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New NAH Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

Scattered, volatile, percussion-consuming beats with a defiant punk/hip-hop core, that’s only the start to describing the sonic production that comes from NAH. Now, a comprehensive collection of his output from last year (four cassettes + one 12" LP) is available for streaming and purchase in the concisely titled 2016 Complete Works. Get sucked in through the strangely hypnotic, sonic vortex, and lock into those relentlessly churning grooves. After returning from a stint of European dates, NAH will be performing at the First Unitarian Church on Sunday, April 23 with Wolf Eyes, TRNSGNDR/VHS, and Madam Data.

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Zachman Paints Psychedelic Soundscapes on a Rock n Roll Canvas

Johnny Zachman is the consumate front man, having previously written and performed with bands like Secret Cove, Clam, Twiga, Lofts, and Blow!, Zachman has found his niche curating alternative, psych-infused rock. Becoming a frquent fixture in the Austin live music scene, Zachman has been on a tear playing shows at the Mohawk, Cheer Up Charlies, Sidewinder, Lamberts, and more.  While the band lists influences like Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, and Sigur Ros - they also share similarities with 2000's drone rockers like the Secret Machines. Zachman clinched the Austin voter's poll for 'Best Emerging Psych Rock Group' and their momentum should garner future accolades to come. Good karma seems to surround the band as they also strive to give back, most recently, raising money for the ACLU by releasing their latest single "Park Ave." on Soundcloud.

 

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Party at the Spare Room Tonight for The Wild Body's EP Release

The Spare Room on NE 42nd doesn't do many shows but when they do, they're worth checking out. Tonight's show will be eclectic, fun and free, which are the three best qualities a show could possible offer.

We're finally getting The Wild Body EP release we've all been waiting for. The cassette will come with quite a few versions of artwork to choose from, so if you find yourself a fan of their experimental post-punkcore dream rock (which you should be), you'll have your pick of the litter while supplies last, of course!

A bit of fun from Karaoke Star, the improv project from Cat Hoch and Bryson Cone, will be kicking off tonight's entertainment, with the gazey garage stylings of The Tamed West closing the night out.

Music starts at 9pm, so be sure to show up on time before the place packs up!

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Stream Astro Tan's 'Canary,' Out Today

Dual guitars, primo percussion and an interesting blend of jazz, psych, r&b and indie rock have propelled local trio Astro Tan into the hearts of music lovers around town for the last couple years now. A few EPs here, a couple free released singles there, Astro Tan haven't given us a full length's worth of the trippy soul we've all been waiting for, until now.

Canary, out today, pulls a few previously released tracks and throws them in with some newer ones like "The Jetsons," a wispily melodic tune relating modern life and love to the animated quips of the old school futuristic cartoon of the same name. It shows Astro Tan taking what they do best to the next level.

Stream Canary below and be sure to check out Astro Tan's album release show on the 28th at the Doug Fir with Tango Alpha Tango and Taylor Kingman before they head on tour in mid-March.

Tour Dates

2/28/2017 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (Album Release) w/ Tango Alpha Tango

3/16/2017  Eugene, OR - Hi-Fi Lounge

3/17/2017  Grants Pass, OR - The Haul

3/18/2017  San Francisco, CA - Pianofight

3/19/2017  Reno, NV - St. James Infirmary

3/21/2017  Provo, UT - The BoxCar Studios

3/25/2017  Boise, ID -  Treefort Music Festival  

 

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Portland's Best in Psych and Shoegaze: Zozma and Cat Hoch

Our more trippy genre poll, psych and shoegaze, ran gazed out slow fuzz with the strange visuals psychedelia forces your mind to make. The two winners all of you felt rocked 2016 honestly come as no surprise, since they've been packing venues and mesmerized crowds all throughout the last year. Big congratulations go out to Zozma and Cat Hoch! Both of these names are of course familiar in the Deli Portland world, because our Deli readers have brought them to the top before.

We've thought of Zozma as one of the best psych acts in Portland for awhile now. All of you voted them as our Artist of the Month back in September of last year, so seeing them as the winner of our readers' poll solidifies their stance as the rulers of our spiritual psych world.

This also isn't the first Deli success Cat Hoch and her band have seen with the Deli either. She came out on top entirely in 2015, when she was voted the Best Emerging Artist of that year. From opening up for Ride to commanding even bigger stages, Cat Hoch and her talented group of musicians aren't stopping anytime soon.

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