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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

   

Jordan Reyes "Close"

Jordan Reyes has released the first single, “Quicksand”, from his forthcoming album, Close. The album is set to be released via his label American Dream in June 14th and will be available in vinyl with a very cool limited JJ Cormer print.

This is music that Reyes has made on the modular synthesizer and, from the sound of “Quicksand”, it is beautiful, haunting, and introspective.

   

Sick Gazelle "Odum"

Experimental Jazz Trio Sick Gazelle recently released the lead single, “Atlantic”, from their forthcoming debut album, Odum. The album is set to be released via War Crime Recordings on May 3rd, and was fully improvised as good Chicago jazz should be.

Sick Gazelle is the work of long time Chicago musicians and friends Eric Block (Saturna) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) with legendary drummer (Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon)

   

Acquaintances "And It Went Black"

Supergroup Acquaintances recently released the first single, “And It Went Black”, from their forthcoming sophomore album, 8 1/2 Lives, which is due out May 31st via the local label File 13. This is the first new music we have had from the five member rock group since 2013.

This is the work of Jered Gummere: Guitar, Vocals (The Ponys, Bare Mutants), Patrick Morris: Bass (Don Caballero, The Poison Arrows,), Stephen Schmidt: Guitar, Vocals (Thumbnail, Chino Horde), Justin Sinkovich: Guitar, Organ, Vocals (The Poison Arrows, Atombombpocketknife, Thumbnail), and Chris Wilson: Drums (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Shake Ray Turbine).

You can help Acquaintances celebrate the release of their new album on June 8th at Empty Bottle with Gnarboyz.

   

WaxWorks @ Moe’s Tavern (4/27)

WaxWorks released their latest EP, “Jellyfish Style”, last month along with the video below for the EP’s lead single “Magic Umbrella”.

This is the Grove and Blues-based Rock of Frank Valenzano (Vocals), JB Bartlett (Guitars), Alex Fritzel (Keyboards), Dan Gianaris (Guitars), Harrison Ashley (Bass), Julian Daniell (Drums), and Alex Santilli (Percussion).

You can catch WaxWorks at Moe’s Tavern on April 27th with Broken Robots, Silvertone, and Eye & I.