Tag Archives: Avant

Squad Car turn it up a notch in EP ‘Eschaton’

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Squad Car turn it up a notch in EP ‘Eschaton’
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Squad Car
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ultimatesquadcar
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
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New York State (except NYC)

With a minimal presence on social media, little is known about noise rock band Squad Car, besides the fact that they are not afraid to get loud (and messy). Their debut EP ‘Eschaton’ features seemingly endless combinations of screeching guitars, nearly indecipherable shouts, and relentless drum lines, laid on a bleeding ...

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

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Guerilla Toss unveils two new tracks + talks about gear on Delicious Audio
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Guerilla Toss
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guerillatoss
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Avant-Indie
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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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Kill Alters release ‘No Self Helps’ + play St. Vitus on 06.16

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Kill Alters release 'No Self Helps' + play St. Vitus on 06.16
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Kill Alters
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killalters
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Brooklyn noisemakers Kill Alters make music that attacks, both physically and mentally. With pulsating percussions, laser-like synths, and the visceral vocals of Bonnie Baxter, the band offers a sound that’s aggressive, complex, and demanding. Their compositions break from tradition, incorporating sounds ranging from the industrial to the downright frightening (a baby’s laughter), and adopting a nightmarish aesthetic reminiscent of early post ...

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Jon Epcar’s blends jazz and rock in solo debut ‘Morning Drone’

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Jon Epcar's blends jazz and rock in solo debut 'Morning Drone'
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Jon Epcar
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jon-epcar
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Melodic
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NYC

New York based artist and drummer Jon Epcar has crafted a memorable project in his record Morning Drone, which was released this January as his solo debut. The album exemplifes Epcar’s wide variety of drumming styles and the melodic and atmospheric compositions of his band, as heard in the jazz-driven track, “Northern Exposure”. Including guest appearences by other prominent local artists such as fellow Broadway guitarist Zane Carney, and jazz pianist Isamu McGregor, the ...

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Friend Roulette announces new EP, releases lead single “Joan”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Friend Roulette announces new EP, releases lead single
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Friend Roulette
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FriendRoulette
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Brooklyn’s avant-pop band Friend Roulette has released a lead single, "Joan," ahead of its forthcoming EP, The Matt Sheffer Songbook, Vol. 1. In a departure from the band’s previous releases, Songbook is a series of covers originally written a decade ago by a friend of the band, songwriter Matt Sheffer. "Joan" is a strong indication of the band’s ability to create something that’s greater than the sum of its parts – Friend Roulette’s proclivity toward ...

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Bangladeafy unveil their bass pedalboard on Delicious Audio

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Bangladeafy unveil their bass pedalboard on Delicious Audio
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bangladeafy
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Bangladeafy
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Avant-Indie
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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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Gold Dime releases debut LP, bring their noise to Sunnyvale on 6/3 for release party

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Gold Dime releases debut LP, bring their noise to Sunnyvale on 6/3 for release party
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Gold Dime
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https://www.facebook.com/golddimeband/
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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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KISSEY releases new video for “Unplug”

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KISSEY releases new video for “Unplug”
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KISSEY
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kisseybangbang
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Coldwave/Industrial
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Born in Stockholm and based in New York, recording artist, dancer and model KISSEY is no stranger to change. During her career, she has gone from electro-soul incarnations (“Caos”) to borderline industrial ones (“I Don’t Need Anything” and “DISTORTION”). Now, she’s back with another song that doesn’t fit into a genre as neatly, confirming a laudable inclination to think outside the box. In the video for “Unplug,” (streaming below) she appears like ...

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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
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The Blow
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thebl0w
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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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Guerrilla Toss unveils new video, releases ‘GT ULTRA’ LP on 06.24th at Sunnyvale

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Guerrilla Toss unveils new video, releases 'GT ULTRA' LP on 06.24th at Sunnyvale
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Guerrilla Toss
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guerillatoss
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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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IAN SWEET’s “Shapeshifter” lives up to its name

Source: Deli Magazine NY

IAN SWEET's
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Ian Sweet
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https://www.facebook.com/iansweetmusic/
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Indie Rock
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NYC

"Shapeshifter" is a very appropriate name for IAN SWEET’s debut LP, as it represents a change in the lineup of what comprised singer Jillian Medford’s bedroom pop solo poroject. Now accompanied by a bassist and a drummer in the studio and on the road, Jillian forges tracks that resonate very differently, though her crackly vocals remain the stars of the show. "Most of the songs on Shapeshifter don’t settle in a particular scene so ...

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Eugene Marie drops new single, “Nice Smell”

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Eugene Marie drops new single,
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Eugene Marie
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eumaband
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Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Catcalling is one of the more frustrating aspects of living in the big apple, and being on the receiving end of incessant lines of creepy comments can be uncomfortable if not downright terrifying. What’s a girl to do? In the case of Lucy Marie Horton, one half of electro-pop duo, Eugene Marie, you turn it into music. The group’s newest track, “Nice ...

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The Spookfish’s surreal space-folk (or something)

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The Spookfish's surreal space-folk (or something)
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The Spookfish
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200634209960943
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

We are not sure what led Dan Goldberg of The Spookfish to record his album "Black Hole" in a studio after spending ten years recording his own music in DIY fashion (according to his Bandcamp profile, the man has recorded 10 full lengths between 2010 and 2014!). Whatever the reason, the music of The Spookfish hasn’t lost one bit of its lo-fi character and charm, developing on often juxtaposed and sometimes blended elements of dream-folk and ...

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Minimalist noise rockers GOLD DIME (members of Talk Normal) announces debut LP

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Minimalist noise rockers GOLD DIME (members of Talk Normal) announces debut LP
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GOLD MINE
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
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NYC

Minimalism and noise rock are two musical waves NYC has proudly fed and bred over the decades; the latest product of their fusion is GOLD MINE, a project led by drummer and vocalist Andrya Ambro of now defunct noise duo Talk Normal (which made the cover of The Deli in our 2010 Best of NYC issue). The band, performing live as a trio since 2014, will be releasing debut LP ‘Nerve’ ...

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Sneaks makes synth-spoken-word great again

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Sneaks makes synth-spoken-word great again
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Sneaks
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sneaksweb
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Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
Washington DC

On her 2nd full length release, DC-based Sneaks shows she is a creative tour-de-force. As the minimalist backing tracks drive the music under the oblique spoken-word metaphors, Sneaks somehow manages to make listeners forget the fact that her music has no melody, barely any harmony, a rhythm section consisting almost solely of drum tracks, and lyrics that often don’t even rhyme! There is some serious originality at work in this music, anyone able to take ...

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Prism House bring their moody electronic “sound collages” to Alphaville on 05.04

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Prism House bring their moody electronic
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Prism house
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prismhouse
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Electronica
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NYC

With creative beats, innovative samplish and lush synth layers Brooklyn-based Prism House crafts electronic bangers that feel a bit brooding if not totally enigmatic. Their music is moody but bewitching, and takes cues from both the dance floor and the found-sound techniques of musique concrete–creating an overall sound that is at once jarringly unstable and sonically irresistable. Check out "False Future," the first track off the band’s 6-track Landfall EP streaming below, and if you are ...

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Soft Fangs play Baby’s All Right on April 29th

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Soft Fangs play Baby's All Right on April 29th
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Soft Fangs
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https://www.facebook.com/softfangs/
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Alt Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Shoegazer John Lutkevich of Soft Fangs will play Baby’s All Right on Friday night, opening for Wildhoney from Baltimore and Froth from LA. This will mark Soft Fangs’ second show with both bands; the three of them performed at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Lutkevich will also play to support his latest release, a split EP with fellow Brooklyn bedroom pop band Bellows. You can stream the whole record — which ...

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Sam Sowyrda (Cloud Becomes Your Head) releases ‘Luminous Horizons’

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Sam Sowyrda (Cloud Becomes Your Head) releases 'Luminous Horizons'
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Sam Sowydra
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sam.sowyrda
Genres (for charts): 
Ambient
Region (for charts): 
NYC

This debut solo entry by percussionist Sam Sowyrda (also of Brooklyn psychedelic-pop sextet Cloud Becomes Your Hand) is the sound of a well-oiled machine running full efficiency just moments before it breaks down. Its two instrumental tracks—each clocking in over twenty-minutes—recall the trance-inducing Terry Riley of In C and the eremitic Brian Eno of Ambient 1-4. Of his two cuts, “Occidental Error” is the more diverse, featuring a spate of maddening, industrial-sounding tones, which ...

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Sam Sowyrda (Cloud Becomes Your Head) releases ‘Luminous Horizons’

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Sam Sowyrda (Cloud Becomes Your Head) releases 'Luminous Horizons'
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Sam Sowydra
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sam.sowyrda
Genres (for charts): 
Ambient
Region (for charts): 
NYC

This debut solo entry by percussionist Sam Sowyrda (also of Brooklyn psychedelic-pop sextet Cloud Becomes Your Hand) is the sound of a well-oiled machine running full efficiency just moments before it breaks down. Its two instrumental tracks—each clocking in over twenty-minutes—recall the trance-inducing Terry Riley of In C and the eremitic Brian Eno of Ambient 1-4. Of his two cuts, “Occidental Error” is the more diverse, featuring a spate of maddening, industrial-sounding tones, which ...

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Deli Sponsored The Hum returns in May at Good Room and LPR

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Deli Sponsored The Hum returns in May at Good Room and LPR
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Deradoorian
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deradoorian
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Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The Hum is a critically acclaimed, month-long weekly residency featuring first-time collaborative live performances from a curated line-up of NYC-based female musicians. Since the inaugural edition in April 2015, over 150 artists have participated in the series, representing a diverse array of female musicians of all ages and levels of notoriety, as well as a variety of musical genres and instruments. Presented, produced, and curated by Rachael Pazdan (Music Director at Le Poisson Rouge and LPR Presents), this small scale series has become a ...

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Dreamy witch-house on new Den-Mate EP

Source: The Deli Magazine

Dreamy witch-house on new Den-Mate EP
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Den-Mate
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denmatemusic
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Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
Washington DC

Haunting, gratifying, and very indie, Den-Mate‘s Entropii is a pleasing blend of Icelandic dream rock and the sounds of synthwave/witch-house pioneers Crystal Castles. With an eerie aesthetic that is very much 2010s-dark indie, Den-Mate is making music that is not only very trendy, but also quite high-level. This is quality material, well produced, full of crisp and clean melodies clashing with unsettling backing tracks.

The impressive craftsmanship on display here is a sign of ...

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Prima drops new single, SAMBA, teases impending EP

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Prima drops new single, SAMBA, teases impending EP
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Prima
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primasounds
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Prima‘s latest single, "SAMBA", is a delicious romp in tortuous tension. The Brooklyn-based band has mastered the art of keeping their cards close to chest, and makes a habit of never revealing any more musical phrases than they need to. Driven by angular guitar leads, primative drum beats, and wild-yet-controlled female vocals, SAMBA is a slow burn that pushes its listeners right up to edge, but never fully loses its cool. Check ...

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watergh0st brings goth glo-fi to Brooklyn Bazaar on April 9th

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watergh0st brings goth glo-fi to Brooklyn Bazaar on April 9th
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watergh0st
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https://www.facebook.com/watergh0st
Genres (for charts): 
Goth
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The music of watergh0st (a.k.a. Rachel Roth) sounds much different live and unleashed than it does when contained in any physical or digital medium. As you might realize on April 9th at Brooklyn Bazaar, her songs contain an energy both rebellious and compassionate. The spectral sound of watergh0st’s material stretches up into the heavens and digs deep into the grit of the earth, which makes the exact genre hard to identify. You might find similarities to ...

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NYC Record of the Month: Tiny Hazard’s “Greyland”

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NYC Record of the Month: Tiny Hazard's
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Tiny Hazard
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tinyhazardband
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Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

There aren’t a lot of bands like Tiny Hazard floating around these days. Their brand of avant-pop is quite unique and that’s certainly also due to the fact that the music they’ve strived to master is difficult to conceive, let alone perform. Maybe that’s why their new record "Greyland" took about five years to be finalized. Alena Spanger’s vocals are the core of the record, leading the tracks’ twists and turn with her ...

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Kill Alters bring their mind-melding avant-noise to Union Pool 4/08

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Kill Alters bring their mind-melding avant-noise to Union Pool 4/08
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Kill Alters
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killalters
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Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Introducing an EP with a 12 second recording of the infamous Casio demo tune is definitely an unconvential choice, but Kill Altars is far from being a conventional band. Their latest release, no self help is driven by thick, primative tom-toms, and features the intesection of fuzz and noise, colliding against half-sung vocals that sound as if they’re edging closer and closer toward a total mental meltdown. The release is a trippy, psych/noise freakout daring ...

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