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Pretty Things

Youth Rescue Mission are currently wandering around California playing shows, but they'll be back Seattleside soon- July 15th at the Columbia City Theater to be precise.  In March they released a tight, fragile, self-titled debut LP.  Youth Rescue Mission are at their best when they let the music breathe, creating large-scale atmospherics in the song structure vein of Arcade Fire.  But, instead of having the fist-pumping/pummeling swells of Arcade Fire, they show an impressive amount of restraint when crescendoing, giving their music a more delicate vibe.  Here's a sample of their softy acoustica side.





What is The Deli?

The Deli is an independent publication and website that focuses on local indie music scenes and emerging artists (from rock to folk, from alectronic to indie pop, with a little bit of hip hop and metal).

It currently publishes printed magazines about the NYC and LA music scenes, and a yearly publication linked to SXSW, while on the web side of things is has daily updated , separate webpages tackling the new emerging music in cities like NYC, LA, SF, Chicago and Austin - full list here.

What is The Deli Seattle?
The Deli Seattle is a daily updated website focused on the independent music scene of the Seattle Area.

Mission Statement
The Deli Seattle is a resource for Seattle musical artists and fans. We want to be a place for bands to share their music with others, and for fans to make their own decisions about what local music they enjoy.

CD Submission Policy
The Deli Seattle only reviews music from artists based in Seattle and surroundings.

At this time we only accept digital submission through our CD Submission System here.





The Deli Seattle Staff

Adam Wolcott Smith - Editor

Adam believes in challenging psychedelic music and it's ability to heal all that ails the mind, body, and soul. As an outsider musician, fringe composer, and sound engineer, he takes an active role in making sure such music thrives in the city of Seattle and beyond.






Hobosexual Live Album Release Party

Hobosexual are celebrating the release of their new live album, Live From the CCT, this Saturday at the Columbia City Theater.  The strange and riotous duo are releasing their album in the antiquated tradition of cassette.  Rest assured, the tape comes with a download code for all of you who are familiar with the internet.  Local indie rockers Whalebones open the festivities.




Metallic Sheets of Loveliness

The Broken Water LP Whet is available on Night People Records and it is fantastic! This three-piece from Olympia have honed a patient, swirling sound of distortion and reverb soaked beauty, creating a captivating sonic landscape.



Album of the Month: Future Self

 The Globes' album Future Self, released by Barsuk Records in early May,  was produced by John Goodmanson, who also did albums with the likes of Blonde Redhead, Sleater Kinney, and Death Cab for Cutie- not shabby company for a debut LP.  


Future Self opener "Haunted By Bears" sets a precedent for the rest of the album.  Throughout, there are many dynamic shifts that in less practiced hands would come off as cloying or overly busy for the sake of being busy.  The track opens with a direct, full sound that is warm and dreamy until around the midway point, where the song climaxes in a blast of guitar noise, quickly rolling drums, and a mellifluous, urgent vocal melody riding over the waves repeating "Stay golden for me."  The song has several dynamic shifts after this, but what "Haunted By Bears" signals and the rest of the able maintains is a loving labor for song craft with interweaving lines that are never showy and always in accord.  


The band lineup is traditional guitar, bass,  and drum, but the ways in which these ambitious youngsters assemble their compositions is often striking in its diversity and complexity.  On "Stay Awake," The Globes seamlessly slide between mathy bass riffs, alt rock fist-pump swagger complete with solos that feel neither tacked on nor excessive, and rhythmic noise elements that create an ominous, if not downright foreboding atmosphere.  Future Self is a fully realized effort of dizzying post-rock at its most angst-filled and fulfilling.  The Globes have few comparative parallels with current indie bands- this is a  very good thing.    


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