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New Track: "FOAM" - Sun Airway

Sun Airway delighted listeners with their 2010 debut LP Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans), so much so that it earned them The Deli Philly's Artist of the Year honors. However, after their 2012 follow-up Soft Fall (Dead Oceans), from our talks with frontman Jon Barthmus, it sounded like he was ready to leave behind the life of a struggling musician on the road for a simpler one at home, after all he had already spent years fronting his previous band Vagrant Records' The A-Sides. Thankfully, it didn't mean that he completely stopped recording music. Though Barthmus would now prefer Sun Airway to be strictly a studio project, we are very excited to hear the first single, "FOAM" (below), from its upcoming release Heraldic Black Cherry, which is currently scheduled to be self-released early next year.

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The Wild Now Achieve Rare Chemistry On Debut Release

 Taylor Baker met Drew Walker at a Local Natives concert in 2013 and as fate would have it, a baby would arise from the chance meeting. There is no actual toddler to speak of, but the metaphorical musical synthesis that call themselves, The Wild Now, have had their momentum snowball with the release of their debut EP, Gold Dust. The talented duo self-describe their sound as 'indie gelato', which proves accurate as they embrace a swirl of influences including pop, folk, alt-rock, and even electronica. Taylor's vocals have an impressive soulful depth that can either effortlessly dominate or perfectly compliment Drew's dexterous guitar riffing. The six-track EP has a confident intimacy that eschews sensationalism and embraces a more roots-based songwriting dynamic. Tracks like "Salt" and "Gold Dust" project subtle brilliance while "New Eyes" and "Seek" have chorus swells that quicken the pulse with fortified guitars, horns, and synths. The chemistry of The Wild Now is rare in it's fluidity and ease, and with many upcoming local shows, Austinites should be thankful to see this duo hone their craft in our backyard before they are lost to an inevitable national audience.

-Lee Ackerley


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Our Prayers Go Out to the Victims, Families and Friends of the Ghost Ship Fire

The Deli Magazine San Francisco and the Deli Magazine Family are sending out our truest and heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the victims in the fire at Ghost Ship in Oakland, CA.

If anyone has tips or information on any victims that have still been deemed missing feel free to contact us and we will do our best to get the word out.

We love you. We support Oakland and will do what we can to be a helping hand.

The Deli Magazine San Francisco


Jordannah Elizabeth

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Strand of Oaks' Winter Classic 2016 at Boot & Saddle Dec. 2 - 4

After a tumultuous year and half of touring the country in support of his heavily lauded LP Heal, Strand of Oaks returned to Philly last December for an intimate Winter Classic series at Boot & Saddle. The event was two nights of anything goes, which allowed Timothy Showalter the chance to unwind among friends and perform extended cuts of songs, do an assortment of covers, and even try his hand at some comedy. The end result was so successful that the local area singer-songwriter will be coming back to the South Philly venue for the Winter Classic 2016, and it will now feature three nights of shows under the same format. Showalter also just announced that he will be releasing a new album, Hard Love, on February 17 via Dead Oceans, and shared its lead single, “Radio Kids,” so expect him to be heavily armed with new tunes. Strand of Oaks will be supported each night by the rock ‘n’ roll show review stylings of Jason Anderson. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $15, 21+ (Photo by Alex Crick) - Bill McThrill

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Unveiling Dominic at Ortlieb's Dec. 1

Dominic Angelella’s creative evolution stretches from Hop Along to DRGN KING and Lithuania with stops along the way. His latest musical manifestation is simply titled Dominic, and will release an album, Goodnight Doggies, on February 3 via Lame-O Records. The album’s first single, “Birthday Song,” possesses subtle layers of instrumental warmth, intermingled with a catchy, folk jangle and a thoughtful personal narrative, sweeping one up in a pensive daydream with a grounded core. Tonight, Angelella will be unveiling his latest project at NoLibs watering hole Ortlieb's. He'll be supported by Vexxed, which features Lucy Stone (who had been part of the recent incarnation of DRGN KING). The bare, introspective sounds of Photo Jenny will also be joining this mid-week affair. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


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