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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!





Folk/Country

Time: 
21:30
Band name: 
The California Sons
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/TheCaliforniaSons/
Venue name: 
The Riptide
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Love Jerks do it their way on debut album 'Million Movies'

If the debut album Million Movies by San Francisco's husband and wife duo Love Jerks had come out about 40 years ago, it's likely that they would've been tapped for the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. The album is unlike anything else, combining over-the-top emotion with corn-syrup-sweetened lyrics and a delivery so ironic that it becomes serious. Teeny-boppers face doomsday on the high-speed track "Apocalyptic Make-Out," featuring the tongue-in-cheek chorus of "Oh owww. Squeezing these. Kissing that." Love-birds spin "round & round" on "Gold Sparkle," the perfect prom song for the hopelessly and embarassingly smitten. The self-titled track begins with Bryan declaring "You've got some fangs, but it don't get me upset / I'll bring the blood, if you bring the turtleneck." On this album, love is weird. It's fanatic, fleeting, fabulous. And, most of all, it's grand. Because what could be better than two love jerks finding each other and forgetting the rest? Get a little closer to synth-pop heaven and stream Million Movies below and keep an eye out for the Love Jerks' next live show. - Lilly Milman





Indie Rock

Time: 
13:00
Band name: 
Oyasumi Hologram
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/OYSMWORLD27TOUR
Venue name: 
Bottom of the Hill
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A Deli Premiere: "Let's Just Go Surf" with Idle Joy

In their debut single "Let's Just Go Surf" (streaming below), San Francisco's Idle Joy wear a few different hats. The laid-back chorus of "let's just go surf instead" falls directly in line with -- you guessed it -- West Coast surf-rock aesthetics, but there's also a certain bounce (and maybe even a twang, although it's phased out in the second half of the track) that calls back to Americana influences. Not to say this is anywhere near California country, but there's definitely a melting pot of sounds that blend infectiously into an exciting single. When lead singer Tom Conneely wrote the track he said he was "thinking about his own relationship and a friend's relationship, and how easy bonds can suddenly feel the strain of external forces that compromise and complicate nice things." Idle Joy will be playing alongside Wax Statues and Killer Whale at Amnesia tonight to celebrate Wax Statues' album release.

Listen to the Deli's exclusive premiere of "Let's Just Go Surf" below.

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