Psych

PET SUN - DEBUT LP!

Pet Sun has finally released their first full length record and it's about time! If you've had the chance to see this garage group from Hamilton live then you're probably just as excited as I am. They're "Feel Like I'm Going Away" EP was a bad ass intro to the band but this record takes them to new sonic levels. New track "The Dawn" kicks off the record with a swift punch to the face before sliding into previously released single "Never Quit". I literally can't handle one of the tunes though...in a good way...you ever been on a bus or in public and you see someone enjoying the music on their headphones way too much? That's me listening to "It's So Sweet". However if I needed to choose a track from the album to be my wrestling entrance music it would have to be "Demo Spunk". When the beat kicks in with the vocals is when the pyro hits and I step through the fog and creep through the smog en route to a world championship. This record is the real deal. Pet Sun are currently touring through the States. Catch their CD Release Parties on April 2nd at Doors Pub in Hamilton and April 15th at the Silver Dollar in Toronto. - Kris Gies

   

New Video: "Colombia" (Live - Spare Room Sessions) - Steep Leans

Below is a new live performance video of Steep Leans, the project from Boston transplant Jeffrey Gray Somers. The group performed the languid-strolling "Colombia" for Spare Room Sessions. The track is off the album Grips On Heat, which was released this past fall via Wavves's own imprint Ghost Ramp.

   

Combine Raising Your Pulse at KFN March 13

Though you just lost an hour from your weekend, you can still make the most of it by coming out tonight to Kung Fu Necktie. Genre-splicing art-punks Combine provide unrelenting, spastic yet calculated drum bursts that grab hold of you, while guitars slash and stab in an unforgiving nature. The result are tunes that have a ominous presence, raising your pulse with each measure. Laying the groundwork for the evening, Combine will also be joined by shoegaze-y alt rockers Blacksalt, slow-burning LA psych-rock duo Jerkagram, and headliners Throbbing Chakra, which features Lantern's Zachary Fairbrother. All is not lost yet. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 8pm, $6, 21+ (Photo by Diego Muya) - H.M. Kauffman

   

Dad Works Hard now slated to open up for Simo

Local glam rock/badass outfit Dad Works Hard has just been added to open up for Nashville, Tn psych blues band Simo tomorrow night at Dante's. The undeniably fun danceable quality of Dad Works Hard is guaranteed to bring a light and lively air to the bill. Paired with Simo's classic production of southern blues rock, it'll be a show unlike the typical shows that occur around town. 

If you haven't already, check out Dad Works Hard's video for "White Shoes" below. It'll give you some insight into just how enjoyable this band is.

-Cervante Pope

   

Read The Deli's SXSW 2016 "PsycheDELIa" issue online! Yonatan Gat and Lewis Del Mar on the cover

Check out the SXSW 2016 issue of The Deli Mag, now available online, and distributed in print next week in Austin during SXSW's Music Week. You'll find copies of it also at our SXSW Stompbox Exhibit and Synth Space!

Yes, we've done things a little differently this time: we shaped this rag the size of a 7" record, and created a "concept" issue almost entirely dedicated to Psychedelia, with a feature by our editor Brian Chidester about how this musical genre has become more and more influential in the new millennium. The two cover artists, Yonatan Gat and Lewis Del Mar, serve as the two extremes within which Psychedelia has expanded in recent years.

As usual, the issue also gathers:

- A lot of emerging artists (mostly psych this time),
- The winners of The Deli's regional Year End Polls for Emerging Artists,
- The winners of The Deli's Best of 2015 Readers' Polls,
- A section dedicated to the SXSW Stompbox Exhibit and Synth Space

We hope you enjoy the read and get to know some awesome new music.

The Folks at The Deli