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Experimental beat maker Linafornia's new song is "Wetttt"

Linafornia is the pseudonym of a stalwart beat maker from Leimert Park who's been at it since 2014, earning her stripes from the revered Beat Cinema and open mic workshop Project Blowed. Raised in a city of musical innovators like Nocando and Open Mike Eagle, the bar is set high for any musician making a name out of the culturally rich LA neighborhood.

But lo-fi elbow grease and deep cuts of soul & funk are the marks of LP talent, and Linafornia's got all the makings of a producer, hitting the ground running with shows at the Low End Theory and PasswordLA. In her growing repertoire you'll find cloudy, washed-out abstractions alongside jazz flows, inspired by Ras G, Dibiase, and Samiyam. Her recent collab with Compton's geekster rapper DeviWonder is just a sampling of the magic this woman is capable of, and we can't wait to hear more! Linafornia's first major project, code-named YUNG, is currently underway and will be out in the future by Dome of Doom (Alpha Pup Records).

Listen to her newest track, "Wetttt" on Soundcloud below, and see her live on August 10th at Silverlake's Hyperion Tavern. - Ryan Mo


CMJ Show Opportunity: Submit your band to play one of The Deli's Music Marathon 2015 shows! (FREE)

Musicians in The Deli World (i.e. the 12 local US scenes we cover - list here),

Once again, The Deli will give some emerging bands and artists the opportunity to play at one of its CMJ 2015 Music Marathon showcases.

This year we have booked a bunch of shows in the Lower East Side (Pianos on Friday night and Rockwood on Wednesday!) and Williamsburg (The Living Room on Saturday and Muchmore's on Thursday!), and - as usual - we'll have several stages for different musical genres.

We are looking to book 3 or more artists for these shows through this submissions system.

To be considered, all you need to do is to apply HERE - good luck!

Submission deadline: August 15, 2015.

The Deli's Staff
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Dante Elephante urges you to "Never Trust a Junkie"

Dante Elephante’s "Never Trust a Junkie” walks with a peppy surf rock bounce and sneering lyrics, so punk in their assuredness. For this Goleta quintet, suburbia is meant to be stifling (something I can identify with), but “Never Trust A Junkie” is confident, in control, prepared to handle the upcoming madness with a smile. Just prior to the conclusion, the titular advice ends up the most unguarded howl in the song… As calm as Dante Elephante come across here, distrust is pretty crucial advice for both junkies and their enabling junkees.

This tune, along with the rest of the LP, is refined by the psych-fuzz hands of producer Jonathan Rado, one half of Foxygen. Keep an eye out for Dante Elephante’s debut, Anglo-Saxon Summer, out 10/2 from Lolipop Records. In the meantime, check out their previous German Aquatics EP on soundcloud. - Brian J.K. Regan

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Mating Ritual comes out of the dark in "I Wear Glasses"

Mating Ritual is the project of Ryan Marshall Lawson, a songwriter whose aiming for a new wave-inspired sound that's both immediate and evocative. His latest single, "I Wear Glasses", pushes forward a danceable melody with its delectable glittering synths and spindly guitar lines. Lawson's ability to write singles that instantly grab your attention proves his days as a recluse inside a cave in the Valley, as he once stated, are numbered. 

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The Mynabirds new album Lovers Know Release 8.07

The Mynabirds' third album Lovers Know is set for a summer release, and it's a miles away from what you'd expect of singer/multi-instrumentalist Laura Burhenn. Seven years out from her indie pop stint as Georgie James, Burhenn's newest art rock exploration, Lovers Know, melds her love for '60s psych with the found stylings of her musical sojourn.

Her first step as The Mynabirds carried the spirit of her 2004 debut: 2010's What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood was a hearty bite of lyricism and melody, carefully propped by acousmatic flakes. Two years after, the sophomore GENERALS mixed Arcade Fire/Vampire Weekend textures and rhythms with 80's synth soundscapes. Now, the songs of Lovers Know effortlessly weave pop truths through all-manner of effects, with a strong affection for brisk percussion and yesteryear frequencies.

Lovers Know will be out August 7th on Saddle Creek Records — get a first-listen on NPR Music and pre-order your copy now. Burhenn and the gang are playing a free show at the Santa Monica Pier with Ariel Pink on August 20th, too. - Ryan Mo


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