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The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Psych Pop/Rock Artist: The Dove & The Wolf!

After compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes for The Deli Philly's Best Emerging Psych Pop/Rock artists, congrats to The Dove & The Wolf! Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard had already started making a name for themselves under the moniker with the release of their debut self-titled EP and and tours with Rachael Yamagata and Butch Walker. After a transformative experience, while being in Paris during the Bataclan terrorist attack, the ladies were eventually able to renew their visas and return home to Philly. Inspired by their experiences during those troubling times, the duo eventually teamed up with Dave Hartley (The War on Drugs) and Nick Krill (The Spinto Band) to record the moving I Don't Know What To Feel. And what was originally self-released as a five-song EP has now expanded to seven, and will be reissued on March 24 via Fat Possum so this victory looks to be just the start of what should be another memorable year for The Dove & The Wolf - hopefully in a much better way.

Runner-up Japanese Breakfast and honorable mention recipients Carroll are also worthy of your adoration, but also check out the rest of our talented nominees that made this year's list! (Photo by Sidney Bensimon)

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​​ ​​Globelamp, ​​​​Tristan Puig, Real Real Talk, ​​​​Horrible/Adorable​ ​Play ​​​​The Octopus Literary Salon

​We were super excited to learn about the line up going down in Oakland at ​The Octopus Literary Salon on March 10th!

Bay Area based bands, Real Real Talk and ​Horrible/Adorable will share a bill with Southern Califorian music outfits, ​Tristan Puig and the legendary, Globelamp. All of these peoples perform emotive, indie pop and we think this line up is well curated and certainly worth checking out!

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The Deli Philly's Yearly Readers'/Fans' Psych Rock/Pop Poll Winner: Ceramic Animal

We just wrapped up our Yearly Readers'/Fans' Poll for the categories of Psych Rock/Pop. Thank you to those who took the time to check out and vote for some of the amazing talent on our nominees list. It was another heated battle.

Congrats go out to the suave, turtleneck-wearing gang of Ceramic Animal! The Bucks County quartet casually grooved its way into the Philly music scene with its radio-ready, retro-tinged, self-proclaimed brand of "dad rock," found on the group's debut release, The Cart, which so happened to be recorded at the band's Daddy's Basement Studio. Frontman Warrren Regan charms with a crooner-like magnetism, as cohorts Elliott Regan, Erik Regan, and Walker Gall assist in laying down some sophisticated, endearing tunes. Expect to hear more from these old souls in the coming years!

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Previous Deli NYC Band of the Month, fr eg e, premiere new single, play Drexler's 3/7

The music of fr eg e lies somewhere along the crossroads of electro-soul and pop, but to rope them squarely into any set genre would likely be doing the band a disservice. Brooklyn-based by way of Mexico City, fr eg e melds smart pop-writing sensibilities with fickle rhythms and time signature shifts--crafting a dynamic sound that reflects the fractured spelling in the band's moniker. The oftentimes near virtuosic playing, of course, alludes to the band's jazz background, but what really make fr eg e stand out amidst seas of incredibly talented, technical players is the electro-flourishes that garnish their recordings. Their latest single, "Golden Ale Showers," is no exception to this formula, pitting angular instrumentals against buttery vocals to craft something uniquely striking, but also immediately accessible. You can catch fr eg e live at their next show on 3/7 at Drexler's, but in the meantime, get your fr eg e fix by streaming their new single below.-Olivia Sisinni

 

 

 photo credit: Elise Swain

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Cut Worms opens for The Lemon Twigs tonight (02.21) at Bowery Ballroom

Cut Worms is the nom de plume of singer/songwriter/one-man-band Max Clarke, whose spate of releases between 2015 and 2016 transform the lead of past genres into new gold. See him (and his make-shift band) tonight at the Bowery Ballroom, where Cut Worms opens for critical darlings the Lemon Twigs. Back to the recordings: at first, the influences seem easy enough to pin down, as in the case of recent single "Don't Want to Say Goodbye" (streaming). If it's all Clarke in the studio, he should proceed to make a video of himself playing every member of Gerry and the Pacemakers on stage at the "Ed Sullivan Show," as musically and vocally he faithfully recreates the sound of like minded bands from that era. B-side "Like Going Down Sideways" is less melodic overall, but infinitely more complex. It starts out like an early seventies acoustic ballad (think Lobo or Rodriguez), then veers into a variety of directions—a sprinkling of Gram Parsons, a dash of the Everly Brothers—which suggest a rather deep knowledge of pop history, and an uncommon ability to write retro pop songs. Then there are the "Soft Boiled Demos, Pt. 1-8," an MP3 offering from mid-2016, which falls somewhere between a set of lost Buddy Holly demos and the more showy retroism of Ryan Adams. Single "Mad About You" is pure allegory: a walk down Broadway, with the wind in his hair, evinces the hidden order of the cosmos. We'll have to wait and see what ultimately becomes of Cut Worms but for now, we can certainly enjoy his tracks, and let them transport us back to a time when pop songwriting was governed by different laws. - Brian Chidester

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