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Psymon Spine brings electro-psych rock to Alphaville 1.27

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Psymon Spine brings electro-psych rock to Alphaville 1.27
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Psych Rock
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NYC

While electronica meets rock is hardly new at this point, Psymon Spine makes it sound like a totally novel idea. The Brooklyn group emphasizes the psychedelic and adventurous aspects of both genres, bringing in complex rhythmic samples, EDM beats, circling harmonies, and even folky guitar interludes. The results capture the intricacy of headier electronic music with the ...

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Buzz Alert: Torres’ video of “Skim” makes The Guardian’s Best of 2017 List

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Buzz Alert: Torres' video of
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Torres‘ musical path could be used as an ideal example of what should happen to a musician who dares to move from Nashville to NYC – something she did in 2015, soon after releasing her sophomore album Sprinter. Her 2017 follow up, Three Futures, reveals a more daring artist with an uber-edgy sound that makes abundant ...

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Record of the Month: Standing on the Corner

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Record of the Month: Standing on the Corner
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

It’s hard to place a firm finger on Standing on the Corner’s latest album, a 60 minute, two-track release entitled Red Burns, but the record – which opens with warm crackling, synth-y harp strums, and omnipotent narration treated with the kind of vocal distortion that sounds as if your cassette’s brown tapes have melted ...

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Sur Back unveils single “Valentino” + plays The Knit tonight (01.09)

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Sur Back unveils single
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Sur Back is the solo project of avant-pop NYC based artist Caroline Sans. Walking the line between orchestral and electronic, her new single Valentino (streaming below) showcases an artist able to synthesise complexity, structure and melody into music that’s relevant and current. Lovers of other deliciously edgy female fronted acts like Bjork, Portishead and St. Vincent should definitely ...

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP “Chain Up the Sun”

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

Neaux (pronounced "no") is duo Sierra Kay and Nick Fit. They describe their music as "the intersection of shoegaze and grunge" – which is actually pretty accurate. Sierra’s wailing and delayed vocals and Nick’s distorted chord progressions have a certain dark and tense quality to them, while the band’s visual style matches their sonic appreciation for the ’90s, ...

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Jelani Sei plays prog-R&B at Trans-Pecos 12.23

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Jelani Sei plays prog-R&B at Trans-Pecos 12.23
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

The last few years have seen a rise in experimental, genre-bending, independently produced music. Perhaps this is due to the internet’s ability to access almost any music instantly, or maybe the breadth of music already created pushes artists towards a disregard for barriers of style. The disappearance of label-driven artist development might be part of ...

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From the Digital Submissions: Miserable chillers makes lush dream pop

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From the Digital Submissions: Miserable chillers makes lush dream pop
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

The album artwork for Brooklyn-based Miserable chillers‘ A Flower You Would Like to Eat, looks as if it was torn from the pages of an abbot’s musical manuscripts, so it makes sense that there’s something almost cathedral-like to the EP. The collection of songs starts with "Love Theme (For the Wilderness)," a track that kicks ...

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Record of the Month: Sandcatchers – See them at Berlin on Mondays in December

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Record of the Month: Sandcatchers - See them at Berlin on Mondays in December
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World
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NYC

If, when faced with the prospect of listening to world music, you can’t help but going "meh" (it’s a shared prejudice!) you owe it to yourself to check out Brooklyn’s Sandcatchers, both live (they are currently holding a Monday residency at Berlin) and on record. In sophomore LP "What We Found Along the Way" this quartet ...

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Record of the Month: Sandcatchers – See them at Berlin on Mondays in December

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Record of the Month: Sandcatchers - See them at Berlin on Mondays in December
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World
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NYC

If, when faced with the prospect of listening to world music, you can’t help but going "meh" (it’s a shared prejudice!) you owe it to yourself to check out Brooklyn’s Sandcatchers, both live (they are currently holding a Monday residency at Berlin) and on record. In sophomore LP "What We Found Along the Way" this quartet ...

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Spooky and the Bear drop new EP, “So Long Ago,” plays Epistrophy on 12.17

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Spooky and the Bear drop new EP,
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

NYC’s Spooky and the Bear is a dark-synth/ambient duo, with a penchant for surprisingly catchy tunes. The group just dropped their first multi-track release, "So Long Ago," an EP that marries beatmaker Marco Dianese’s sometimes-trippy-always-engaging beats with Nina Varner’s smoky vocals. The result is 5 tracks of offbeat electro-dance pop. Stream "Water" off the new EP below ...

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Hnry Flwr drops new video for “As Above, So Below”

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Hnry Flwr drops new video for
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Hnry Flwr is back with a new video for his track "As Above, So Below." With his signature spidery makeup framing his poker-face vocal delivery, Hnry Flwr traverses multiple outdoor landscapes before cutting to footage of deer, altars and other heavily allegorical imagery that the song’s title may imply. The result is a dark, challenging clip that’s ...

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Buzz Alert: NJ’s Ehiorobo’s experimental r’n’b at Escape the Routine party – Baby’s All Right, 11.25

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Buzz Alert: NJ's Ehiorobo's experimental r'n'b at Escape the Routine party - Baby's All Right, 11.25
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

It’s rare to stumble upon artists that blend tradition and experimentation, music’s past and future, as seamlessly as New Jersey’s avant-soul one man band Ehiorobo. Oringally from Nigeria, the guy writes and produces in his bedroom remarkably unpredictable r’n’b tunes that manage to also sound sincere and compelling. Alectronica, hip hop and jazz equally contribute to ...

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Abbi Press dances with herself and lemons in new video “Butterfly Effect”

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Abbi Press dances with herself and lemons in new video
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

Abbi Press has released a stunning video for her song "Butterfly Effect," a danceable indie-electronic tune chock-full of whimsical synth textures and accentuated by lightly, sparse percussive elements. The video, gorgeously colored and filmed almost entirely in slow-motion is dreamlike and mysterious. The integral recurring motif of the lemon is both striking and haunting- though I can’t decide ...

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Michael Rocketship brings his quirky side to to Alphaville on 11.18

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Michael Rocketship brings his quirky side to to Alphaville on 11.18
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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NYC

Browsing through Michael Coleman/Michael Rocketship‘s rich discography is a little like getting to know a musical Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde. Under his real name, Coleman releases refined and clean sounding contemporary jazz records where he plays piano and synths. But when he uses the moniker Michael Rocketship, he unleashes his darker and quirkier side through an ...

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Deli cover band Guerilla Toss headlines Baby’s All Right on 11.16 + releases new video

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Deli cover band Guerilla Toss headlines Baby's All Right on 11.16 + releases new video
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

We are very excited to inform you that avant-electro-psych band Guerilla Toss, who graced the latest cover of our NYC print issue, will be performing their first live show since that issue hit the streets of NYC in mid October. The band’s latest album, entitled GT Ultra and released through DFA Records, is an exuberant, multifaceted ...

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Upper Wilds return from a quick tour to play Gold Sounds on 11.18

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Upper Wilds return from a quick tour to play Gold Sounds on 11.18
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Upper Wilds are an experiment in distortion. Their debut album, "Guitar Module 2017" (Deli NYC record of the month last month) is one frenzied wave of noise going through the entire body. Once the senses accept this new experience, the lyrics can finally be appreciated. Somehow, through all the glitchy melodies come these heavenly vocals that find ...

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Reliant Tom drops new music video for “Poor You”

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Reliant Tom drops new music video for
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Avant-Indie
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Avant-pop duo, Reliant Tom, is nothing if not absolutely striking. The two-piece combines clever instrumentals and cutting edge musical tech with sultry vocals and sharp-tongued lyricism. Last week, the group dropped their latest music video, for "Poor You" a trippy and disorienting display that provides the perfect visual accompaniment to the song’s haunting tone and minimalistic sensibilities. ...

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A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video “Welcome to Hitler”

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A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

Brooklyn-based art pop quartet, Milan to Minsk, is gearing up to release their latest EP, Welcome to Hitler (out 12/1, EP release on 12.06 at Trans-Pecos), but for fans interested in getting a glimpse of what’s to come, the Deli is excited to premiere the band’s new video for the album’s title track. As the ...

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Pollens drop new EP “Mister Manufacture” at Secret Project Robot on 11.16

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Pollens drop new EP
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Pollen can be invasive, and (as those with allergies know) it’s basically everywhere; but from out of the powdery, sneeze-inducing substance springs life. In a weird way, this almost parallels the overall vibe of NYC. It’s a cramped, noisy place infested with people and ideas, but every so often the seemingly aimless find their mark and creativity blossoms. It ...

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Porches unveils video for “Find Me” off upcoming album

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Porches unveils video for
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

After much anticipation, NYC-based Porches, the synth-pop project of Aaron Maine has recently announced that January 2018 will mark the arrival of a new LP. The record titled The House, comes on the heels of 2016’s Pool and was the result of an 18-month stretch of intermittent recording. Says Maine, "The House is a diary. The House ...

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Avant-Soul collective Space Captain celebrates LP release at Union Pool on 10.27

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Avant-Soul collective Space Captain celebrates LP release at Union Pool on 10.27
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

The beginning of the second millennium will probably be remembered by music critics for the realization that soul lent itself to be pushed in new, more or less experimental directions. In the early aughts, a genre that was frowned upon by the tense and brainy children of the post-punk generation was given a new "indie ...

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#52 of The Deli NYC is online: Guerilla Toss + BK Synth Expo! + Electronic Music Issue

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#52 of The Deli NYC is online: Guerilla Toss + BK Synth Expo! + Electronic Music Issue
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Electro Rock
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NYC

New music seekers,

We have a brand new issue of The Deli NYC available online for you – and it’s a gooooood one, can read it here

We are super thrilled to have new DFA Records signee Guerilla Toss on the cover (check out their wonderful single "Skull Pop") streaming below.

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Baby Copperfield plays electro-indie banjo

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Baby Copperfield plays electro-indie banjo
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Baby Copperhead
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

New York-based performer Baby Copperfield shares his namesake with a notably harmless  breed of snake; unlike the animal, he’s got some bite. WNYC called him “the banjo visionary,” but he’s also a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist, an experimentalist. His music is both expansive and intimate; his sound like nothing you’ve ever heard a banjo make but ...

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National Sawdust’s Revolution #20 is happening 10/21

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National Sawdust's Revolution #20 is happening 10/21
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Chandanie
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

National Sawdust is dropping yet another eclectic showcase with their latest Revolution show. On Saturday, October 21st, Revolution #20 will play host yet again to Brooklyn and Harlem based artists that are pushing the evolution of their genres. This weekend features Chandanie, Loom and Shareef Keyes and The Groove. According to the National Sawdust, the "series supports revolutionary artistry and how ...

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Pill brings saxed-up noise-math rock to Baby’s All Right on 10.19

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Pill brings saxed-up noise-math rock to Baby's All Right on 10.19
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
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NYC

Pill’s fourth release to date, entitled ‘Aggressive Advertising,’ seconds the axiom according to which crazy sounding bands that manage to stick together only get better with time. The Brooklyn quartet’s earth shattering, saxophone-armed brand of noise/math rock finds a new musicality and maturity, both in devilishly aggressive tracks like "Empathizer (Rat in the Box)" (streaming), and ...

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