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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

   

A Deli Premiere: Fuel on Fire release cover EP "Them" on 1.18, plus new single on 2.1

See those dates? They reflect how busy Fuel on Fire have kept themselves coming into 2019. You may have seen their recent set at the Hard Rock on January 12th. But over the past year, the Doerfel Brothers have worked hard on getting a slew of releases ready for the winter. First up -- which the Deli is proud to premiere -- is Them, an EP chock full of covers of songs by the band's favorite artists. The tracks come from titans who influenced Fuel on Fire's sound, such as U2, Led Zeppelin, and Supertramp. To celebrate the release, the band will perform a show for the students and parents of Homer Pittard Campus School in Murfreesboro; the school's choir appeared in a music video for the band's cover of U2's "With Or Without You". The show will consist of the premiere of the video, a mini-concert by Fuel on Fire, and a performance of "With Or Without You" by the band and the school's choir.

Following the homage to their inspirations, the band's single "Figured You Out" -- a new original -- will drop on February 1st. Remember: These four brothers released their single "Heartbreak" along with its music video last August. They've shown no sign of slowing down. Perhaps working so hard keeps them warm in this chilly winter weather? In any case, take a listen to the premiere of Them below. - Will Sisskind

   

A Deli Premiere: Eye For None release "End of Communication" LP on 01.18

Nashville power rockers Eye For None have worked around the clock getting their first album End of Communication ready for release. This debut disc, which drops on January 18th, contains a year's worth of material honed to a fine point, with tracks like "Love" throwing political jabs at the anti-immigration groups and "Things I Dream About" touching on identity and anxiety. Bandmates Kelly Hoppenjans, Steven Edwards, Chuck Stearns, Dylan Callahan, and Heather Miller each bring their own unique touch; Hoppenjans's voice and the band's cutthroat rhythm send shockwaves of energy on each track. Anyone who enjoys Paramore will like this album and the songwriting tact of Hoppenjans and Edwards; in fact, Halestorm engineer Jordan Logue brought his experience to this album, so fans of that group will also find a lot to enjoy in Eye For None's debut. Take a listen to "Smile", a featured song from the album, below; grab the full album when it's out. - Will Sisskind

   

Genre-benders Okey Dokey play Mercy Lounge on 01.25

As if the past several posts haven't given enough indication, January has presented the Nashville indie music connoisseur with plenty of shows to attend. Should you consider yourself such a sommelier of tunes, head down to Mercy Lounge on January 25th to hear psych-rock genre-benders Okey Dokey play some tracks from their upcoming album Tell All Your Friend (sic), which drops on March 29th. After touring throughout 2017, the band -- which consists of Aaron Martin and Johny Fisher -- spent last year writing and collaborating with fellow musicians and friends such as Nick Bockrath of Cage the Elephant and Liz Cooper to create what you'll hear on their upcoming sophomore album. Tell All Your Friend already has a few singles out; one of them, "When They Get Older", has a nice retro bop to it, and it features the funk touch of Rayland Baxter. Check out the music video for "When They Get Older" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Roots rocker Sarah Potenza plays upcoming album at The 5 Spot on 01.15

Maybe you know Sarah Potenza's name from Season 8 of NBC's The Voice, where she wowed Blake Shelton with her bold vocals. Maybe you've seen her around the Nashville scene, showing off her brassy songwriting skills on stage. Whatever the case may be, you should take note: She's coming back with a brand-new album called Road to Rome, which drops on March 8th, this year's International Women's Day. The album -- produced at the studio of Jordan Brooke Hamlin (known for her work with the Indigo Girls) -- takes inspiration from and pays homage to powerful female figures in music legend, such as Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, and Bette Midler. It's an album for all artists, but particularly for those who identify as women, and it comes on a day for celebrating their achievements as loud and as raucously as possible. 

If you want to hear tracks from Road to Rome before the album's release, Potenza will perform the new record cover-to-cover -- along with some old tracks -- at The 5 Spot on January 15th. And if you want to refamiliarize yourself with her music now, check out her music video for her 2016 single "Monster" below. - Will Sisskind