the studio working on its follow-up with Uniform Recording’s Jeff Zeigler that we are very interested in checking out. The psych-pop/rock quartet won our latest Featured Artist(s) Poll, and we are happy to share our recent interview with frontman Marc Basile, which you can check out below.
The Deli: How did you start making music? 
Marc Basile: I started playing music in high school. I first was interested in playing in a metal band, but quickly lost interest after receiving my first delay pedal.  Sounding heavy was replaced by sounding psychedelic, which turned out to be a much better fit. (And a lot more fun!)   
TD: Where did the band name The Orange Drop come from? 
MB: The band was named after an especially potent batch of acid that came in orange flavored liquid drops. 
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
MB: We are very much influenced by 60s/70s psych. Pink Floyd are definitely our favorite band and Live at Pompeii our favorite era. The band is also really into trippy garage rock – Velvet Underground, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and droney stuff like Spacemen 3.  
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
Not Local - The Magic Castles, The Red Plastic Buddha, Doug Tuttle, Elephant Stone
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
MB: First concert I ever attended was Ozzy Osbourne, in the 90s, and it was awesome. First album I ever bought was Queen’s Greatest Hits (also awesome).
TD: What do you love about Philly?
MB: The no-bullshit attitude.
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
MB: The no-bullshit attitude when taken too far.
TD: What are your plans for 2014?
MB: We are planning on releasing an EP sometime in the fall. We started recording it in June with Jeff Zeigler, and are now in the final mixing/mastering stages.  We still need to come up with a name for it and some artwork so the work is far from done, but the music itself is almost there. We’re super excited for people to hear this as we think it turned out great.
TD: What was your most memorable live show?
MB: Most memorable live shows are definitely the ones we have thrown ourselves. We routinely throw house parties, invite all our friends and a bunch of bands, get them drunk, and play the rowdiest shows. It is a lot of fun. There are no pre-determined set times, and it often ends in super-jams involving all the bands.
TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?
MB: Turkey sub. 








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