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Tessa Violet drops new electro-pop EP, "Halloway"

Tessa Violet, the Nashville-based YouTube vlogger turned electro-pop artist, is known for crafting danceable, quirky songs with piercing lyricism and her latest EP, Halloway, is no different. Featuring 5 tracks worth of certifiable bangers, Halloway explores love, loss and the difficulty of navigating the spaces in between. In conjunction with the release, Tessa Violet also returned to her familar medium to produce several music videos that accompany the EP, and are just as stunning visually. Check out her lyric video for the song "Haze" below.-Olivia Sisinni

   

Zoom Lens releases compilation album "Love Without Domination"

"We are pissed and we came here to dance."

So reads the last line of the synopsis to Love Without Domination, the newest, largest, and arguably most political release by Los Angeles-based label Zoom Lens. With a title referencing Jenny Zhang's essay "Against Extinction", Love Without Domination is a 22-track charity compilation from artists across diverse genres of local and international fame, galvanized by recent events and connected by an urgency to create sounds of protest. New songs featured include Meishi Smile's post-industrial catharsis "Hate Floods Slow", as well as contributions by Plaster Cast & The Sleep, Thought Tempo, and Magic is Real. New local artist debuts include the noise rock duo Comrade(s) and post-techno producer pleasure promenade.

The release of Love Without Domination comes at a precarious time for artist communities, only one week since the tragic fire in an Oakland DIY space and one month following results of the 2016 presidential election. But in spite of these troubling events, in spite of increased crackdowns on DIY spaces and rising hate crimes, Zoom Lens compels listeners to act against the oppression and injustice of marginalized communities through nuanced self-expression.

"Through art, make dialogue and break boundaries. When dealing with an oppressive force who is meant to pacify our feelings, self-expression is rebellion. Utilize your skills, your privileges, and your strengths in all forms. Militarize yourself with unforgiving self-love and radical passion. "

Love Without Domination is free to stream and available to purchase—listeners can name their price, and all proceeds will go to fund the non-profit organizations ACLU, Border Angels, and Planned Parenthood. - Ryan Mo, Album Art by Brian Vu

   

Sinclair showcases tight electro-pop on latest EP

If hooks could kill Sinclair would have us all in serious trouble. With soaring choruses, beats built for the dancefloor, and upbeat lyricism, you can bank of getting any of the tracks off of the artist's latest EP, CLRBLND, stuck in your brain. It's feel good music with some serious heart (and some serious grooves). Check Sinclair out for yourself and listen to title track "CLR BLND" streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni


   

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

 

Editor
Jordannah Elizabeth
sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com

   

Noah Kittinger releases new EP "Bloom"

Noah Kittinger has made a name for himself by crafting complexly textured music with a minimalist structure, and his lastest release, Bloom, further refines that sonic path. Showcasing his keen sense of depth and darkness, the EP prominently features Kittenger's hazy, haunting vocals, which are contrasted against echo-y beats that almost feel as if they edge toward the void. It's 7-tracks worth of layers to peel, and single N.Y.E. (streaming below) is a good place to start. - Olivia Sisinni