Indie Rock

Plates of Cake and Dead Painters play Cake Shop on 07.06

Brooklyn-based bands Dead Painters and Plates of Cake (pictured) are taking the stage together in July in support of Transcendental Telecom. Dead Painters' sophomore LP Aluminum Gold was released in the fall of 2015, and it is a relatively placid record that glides between tuneful instrumental interludes and mellow vocal deliveries. The track “In the Chrome” highlights the band’s serene nature with the use of a steady drum beat and peaceful guitars until the tension is raised towards the end with a sudden burst of crashing drums and fuzzed out guitars. Plates of Cake's sound is somewhat similar, but ventures into more psychedelic and even orchestral territories. “She Wants to Disappear” (streaming below) off their latest LP Becoming Double, is characterized by its sparkling guitars and dreamy vocals. The band’s warm guitar tones are reminiscent of 70’s power pop acts like the Raspberries, while their breezy harmonies, specifically on the track “Boyfriends”, make their music incredibly pleasing. Check out both of these bands at the Cake Shop on July 6th, and stream “Semi-Criminal” from Dead Painters and “She Wants To Disappear” from Plates of Cake below! - John Honan

   

New Track: "Out of Context" (Feat. Allison Crutchfield & Joseph D'Agostino) - Field Mouse

Field Mouse just shared another new track from their forthcoming LP Episodic, due out August 5 via Topshelf Records. "Out of Context," which premiered over at SPIN, closes out the album, and features contributions from Allison Crutchfield (Swearin') and Joseph D'Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars). The band is currently scheduled to play next in Philly on Thursday, August 4 at Boot & Saddle with Swanning and Missing Earth, before heading off on a national tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars from mid-September into October. 

   

New Music Video: "My Mouth Is Skinned Like An Apple" - Thin Lips

Thin Lips have been tearing it up all across the country in support of their latest album Riff Hard (Lame-O Records). And with the band barreling through the Fillmore this evening with tourmates Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor, we have a new music video for you for the track, "My Mouth Is Skinned Like An Apple," which was directed by Adam Peditio. Frontwoman Chrissy Tashjian recently shared in an email to The Fader, "So much of my music is about being a queer and so I just kind of wanted to show a day in my life. I met with Adam and just showed him all of the little things I collect, my altar, and some of my most special friends (some couldn't make it obviously). [The video is] just basically a day of what is important to me and what impacts and influences me most."

   

Free Kittens & Bread Rock Out Some Sad Tunes with “American Miserablist”

Austin-based guitarist Chase Spruiell has gathered his bandmates once more (Mark Hawley on guitar, Nate Lugo on bass, and Gabe Garcia with drums) to create this newest album from up-and-coming indie punk rock band, Free Kittens & Bread. The jovial group’s newest effort, called American Miserablist, was released through Bad Wolf Recordings, and it is eleven short punkish songs that will give you the perfect amount of rush.

Standing opposed to the lighthearted humor of their band name, each song from the album is marked by some sad, ornate lyrics. It’s kind-of an emo alternative- a great break-up album that provides listeners with a good mix of slow and fast songs for any situation that might have one down, but without the screaming and all those not-always welcome emo trappings. That’s nice for those of us who don’t really get the emo thing, as that genre and country have a pretty good lockdown on the sentimental break-up racket, which just isn’t that fair. If nothing else, that alone is worth appreciating this excellent piece of local indie/folky/punky rock music.

If you’re going through a rough patch, give a listen below, and maybe set a few of those sorrows free with some music that gets where you’re at.

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Chandana Kamaraj

   

Stream Husky Boys' Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud

Current Deli Portland Artist of the Month nominees Husky Boys are about to drop one of the hottest albums to come out of Portland this year. Next week, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud, the boys' debut, is coming out just before their tour of the eastern states. 

They're having a joint album release/tour kickoff show June 30th at Valentines along with fellow poll noms Fire Nuns, Robot Boy and Casual Boyfriend.

As a special treat to all you Deli fans, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud is streaming on the site a week early. Peep the Husky Boys' tour dates below while you jam out to their debut! 

HUSKY BOYS TOUR DATES
7/3 Minneapolis, MN - Rathole
7/4 Chicago, IL - Flood House
7/5 Cleveland, OH - Maple Lanes
7/6 Philadelphia, PA - The Storefront
7/7 Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
7/8 TBA
7/9 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
7/10 Greensboro, NC - House Show
7/11 Atlanta, GA - The Sewing Room
7/12  Nashville, TN - Queen Ave
7/13 TBA
7/14 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
7/15 Denver, CO - Goosetown Tavern