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Al Lover Gears Up to Release Zodiak Versions

The ever talented San Francisco producer and DJ, Al Lover is releasing a new album entitled, Zodiak Versions. He´s one of the best and brightest young mixologists and we´re always pleased to learn when his new music surfaces!

Zodiak Versions - a twelve track LP. The brain behind it, Al Lover, has said it best with his own words: It´s all about the groove! Hiphop, bass, kraut, rave culture, psych, dub, tribal music - it´s all there in Al Lovers universe. But that´s not the main point. Neither is the fact the he´s been compared to artists and producers like J-Dilla, Edan, Sun Araw and Gaslamp Killer. Or that some of his remixes includes artists like Goat and White Fence. The interesting part of Zodiak Versions is the entirety of the album. A fluid listening experience. The samples, looping and editing will make you zone out. Beats and ambient bliss for all the dubbed up heads out there!

Zodiak Versions will be released on vinyl/Digital world wide the27th of November through Höga Nord Rekords (Europe) and The Reverberation Appreciation Society (North America) But is available for pre-order today atshop.hoganord.com

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Painted Palms share video for "Refractor," + tour with Small Black

Bicoastal synth-pop duo Painted Palms released their sophomore album Horizons in September, shorly after embarking in an intensive (and still ongoing) five week tour with Brooklyn like-minded band Small Black. The project's latest effort elegantly blends conflicting '80s electronic influences, including Soft Cell's light pop attitude and darker tendencies reminiscent of bands like Depeche Mode and Wire. Baby's All Right will be hosting the NYC leg of their tour on November 20. Check out their brand new video for single "Refractor."

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Premiere: Breakdown Valentine - Haunted Punx

It´s always a pleasure to premiere new music and this premiere is no less exciting than any other. The San Francisco based electro-art pop band, Breakdown Valentine has released a new song in celebration of the Halloween season. It´s never to late to indulge in some spooky new tunes...well, maybe there´s a cut off line, but today is not that day!

Enjoy Breakdown Valentine´s brand new track, Haunted Punx!

After some time of keeping away from the limelight, we're revving up for a fun release set for Halloween... We'll be releasing an indie electro-art-pop song that's a bit different from our usual pop-structured material. We're still finalizing mixes for an upcoming second EP, but for now the track HAUNTED PUNX is the new release set for Halloween. - Olivia of Breakdown Valentine

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Dirty Ghosts + Kelley Stoltz Double Album Release at Brick & Mortar - 11/7

We´re excited to announce a great upcoming Bay Area based double album release show! The San Francisco based electro indie pop band, Dirty Ghosts will be celebrating the release of their new album, Let It Pretend (you can stream the album here) which was released on October 2nd through Last Gang Records.

Any time a punk band starts experimenting, that’s the era of the band that I love,” remarks Dirty Ghosts guitarist and songwriter Allyson Baker while discussing the genesis of Let It Pretend, the band’s forthcoming sophomore effort.

The San Francisco based pop artist, Kelley Stoltz plans to release a whopping three albums: In Triangle Time (out on Castle Face Records on Nov. 6th), 4 Cuts and The Scuzzy Inputs Of Willie Weird (out on Stroll On Records on October 30th). You can listen to a track from each album here.

"All were being written at the same time, basically. And they came out at the same time to coincide with my being booked at the Purple Weekend Festival in Spain this December. Since there was a tour planned, it made sense to get them all done in time for that. I started the Willie Weird album first as a way of escaping myself, after lots of songwriting and touring in 2013 and 2014. It was a strict set of rules type album - randomly selecting the beats-per-minute, writing a bassline first, embracing sound plug-ins, and using one white Stratocaster. I tried to write that from a joyful, humorous place rather than one of lonesome troubador as I usually do. I'd suggest playing all three of them at once." - Kelley Stoltz on his three new releases.

Don´t miss this once in a life time Bay Area event! Head down to Brick and Mortar Music Hall on November 7th!

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Whirr´s Former Label Donates $3,000 to G.L.O.S.S´ Orgs of Choice

If you haven´t already heard, we regret to report that the San Francisco Bay Area based band, Whirr shared disrespectful hate speech towards the trans-feminist punk band, G.L.O.S.S. Read the full story here.

Because of the band´s insensitive transphobic twitter comments about G.L.O.S.S, their record label, Run For Cover Records dropped Whirr from the label and issued a statement expressing their plans to donate $3,000 to an LGTBQ organization. Upon G.L.O.S.S´ request, the label donated their funds to Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter, Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Black and Pink. Read Run For Cover Record´s full statement and learn more information about these organizations here.

Editor´s Note: We at The Deli Magazine San Francisco do not condone any exclusion of human beings due to their creed, race, sexuality or lifestyle preferences. We promote openness, tolerance and love for the environment and every living being on this planet. For more information on how you can support San Francisco´s Transgender community, check out Transgender San Francisco´s website here. Make love and don´t hate! -jordannah elizabeth

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