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Dump Him prepares for record release, plays Flywheel Arts Collective 08.28

Northampton’s Dump Him does not care much if you think its music is good or bad; the band’s liberating rock is for everyone. Letting rip fast-paced distorted guitars, eruptive drums, and sticky-good pop choruses, the group keeps the voltage high and the pop-punk cream thick. The band’s latest set of singles “Dykes To Watch Out For” and “Trash” are confirmation that the group plans on keeping its middle finger flying high toward the establishment, with powerful messages about personal freedom and empowering rock ‘n’ roll—the way any great punk band ought to do. The two singles are a preview of the group’s upcoming record Dykes To Watch Out For set for release on August 30th. If you want to catch Dump Him live, you can make your way to the Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton, MA tomorrow evening. We are streaming the upcoming album’s title track for you below. - Rene Cobar

The Missouri Pacific delivers powerful message in new music video for "Heartland"

Yes, the music video for NH-based The Missouri Pacific’s “Heartland” (streaming) is as graphic as you think, and we love it. The band’s big sound, comprised of swelling trumpets, a sensuous bassline, and a quirky vocal delivery, is perfectly paired with New England’s unmistakable landscapes (Red Arrow spotted: so good). The drums are pounded on fast and fantastically, and the beats change enough to keep the listener entertained, within all of the fun it may be easy to miss the vital message rooted in the song. The 7 billion trees cut down each year around the world should be an alarming statistic for anyone, and The Missouri Pacific chose a powerful and quite symbolic way to remind us, for that we thank the group. - Rene Cobar 

Black Beach previews upcoming album with noisy single "Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down"

Harsh, loud, disturbing, and plenty entertaining is "Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down" the latest single from Boston post-punk rockers Black Beach. The grainy song features all the ire of bursting drums, mangled guitar riffs, and swelling vocal cords—think Black Sabbath and Rage Against the Machine in a fiery car crash. The single is a thorny preview of the band's upcoming record Tapeworm due out October 11th. Black Beach is known for its penchant for doom-laced tunes and its flirtations with grunge disruptions; the energetic single is a promise of more madness to come. We are streaming "Sometimes This Body Lets Me Down" below to agitate your weekend. - Rene Cobar

A Deli Premiere: "Cup b/w Coffee" by Divorce Cop

Portland, Maine's Divorce Cop sucker-punches you with a unique brand of noise rock, and somehow you are not mad. The band mauls drum sets, deforms basslines, and sings with drunken cheer in its raucous dual single "Cup b/w Coffee." The brand new two-headed sonic monster may be short, but its sound is frightful-delightful fun. "Cup" is unhinged drum pounding accompanied by a sensitive string-instrument melody, together they rise like dirty spume and let drip a lively chorus and a gooey bassline. "Coffee" leans more indie, but keeps the noise high: the track is turbulent, exciting, and the dynamic electric guitar work cannot be overlooked. The dual single release show is set for this evening at the Apohadion Theater in the band's hometown. The 7" is out now via Salty Speakers, and us here at the deli are thrilled to premiere the tracks for you below. - Rene Cobar

False Pocket offers lush soul fusion, plays Thunder Road tonight

Back in June, Boston's False Pocket released its neo-soul music collection titled Space. The album is a jazz euphoria that you wish would never end, each song immerses you deeper into the group's lush soul fusion. "Uh2" opens the record with a groovy beat and punchy-soulful vocals that accentuate each lyric with sass. The album's title track provides the kind of jazz atmosphere that melts the body into the nearest couch, in complete happiness; the bass is just that smooth, the sax that elegant. The snappy snare in "Touch" draws you into a slow dance groove, and deeper you go. By the end of the album, the classy electric guitar strums and Italian lyrics in "Una Prova Infinita" will have you under the band's sonic sea of harmony. The group is playing at Thunder Road in Somerville tonight, and it promises to be a good time. We are streaming "Bract" from Space below. - Rene Cobar

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