Indie Rock

UZi gets down and dirty on debut EP

“Excuse me,” the disgusted-looking girl on the cover seems to be saying, “but who the fuck do you think you are?” Disgust is the word of the day when it comes to describing Sc’UZI, debut EP from local boys UZi. They’re disgusted, they’re mad, and they’re ready to have a good time with it—all while being as loud and raucous as they can. That said, these guys didn’t get so caught up in a feeling that they forgot to put on that final layer of polish. This a sleek effort, and the perfect vibe to keep your spirits up on a snowy day like today.

Check out the stream below, pick up a tape, and blast it 'til the neighbors complain. --Austin Phy

   

PREMIERE: KULULULU - "We Are Kulululu"

Donned in the finest of linens and strangest of face masks, experimental rock band Kulululu are officially dropping their new addicting single "We Are Kulululu."  The track bounces back and forth between jazzy progressions and full fledged rock, delivered to you in raucously burstful spurts. You're guaranteed to seizurely gyrate and jump about. They're playing a show at Noon TODAY at the PSU blocks but if you can't make it out, they're playing another show on the 30th at the Turn Turn Turn with Rilla and The Toads.

Check out "We Are Kulululu" below!

-Cervante Pope

   

New Music: Pharaohs - Ritual

Local indie rock band of brothers, Pharaohs, are gracing our ears with a new single! New releases from the group are few and far between, so listen up and enjoy this energetic rock track. Rituals is about a rebel lady and her vices and is a classic hard rock song with a solid base line, simple and catchy chord progressions and full, smokey vocals. This long awaited release strays from the melodic jams that we're used to hearing from the boys but it's ok because this track is fast paced with perfectly timed breakdowns. -Julia deAnda 

   

Into It. Over It. "No EQ"

Into It. Over It. released the first single from their forthcoming LP, Standards. The first single is called "No EQ" and the entire album was recorded and produced by John Vanderslice. The album is due out via Triple Crown Records on March 11th.

Into It. Over It. will be touring through out the Spring with a stop at SXSW in March. Their next local performance will be on April 30th at Lincoln Hall. 

 

   

Austin Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2015 for emerging artists

Well alright, alright, alright y’all. We’ve reached the end of our open submissions for artists looking to be considered for The Deli's Best of Austin Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. Many thanks and tacos to all those that submitted their work; we took a listen to it all.

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.

Total submissions from Austin: 25

Jurors: Jurors: Cody, Dan, Paolo

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Hard Proof (Afrobeat) – 8.17 (out of 10)

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2. Madisons (Folk/Americana) - 7.5

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3. The Cover Letter (Alt Folk) - 7.5

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4. Jackie Venson (Blues Rock) - 7.33

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5. Tennessee Stiffs (Alt Folk) - 7.33

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6. COSMS (Post Rock) - 7.17

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7. Molybden (Folk/Americana) - 7.17


 

Honorable Mentions (ranked above 6.5):

Bazile, SIGNY, Booher, Paula Maya, Steady Legend, Wildcat Apollo, Indoor Creature

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WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and then let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote.

Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay tuned for your chance to vote!

The Deli Austin Staff