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THE DELI DELIVERS: February 2023 mixtape


In the inspirational sports movie parody movie Blades of Glory (2011) Will Ferrell offers a memorable commentary on the Black Eyes Peas’ 2005 Grammy-winning (?!?!) single “My Humps” stating that “No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative; it gets the people going", a line memorably sampled by Watch the Throne-era Jay & Ye back before the former came to known as “Beyoncé’s husband” and the latter came to be known as “certifiably insane", but when it comes to “provocative” songs that’ll “get the people going” in 2023 we’d like to nominate “Rock God” by Madison, Wisconsin-based rock band Mickey Sunshine

…which instead of being about “lady lumps” is about the lumps ladies have oft taken in the realm of “cock rock”, a moniker used to refer to phallocentric rock music and/or rock music made by “cocks” a.k.a. selfish jerks a.k.a. Rock Gods, which may lead one to expect a granola-encrusted folkie lament about rock star narcicism and patriarchal privilege, to which Mickey Sunshine may maybe say “hold my Anheuser-Bush” cuz instead it’s a grunge-encrusted terrace chant punk rock anthem…

…with singer/lyricist Andrea Gonzales-Paul laying claim to the phallocentric rock god throne with a ribald refrain that can’t be reprinted in a family newspaper despite its clear satirical intent rooted in “good for the goose, good for the gander” foul-mouthed comeuppance--but you can listen to “Rock God” to your filthy heart’s content as part of the February 2023 “Deli Delivers” playlist alongside sixty-something other provocative songs released over that given month’s 28 days some of which you can play for your mom without blushing…

…and seeing as any February playlist is bound to get the short end of the stick—and seeing as it’s already 10 days into March tho' if you followed the Deli's instagram account you could've started listening to it a few days ago—we’ve included a few numbers released in the first few days of March and one from late January, to help compensate so go check 'er out and enjoy three-plus hours of provocating musical madness from New German Cinema’s “Being Dead” to Pharmakos’ “Dead of Night” cuz we’re dead-ass sure this totally sick playlist is gonna become yr new unhealthy obsession… (Jason Lee)


Andrea Gonzales-Paul (@insufferablewomxn): vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Di Bernardo (@dibsondrums): drums, ass-slaps
Skylar Nahn (@_sky_crowe_): lead guitar, feedback/noise
Tony Duvall (@thonyduvall): bass guitar

Produced by Logan Severson and Mickey Sunshine
Recording Engineer: Logan Severson (@loganseverson)
Mixing Engineer: Logan Severson
Mastered by Cam Frank (@camcamcamcamcamcamcamfrank)


















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Crowning Split 7"

Crowning has released a new split 7" with Baltimore’s Eyelet through Zegema Beach and The Ghost is Clear.

The two tracks Crowning contributed are the blistering fifty second song called "Mu" and "Hy-Brasil".

You can catch both Crowning and Eyelet as part of ZBR Fest May 6th and 7th at Subterranean.


Aux Blood: New single released and Turkey/Syria charity show tonight

To be honest we hardly know a damn thing about Aux Blood except they’ve put out some cool songs lately (that's enough!) plus they have a cool name that that makes us think of plugging in digital peripherals (auxiliary ports a.k.a. aux ports) directly into one's body and bloodstream and Aux Blood most definitely make music to get jacked up to and jacked up by…

…music described on the band’s own Bandcamp as “hardcore shoegaze noise” so that’s a whole spectrum of noise right there with a cryptic addendum that “collaboration is essential” and they do have as knack for sounding doom-laden/depressed one minute and enraged/infuriated the next in a seeming bid to be deemed the Auguste Rodin of sculpted noise…

…a title Aux Blood makes some progress in earning on their three latest singles—"Carcrash” (shoegazery á la Jesus and Mary Chain), “No Marks” (distorted melodic postpunk), and “Graveyard” (punky-grungy primal scream therapy) the latter of which dropped just a few days ago—not to mention their eponymous 2021 LP and a couple cool numbers found only on their Bandcamp page

…and when it comes to doomy and infuriating world events of late requiring massive infusions of auxiliary energy and resources to attempt to counteract the recent Turkey-Syria earthquake surely tops the list which we realize must come off as a flippant transition to make but we’re making it because Aux Blood is headlining a benefit show tonight at Brooklyn’s Gold Sounds Bar with 100% of door and bar proceeds going to charities working on relief efforts in the region…

…an effort that will require a span of who knows how many years with the death toll now having crossed 50,000 not to mention widespread loss of shelter and livelihood for many survivors in a region already beset by challenges and calamities now looking at a whole new level of sustained hardship and lingering trauma to a degree impossible for most reading this to comprehend and if there’s a moment when collaboration is essential this is one of them so come on out to the show if you're inclined or look for other ways to chip in… (Jason Lee)