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Bent Knee commits wholly to new identity in new single, plays Space Ballroom 06.19

Bent Knee, is that you? The Boston-based group’s aggressive new identity takes no prisoners in their latest single “Catch Light.” The band commits fully to its avant-garde identity in this new track that possesses a beguiling rhythm section that mutates throughout the song, commanding its many facets. Courtney Swain’s assertive vocals rev up and explode adjacent some heavy electronic percussion before the song modifies into an atmospheric collage of delicate keyboard notes, only to climax stupendously. A bit of Florence Welch, with a hint of Lorde, Swain showcases a fierceness in her delivery that is fitting for the song’s theme of women empowerment. Bent Knee is currently touring in support of Thank You Scientist all through the U.S. and Canada, with the next New England stop being Hamden, CT at Space Ballroom on Jun 19th. The band is a new breed of itself and deserves an abundant listen below. - Rene Cobar

   

Terran Wretch “Tomb Weaver"

American Damage has shared an excerpt from the new tape from Terran Wretch, Tomb Weaver. This is new experimental Ambient music from Anthony Dunn, formerly of Sun Splitter, is both ominous and beautiful.

   

Korean Jeans “No Trust"

Experimental duo Korean Jeans released a new album, No Trust, last week. This is tortured tuba sounds of Beth McDonald and the drums, guitars, etc of Neal Markowski.

You can catch Korean Jeans on June 8th a Workshop 4200 as part of PRF BBQ 2019. The duo will also be doing a small tour around Lake Michigan August 8th to the 11th with Petrillo.

   

Abe Hollow’s “Golden Calf”

Abe Hollow just released his first single, “Golden Calf” off the forthcoming A Palace in Time and it’s a calm and lovely surrealist folk song reminiscent of Bon Iver’s compositions and Elliot Smith’s breathy sad vocals but with slightly trippier touches. A Palace in Time, recorded at Tiny Telephone and mastered by Jacob Winik, is a collection of collaborations with musicians from all over the Bay Area, including AH, Andrew Maguire, Doug Stuart, John Vanderslice, and many others. Check out this sweet taste and stayed tuned for his full release this July. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Verdigirls play Trans-Pecos 05.18 to mark new EP release

Sisters Catherine and Anna Wolk have played music together as Verdigrls for years now, and The Deli once again takes great pride in covering another new release from one of New York's rising indie pop acts. Verdigrls' new EP Small Moves comes out on May 17th; the title track, which we've featured below, has the Wolks' voices echoing over a repeating synth, the squeaking of a cello, and a minimal drum track. The track's detached feeling matches the subject matter of the lyrics, which go into the ennui of being at a party where everyone else is having fun but you. Verdigrls will mark the release of Small Moves at Trans-Pecos on May 18th; Anna Altman and Den-Mate will perform on the bill as well. - Will Sisskind