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herMajesty shares single “Weightless” + plays Mercury Lounge on 2/28

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herMajesty shares single “Weightless” + plays Mercury Lounge on 2/28
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Alt Rock
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Alternative indie pop rockers herMajesty new track “Weightless” (streaming below) is a mid-tempo rocker that pairs layered guitar hooks and bright synths with a distinct driving backbeat. Band visionary JP is given open space for his soft-sandpapery vocals and vivid lyrical poetry.  Lyrics like “Let the colors and the scent settle on your skin – let the yellow ...

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Expose Yourself – an interview with Brooklyn’s Of Clocks and Clouds

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With their Brooklyn born and bred line-up of musicians, Of Clocks and Clouds belong to the ever shrinking group of bands that are actually "from NYC." Founding core members Joe Salgo (vocals, guitar, electronics) and Ross Procaccio (drums, vocals, electronics) recently enrolled fellow Brooklynite Max Devlin on bass. Their modern electronic psych-rock is powerful and deliberate, with a slow burn tension that builds towards explosive sonic highs. Riff heavy guitars and deep voices weave in and around each other over steady locked down rhythms. The following interview comes by way of qualifying for The Music Building’s Expose Yourself Campaign.

Do ...

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Veda Rays host Tuesday residency at Sunnyvale in February

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Veda Rays host Tuesday residency at Sunnyvale in February
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Since premiering their first new track since 2014 here on the Deli this past September, Brooklyn’s The Veda Rays have been hard at work.  They released five song Shadow Side EP in November, as well as a second video for “False Coloured Eyes” (streaming below). In the video, the band is shown playing via a four ...

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The Nectars share video, play The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ on 1/27

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The Nectars share video, play The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ on 1/27
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Emerging from the restless suburban sprawl of New Jersey, The Nectars find inspiration across the Hudson River (and beyond) in developing their alt-punk sound. Making a sticky impression with their debut single and video “Heaven” (streaming below), elements of classic 90’s and early aughts female fronted rock can be gleaned through both the audio and visual performance. ...

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HNRY FLWR shares video for “Little Brother,” plays Knit on 01/19 w/ Uni & Blame Candy on 1/19

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Since releasing debut EP Flowerama this past summer, Brooklyn art rockers HNRY FLWR have been on a roll. The brainchild of songwriter David Van Witt just unveiled a second video for single “Little Brother” (streaming below). While the sound comes across as atmospheric and almost eerily otherworldly, the video is comprised entirely of home movie footage from ...

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Beechwood release new LP 1/26, play Elsewhere on 1/20

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Beechwood release new LP 1/26, play Elsewhere on 1/20
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC psychedelic glam-punk rockers Beechwood are set to release their latest record “Songs From the Land of Nod” on January 26th via Alive Naturalsound. Building a reputation for reckless and disorderly behavior (which covers the punk label well), their sound draws equally from the psych and glam rock realms. Stylistic elements of both Marc Bolan and ...

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Warm Body release new track “Cold Summer” + plays Sunnyvale on 12/21

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Warm Body release new track
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Indie Pop
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Releasing music under the moniker Warm Body, psychedelic rocker Ryan Foster creates a lyrics heavy long-form pop that says true to the beat.  Recent single release “Cold Summer” is a plodding, mid-tempo track where layers of twangy, bended electric guitars move the progression forward, while the story of existential worry regarding interpersonal relationships unfolds.  “Do be ...

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Gingerlys release self-titled debut album, share first video

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Gingerlys release self-titled debut album, share first video
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Indie Pop
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The Gingerlys‘ self-titled debut album, out on November 17th, showcases a band delivering on the promise of their earlier work. When we last featured their 7" EP “Jumprope” here on The Deli, we were impressed enough with the group’s fast paced indie pop. The new work, however, takes everything a step further in both the songwriting ...

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The Veldt supports Modern English on tour, plays Rough Trade on 11/22

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The Veldt supports Modern English on tour, plays Rough Trade on 11/22
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC dream-rockers The Veldt’s latest EP Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose delivers seven new tracks that undoubtedly connect with their long-time followers, while potentially appealing to a new generation only recently discovering this sound. Opener “The Color of Love is Blue,” with its ethereal vocals and descending chord progression performed through tightly-coiled, clipped-chime guitar ...

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Mark Crozer & The Rels support Jesus & Mary Chain tour, play NYC on 11/17

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Mark Crozer & The Rels support Jesus & Mary Chain tour, play NYC on 11/17
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Revival Rock (Other)
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NYC

Earlier this year, Mark Crozer and The Rels released their Planting Seeds Records LP “Sunny Side Down” on vinyl. Although a Brooklyn resident, Mark recorded the tracks with his band at Mitch Easter’s North Carolina studios with an emphasis on live energy interplay. The intro to “Here Comes the Storm” (streaming below) adopts ...

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

It’s been two years since Brooklyn dreamgaze collective No Honeymoon released their excellent sophomore EP “Together Alone” (reviewed on The Deli here).  The long wait for new material is now over with two tracks currently available as a preview of their latest EP “It’s Whatever.”  Recent single release “Were Doing Fine” shows the ...

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The Fluids release debut LP, plays Mercury Lounge on 10/26

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The Fluids release debut LP, plays Mercury Lounge on 10/26
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Post Punk
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Brooklyn post-punk rockers The Fluids continue to share tracks leading up to the release of their debut album “No Kidding!”. While initial singles “Creatures and “Sign N’ Drive” provided early insight, more recent focus on deeper tracks point to a complete full length recording.  Utilizing an extended keyboard intro and siren-like effect, “Just Like Me” (streaming below) ...

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Honey releases sophomore LP, plays Alphaville on 10/13

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Honey releases sophomore LP, plays Alphaville on 10/13
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Post Punk
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With the recent release of their sophomore album “New Moody Judy,” Brooklyn post punk rockers Honey deliver an aggressive collection of fuzz guitar-fueled songs.  Opener “Wage Agreement” is propelled by a furious power trio wall of sound featuring an ominously tense bending guitar part and half pleading/half shouting vocals, reminiscent of early Richard Hell.  Follow-up “Dream Come ...

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QTY releases debut LP, embarks on headline tour, plays Irving Plaza on 10/28

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QTY releases debut LP, embarks on headline tour, plays Irving Plaza on 10/28
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Indie Rock
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NYC rock duo QTY shares their latest single ‘Michael’ in advance of an October-November headline tour and releases of self-titled debut album on 11/3.  Produced by Bernard Butler of iconic 90’s Britpop band Suede, the album promises an excess-free listening experience full of hooks and charming character.  The single (streaming below) delivers that with a thoroughly catchy ...

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A Deli Premiere: Veda Rays share video for new single “Shadow Side”

A Deli Premiere: Veda Rays share video for new single “Shadow Side”

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Ahead of the October 6th release of their new single “Shadow Side,” Brooklyn art rockers Veda Rays are premiering in our blog the video for the record’s titletrack (streaming below).  The single marks the band’s first recorded material since 2014, and serves up a mix of organs, open electric guitar chords, and percussive tour-de-force, pulsating under deep, dramatic vocals.  With images of faces crossfading with ominous looking trees, the video introduces a lugubrious, dreamlike atmosphere. While the song progresses to deliver an ample hook in the chorus, the mood remains dark and mysterious, with the video now showing dark, full body figures with covered faces and rabbit masks, and a shrouded female dancer, all in white.  Referring back to the track’s title, the band describes this symbolism as “a subliminal reaction to the projection of our collective shadow.”  “Shadow Side” will be released on their own Alleged Records imprint. – Dave Cromwell

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High Waisted share new music, tour US and play Rough Trade on 11/4

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High Waisted share new music, tour US and play Rough Trade on 11/4
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Indie Rock
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With the release of two new singles while embarked on an extensive U.S. tour, Brooklyn’s High Waisted look to expand their reach.  Moving beyond the garage and surf rock beginnings, this newer material appears to take on a broader scope.  “Free Throw” is an anxious chugger that expresses internal self-doubt.  “Wish I couldn’t remember – the mistake ...

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Annie Hart releases solo album, plays two NYC shows on 9/15 and 9/25

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Annie Hart releases solo album, plays two NYC shows on 9/15 and 9/25
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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Already known for her decade long activity in dreamy electronic three piece ensemble Au Revoir Simone, Annie Hart releases her first solo album Impossible Accomplice today. Self-recorded in true DIY basement style (with one of Fred Armisen’s rooms serving as the only other tracking location during a brief stay in Portland) first single and video "Hard To Be ...

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American Darling’s release Glow, play Goldsounds on 9/23

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American Darling’s release Glow, play Goldsounds on 9/23
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Power Pop
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Former Deli Artist of the Month winners American Darlings expand their catalog with the release of their latest recording “Glow.” The six brand new tracks are available via multiple formats, and lead track “Roll With Me” (streaming below) shows the three minute power-pop anthem format is alive and well. Essential verse lyrics “days” and “haze” ...

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Sunflower Bean tours with Pixies through the fall

Sunflower Bean tours with Pixies through the fall

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Indie Rock

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After releasing their debut full length album “Human Ceremony” in early 2016, Brooklyn psych rockers Sunflower Bean (who graced the cover of The Deli’s 40th issue back in 2014) dropped a four song EP towards the end of that same year. Featuring cover versions of four distinct artists, “From the Basement” serves as homage to the bands diverse influences. “Old World” finds Nick Kivlen impressively channeling Jonathan Richman’s vocal phrasing and attitude on that Modern Lovers classic. A keyboard part find its way into the band’s three-piece sound, a very necessary addition in this circumstance. The country waltz of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” (also featuring an organ part, streaming below) benefits from Julia Cummings sweet voice, the way Joni Mitchell might have interpreted it in the 1970’s. “Shine A Light” captures the floating in a dream vibe Spiritualized is known for, while T Rex’s “Life’s A Gas” is turned around by another Julia vocal. Sunflower Bean will play a number of key festivals soon and support the PIXIES on tour including local shows on 9/22 in Westbury and 9/23 in Asbury Park. – Dave Cromwell

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Autodrone bring their ethereal shoegaze to Bowery Electric tonight 8/7

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Autodrone bring their ethereal shoegaze to Bowery Electric tonight 8/7
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

Having spent a two year period recording, mixing and finally mastering 10 fully realized tracks (while performing much of the material out at live shows) gothic rockers Autodrone released their album “This Sea Is Killing Me” at the end of 2016. That long journey produced a number of engaging results touching on a range exploring psych, darkwave, drone- ...

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Listen to gods epic track “Wash” + catch Parlor Mob at Asbury Park’s Indian Summer Fest

Listen to gods epic track “Wash” + catch Parlor Mob at Asbury Park’s Indian Summer Fest

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Psych Rock

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At the end of 2016, psychedelic rockers gods released the first new tracks since their outstanding debut EP Endless Stunner (reviewed on The Deli here).  Epic track “Wash” (streaming below) builds off the lyrical hook “I got a feeling that I can’t believe.”  Exotic sounding guitar parts set a middle-eastern sitar vibe – or is that really a sitar? A powerful, droney bass, slashing cymbals and stomping drums conjure up an image of a caravan marching across mystical desert landscapes.  Deliberate and methodical, elaborate progressive instrumental sections reveal a tight interplay.  “Wash away this light that shines on me” becomes the emotional takeaway, as a dominant guitar lick mingling with whooshy rising synth rushes concludes this journey.  While gods have no live dates listed at the moment, parent band The Parlor Mob (which include a number of the same members) will headline the Saturday portion of Asbury Parks upcoming Indian Summer Fest next month. – Dave Cromwell

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Brooklyn garage rockers BIRDS share track “Get Away,” play St. Vitus on 7/9

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Brooklyn garage rockers BIRDS share track “Get Away,” play St. Vitus on 7/9
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Garage Rock
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NYC

With the recent roll out of lead single "Get Away" (streaming below), Brooklyn psych-rockers BIRDS prepare to release their debut album “Everything All At Once” on 8/18 through Greenway Records. Emerging from a two-chord progression similar to Iggy & The Stooges “Search & Destroy,” the single adds bass counter-melody and rising background vocals, positioning the track closer ...

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HNRY FLWR release EP “Flowerama” play Berlin on 6/16

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HNRY FLWR release EP
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Brooklyn musician David Van Witt records and plays live (with a band) under the name HNRY FLWR.  After spending the last two years honing his project’s live show, he found a home for his debut EP ‘Flowerama’ at NYC’s Paper Garden Records.  Opening track “Stranger” moves from somber beginnings into a bright keyboard driven anthem. Nuanced layers emerge throughout with ...

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Brooklyn garage rockers Teen Vice share track “Kiss It Goodbye,” release EP Saddest Summer on 7/14

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Brooklyn garage rockers Teen Vice share track “Kiss It Goodbye,” release EP Saddest Summer on 7/14
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Garage Rock
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NYC

Emerging from their own previously established bands, Brooklyn’s Teen Vice prepares to release their debut EP Saddest Summer on July 14 via Commission Music.  Tammy Hart, who provides lead vocals and guitar, initially made a name for herself in the bands Winning Looks, Making Friendz and MEN. Bassist/vocalist Joshua Ackley and drummer Derek Pippin had long been the core of punk band The Dead ...

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Gold Dime releases debut LP, bring their noise to Sunnyvale on 6/3 for release party

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Gold Dime releases debut LP, bring their noise to Sunnyvale on 6/3 for release party
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
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NYC

As one half of influential noise-rock duo Talk Normal, Andrya Ambro graced the cover of The Deli Magazine’s Best of NYC 2010 Issue.  Since 2014 Andrya has been active in her own band Gold Dime, who are releasing their debut album ‘Nerves’ on Fire Talk Records. The band is sharing “All We Have To Be Thankful For” (streaming below) which is an expanded re-adaptation of British spoken-word artist Anne Clark’s 1982 ...

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