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Revolution #22 returns tomorrow with Soul Science Lab, Meridian Lights, The Experi3nce

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Revolution #22 returns tomorrow with Soul Science Lab, Meridian Lights, The Experi3nce
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Soul Science
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SoulScienceLab
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Hip Hop
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NYC

Tomorrow’s 22nd installment of The Revolution, a Deli-sponsored monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging local artists with a particular focus on Soul, Hip Hop and Funk, will deliver a lineup that’s bound to lift souls. Yes, because soul is the common thread found in the three acts performing in the stylish white room of Williamsburg’s National Sawdust.

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Fresh Buzz: Anna Shoemaker’s soul mashup is worth the hype

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Fresh Buzz: Anna Shoemaker's soul mashup is worth the hype
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anna shoemaker
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Mellow Pop
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NYC

Who has the guts to mash up Big Sean, Kendrick, and Chance the Rapper, AND perform said-mashup with an acoustic guitar? Anna Shoemaker does. The pop artist’s downtempo cover has garnered almost 700,000 plays, and she’s just released the VHS-filmed music video. shoemaker has quietly released covers on SoundCloud over the last 4 years, and the buzz ...

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Tall Juan celebrates new EP of peppy garage rock at Brooklyn Bazaar 12.17

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Tall Juan celebrates new EP of peppy garage rock at Brooklyn Bazaar 12.17
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Tall Juan
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TallJuan
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Garage Rock
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NYC

In life, there are some things that we can almost always be certain of. The sun will rise, the commute will take longer than expected, and the weekend will not be long enough. Tall Juan is likely one of those things. His pace is quick, his songs are simple, and he rarely strays from his core influences. ...

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Xenia Rubinos, Sammus and Olga Bell release collaborative track

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Xenia Rubinos, Sammus and Olga Bell release collaborative track
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Sammus
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sammusmusic
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Hip Hop
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NYC

Strange and wonderful things can happen when three talented artists from completely different musical backgrounds join creative forces. One of these "things" is Levitating (streaming below), a mostly hip hop track that merges Sammus‘ rhymes with Olga Bell‘s European flavored electronic production and Xenia Rubinos Hispanic music influences. Born from an instrumental penned by Bell, ...

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Heaven unveils video for “Never the Moment”

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Heaven unveils video for
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Heaven
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HeavenbandNYC
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Psych Rock
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NYC

If psych rock and shoegaze had a baby, then that baby would probably love the fuzzy indie rock of New York-based Heaven. The quartet subverts the conventions of psychedelia with their focus on lyricism and tight percussion lines, all while maintaining plenty of fuzz. Their songs channel an emotional quality not often seen in psychedelia. The slow, ...

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Sample the indie NYC Hip Hop talent with “LNYCHPIN”

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Sample the indie NYC Hip Hop talent with
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LNYCHPIN
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LNYCHPIN
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Hip Hop
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NYC

The Iron Chef of Brooklyn-based producers Willie Green and Rapper/Karma Kids labelhead Lt. Headtrip have curated a Michelin worthy taste of NYC’s independent rap scene.  The combination of the seven producers and 16 MCs involved in this project creates a flavor both familiar and fantastically new.  It’s savory like a burger with a steak on top of it ...

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Soft Glas tours with Sports, brings electric soul to Mercury on 12.13 and Baby’s on 12.14

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Soft Glas tours with Sports, brings electric soul to Mercury on 12.13 and Baby's on 12.14
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Soft Glas
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softglas
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

The music of Soft Glas — a.k.a. producer and songwriter Joao Gonzalez — evokes dreamy and funky vibes that both excite and chill the nerves. It’s music that works well in a full length format, and Joao seems aware of it, since Orange Earth, released in September, is the project’s third LP. Live, ...

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Folk-pop trio The Happy Fits lands Pianos residency in December

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Folk-pop trio The Happy Fits lands Pianos residency in December
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The Happy Fits
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TheHappyFits
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Charming NYC trio The Happy Fits plays an intriguing blend of folk, vintage pop and funk/soul. Their sound is sparse but – as you can hear in single "While You Fade Away" (streaming below) – it can be pretty punchy. If the bass in that track sounds a little bright to you, it’s because it’s not ...

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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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Sandcatchers
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sandcatchersmusic
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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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Sandcatchers
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sandcatchersmusic
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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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A Deli premiere: The Echo Friendly – “Surveying the Damage” – LP Release Party at Rough Trade on 12.10

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A Deli premiere: The Echo Friendly -
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The Echo Friendly
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theechofriendly
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Indie Rock
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NYC

The Echo Friendly‘s 2014 debut LP Love Panic was a rather mellow indie pop-rock record filled with timeless melodies and moody atmospheres. The duo today is releasing the long awaited sophomore LP, called Surveying The Damage, and its first single is a testament to rising above anxiety called "Power Through". In keeping with that theme, ...

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From OhMyRockness: New Jersey’s Fire is Motion

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From OhMyRockness: New Jersey's Fire is Motion
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Fire is Motion
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fireismotion
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Our friends at OhMyRockness introduced us to the lovely music of New Jersey’s Fire is Motion, the brainchild of Adrian Amedor – we’ll let them do the intros:

"I have not researched this (because I’m a music blobber) but Fire is Motion has to be named after that Cap’n Jazz song that goes like this.

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Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue plays C’mon Everybody 12.07, releases debut EP in January

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Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue plays C'mon Everybody 12.07, releases debut EP in January
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Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue
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Funk
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NYC

Those partial to the slow-jam sounds of The Weather Channel’s past and layered vocal harmonies a la Freddie will find solace in the music of Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue, the newest project of Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, formerly of Ghost Beach. Mendelsohn’s brought his funk to tour with bands like Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon; ...

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Synthpop duo Tmboy (ex Tomboy) returns to Mercury on 01.12

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Synthpop duo Tmboy (ex Tomboy) returns to Mercury on 01.12
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Tmboy
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

Tmboy (ex Tomboy) is the electronic duo of Sarah Aument and Will Shore and their music should tickle the curiosity of fans of Sylvian Esso. While Sarah paints rolling hills of stars with her keyboard stacks, Will mans the beat machine while also filling out the sound on a real vibraphone. Soulful and genuine, Sarah’s vocals are reminiscent ...

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BUZZ ALERT! Indie artist Roxiny drops new video for song “Lights”

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BUZZ ALERT! Indie artist Roxiny drops new video for song
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Indie Rock
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NYC

We’re going to go ahead and call it, NYC-based artist Roxiny is one to watch. With powerful but tempered vocals, Roxiny produces haunting, poignant music that is at times reminiscent of Reflektor-era Arcade Fire, but with some serious teeth.  The indie musician recently released a new video for her single "Lights," a song that opens with subtle synths-as-sirens, ...

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pronoun performs at Sleep Well Records’ Silent Night Fest 12.10

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pronoun performs at Sleep Well Records’ Silent Night Fest 12.10
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pronoun
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Indie Pop
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NYC

“Now I’m snowed in while you’re out there in California. Stuck here thinking about how you said I did nothing for you,” Alyse Vellturo sings on pronoun’s “Snowed In // There’s No One New Around You.” Though it may be a little early to expect snow, the sentiment in pronoun’s music is always relevant. The Brooklyn artist ...

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No Vacation celebrates release of dreamy EP at Trans-Pecos 12.09

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No Vacation celebrates release of dreamy EP at Trans-Pecos 12.09
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No Vacation
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novacationgrrl
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

No Vacation appeared seemingly out of nowhere with viral success in the lo-fi community. And then the band disappeared. After some buzz, signing with Topshelf Records, and moving from San Francisco to Brooklyn group has finally returned with a new lineup and EP. Intermission refines the beachy indie rock of the band’s early releases into a hazy ...

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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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Gingerlys
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gingerlysband
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Indie Pop
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NYC

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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Brother Roy releases piano soul-rock debut LP “Last Man Standing”

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Brother Roy releases piano soul-rock debut LP
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Brother Roy
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brotherroymusic
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Songwriters
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NYC

With a gruff voice that delivers storybook lyrics in the spirit of James Taylor and heavy piano-based arrangements that smack of Seventies songwriting greats like Elton or Billy, Brother Roy unleashes his debut LP Last Man Standing. Filled with soul and inspired by jazz and classical composers, the tracks on the album flow from driving rockers such as ...

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Haunting new dream folk project Panteon drops video for “White Jaguar”

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Haunting new dream folk project Panteon drops video for
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listentopanteon
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listentopanteon
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Panteon (aka Yvonne Ambree) writes soft, haunting indie folk tunes that  linger long after the music stops. Her new EP, Travel Log 1, (out January 19th) documents her world travels through music. In anticipation of the release, the Brooklyn-based artist has dropped a video for single "White Jaguar." The video showcases dream-like visuals that compliment the haziness ...

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Idgy Dean takes her energetic solo show to Baby’s All Right on 11.22

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Idgy Dean takes her energetic solo show to Baby's All Right on 11.22
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Idgy Dean
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idgydean
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Idgy Dean is a performer. More than just a talented musician, her shows are a rapture of energy, untamed and unrestrained. She performs with a sense of freedom; an independence and willingness to abandon constraints. Skipping between instruments as she loops sounds and constructs her own sonic world, Idgy Dean is in control. It may feel chaotic, ...

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Hi-Lo Jack (Dolapo Akinkugbe + Lawrence + Stolen Jars collab) unveils debut EP

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Hi-Lo Jack (Dolapo Akinkugbe + Lawrence + Stolen Jars collab) unveils debut EP
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Hi-Lo Jack
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hilojackband
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

Maybe the NYC indie scene has really entered a "post-white" phase, finally! When we started this blog back in 2004, indie rock, soul and hip hop really felt like separate scenes. The few notable exceptions, like TV on the Radio, paved the way to a rediscovery of soul music that reached maturity in the following ...

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gobbinjr’s psychosocial drama takes stage at Mercury on 12.05

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gobbinjr's psychosocial drama takes stage at Mercury on 12.05
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gobbinjr
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gobbinjr
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Indie Pop
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NYC

gobbinjr is the brainchild of Wisconsin native Emma Witmer, whose rawness and minimalism in 2016 EP vom night might bring to mind a more synthpop version of Frankie Cosmos. Atop self-produced tracks filled with ethereal synths floating over slow-pulsing drum machines, and bursting with a wide variety of influences, lay Witmer’s intensely antisocial lyrics (the irony being that ...

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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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Ehiorobo
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mrehiorobo
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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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Abbi Press
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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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