Tag Archives: best-emerging-bands-artists

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 -
Main Artist you are covering (it will be added to our charts): 
Evolfo
Facebook ID (READ INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE BOX!): 
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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Alt Soul artist Quiet Luke plays Sunnyvale 07.21

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Alt Soul artist Quiet Luke plays Sunnyvale 07.21
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Quiet Luke
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quietluke
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

New York artist Quiet Luke treks over an interesting array of styles, blending sedated but emotional lyrics that heed to the classic R&B feel, with distorted electronic beats and heavily modulated synth lines accompanied by funky, staccato guitar parts. He released his debut album Beholden last year, which included the energized single “Escapist” (streaming), a ...

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Intense, break out pop rockers Thirdstory return to NYC at Warsaw on 06.23

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Intense, break out pop rockers Thirdstory return to NYC at Warsaw on 06.23
Main Artist you are covering (it will be added to our charts): 
Thirdstory
Facebook ID (READ INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE BOX!): 
wearethirdstory
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Folk/Americana
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

In May 2016, NYC’s Thirdstory released their debut EP ‘Searching’, a feel-good, folk-rock album with epic pop overtones that ended up resonating with tens of thousand of people. “Searching For A Feeling”, the first track off the EP, combines open, honest lyrics that reflect the contemporary struggles of today’s hookup culture with layers of vocals and guitars that ...

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Pecas bring mellow psychedelia to Mercury Lounge on 06.30

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Pecas bring mellow psychedelia to Mercury Lounge on 06.30
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Pecas
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pecasmusic
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

Brooklyn indie rock quartet Pecas will be playing Mercury Lounge on June 30th in support of Modern Diet. On their 2014 release, Dwelling, songwriter Sandy Davis paints pictures of the quiet despair and contemplation that occurs in the midst of a relationship’s slow decline. Reverb-drenched vocals, warbling keys and tremolo-laced electric guitars lend a fittingly melancholy ambiance. Listen ...

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Snail Mail tours, plays Union Transfer 07.14 with Waxahatchee and Cayetana

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Snail Mail tours, plays Union Transfer 07.14 with Waxahatchee and Cayetana
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Snail Mail
Facebook ID (READ INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE BOX!): 
snailmailband
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
Baltimore

Baltimore indie-rock act Snail Mail is playing Union Transfer on July 14th with DIY favorites Waxahatchee and Cayetana. On Snail Mail’s most recent EP, Habit, fuzzed-out and reverb-drenched guitars lay the groundwork for Lindsey Jordan’s resonant vocals, which often seem to drift out of painful, nebulous daydreams: "I wanna spend the entire year/Just face down/And on my own ...

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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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Amelia Airhorn (The Knocks & Skylar Spence) unveil single “NY is Red Hot”

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Amelia Airhorn (The Knocks & Skylar Spence) unveil single
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Amelia Airhorn
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AmeliaAirhornNYC
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
EDM
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

The sleepless summer nightlife of the city echoes throughout “NY is Red Hot” (streaming) a new track from Amelia Airhorn. A collaborative effort between electronic dance duo The Knocks, and nu-disco vocalist Skylar Spence, the track takes a ride on a time machine to the vintage disco and pop sounds of ’80s and ’90s New York, a city they ...

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Kill Alters release ‘No Self Helps’ + play St. Vitus on 06.16

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Kill Alters release 'No Self Helps' + play St. Vitus on 06.16
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Kill Alters
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killalters
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts, pick one): 
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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NYC Artist on the rise! The Skins play Mercury on 06.27

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NYC Artist on the rise! The Skins play Mercury on 06.27
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
The Skins
Facebook ID: 
theskinsband
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

Brooklyn’s soul band The Skins is a tantalizing blend of ’90s R&B and contemporary hip-hop. On their 2016 EP, Still Sleep, each song is tightly hook-oriented and provides sense of urgency to the entire five-track release. The Skins’ sound has evolved rapidly from a more rock-based aesthetic, as evidenced on their 2014 track, "Pump Up The Speed." The Skins ...

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Haybaby plays Our Wicked Lady AND Tender Trap on 06.08

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Haybaby plays Our Wicked Lady AND Tender Trap on 06.08
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Haybaby
Facebook ID: 
ohhihaybaby
Genres (for charts): 
Post Punk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Haybaby, a self-described "sludge-pop" band from Brooklyn, are a force to be reckoned with on the DIY scene. Each song on their latest record, Blood Harvest, showcases the band’s remarkable skill at controlling its dynamics, utilizing tension and release to devastating effect. Leslie Hong’s vocals are saturated with a pop sensibility but ready to explode, providing an ear-catching contrast to the grunge-like dissonance of the rhythm section. The band just announced they’ll perform ...

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People’s Champs Single + Music Video Release @ C’mon Everybody June 23rd

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Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Peoples Champs
Facebook ID: 
peopleschamps/
Genres (for charts): 
Afrobeat
Region (for charts): 
NYC

People’s Champs, the afro-beat indie funk group whose members are known for touring with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Delicate Steve, are bursting back into summer with a music video release show at C’Mon Everybody this June. The event celebrates the remix release of their song “Hostages” and its accompanying music video. “Hostages’” blend of upbeat jazz and gentle ambient synth here is joined by artists Melanie JB Charles (who sang ...

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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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Rips celebrate debut LP release at Baby’s All Right on 07.01

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Rips celebrate debut LP release at Baby’s All Right on 07.01
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Rips
Facebook ID: 
RIPSBAND
Genres (for charts): 
Garage Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Brooklyn rockers Rips made a name for themselves in the local scene with the sheer number of shows they’ve played since forming in 2013, and a sound that blends rawness and melody. Their debut, self-titled LP took a while to take shape but is finally being released this summer. In their preview single “Malibu Entropy” (streaming below,) they maintain the fuzzy, punhcy sound and casual attitude of garage rock, while adopting dreamy melodies and guitar progressions ...

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Charly Bliss unveil video for ‘Percolator’ + leave for small tour

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Charly Bliss unveil video for 'Percolator' + leave for small tour
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Charly Bliss
Facebook ID: 
CharlyBliss
Genres (for charts): 
Power Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

New York’s "bubblegrunge" sensation Charly Bliss are climbing our local charts for emerging artists and will soon embark in a small New England/Upstate NY tour. Their new LP, Guppy, is a series of tightly-composed indie-pop romps that are at once lyrically gruesome and disarmingly sensitive. In addition to their impasssioned musicianship, the band’s sense of humor shines brilliantly through in the video for "Ruby," an absurdist take on public access/infomercial television that will ...

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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)
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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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Poppies celebrate EP release party at The Glove on 06.09

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Poppies celebrate EP release party at The Glove on 06.09
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Poppies
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/PoppiesNY/
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Poppies have managed to gain a generous following with their introspective, melodic sound and singer May’s childlike, delicate vocals. After debuting their very first "Double Single" featuring the tracks "Egghead" and "Mistakes," and the release of the subsequent "Told," the band is ready to finally debut lengthier work. On June 9th, they will be joined by BRNDA, Dougie Poole and Vas Deferens, for an exciting release party at The Glove, hosted by comedienne Gina Ginsberg. ...

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T-Rextasy plays Mercury Lounge tonight (05.26) with YATTA

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T-Rextasy plays Mercury Lounge tonight (05.26) with YATTA

Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
T-Rextasy

Facebook ID: 
trextasyband

Genres (for charts): 
Punk Revival

Region (for charts): 
NYC

New York’s punk/indie sensation T-Rextasy is playing Mercury Lounge with YATTA tonight (May 26th). On their 2016 release Jurassic Punk, T-Rextasy weaves tales of rebellion against bourgeois banalities and defiant self-assurance in the beating of one’s "moshing heart," as evidenced in "I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker." – Ethan Ames

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gobbinjr plays Brooklyn Bazaar 05.31 with Told Slant, Fits and Crosslegged

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gobbinjr plays Brooklyn Bazaar 05.31 with Told Slant, Fits and Crosslegged
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Gobbinjr
Facebook ID: 
gobbinjr
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

gobbinjr, the moniker of Brooklyn’s Emma Witner, is playing alongside Told Slant, Fits and Crosslegged at a We Make Noise benefit at Brooklyn Bazaar on May 31st. Fans of Porches and Frankie Cosmos will enjoy Witner’s unique retro instrumentation. Drum machines and swelling keys compliment disarming lyrics such as: "I’m a vaccum-sealed freezer dinner rotting in the box," and "No one wants to love someone who’s never been loved before." Check out the video ...

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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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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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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer’s chill but self-aware hip hop at the Knit on 6.9

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer's chill but self-aware hip hop at the Knit on 6.9
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
deem spencer
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/DeemSpencer/
Genres (for charts): 
RnB
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Don’t let the somewhat obscure song titles confuse you – deem spencer’s latest EP, "Sunflower," is Mellow with a capital M. From the laid-back atmospheric textures floating behind a hotel-piano-style arrangement in "fucked up flowers" to the flooring, self-aware rap in "soap," spencer’s tracks are vibe-y and musically interesting. He plays with subtlety in production and hones in on his low-key aesthetic, yet maintaining lyrical consciousness and flow. to hear deem spencer’s delightful, airy music live, head ...

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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
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
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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Pilot Violet celebrates release of ‘Nite Farm’ EP at Nublu on 5/31

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Pilot Violet celebrates release of 'Nite Farm' EP at Nublu on 5/31
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Pilot Violet
Facebook ID: 
pilotviolet
Genres (for charts): 
Electronica
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The music found on Pilot Violet’s new EP, "Nite Farm" is a well produced homage and revisit to the more soulful synthpop of the 80’s. Each track on the seven-song project blends that era’s simple synth patterns and beats with the cinematic vocals found in recent pop acts like CHRVCHES and The XX. On tracks like "Ordinary Day" the instrumentals are skimmed to their essentials, which serves as a nice contrast to the ...

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Soccer Mommy Releases New Single “Out Worn,” Plays Baby’s All Right June 6th

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Soccer Mommy Releases New Single
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Soccer Mommy
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/soccermommymusic/
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Not only Soccer Mommy‘s name is striking – her music is really something else. Her new single "Out Worn" demonstrates that sweet combination of maturity and innocence, with a lot of lyrical depth but still not taking herself too seriously. Sophie Allison is comfortably grounded in her songs; the lo-fi vocal processing is soothing and the whole thing feels like a real musical treat. She’s releasing a mini-album called "Collection," out August 4th ...

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