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NYC Record of the Month: Evolfo – “Last of the Acid Cowboys” + live at PizzaFest tonight (06.21)

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NYC Record of the Month: Evolfo -
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Evolfo
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evolfo
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Garage Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

Brooklyn-based Evolfo plays garage rock with the sort of heart, grit, and flourishes you’d expect from a group of vinyl store junkies with a massive b-side collection. The band, an ensemble of music school students who originally united (to much acclaim) in Boston, crafts tunes that play like a well-curated list of late 60s-70s cult hits. They’ve created ...

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Read The Deli’s Best of NYC 2017 online! Baby Shakes on the cover!

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Read The Deli's Best of NYC 2017 online! Baby Shakes on the cover!
Main Artist you are covering (it will be added to our charts): 
Baby Shakes
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babyshakesny
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Garage Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
New York State (except NYC)

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The Best of NYC issue 2017 is out digitally (physically soon too!), with glorious garage rockers Baby Shakes gracing its cover! The super fun quartet topped our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging NYC Artists earlier this year, which earned them the cover of this issue – go see them live if ...

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Guerilla Toss unveils two new tracks + talks about gear on Delicious Audio

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Guerilla Toss unveils two new tracks + talks about gear on Delicious Audio
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Guerilla Toss
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guerillatoss
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts, pick one): 
New York State (except NYC)

Brooklyn via Boston avant-punks Guerilla Toss just unveiled two new tracks from their upcoming release on DFA Records, "GT ULTRA" – check them out below. The band is ready to enter the next stage of their career with a full length that steps up the production values by several notches, broadening the act’s appeal ...

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Birch releases EP “Not Human” at Gold Sounds on 6/10

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Birch releases EP
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Birch
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/Birchmusicnyc
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Electro-Pop/Synthpop
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

For those seeking a dreamy respite from the terrors of the world, Birch will release their new EP Not Human on June 9th, with a show at Gold Sounds on the 10th. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Michelle Birsky stands at the helm of Birch, teaming up with bandmate Mat Towles to provide an ethereal pop to help listeners transcend above their worries. The lyrics on Not Human deal with society and politics today, ...

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Premiere: Katie Buchanan unveils “Stand with Me,” releases LP at Mercury on 06.11

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Premiere: Katie Buchanan unveils
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Katie Buchanan
Facebook ID: 
katiebuchananmusic
Genres (for charts): 
Songwriters
Region (for charts): 
NYC

"I can’t be everything you need / but maybe I could be a piece / if you just try with me," sings Katie Buchanan on her newest single "Stand with Me." The singer-songwriter is confident in her words and in her self-produced indie-pop arrangement. A reflective, yet upholding piano line accompanies the track and the percussive elements, dark bass and synths create a gorgeous, soothing alternative reality where the losing and the fighting and the ...

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Bicoastal project Drinker gets love from Buzzband.la + plays Cape House on 06.30

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Bicoastal project Drinker gets love from Buzzband.la + plays Cape House on 06.30
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Drinker
Facebook ID: 
drinkerfornow
Genres (for charts): 
Electro-Pop/Synthpop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Being the first to blog about a talented emerging artist is the single most fulfilling thing for any music critic (only second to seeing that artist become huge!), and that’s what The Deli is all about. Buzzbands.la does a lot of breaking new bands too, and we are more than happy to point you in their direction for what is, in all likelihood, the first coverage for bicostal synth-pop one man project Drinker. The fact ...

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Bangladeafy unveil their bass pedalboard on Delicious Audio

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Bangladeafy unveil their bass pedalboard on Delicious Audio
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
bangladeafy
Facebook ID: 
Bangladeafy
Genres (for charts): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

If you understand music from a technical and creative angle, Brooklyn/Long Island duo Bangladeafy will, in all likelihood, blow your mind. We praised them enough already in this very blog blog (they placed 2nd in our Best of NYC 2017 Yearly Poll for emerging artists, and their 2016 album ‘Narcopaloma’ was our NYC Record of the Month in September of 2016). 

If you don’t know them yet, enjoy this little example of their instrumental prowess, and if ...

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer goes from Don Pedro to Friday show at The Knit (06.09)

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer goes from Don Pedro to Friday show at The Knit (06.09)
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Deem Spencer
Facebook ID: 
DeemSpencer
Genres (for charts): 
Hip Hop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Queens rapper Deem Spencer conveys a vibe both rare and compelling. Though the beats sometimes feel under-produced, his approach feels honest and similarly candid. Deem doesn’t rap so much as tell it how it is. He’s melodic and raw; in the single “soap” from his sunflower EP, he croons “If I cared about some money I’d be in college wasting it. Hate itself a sin and I hate sinnin.” It is juxtapositions like this ...

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Q&A with The City and Horses, live at the Gateway on 07.19

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Q&A with The City and Horses, live at the Gateway on 07.19
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
The City and Horses
Facebook ID: 
thecityandhorses
Genres (for charts): 
Orchestral Pop/Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Brooklyn indie-pop band The City and Horses makes music that’s both sensitive and urgent. Their records sound like a proverbial melting pot of influences, ranging from ’60s Britpop and disco to contemporary alt-rock. On "Shades," the opening track from their newest album, Ruins, verses comprised of ethereal, swelling synthesizers seamlessly merge into romping, major-key disco-esque choruses. On "Drag" (streaming below) the influence of Modest Mouse and Silver Jews can be heard in the song’s ...

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Tonight (05.25), final night of The Hum with Deradoorian, Eartheater, The Blow, Chaos Chaos + more

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Tonight (05.25), final night of The Hum with Deradoorian, Eartheater, The Blow, Chaos Chaos + more
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
The Blow
Facebook ID: 
thebl0w
Genres (for charts): 
Electro-Pop/Synthpop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The final night of The Hum 2017 (a series featuring female NYC musicians collaborating live organized by LPR presents and sponsored by The Deli NYC) reserves a truly spectacular line up that must not be missed. From The Blow‘s synth pop gems to Eartheater‘s haunting experimentation, the talent on display is remarkable and absolutely in line with what we here at The Deli expect from artists active in a scene famous for its ...

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Q&A with DJ/Producer Sweater Beats – currently touring non stop

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Q&A with  DJ/Producer Sweater Beats - currently touring non stop
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Sweater Beats
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/sweaterbeats/
Genres (for charts): 
Electro-Pop/Synthpop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

If you met Antonio Cuna, aka Sweater Beats, without a formal introduction, in all likelihood you wouldn’t think he’s one of NYC most successful DJ/Producers. Hailing from the Philippines via Maryland, Antonio belongs to the rare breed of musicians who are so hard working and talented that they don’t need to dress up (or pose) to impress. In the last decade Sweater Beats has been growing incessantly, with Antonio’s music, a contagious mix of ...

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From our live listings submissions: God Tiny plays The Knit on 05.26

Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
God Tiny

Facebook ID: 
https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffacebook.com%2Fgodtinyband

Genres (for charts): 
Blues Rock

Region (for charts): 
NYC

To promote our new, uber-fantastic DIY NYC live listings section (check it out, you can post your show for free here – it will then appear also on our NYC homepage 2-3 days before the event’s date!), we are highlighting some of the artist that already used this nifty tool.

God Tiny is a quintet that pulls off blues rock remarkably well – which ain’t easy, because it’s a genre that, due to its limited harmonic palette, can get boring easily. The Brooklyn band, though, in particular in single "Cosmos" is able to create an engaging, tense, and imaginative psychedelic arrangement, enhanced by powerful riffs and gorgously gritty distorted guitars. The vocals deserve a particular mention too, as they soar above the sea of instruments with a tone and flair reminiscent young Robert Plant. If they can pull all of this off live when they play The knit on 05.26, the audience will be in for a treat. Check out track "Revolution Run" streaming below.

Guerrilla Toss unveils new video, releases ‘GT ULTRA’ LP on 06.24th at Sunnyvale

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Guerrilla Toss unveils new video, releases 'GT ULTRA' LP on 06.24th at Sunnyvale
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Guerrilla Toss
Facebook ID: 
guerillatoss
Genres (for charts): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The truly insane bands that last more than a few months are often the ones that deliver creatively satisfying records later in their career, when the mayhem of their youthful and disruptive energy gets moderated by a more grown-up search for… a meaning? Brand new single ‘The String Game by Guerrilla Toss (streaming below) seems to suggest precisely this development. The song channels the band’s creativity and innate restlessness in more cerebral ways than they ...

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Mons Vi plays second show at Trans Pecos on 05.25

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Mons Vi plays second show at Trans Pecos on 05.25
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Mons Vi
Facebook ID: 
www.facebook.com/monsvimusic/
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Columbia grad Matthew Hershoff is the mind behind Mons Vi, a lo-fi indie project based in Brooklyn, whose dreamy hit “Away” (streaming) has over 17 thousand plays on Soundcloud. The combination of Hershoff’s powerful lyrics ("i can sense your unbound violence / living in your untamed silence / I can feel your unknown power / sleeping till the final hour"), the simple instrumentals, and Adrianne Gonzalez’s soft backing vocals gives this project a depths ...

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NYC supergroup Ice Balloons returns at Rough Trade on June 14th

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NYC supergroup Ice Balloons returns at Rough Trade on June 14th
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Ice Balloons
Facebook ID: 
IceBalloons
Genres (for charts): 
Psych Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Ice Balloons is the eclectic supergroup of Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Sean Powell (The FuckEmos), Giselle Reiber (Midnight Masses), and Rob Bryn (Wild Yaks) – among others. After their 2013 self-titled debut (their only record to date), they kept a sporadic live show schedule, but one always filled with fun performances full of energy and all kind of psychedelic noises. Their show at Rough Trade on June 14 opening for Celebration (an ...

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Members of Hite, Crazy Pills, Desert Shark + more play The Hum on 05.22

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Members of Hite, Crazy Pills, Desert Shark + more play The Hum on 05.22
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Crazy Pills
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/123crazypills
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The Hum doesn’t need any introductions (if you don’t know what it is, look here). The fourth monthly appointment, scheduled for Monday 22 at Good Room, will feature a diverse line up of artists, including a performence set curated by She Shreds magazine, the rag entirely focused on female guitarists. A wide variety of genres will be represented, from Desert Sharks’ garage rock to Arooj Aftab eastern compositions, from the electronic experimentations of ...

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Plastic Picnic unveils new single, plays Berlin on 05.25

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Plastic Picnic unveils new single, plays Berlin on 05.25
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Plastic Picnic
Facebook ID: 
plasticpicnic
Genres (for charts): 
Electro-Pop/Synthpop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the four dudes in Plastic Picnic seem to carry some of that sea’s peacefulness embedded in their musical DNA. The quartet has just released a new single entitled "Miss it Still," which confirms their inclination for spacious synthpop atmospheres and warm melodies. The track will be included in the band’s upcoming debut EP, whose release date is still unknown. What is known, thought, are the details of their next live ...

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B Boys announce LP ‘Dada’ + kick off tour at Murmrr Ballroom on 05.20

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B Boys announce LP 'Dada' + kick off tour at Murmrr Ballroom on 05.20
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
B Boys
Facebook ID: 
bboysdada
Genres (for charts): 
Post Punk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

One of the coolest emerging NYC bands in the latest wave of post punk inspired groups to invade the big apple, B Boys are looking forward to a busy summer of 2017. Their debut LP ‘Dada‘ will drop on June 16, and they are planning on building momentum towards that date with a month long US tour in support of Florida’s Merchandise. The kick off date is on May 20th at ...

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Single Girl, Married Girl premieres video for ‘Spark,’ release show at Rockwood on 05.18

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Single Girl, Married Girl premieres video for 'Spark,' release show at Rockwood on 05.18
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Single Girl Married Girl
Facebook ID: 
SinglegirlMarriedgirl
Genres (for charts): 
Folk Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Singer Chelsey Coy is a vintage vision in the black and white video for Single Girl, Married Girl‘s title song off of their new LP, "Spark." The clips move between riverside shots, the occasional "look up" moment at the city’s famed skyscrapers, green spaces among the concrete and the typical West Village stoop… everything the average New Yorker might find "normal" suddenly gains wonder, awe and beauty. New York’s prettier sides ...

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Bellows tour with Big Ups + talk about their guitar, pedals & synths on Delicious Audio

Bellows tour with Big Ups + talk about their guitar, pedals & synths on Delicious Audio

Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Bellows

Facebook ID: 
bellowsforlife

Genres (for charts): 
Folk/Americana

Region (for charts): 
NYC

Bellows is the bedroom project of Brooklyn songwriter/guitarist/producer Oliver Kalb, an ex member of now defunct NYC group The Epochs, a little known band that released some very interesting music back in the aughts. Active with this solo project since the beginning of the decade, Oliver has developed a sound that’s at once melodic, edgy and delicately textured. Latest and third LP ‘Fist & Palm‘ showcases a preference for intimate atmospheres (at times reminiscent of Elliot Smith’s whispered folk-pop) and an effort to explore new sonic territories. The band just announced an east coast tour with hardcord punks Big Ups (strange pairing!) and unveiled a new video for single ‘Spring, Summer, Autums and Winter’ – streaming below the one for our favorite track from the latest album, ‘Thick Skin.’

Check out Bellows interview with Delicious Audio about Pedals and Synths.

We added this song to The Deli’s playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists – check it out!

Deli sponsored series The Hum returns on Monday 05.15 at Good Room with Elysse, Brittany Campbell and more

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Deli sponsored series The Hum returns on Monday 05.15 at Good Room with Elysse, Brittany Campbell and more
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Elysse
Facebook ID: 
elyssemusicofficial
Genres (for charts): 
Soul – Classic
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The two wonderful soul voices of Elysse and Brittany Campbell will be among the sound you’ll hear reverberating this coming Monday May 15 at Greenpoint’s Good Room during the third appointment with the Deli-sponsored, LPR Presents organized concert series The Hum. While we covered Campbell at length (she was on the cover of our magazine last year), Elysse is a new face in the NYC scene, and a very promising one. The only ...

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The Deli interviews Chamber Band

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The Deli interviews Chamber Band
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Chamber Band
Facebook ID: 
chamberband
Genres (for charts): 
Alt/Indie Folk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

With pure, dulcet vocals and driving, twangy instrumentals, Brooklyn-based Chamber Band serves up folk rock in a style all their own. Recently, The Deli was able to talk with the band a bit about their background, and how they manage to churn out such powerfully penned tracks. Read the full interview here

P.S. The band won this interview through The Music Building‘s Expose Yourself Campaign – you can sign up here to be considered!

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Bringing the heat of blues rock to Brooklyn, Revel in Dimes plays BK Bowl on 05.17

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Bringing the heat of blues rock to Brooklyn, Revel in Dimes plays BK Bowl on 05.17
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Revel in Dimes
Facebook ID: 
RevelInDimes
Genres (for charts): 
Blues Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

"If the delta blues gave birth to yet another slew of gold records why wasn’t anyone dancing?" The question posed in the bio on Revel in Dimes’ website hints that their music aims to get you up on your feet, swaying to dark, textured rhythms. Half of this is true – I did find my feet tapping along to the drum kit, but instead of the grit you might expect, the band’s sound ...

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Brooklyn Juiceboxxx debuts big-beat fueled hip hop with ‘Freaking Out’ + plays Secret Project Robot on 05.24

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Brooklyn Juiceboxxx debuts big-beat fueled hip hop with 'Freaking Out' + plays Secret Project Robot on 05.24
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Juiceboxxx
Facebook ID: 
thunderzoneusa
Genres (for charts): 
Hip Hop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Music lovers who were sonically aware in the late ’90s and early aughts will find a lot to like in Juiceboxxx‘s debut single ‘Freaking Out’ (streaming). The tune somehow manages to incorporate in one single track some of the most mind blowing music of that era, from Beck’s quirky-yet-groovy production style to the punchy and synthetic big beat of The Chemical Brothers, while adopting a tense rapping style in part reminiscent of The Beastie ...

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Mystery Sofar Sound / Deli BYOB event tomorrow (05.11) somewhere in Chelsea…

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Mystery Sofar Sound / Deli BYOB event tomorrow (05.11) somewhere in Chelsea...
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
many
Facebook ID: 
many
Genres (for charts): 
World
Region (for charts): 
Zimbabwe

Sofar Sounds started in London in 2009, when two guys realized that most live shows felt kind of soulless. They started Sofar Sounds as a way of booking intimate, secret shows, and the idea found the unconditional support of sir Richard Branson, quickly expanding to hundreds of music scenes (NYC was among the first). The Deli enjoys being involved in these events not only because of the noteworthy local talent on display, but also because ...

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