This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

Go to the old Top 300 charts


los angeles

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!

Jake Hays is scary good in new single "Overcomplicated"

Jake Hays jumps into his new single “Overcomplicated” with sufficient swag: his vibrant vocals, glazed with reverb, strut to a sexy drum rhythm, and a pulsing bassline that adds a sweet caramel groove to that. Hays discusses in the song the complexities of bad first dates, their brevity, and vast potential for comedic/horrific stories - based on the Goosebumps tribute music video, perhaps it is the latter? With its bouncy choruses and continuous sonic edge, “Overcomplicated” keeps its appeal simple and its theme the perfect conversation-starter piece. Stream “Overcomplicated” below for a thriller-fun video and a song that is scary good. - René Cobar

Jacob The Horse remembers college nights in new single "College Party Mixtape"

If all reminiscences were as charged as those in Los Angeles group Jacob The Horse’s new single “College Party Mixtape” we may all live happier lives. The new single is the group reliving college’s best nights via jolting fuzzed-out guitar riffs and an atmosphere of freedom. The band offers the grit of garage rock with enough anthemic choruses and pockets of refined skill to produce a lively brand of indie. The new single will form part of a March 5th release of the band’s record College Party Mixtape, vol. 1; stream the new song below to get the party started early. - René Cobar


Adult Books deliver sonic heat with new single "Florence"

Adult Books continue to get us excited for the release of their upcoming record Grecian Urn (3.26), with singles as breezy and cool as their latest one titled “Florence.” The new and quite elegant track sedates the senses most pleasantly - via a combination of softly picked electric guitars and a warmly plucked bass that both trot to a breezy rhythm. The vocals, seemingly distant but at the heart of the pastel-like composition, are soothing. “Florence” is the unexpected hug of a good friend in sonic form; stream the new track below and feel its heat. - René Cobar


Swerve reflects on a tumultuous year in new single "My Enemy Is Dead"

Los Angeles’ Swerve is pensive yet hopeful in its new track, “My Enemy Is Dead,” which begins softly, with clean electric guitar chords strummed as lightly as the vocals that reflect on a tumultuous year, or era even. As the song progresses and fuzz becomes the ambiance of a track where a warm bass and vibrant drum rhythm become highlights, we realize that music can still help us uncage feelings of sadness, victory, and relief. In its anthemic feel, “My Enemy Is Dead” channels a desire to let go of the trauma, moving forward, well prepared. Stream the new track below, and get lost in the song’s jolting guitar solo. - René Cobar


- news for musician and music pros -