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Para//el

Para//el is an up and coming EDM producer, and he released his first single “Meraki” back in July. Since then he has released two addictive remixes, and is working on his follow-up single now.

Para//el is a part of the label ID & Ego Records and both are actively promoting great music in and around Chicago.

Ackerman releases dreamy new EP "1000 Variations of Yourself"

Much of Ackerman’s new 5 track EP, 1000 Variations of Yourself, is shrouded in echoes. This reaches a spacious pinnacle on the penultimate track “For Everyone You’ll Never Know,” where two-plus minutes of silky reverberation precede the core of the song. Ackerman, which describes itself as an “experimental rock group and multimedia collective,” invests generously in effects-laden transformations of pop sounds. Not to say that the Brooklyn group comes from an otherworldly place—opener “Tiger Traps” brings Animal Collective-esque electronica to the mix, M83 or Grizzly bear style indie rock ambience can be heard in the title track and “I am No Longer Afraid of Coyotes!,” and the closing falsetto and light funk of “Loverboy” holds plenty of pop appeal—but Ackerman’s tendencies toward the dreamy, less expected ends of that world distinguish them in the indie pop realm. Listen to 1000 Variations of Yourself below. – Cameron Carr

New Tracks: "Serial Killer Status" & "Katie's Conscious" - Algernon Cadwallader

Philly emo revivalists Algernon Cadwallader announced plans to reissue their debut album, Some Kind of Cadwallader, in honor of its 10th anniversary, along with 2011's Parrot Flies and a new self-titled compilation, which includes the group's EPs, b-sides, and covers. You'll also find previously unreleased versions of "Serial Killer Status" and "Katie's Conscious" that were originally meant for a seven-inch. The reissues and compilation will be out on December 14 via Lauren Records/Asian Man. There is still no word of future tour plans, but you can find former AC members performing on stage with Hop Along and Yankee Bluff.

Maiah Manser releases new single "Yards," performs at the Hi Hat tonight

Maiah Manser began her musical journey in Seattle, Washington, but fortunately for us at The Deli, and you, the people, she has settled here in Los Angeles. “Yards” is Manser’s newest single, and boy does she have a lot to say. A final triumphant ‘f-you’ to the ex, “I don’t need you to survive” and “sorry that I’m not sorry” is just a taste of bittersweet goodbyes to the one who clearly didn’t deserve her. I want “Yards” played during my next breakup if I ever drastically and dramatically quit my job during a car chase while I am cooking breakfast, and definitely during a slow-motion shot of me flipping my hair to a random stranger (thank you, next). Funny how certain songs can make you feel uplifted and powerful with just one listen, and that is exactly what Maiah Manser did with this single. This pop-tastic jam will leave you hitting repeat until your next relationship. 

Feel free to hover over that replay button until 8 pm tonight because Manser will be playing at The Hi Hat with Lily Waters and Precious Kid, so don’t miss out on this bombshell of a performance. Kayla Hay

Perhapsy's blissful “Kingdom” after a dark journey

Since last year’s lovely-brilliant EP “The,” we’ve been awaiting the next move from Oakland’s own Perhapsy, solo project of artist Derek Barber (Curls, Bells Atlas). The new album, “Kingdom Starlight Bliss,” weaves an energy both soothing and invigorating. A shoegazing lover’s dream, songs are textured with the intricate guitar work that earned Barber his mad respect. Resonating melodies reach an almost intergalactic quality (check out The Curse!). His sweet vocals express emotions that are at times darker than most of his previous work: sad stories sprinkled with tough emotions and epiphanies; references to dooming relationships and dark times ahead. But as Barber puts it, “Kingdom” is an album full of endings, changes, and the eventual sparkle at the end of the tunnel. Give it a listen and check out those sweet images, too (did we mention he's also a cartoonist?)....Enjoy! - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

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