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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!





ARON D'ALESIO - "DIAMOND RING" MUSIC VIDEO

Frontman for Hamilton indie trio Young Rival, Aron D’alesio is set to release his debut solo record on August 25th on Paper Bag Records. Young Rival always has interesting music videos so I was excited to see what D’alesio would come up with for the first solo single “Diamond Ring”. This video is actually very in line with the themes of the song as it follows a seemingly lonely man around town in cold weather as he reflects on perhaps some love gone wrong…but one woman’s past could lead to a new woman’s future as we see at the end - loneliness can be cured. The track is a great indie-garage-pop tune with beautiful harmonies and jangly guitar work soaked in reverb. Expect some release party announcements very soon. – Kris Gies

 





NAKED WILD - "POCKET WHISKEY" EP

Local pop rockers Naked Wild have released a brand new EP titled “Pocket Whiskey”. This EP contains the previously released single “Stay Girl”. It kicks off with “Funk Yourself” which naturally has a funky guitar lick for an intro. Also contains some nice solo work by lead guitarist Mitch Burton. These boy's sound is constantly maturing with every tune I hear. They have recently signed with Trouble Town Records located at Polson Pier in Toronto and celebrated this release with a sold out show at the Garrison last weekend. Your next chance to see ‘em is July 29th at Lee’s Palace. – Kris Gies

 

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POSSUM - "ELECTRIC PICKLE" PARTY

One of the most talked about bands in the booming Toronto garage scene has just released a new EP “Electric Pickle”. Possum really rock that California garage sound so well. Right up the same alley as Ty Segall and Thee Oh See’s. The appropriately named opening track “Party Jam” features a really groovy curveball of a breakdown. They got mindspinning bass lines on repeat while a noisy solo noodles you back into the head-knodding meat of the song. Fire up the EP for a quick of blast of deadly psych/garage tunes. Possum’s EP Release Party is Saturday at the Smiling Buddha with Double Date With Death, Vypers and Deaf. – Kris Gies





BEIGE - SLACKER ROCK

Really diggin’ these tunes from Beige. Catchy slacker rock that’ll make you feel like you try too hard at whatever you do. Track names stylized in all lower case letters adds credibility to the slackerness. I don’t think they’re posers. But it’s the “don’t really give a shit attitude” that gives these tunes their charm. Definitely some 90’s rock influences as well from early 90’s grunge to mid 90’s alt rock. I recommend buying Beige’s record from their bandcamp page then go do nothing. Their next show is August 3rd at Monarch Tavern with Ducks Unlimited and Triples. – Kris Gies

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