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Tyresta "Worthy Realms"

Tyresta has released a new album called “Worthy Realms” via Tulsa’s Unknown Tone Records. The album contains to deeply meditative ambient tracks clocking in around 24 minutes each.

This is the masterful ambient music of Nick Turner, and this is also Turner’s third release of 2019. Back in the Spring he release and album on Obsolete Staircases called “Circles Back Around"

He started the year by dropping a crazy collection of sounds via Endangered Species Tapes called “Oh No!”.

What is exceptional about Turner is that the proceeds from each of these releases have gone to a different charity. His first two tapes have sold out, and Unknown Tone is hoping the digital sales of “Worthy Realms” will lead to a cassette run this Fall.

   

A Deli Premiere: Kris Kelly releases new album "Runaways" 08.30

"Runaways is a collection of very personal songs I would sing to myself when I felt alone, confused, hopeless, and needed to turn inward to process my struggle. I hope people will be able to relate to the universal themes in the songs and that they might find comfort in seeing their own experiences mirrored throughout the album."

Five years traveling in South America helped indie songwriter Kris Kelly discover love, loss, and home, all of which contributed to the songs on his upcoming record Runaways. The album, which comes out August 30th, features Kelly's atmospheric compositions with the touches of a production team who has worked with Ani DiFranco and Devendra Banhart, among others. Much of the album also centers around Kelly meeting his now-husband during his travels, and their search for home back when returning to the States as a married couple was legally impossible. Now that they've found home, to listen to Runaways is to understand the path of Kelly's journey from questioning into self-discovery. Take a listen to the album below, and here's Kris Kelly's Spotify profile. - Will Sisskind

   

Maurice Pear in the Finish

Expiremental Jazz and Post Rock group Maurice has released their latest album, Pear in the Finish. A few week’s ago we shared the album lead single, “Hip Replacement”, and now you hear and purchase the full album below.

Maurice is the work of Corey McCafferty, David Grant, Jonathon Kirk, James Davis and Kevin Meyer.

You can catch Maurice at Chicago Jazz Fest on August 29th on the Park Grill Stage from Noon to 2pm.

   

Old Cob builds mystery on single "Wasted"

“Wasted,” the sole release by “secret music project” Old Cob, expands the mythos of the anonymous Brooklyn performer through eclectic instrumentation and impressionistic lyrics. Interspersed between a recurring Dixieland banjo loop, shuffling percussion, and warped synthetic hits, Old Cob croons non-sequiturs that evoke feelings of repetition and tropes Americana. “Once upon a time, I would stand in line for the magic show,” Old Cob declares, before the chorus begs the question: “what am I doing here? I should be somewhere else making a living.” Deeply esoteric and impossibly intriguing, your guess is as good as mine as to what Old Cob’s intentions are—my working theory is that they are an early 20th century time traveler who’s unexpectedly landed in present-day New York, but I’m open to suggestion. Until we have more answers, stream “Wasted” below. -Connor Beckett McInerney

   

Collector “Post Rock Lately”

Improvised Jazz Trio Collector is preparing to release a new EP called “Post Rock Lately” on August 22nd via Matt Blair's Scribbled Fang Records.

Collector is composed of Jakob Heinemann on bass (Chicago), Devin Drobka on drums (Milwaukee), and Matt Blair on Fender Rhodes and electronics (Minneapolis). The trio has been working together for seven years, but this is their first official recording.

You can help Collector celebrate the album release at Elastic Arts on August 22nd with the Kimmel/Piet Duo.