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Listen to Gothic Tropic's latest LP "Fast or Feast"

 Here at the Deli we've always been admirers of Gothic Tropic, the indie rock band led by Cecilia Della Peruti. You can now listen to her latest LP, Fast or Feast, over on She Shreds, a new record that takes great influence from late seventies new wave heroes like Debbie Harry and Chrissie Hynde.

Gothic Tropic will be celebrating the release of Fast of Feast with a record release show at Resident on June 6. Check out the band's latest single for "Your Soul" below.

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Heavy psych rockers PETYR release debut full-length of 6/9

Psychedelic rockers PETYR live by the thrill of adrenaline. The San Diego foursome are motivated by equal parts skateboarding and hard rock, activities that fuel their stoner jams with a free-flowing and deeply emotional energy. Inspired by those long drives up the Pacific coast, their upcoming debut full-length features eight smoldering tracks that capture the band's self-described "sonic heaviness", playing against the dynamics of a live setting through and through. 

PETYR comes out on June 9 via Outer Battery Records.

 

 

 

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Moon Room and Redacted present monthlong AAPI music showcase across the Southland

May is apparently International Masturbation Month (even though July 21st is International Masturbation Day, according to Wikipedia). It's also Asian Pacific American Heritage Month—a celebration worth having with friends beside (or along with) your JO buddy.

Asian American & Pacific Islander voices have historically been reduced and marginalized in Western-centric music culture, but this month the voices of AAPI artists coalesce in a resounding cheer of affirmation. Enter Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Showcase: a series of events spanning six dates, 24 artists, and several venues across Orange County, Long Beach, and Los Angeles as a collaboration between organizers [Redacted] and Moon Room, with support from KXLU, Allies in Arts, Center for Asian American Media, Color Study Zine, and more. Earnest in conception and DIY in approach, the showcase will feature AAPI solo artists and groups of the Southland breaking new ground with compelling sounds and shattering tired stereotypes as they face systemic issues of cultural (mis)representation head-on.

This Sunday, catch the first free 21+ showcase at Fullerton's Continental Room featuring Polartropica, Lions!, PAST HYPE, and Phoebe's Guitar. – Ryan Mo, flyer credit: Roger Hallaway





Scott Ruth embraces roots rock on "Are You There"

Former Future Leagues member Scott Ruth is trading in his bass guitar and going solo on his new single "Are You There", a slick roots rocker that marks a notieable departure from last year's more introspective release, The Weight of it All. Whereas his previous release had a feeling of dry seclusion, his yearning new single holds a vibrant optimism that's both unvarnished and wistfully nostalgic. 

With folk singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen under his guidance, the drifting "Are You There" suggests a compelling new direction from a beloved local artist who's written the perfect soundtrack to take out on the open road.

 

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Send Medicine lands June residency at The Satellite + talks about pedals on Delicious Audio

Inspired by the mind expanding sounds of the '60s, Send Medicine began as the solo project for Toronto based singer/songwriter Julian Hacquebard in the summer of 2012. Now based in Los Angeles and expanded to five members, the band, in last year's debut album "Scary Aquarius Daughter" honed a sound that updates psychedelic folk to the current times. They just landed a prestigious residency at the Satellite for the month of June, starting on the 5th. Check out their latest single 'Translucent' (streaming below).

If you are into guitar pedals, check out this feature where Julian Hacquebard on our sister blog Delicious Audio.

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