DIY/Lo-Fi

New Music Video: "Slippery" - Littler

Below is a new music video from Littler for their track "Slippery," off Of Wandering. The lo-fi production was directed and edited by band member Dan Colanduno. It plays out like an homage to LaCroix Sparkling Water and flowers. Littler will be performing this Friday, April 29 at Underground Arts with Dilly Dally and Fat White family.

   

Debut The Pretties EP Available for Streaming & Download

With a stick-to-your-ears, unrefined-lingering, riff-rock feel, The Pretties' debut EP Control has a possessing sound, churning in a fuzzy accessible-through-the-side-window manner that’s heavy without holding you down, tearing through the mundane. You can catch them live tomorrow night at Kung Fu Necktie with Acid Dad and OOLALA.

   

New Music Video: "Caitlyn" - JANK

The video for “Caitlyn,” directed by Ian Neisser, finds the trio of JANK waking, baking, and then horsing around with their dog costume-adorned friend Shane Davidson. While the first half the footage is playful, the second finds the band performing the melodically-frenzied track in a basement. Awkward Pop Songs, which was released on tape via Honest Face Records/Funeral Sounds) is set for a vinyl release on May 20 via Creep Records. Also, keep your eyes/ears peeled for a new EP. (Photo by Chelsea Leese)

   

Cheat Aqua is all about low-key harmony on self-titled EP

The self-titled debut EP by Cheat Aqua is a collection of brooding, sentimental pieces recorded by a one-man band (plus drum machine) and brought to life by the wonders of tape and its warm lo-fi resonance. Not one to leave a quarter of his four track recorder unloved, Cheat Aqua's main man Vaughn Walters fills out the sonic space with more harmonies than a Thin Lizzy guitar solo made sentient covering early Iron & Wine. The EP a wistful little gem, and we'd recommend you check it out on a cool, still night of your choosing. -Austin Phy

   

Video Premiere: Tired of Tomorrow (Nothing Documentary - Part III)

We absolutely LOVE documentaries. If you've been keeping up with your daily Deli news, then you've probably been following along, as we have, with Nothing on their journey to complete their forthcoming album Tired of Tomorrow, through its complementary six-part documentary, directed by Don Argott, who also brought us the highly informative The Art of the Steal. (BTW: Fuck The Barnes Foundation!) The grainy black & white footage in the first episode shows frontman Nicky Palermo taking you on a tour of his Philadelphia and inside Conshohocken's Studio 4, leading into part deux and the introduction of producer extraordinaire Will Yip and Collect Records head honcho and former Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly. It feels painfully awkward as you watch Rickly gush about Nothing and how he's bet the future of his label on the band. Not so spoiler alert, since this documentary is being released by the group's current label Relapse Records, and if you've been following the drama around Collect and its financial backer - dickhead and pharma bro Martin Shkreli, then you'll know why this episode is a bit hard to watch at times. We've been really enjoying the Tired of Tomorrow doc, and we're excited to announce that we've been asked to premiere the final four episodes of Nothing's tumultuous journey to release their new album, coming out May 13. In episode three, you'll find Yip and the band hard at work and play in the studio as the album's first track begins to take shape. Remember to tune back in to see and hear how the rest of Tired of Tomorrow unfolds; you definitely don't want to miss it!