Indie Rock

New Track: "The Mirror" - Field Mouse

Brooklyn/Philly outfit Field Mouse recently announced that it will be releasing a new LP, titled Episodic, due out August 5 via Topshelf Records. The album was produced by Joe Reihart (Hop Along) of Headroom Philly and features guest appearances from Allison Crutchfield (Swearin'), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), and Joseph D'Agostino (Cymbals Eats Guitars). Take a listen to the record's fiery first single, "The Mirror" (below), which premiered over at NPR. Frontwoman Rachel Browne describes it as one of the album's "dissolution-of-relationship" songs. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Cloud Becomes Your Hand celebrates release of 'Rest In Fleas' LP at SPR on 06.18

Artistic freedom is an exhilarating but daunting mission: it requires discipline, competence, broad-mindedness, constant self-reinvention, and can only be pursued in depth through the acceptance of very modest financial rewards - although that's true for any artistic endeavor. Brooklyn sextet Cloud Becomes Your Hand (already a NYC Record of the Month in this very blog in 2014) is obviously fully dedicated to this cause, within the coordinates of the psychedelic and progressive rock genre (or, as we call it, here at The Deli, 'Avant-Indie"). As cliche` as this may sound, their new album 'Rest In Fleas' truly sounds like kaleidoscope of ideas and sounds. The sonic palette is incredibly diverse, ranging from effected keyboards of all kinds, to detuned electric guitars and unexpected orchestral interruptions. But the record is not a scattered conglomeration of ideas; on the contrary, it sounds more organic than its predecessor, with song structure often prevailing over the band's quirky "digressing impulses." This contributes to making in one of those records that rewards multiple listens. Those who love this kind of stuff shouldn't miss the band's record release party at Secret Project Robot on 06.18, nor the video for 'Hermit' streaming below.

Angel Olsen "Intern"

Angel Olsen has released a video for the first single, "Intern", from her forthcoming LP, My Woman, which is due out Sept 2 via Jagjaguwar. You can pre-order the album here.

New Music Video: "Romeo" - The Lawsuits

The Lawsuits give us a 360-degree view in their new music video for the track "Romeo". The beautiful footage was shot using seven GoPro cameras and a specialized mount. You can find the single on the group's latest LP Moon Son, which is available via Randm Records.

Dream Wave translates raw feeling to sound on "Living for Moments of Beauty"

Living for Moments of Beauty is a scattered project, comprising of a couple dominant sounds organized in a stream-of-consciousness flow with no obvious rhyme or reason. Is that a bad thing? Not at all. The album reads like a smattering of bedroom ideas presented as they were conceived; it's a picture of a person at a certain time, free of pretense or pressure. The result is honest, to-the-point, and most importantly, an enjoyable listen. Ranging from guitar-centered soundscapes to Mac Demarco by way of The Strokes, Living for Moments of Beauty is one small taste of a large—and largely unnoticed, it seems—discography. Do some digging. You'll like what you uncover. -Austin Phy

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