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Metal. Punk and other loud music genres

Peeple Watchin' Have "Somethin' Ta Tell Ya"

Boston-based Peeple Watchin' know how to make damn good punk songs. Their latest effort, Something Ta Tell Ya, is simple, fast and to the point. Tracks like "VHS"  showcase their punk roots (Lawrence Arms comes to mind), while the opening riff on the first track, "'95", has a great bluesy/punk hybrid sound.

The guitar work on this record is impressive. A lot of times I hear punk albums consisting of a few fast power chords, nothing that really showcases the abilities of the guitarist. Peeple Watchin' are quite different--quick flourishes and impressive licks are scattered throughout the record, informing the listener that there is no shortage of talent in this band.

Peeple Watchin' will be playing Great Scott in Allston on November 24th. Check the Great Scott site for more details.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Kal Marks Release New LP, Life Is Murder

Kal Marks' latest effort, Life is Murder, is full of my favorite things: huge drums, heavy guitar riffs and ear-catching vocals. As I was listening to this record, I couldn't help but be caught-up in their immense stoner/90s-rock grooves. The whole thing kinda sounds like if Isaac Brock and Frank Black got together, smoked and drank ridiculous amounts, and then made some kick-ass songs. The rhythm section on this record is spot on--I love the pounding bass tone they dialed-in for these tracks.

I would definitely recommend checking these guys out; and luckily for all of you readers, they've got several shows coming up. October 27 they will be at Obrien's in Allston. They will also be making an apearance at Boston Hassle Fest 5, taking place November 8 & 9 at the Cambridge Elks Lodge. Check their Facebook page for more details and show updates.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



Yellabird's Little Brother Makes Quite a Fuss

Boston's Yellabird know how to pack an incredible amount of energy into a short time-frame. Their latest effort, Little Brother, may only be comprised of five tracks, but each one will blow your mind--guaranteed. The guitar sound on this record is so fat and loud and the drums are so heavy, I'm constantly amazed that such intensity can come from only two people. I reviewed their previous EP, Mountainosaurus, and while those songs were all heavy in their own right, Little Brother raises the bar exponentially higher.

The highlight of this album for me is "Darlin', Sugar", with its fast pace and face-melting guitar work. I'd compare them to Queens of the Stone Age, but after listening to their songs for even a minute, you'd probably already guess that, and I'm sure they've heard that plenty of times as well.

Be sure to check out the band's Facebook page for updates about future shows and any other wicked cool stuff they might have going on.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



Fall 2013. NYC Issue #36 (CMJ)
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The Deli's Official CMJ 2013 Music Marathon Showcases

Deli Readers

We can finally announce The Deli's Official CMJ Music Marathon 2013 Showcases! The lineups are not 100% finalized - in particular the one for the Friday 10.18 shows at Pianos, we'll posts updates soon.

As promised, we booked a few artists from the more than 850 online submissions. These bands are Steffaloo (LA), Loveskills (NYC), Walking Shapes (NYC), Howth (NYC), Dead Stars (NYC) and Goste (NYC).


The Deli's Staff


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