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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!

   

A Deli Premiere: "Cup b/w Coffee" by Divorce Cop

Portland, Maine's Divorce Cop sucker-punches you with a unique brand of noise rock, and somehow you are not mad. The band mauls drum sets, deforms basslines, and sings with drunken cheer in its raucous dual single "Cup b/w Coffee." The brand new two-headed sonic monster may be short, but its sound is frightful-delightful fun. "Cup" is unhinged drum pounding accompanied by a sensitive string-instrument melody, together they rise like dirty spume and let drip a lively chorus and a gooey bassline. "Coffee" leans more indie, but keeps the noise high: the track is turbulent, exciting, and the dynamic electric guitar work cannot be overlooked. The dual single release show is set for this evening at the Apohadion Theater in the band's hometown. The 7" is out now via Salty Speakers, and us here at the deli are thrilled to premiere the tracks for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

False Pocket offers lush soul fusion, plays Thunder Road tonight

Back in June, Boston's False Pocket released its neo-soul music collection titled Space. The album is a jazz euphoria that you wish would never end, each song immerses you deeper into the group's lush soul fusion. "Uh2" opens the record with a groovy beat and punchy-soulful vocals that accentuate each lyric with sass. The album's title track provides the kind of jazz atmosphere that melts the body into the nearest couch, in complete happiness; the bass is just that smooth, the sax that elegant. The snappy snare in "Touch" draws you into a slow dance groove, and deeper you go. By the end of the album, the classy electric guitar strums and Italian lyrics in "Una Prova Infinita" will have you under the band's sonic sea of harmony. The group is playing at Thunder Road in Somerville tonight, and it promises to be a good time. We are streaming "Bract" from Space below. - Rene Cobar

   

Somos pay tribute to their late guitarist Phil Haggerty

We are sad to report that one of New England's own, Phil Haggerty, has passed away, the Somos guitarist was 28. The Boston-based band, heartbroken as it is, stepped up by releasing their initially fall scheduled album Prison On A Hill early. The album's proceeds went toward the family's funeral expenses, with an additional $3,000 donated to the Heather Heyer Foundation. The band's sound has always been characterized by its high-energy and no-holds-barred approach. The group's latest single "Mediterranean" is a prime example of the massive sound of Somos: string instrument swells, heavy drums, and Haggerty's electric guitar work fuel the single. Our support is with the Haggerty family and the remaining band members during this difficult time. We are streaming "Mediterranean" below. - Rene Cobar

   

Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections release classy record, play Brighton Music Hall 09.08

Somerville's Magen Tracy isn't shy about inviting listeners into her sonic playground; the singer-songwriter is wholeheartedly engaged in the music. Magen Tracy and the Missed Connections have released their latest record, Long Fuse Burning, a ten-track indie-folk carnival for the senses. The new album employs echoing guitars and fiery drum beats in tracks like "(Even the Good Guys) Fall," melancholy piano melodies in "Move a Crowd," and gorgeous harmonies in songs like "Sweetheart." Magen's performance never dials down the charm; it merely presents it in the most appropriate form for the song's mood. The band has a date at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston on September 8th. We are streaming the country-tinged "Dirty Little Secret" below for your enjoyment. - Rene Cobar