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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Free Download: "Pleasure System" - Daughter Cells

Here's the debut single from Daughter Cells called "Pleasure System," which you can stream and download for free below. The fledgling project features members of Exploding World, Illinois, and The Orange Apples. Daughter Cells is currently recording material to release as part of a 7" split with Drone Ranger so keep a lookout for that one.


The Frail Album Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Don Bellenger for winning a copy of The Frail's new album, LoveDeathLegend! Don't you love winning free stuff?! Well, we love giving it it away. Look out for more album givaways, but for now, you should totally be jealous of Don for winning this one!


Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler Opening for Kevin Morby & Steve Gunn at Underground Arts Aug. 26

Underground Arts is opening up its recently renovated Black Box space tonight for a sweet Tuesday night show. You'll find Woods bassist Kevin Morby, bringing some beautiful tunes from his solo project to the Eraserhood, and guitar maestro Steve Gunn will be captivating the crowd with his intricate fingerpicking. Local favorites Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler will also be hosting the talented visitors by kicking things off this evening. The duo is releasing their debut album Slant of Light next month via Thrill Jockey, and has plans to hit the road at the end of September through mid-October in the U.S. and Canada. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $14, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

SMOKER "Monchu"

SMOKER is about to embark on an ambitious year long project called MONCHU which is a Japanese word meaning "one family". The band will be releasing two new digital tracks every month for the next 12 months beginning Sept. 4th. Every quarter the band will be compiling the 6 released songs into a physical release and performing a release show.

To receive the free tracks automatically you can sign up for the band's mailing list here.

The first release show is scheduled for October 30th at Empty Bottle with Sleepy Kitty and Drop A Grand.


Chicago Premier: Razorhouse "Neu Sensation"

We are proud to premier the new video from Razorhouse for their new single "Neu Sensation". The band is in the midst of releasing a series of EP called "Codex". Codex Du is scheduled for release on January 13, 2015.


Music Video Premiere: "Rosary" by Troy Ramey

Singer/songwriter Troy Ramey has recently announced that pre-order for his debut EP is available through Pledge Music. Currently living in NYC, Ramey is originally from Vermont and spent a significant amount of time in the Boston area (it’s where he started his first band, and also where I initially found out about him).

Earlier this week, I was able to listen to a few tracks from the forthcoming EP. Ramey’s vocals on the single “Rosary” are nothing short of impressive. He has an incredible range and such a commanding presence in his voice that I practically never hear from “unknown” artists. This guy could sing the ABCs through a tape recorder and I’d buy his songs.


Music is the most subjective of experiences, so don’t just blindly believe what I have to say--take a listen (and watch) for yourselves. I am proud to announce that The Deli New England has the distinct privilege of premiering the music video for “Rosary” (directed by Andrew Ralph, Rubblebucket, Owl City video credits).


Click the video below and try not to be moved by the images and melodies you see and hear. Troy may still be far off the radar to many, but with songs and a video like this, that will be changing quickly.


For more information about Troy, check out his Facebook page. If you’re curious about his Pledge Music campaign and EP funding, you can find out more here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Photo credit: Jackson Himonidis



Brooklyn shoegazers on the rise: Chimes

Alright all you shoegazers out there, here's one for you.  Chimes is not playing games; they rep the gaze hard, especially considering Winston Scarlett who runs the slacker rock zine, Slackgaze, is a member.  Their first single, "Wipe Out", is a zero-gravity floater, with reverb and dreamy guitars coming out the wazoo. Linda Chen's vocals particularly remind us of a Toronto based dream-pop band called Memoryhouse, which you should also check out.  THe band is originally from New Jersey but they are playing the DIY Brooklying circuit on a regular basis. Check out single 'Wipe Out' streaming below.  - Jake Saunders

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Psych Rock/Shoegazer/Dream Pop songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Melancholy made in NYC: Matthew Fasano

One year (almost to the day!) after the release of his cassette-only “The Barn,” Matthew Fasano unveiled his newest LP “The Factory,” coming in at 16 tracks long. While the arrangements are notably sparse, it is for a good reason— the songs themselves seem to transcend a need for extravagance or strict technicality. With each piece digging into the next without any loss of momentum, the collection displays Fasano’s operatic falsetto and lo-fi guitar throughout. Listen to single 'Played It Last" and indulge in a melancholia that lingers well after the final note has been sung. - Jillian Dooley




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