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YAASSS bring Psychedelic “Falafel” Rock to Baby’s All Right, 11.21

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YAASSS bring Psychedelic
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Psych Rock
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NYC

YAASSS is a musical affirmation of one’s kinkier side, of unapologetic gratification through sex, drugs, and shisha-tinged psych rock. However, beyond neon pink fishnets and moshing through a sea of cigarettes, you’ll find a unique blend of hallucinogenic glam pop and Middle-Eastern guitar riffs (a glorious side-effect of their self-proclaimed “falafel rock” aesthetic). YAASSS is the queer carnivalesque ...

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Surf Thugs release new album ‘Just Sad,’ play The Well tonight (11.10)

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Surf Thugs release new album 'Just Sad,' play The Well tonight (11.10)
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Power Pop
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NYC

With their fast paced sound, perfasive distortion and abrasive melodies reminiscent of legendary Husker Du (the first bands that blended hardcore punk with pop melodies), Brooklyn’s Surf Thugs could be described as a proto-pop punk revival band. This being said, the single ‘Just Sad’ (streaming below) from their brand new EP bearing the same title, sound ...

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The Majorleans return with new single and Berlin show 11.11

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The Majorleans return with new single and Berlin show 11.11
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Blues Rock
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Some bands are like wine, they get better with time (sadly, most don’t). The Majorleans’ 2013 album "Black Belt" showed a confident band with solid songs and production values. Armed with a sound that could be described as "classic rock sans-cheese,"  and blessed with the character of songwriter Nicky Francis DiFonzo’s vocals, the record brings to mind ...

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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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New Myths bring blend of new wave and alt rock to Brooklyn Bazaar 11.16

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New Myths bring blend of new wave and alt rock to Brooklyn Bazaar 11.16
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

The thing that makes New Myths so hard to pin down is, paradoxically, how familiar their music feels. The synths and dance beats are recognizably new wave, but the guitar tones pay tribute to angsty alt-rock. To top it off there’s a mood of goth darkness veiling the vocal harmonies and instruments below it. Blended together, New Myths’ ...

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Sweet Cream makes tasteful classic rock, plays Mercury Lounge Nov. 13th

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Sweet Cream makes tasteful classic rock, plays Mercury Lounge Nov. 13th
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Classic Rock
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Sweet Cream is a band that sits comfortably in their genre. Namely, classic rock, though with a hint of country, and a few mingling folksy harmonies. "No Light Light" has a self-aware, sultry darkness to it, bringing out slick guitar fills from within the crevices of the arrangement. The band might not be breaking down walls, but ...

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Hodera headlines Mercury Lounge’s Halloween Night party

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Hodera headlines Mercury Lounge's Halloween Night party
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Folk Rock
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NYC

By booking for Halloween night an intensely emotional, not-scary-at-all band like Hodera, this year the Mercury Lounge is certainly "thinking outside the box." On the the other hand, though, the New Jersey based quartet is pretty much guaranteed to fill the small Lower East Side venue, since their quality brand of post- Americana has been making ears ...

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The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21

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The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21
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Garage Rock
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NYC

The Nuclears might sound like a some unearthed garage-y gold from your latest crate digging escapades, but the five-piece have only been tearing up the NYC-scene for not even a decade. The band plays raw rock ‘n’ roll the way your daddy used to like, with all the electricity of old-school punk acts, and they even dabble ...

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Hit Like A Girl’s gorgeous intimacy in debut album ‘You Make Sense’

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Hit Like A Girl's gorgeous intimacy in debut album 'You Make Sense'
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Hit Like A Girl is an attention-grabbing artist name that definitely raises expectations (and eyebrows) for the music you’re about hear. And Nicolle Maroulis’ new album You Make Sense certainly is attention-grabbing, though perhaps not in the ways you’d expect. Most of the tracks on the record follow a pretty standard rock-arrangement: guitars and drum ...

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Fits Debut Album at Alphaville 11.17

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Fits Debut Album at Alphaville 11.17
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Power Pop
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NYC

Fits stay true to their name with their especially short songs, each one bursting into the limelight with compelling and near-addicting guitar riffs. It’d be too easy for a band to get lost in the music, but Fits know just when to end a song early enough to cause a craving for more. Fits’ penchant for brevity (as ...

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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

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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Maneka cassette release show at Sunnyvale on 09.30

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Maneka cassette release show at Sunnyvale on 09.30
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Gasping beneath scuzzy guitars and fried drums beats, there is a just audible voice in Maneka. We’ve all heard it before, waiting for the subway or walking alongside traffic, struggling to be heard over the cacophony of roars and clanks and screeches. Devin McKnight, the mastermind of Maneka, orchestrates the chaos like a symphony. Grunge era fuzz, ...

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Yucca King drops new single “Know It All”

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Yucca King drops new single
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Looking to get your dreamy, alt fix? Brooklyn’s Yucca King produces heavy 90’s indie vibes, where laid back instrumentals meet wretching, bare-all vocals and angst-ridden lyricism. They just dropped their latest single, "Know It All," a track that would almost qualify for a ballad, if not for it’s bursting hook. Check out the band’s latest single streaming ...

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Arhcie Alone drops new single, “Heavy Hearts” – release show at Meatlocker on 09.30

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Arhcie Alone drops new single,
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Though New Yorkers have an eternal obligation to hurl mild-mannered disgust toward New Jersey Dwellers (I mean, have you been on those highways?) we still have to give credit where credit is due. Jersey’s emo/post-emo sound is where it’s at and it’s long legacy of churning out seminal emo bands is admittedly hard to challenge. Archie Alone ...

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Darkwing – Lameonia – a 2015 EP worth looking back on

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Darkwing - Lameonia - a 2015 EP worth looking back on
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Garage Rock
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We recently stumbled upon music by New Jersey’s Darkwing, a post-grunge band from Leonia. Their 2015 EP, revealingly titled ‘Lameonia,’ is a fun, fast-paced record filled with fast paced rock’n’roll anthems. The distorted sound of the guitars, vocals, and drums (like on the opening track “201 Carousel,” streaming below) would make it a ...

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God Tiny Drops new video for “Awaken,” plays Mercury on 09.23

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God Tiny Drops new video for
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Garage Rock
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There is nothing small about God Tiny‘s sound: the Brooklyn-based psych/garage rockers serve up frenetic, down-and-dirty rock action, and their new video for single, "Awaken," perfectly deliver that action and that dirt on a visual level. The black-and-white work features a female protagonist, roaming the streets and taking names and is chocks full of the vintage ...

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Bootblacks’ LP “Fragments” Debuts 09.14

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Bootblacks' LP
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Post Punk
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Bootblacks offer a gothic melancholia bounced back and forth on synth-pop beats, a menacing vision of gloom that’s infectious. Bootblacks’ post-punk/new-wave sensibility is beautifully paired with Panther Macdonald’s vocals. They’re straight out of the post-punk catalogue: romantic, dramatic, seductive. The band promises a seedier vision of NYC, one of decadence and decay. Their newest work offers a more ...

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Willowz back with single, “Now You Know,” set to release new LP “Fifth” 09.15

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Willowz back with single,
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Alt Rock
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NYC via Anaheim Rock’n’Roll trio Willowz are back. Their new track, a kick-ass blend of blues and hard rock flavors, boasts the familiar rock & roll attitude, sharp lyrics, and contagious guitar riffs. A slight departure from their garage rock beginning, single  "Now You Know" marks the band members’ return of focus on this project from ...

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TRISTN drops anthemic power pop album “January” tomorrow (09.08)

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TRISTN drops anthemic power pop album
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Alt Rock
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TRISTN is an alt rock songstress that provides all the might of your fave early 2000s power pop band, with dulcet vocals and hooks so infectious you’ll swear you’re coming down with something. The NYC-based, one-woman project specializes in anthems that are attractive in both their energetic arrangements and simple yet poignant lyricism. ​TRISTN co-produced her debut album ...

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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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Altopalo play at Pianos 09.01

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Altopalo play at Pianos 09.01
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Avant-Indie
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We’re really excited to share the news about Altopalo‘s upcoming performance at Pianos. This band has proven themselves time and time again in both their recordings and on stage. Their latest project, noneofuscared, blew us away back in 2016 with an ambitious incorporation of soulful vocals and uneasy psych instrumentals, all in an experimental fashion. The album is ...

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Fun power poppers all boy/all girl perform at Berlin 09.02 + prepare for US tour

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Fun power poppers all boy/all girl perform at Berlin 09.02 + prepare for US tour
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Alt Rock
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NYC

NYC band all boy / all girl will be bringing their eclectic style toManhattan’s Berlin on September 2nd alongside Nick Llobet, Stringer, and Bernie & the Wolf. After folkier beginnings, the band has recently spiced up their style with an unexpected turn towards power pop, which they’ve especially embraced in their recent 2016 track "Voyeur ...

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Dead Stars release of ‘Perfect Patterns’ LP on 09.01 at Sunnyvale

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Dead Stars release of 'Perfect Patterns' LP on 09.01 at Sunnyvale
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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Delaware

Warning: the new single “Happy or Sad” (streaming below) by the Brooklyn trio Dead Stars might become your new slacking song of the late summer of 2017 – yes because late summers are the perfect time for slacking. Taking inspiration from classic ’90s outfits like Dinosaur Jr. and even Nirvana, the band integrates that distorted, loud-quiet-loud sound ...

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Lovechild bring ’60s psych Americana to the Knit on 08.29

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Lovechild bring '60s psych Americana to the Knit on 08.29
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Alt Rock
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Blending psychedelia with folk has been an established indie trend of the new millennium (so many dream pop bands out there!), but few remember that folk and psych rock had something more than a flirt back in the the ’60s… NYC’s Lovechild reference, in their sound, that very source. The band’s only song available for purchase on Bandcamp ...

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Freezing Cold unveils debut EP, plays Amityville Music Hall on 09.19

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Freezing Cold unveils debut EP, plays Amityville Music Hall on 09.19
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Indie Rock
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New York’s Freezing Cold is a brand new indie band with math leanings comprised of ex-members from Bridge & Tunnel, Weed Hounds, as well as Aye Nako. The power trio’s self-released three song EP entitled Demo 2017 will resonate with fans of Seahaven’s melancholic post-hardcore/indie sound. Whether for its earnest sounding vocals, partly reminiscent of Cold War Kids’ ...

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