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Producer Garren Sean drops spectacular SUNDRIP EP & kicks off tour with Clairo

If you’re a big Chance the Rapper fan, then it’s time to take a step back and thank Garren Sean — the Bay Area producer who worked on “Smoke Break” as well as Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: Re-Wrapped. Where Sean really flourishes, though, is on his newest EP SUNDRIP. The eclectic project blends psychedelic (and occasionally grungey) sensibilities with catchy and modern electronica, creating something entirely fresh. Sean is at his best on tracks like “Psychedelic Soul” (streaming below), which give him the space to experiment with genre. The track is not only dance-friendly, but it’s a modern take on a groovy classic sound and shows a producer who is ready to take on the challenge of creating something completely new. Garren Sean is currently on tour with Clairo and will be back in San Francisco on August 16 for a hometown show at Brick & Mortar. - Lilly Milman

A Deli Premiere: Wax Statues' psychedelic single "Stranger"

Bay Area natives Wax Statues make music for sitting back, hanging out and not thinking too hard about it — that is, until you take about one second to listen to the lyrics. Their newest single “Stranger” off the forthcoming debut LP Exclusive / Reclusive begins with the eerie line “There’s something inside / crawling through our space.” The integration of psychedelic twinges into a jangle-rock foundation create a compelling, yet easy-listening experience — reminiscent of a West Coast reincarnation of Dr. Dog. - Lilly Milman

Listen to an exclusive premiere of “Stranger” below.

Electronic indie duo Analog Dream release 'no boundaries' EP

The new EP, no boundaries, from San Francisco’s indie electronic duo Analog Dream is a deep dive into who Jorge Sandoval and Rich Cannon are as a band, and as individual people. Opening track “Choke” (streaming below) explores themes of pushing through difficult times and maintaining faith, culminating in a crescendo of emotion. The duo’s guitar-heavy brand of electronica is intense and hits hard, built to be listened to loudly and to be played live. Stay tuned for their next gig! - Lilly Milman

The Saxophones release stunningly intimate debut LP

The debut full-length release, Songs of The Saxophones, by — you guessed it — husband-and-wife band The Saxophones is a tender and timeless piece of work. Filled with reflective and vulnerable lyrics (like “I know it’s not supposed to stay; / but still, I want my way.” from “Aloha,” and “I’m starting to lose / I’m falling asleep and I am sorry again” from “Singing Desperately,”) this work flickers like a candle flame. Sonically delicate and endlessly pleasant, this is a debut to remember. The Saxophones will play their next show in Los Angeles on July 14 at The Hotel Cafe. Stream the full album below. - Lilly Milman

From the digital submissions: pop-punk meets surf on "marbles" by The Mystic Decade

The new single “marbles” (streaming) by the San Jose duo of pop-punkers known as The Mystic Decade packs a fun melody and an earnest delivery into a three minute timespan. The surfy guitar arrangements are a breath of fresh air, especially as they take control in the last twenty seconds of the track. The Mystic Decade recently finished up a four-part YouTube documentary series about their band called Reality_In_Monochrome, showcasing their affinity for filmmaking. - Lilly Milman

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