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Looking Back to Lawrence Lindell's "Raw Imperfections"

"I don't like to be limited," says Lawrence Lindell in the interview snippet opening up his latest album. Composed of film score-inspired piano pieces, Raw Imperfections is a break away from the experimental artist's comfort zone in electronic music. Lindell knows his way around a keyboard, from the gently-rising beauty in "Eighty Eight" to the urgency of "Unpolished Frequencies"—the album is also dotted with electronic pieces like "Creator", the hip-hop percussion of "Fist, Roots, and Rhythm", and the Baths-inspired glitch beats of "Young King".

The scores on this album range from calming ballads to thumping bouts of anxiety-ridden electronics. It's a wide array of styles which show just how talented Lawrence Lindell is, and serves as a fantastic introduction to his foray into film scores. Listen to "Creator", the second track off Raw Imperfections, below. - Justin Ashby


Listen to Emo Quartet Love Nothing's Newest Single "Have A Great Summer (Calgary)"

Beyond vape memes and that seemingly facetious name, Los Angeles' guilty pleasure Love Nothing boasts guitar crunch and drum blasts heavy enough to break your jaw. The mall goth foursome, fronted by guitarist/vocalist Nicholas Waits, stands at the forefront of revived sincerity in emocore, blending Circa Survive's melodic embrace and Dinosaur Jr.'s neck-hanging, pulverizing tone.

Today, The Deli is proud to premiere their newest single “Have A Great Summer (Calgary)”. Love Nothing throws a release show on July 23 in the Valley (have I ever told you about that valley hospitality?) followed by a tag-team summer tour with Berkeley-ites Forget It. in August, with a homecoming show at The Smell on August 12th. Listen to the newly released “Have A Great Summer (Calgary)” below:


BOYO releases new single "Control", debut album due out 8/26

"Control", the new single by BOYO, is a sauntering psych-pop number that unspools in an unhurried manner. The group incorporates a smooth, Beatlesque chord progression that lulls the listener into passivity with its cosmic folk touch.

This is the first single off of their upcoming record of the same name, which is due out August 26 on Danger Collective Records. - Juan Rodríguez

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People and Stars announce self-titled debut EP

Risen from the demise of local favorites Fonda, People & Stars wave goodbye to the miasmic sounds of shoegaze and welcome some good-natured indie pop on their latest incarnation. Featuring both original members David Klotz and vocalist Amanda Tate, the duo's latest single, "You're Not Alone", is a brightly uptempo number akin to the immaculately crafted chamber pop of bands like Acid House Kings and The Postmarks.

People and Stars are set to release their self-titled debut EP on July 15 via Minty Fresh. - Juan Rodríguez


Adam J. Cook releases debut EP Attack Formation (Demo)

Adam J. Cook first got some attention in his hometown Austin as a member of country rock bands like Genuine Leather and Dangeresque. After those two projects, the relocated Cook is taking those musical sensibilities to our shores in a slightly different direction with his first solo project, Attack Formation (Demo), a meticulously crafted collection of singles that closely resembles the current alumni of singer-songwriters looking into the early 70s for inspiration. Songs like "Adam Vile" and "Days Just Begin" blend winding folk and sophisticated soft rock elements with a keen focus on arrangement.

Cook will also be releasing accompanying videos for all the six tracks of Attack Formation. You can stream it in its entirety on his official soundcloud page. - Juan Rodríguez

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