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AIRHEAD: THE LYING KING
He's baaaaack. (7/22a)
LAW FIRM TO LABEL:
CLIVE AND WALTER
These two go way back. (7/22a)
PARADIGM AND CODA TIE THE KNOT
Hands across the water (7/22a)
U.K. MIDWEEKS: FREYA RIDING HIGH
She's on Capitol in the Colonies. (7/22a)
NEW RELEASES: WHERE THE BATTLE IS
You can color the chart ginger for another week. (7/22a)
EARTHQUAKE!
We thought it was just the hangover.
WEED!
What strain pairs best with sloth?
COPYRIGHTS!
They're complicated.
PIZZA!
Why haven't we been talking about it?
Critics' Choice
DELTA RAE AT THE TROUBADOUR: WHERE THEY STILL PLAY ROCK 'N' ROLL
7/27/17

By Simon Glickman

The Valory Music Co./BMLG's Delta Rae tore it up at L.A.'s Troubadour on 7/26, which was clearly a personal milestone—one of the Durham, NC-based sextet's songs mentions the legendary club as part of a West Coast reverie. Still, "I moved down south, where they still play rock 'n' roll" (from "I Moved South") more precisely encapsulates the upbeat, melodic energy of the band's attack, which at times suggests a Nashville-inflected Fleetwood Mac. The harmonies of frontwomen Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes with Holljes brothers Eric (on piano) and Ian (on guitar) are simply incandescent, and take the band's sonic presentation to dizzying heights—whether soaring over their pop-rock grooves or glowing amid the quieter moments. Check out their EP, A Long and Happy Life (and the video for the title track below) and stay tuned for more.