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Into It. Over It. "No EQ"

Into It. Over It. released the first single from their forthcoming LP, Standards. The first single is called "No EQ" and the entire album was recorded and produced by John Vanderslice. The album is due out via Triple Crown Records on March 11th.

Into It. Over It. will be touring through out the Spring with a stop at SXSW in March. Their next local performance will be on April 30th at Lincoln Hall. 

 

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Portland Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2015 for Emerging Artists

Thanks a bunch to all the artists who submitted music for consideration in The Deli's Best of Portland Year End Poll for Emerging Artists!

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage of the process, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts, no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.

Total submissions from Portland: 28

Jurors: Juan (The Deli LA), Jonathan (The Deli DC), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Altadore (Indie) - 7.8
 
 
2. COMM (Post Punk) - 7.7
 
 
3. Space Shark (Psych Rock) - 7.3
 
 
4. Those Willows (Indie Folk) - 7.2
 
 
5. Le Printemps (Indie Pop) - 7.2
 
 
6. Rare Monk (Indie) - 7.2
 
 
7. White Bear Polar Tundra (Alt-Indie) - 7.2
 
 
8. LiquidLight (Rock) - 7.2
 
 
9. Foxy Lemon (Blues Rock) - 7.2

 

Honorable Mentions (ranked above 6.5): 

Dead Men Talking, Nature Thief, Dirty Revival, Sabonis, Cedar Teeth, Jeff True Jones.

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WHAT’S NEXT: These results conclude the first phase of the 2015 poll. Soon, I will name the artists selected by Portland's local jurors and then all you readers will influence the poll with your vote.

Thanks for reading and participating! Stay tuned!

—Cervante Pope, The Deli Portland Editor

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Get "Thick" with Step Sisters and see them live at Foobar Too 01.19

Thick. There it is, right on the front of the album. Thick. Before you even hear a sound, you know what you’re about to get. Thick. Then the music starts and you get a taste of those riffs. What about those riffs? Thick. They’re thick.

Every part of "Vox Pop," the lead single off the upcoming EP from local four-piece Step Sisters, suggests a nice pop tune that was left out in the sun a little too long. From the fuzzed-out bass to the dripping, decaying vocal effects, what you get is a soupy mixture that remains undeniably irresistible.

Stream "Vox Pop" below and catch Step Sisters live at Foobar Too next Tuesday, 01.19. -Austin Phy

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Boston's LOVEWORDS plays Middle East in Cambridge on 1/13

Last month, Boston duo LOVESWORDS shared its roughly pretty second release, 'LOVESWORDS TWO.' Featuring such punk-inflected blues songs as "Ode to the Strong" and "Tired Bull" (streaming below), the five-track effort pleasantly recalls such celebrated acts as The Black Keys and Sublime while humbly exhilerating with its passionate musicianship. The second half of the latter song, for example, has singer Kyle Henrickson calling out a lover's "lies" as drummer Skye Mazuroski's hard taps mount ferociously towards the roof. Henrickson and Mazuroski are reportedly childhood friends and, in these raw tracks, one hears the unadulterated joys of youth. LOVESWORDS plays at Middle East in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, 1/13.-  Zach Weg

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Let your love for Vincent Van Whoa grow

Using the words "bubblegum" and "punk" to describe a band may seem awkward sounding, but when it comes to noisemakers Vincent Van Whoa, it's totally appropriate. Not to say that their songs are twee, frilly or overly sweet, but more so that their particular styling of punk is less harsh and a bit more accessible than some other bands, coasting more on the "noisy garage" side of the scale. Have a listen for yourself with the track "Rusty Catflap" below.

Vincent Van Whoa will be melting some hearts on Valentine's Day with a show at Kelly's Olympian with Eugene's Pancho + The Factory, if you want to catch them live. It's strongly suggested.

-Cervante Pope

 

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