Tag Archives: DIY/Lo-Fi

Kami Maltz releases new single “On The Loose”; plays Pete’s Candy Store 03.03

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Kami Maltz releases new single
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Indie Pop
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Imagine Joanna Newsom’s voice on top of the swirling instrumentals of a Lorde song. That sums up Kami Maltz‘s music in a nutshell. The Brooklyn singer/songwriter and co-producer released a new single chock full of that hypnotizing sound called "On The Loose". Though the song’s a bedroom creation, it sports masterful production bringing out the humming ...

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Thanks For Coming plays Silent Barn on 02.21 + gets featured on Post-Trash compilation

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Thanks For Coming plays Silent Barn on 02.21 + gets featured on Post-Trash compilation
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Indie Rock
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Thanks For Coming put out a lot of music in 2017. Their Bandcamp page shows 21 releases from the past year, most only a few songs each, but the particularly noteworthy full-length “Missing Out” and two EPs “Sspplliitt” and “Thanks For Having Me” offering a little more. It works with the band’s signature sound, which makes ...

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Harry Teardrop premieres dream pop “Chinatown” single

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Harry Teardrop premieres dream pop “Chinatown” single
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Indie Pop
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Harry Teardrop makes the kind of hazy, daydream-inducing bedroom pop that you can get lost in. New single “Chinatown” is no exception, but it works the smooth, jazzy undertones to more soothing ends. Teardrop—a.k.a. NYU student Harrison Li—crafts indie music that’s unafraid to be pop and, in this case, unafraid to be ‘80s style romantic. Originally written ...

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Steve Shiffman & the Land of No premieres single from upcoming LP “Double Life”

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Steve Shiffman & the Land of No premieres single from upcoming LP
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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"Things Are Clear This Morning" holds true to its title: it definitely is a morning song. Steve Shiffman & the Land of No‘s delicate, sleep-in-the-eye vocal gently guides you through the track, accompanied by a heartily strummed acoustic guitar.  There’s even a synth-like electric guitar at the end that gives off just ...

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Dougie Poole brings new wave country to Baby’s All Right 2.4

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Dougie Poole brings new wave country to Baby’s All Right 2.4
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Folk Pop
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NYC

There’s something decidedly midwestern about Dougie Poole. It’s not so much the love for heartland country that Poole wears proudly on his sleeve, but the odd ways he stretches out those influences. Poole’s take on country sees mainly the sappy sentimentality at its core and embellishes that with generous reverb and synth-heavy arrangements. It’s definitely not ...

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QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27

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QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27
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Hip Hop
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This Saturday on January 27th at 10:00 PM, National Sawdust will be hosting the 23rd installment of their emerging artists spotlight series "The Revolution." As with every month, the event will feature live performances from three forward-thinking and boundary-pushing NYC-based artists representing three different genres. The artists being highlighted this month are rapper and saxophonist QuazztheKid, who ...

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Snakeskin releases fuzzy single, plays The Glove 1.26

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Snakeskin releases fuzzy single, plays The Glove 1.26
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Indie Rock
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Snakeskin started off 2018 with the premiere of “Seize,” a mid-paced fuzz rocker that shows songwriter Shanna Polley embracing collaboration with a full band. It’s still following Polley’s previous path, with sprawling song structures letting her detailed lyricism carve a story, but “Seize” has continued her development from bedroom songwriter to searing rocker. The sizzling guitars and thumping ...

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Goodie is the one-woman electric folk act to soothe your soul

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Goodie is the one-woman electric folk act to soothe your soul
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Folk Rock
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Goodie (aka Phyllis Lee) is a breath of fresh air in the folk/songwriter scene. For one, the traditional acoustic guitar parts are all replaced with electric, and she’s not afraid to try out slightly avant chord progressions and go all out with supporting drums and bass. There’s a lightness to the songs, partly because the sparsity of the ...

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A record we missed in 2017: Lexie (side project of Frankie Cosmos and Warehouse)

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A record we missed in 2017: Lexie (side project of Frankie Cosmos and Warehouse)
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Indie Pop
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Lexie is a collaboration between NYC’s bedroom pop chanteuse Frankie Cosmos and two members of Atlanta’s Indie Rockers Warehouse (Alex Bailey and Doug Bleichner). The trio quietly released this side project’s 8 track debut “Record Time” in June of 2017. The album, recorded with Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna, lives up to both band’s past achievements, although it’s ...

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Nate B intrigues with imaginative lo-fi soul

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Nate B intrigues with imaginative lo-fi soul
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

Nate B’s new track “take u out” adds some sparkle to the characteristic dust of his repertoire.  It’s easy to get lost in; like his past compositions it unfolds like clouds of smoke, an opium fog whose marshmallow jaws gently pound you into ecstatic submission.  Pitched-up vocal harmonies resurrected from the days of doo-wop ...

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Ritual Humor delivers tribal post punk at Sunnyvale on 01.25

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Ritual Humor delivers tribal post punk at Sunnyvale on 01.25
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Post Punk
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NYC

Tribal, gloomy and tense, the sound of NYC’s Ritual Humor finds some solace in Celeste Carballo’s warm vocals. The simple melodies and stern rhythm section take us back to the early day of post-punk, including the simple bass synth parts and overall droney tendencies – a sound many children of the late ’70s/early ’80s carry in their DNA. ...

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Shea Stadium hosts holiday show with Yucky Duster, Bueno, Fits, and Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands 12.21

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Shea Stadium hosts holiday show with Yucky Duster, Bueno, Fits, and Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands 12.21
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When the longstanding Brooklyn DIY landmark Shea Stadium was forced to close its doors this past spring things looked grim. But, at the end of what’s been a long and difficult year for so many more reasons, Shea has thankfully managed to keep going in the interim by hosting events at other venues while it hunts for ...

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From the digital submissions: Garage Rockers, The Vice Rags, drop self-titled EP

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From the digital submissions: Garage Rockers, The Vice Rags, drop self-titled EP
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Self-described as a "breath of fresh, New Jersey Turnpike air" NJ band, The Vice Rags, lay down no-frills garage rock that isn’t afraid of getting dirty. The four-piece just dropped a new self-titled EP which presents some warm, classic-sounding tracks that will satisfy your most staunch rock ‘n’ roll crate-digging purists (see "Alright By Me" ...

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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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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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Anna Altman brings slowcore jams to Alphaville on Dec. 22nd

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Anna Altman brings slowcore jams to Alphaville on Dec. 22nd
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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Counterintuitively, Anna Altman is a band of young musicians from Brooklyn with a female lead singer, not a one woman project. Their music brings back (or finally exposes?) adult angst with a bedroom-y, DIY palette of sounds. The indie/alt rock group’s dry percussive section (Christian Billard) and wonky guitars are brightened by chilled-out, conversational vocals by Lucia ...

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Project Diem brings dreamy synth-pop to Alphaville, 12.13

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Project Diem brings dreamy synth-pop to Alphaville, 12.13
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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Project Diem offers a different vision of the synth-pop aesthetic, one of lush melodies countered by delicate synths and soulful vocals. Refreshingly, the vocals are left relatively untouched by reverb and are left to deliver themselves earnestly. The duo works to combine a synth-driven sensibility with an emotional quality that is both raw yet approachable. The "mid-fi" production ...

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Glitterer performs synthy bedroom pop at Alphaville 12.11

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Glitterer performs synthy bedroom pop at Alphaville 12.11
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Indie Pop
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Though Glitterer has only performed a handful of shows since appearing on the scene in August, you may already be familiar with the project’s mastermind, Ned Russin, from his role as vocalist/bassist in Title Fight. That being said, Glitterer bares little, if any, resemblance to the Kingston, Pennsylvania band’s emo-tinged punk. This solo project leans heavily on ...

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Pinc Louds hosts Christmas Tentacular at Bizarre Bushwick 12.08

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Pinc Louds hosts Christmas Tentacular at Bizarre Bushwick 12.08
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Indie Pop
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Pinc Louds always seems to be doing something just a little different than what you’d expect. On paper it’s not that unusual: an acoustic guitar based indie rock group. But in practice it can be tough to describe: there’s a sudden burst of strumming, a feathery falsetto-type voice, psyched out doo-wop backing vocal loops. Performances are no ...

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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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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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Inkmouth releases new EP “The Problem With”

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Inkmouth releases new EP
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Inkmouth is a self-described Post Dad-Rock band hailing from NY. While the genre is, of course, a tongue-in-cheek descriptor, it’s not too far of a cry from the truth: the band has some heavy roots in early 90’s alt that your dad could probably get down with (assuming you are in your twenties). But Inkmouth expresses it in ...

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Human People become vampires in new video

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Human People become vampires in new video
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Garage Rock
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Human People’s Haley Livingston has a growl to her voice, something a little sinister. In the band’s latest video for new single “Radiator Water” the truth is revealed: she’s a vampire. In less than two and a half minutes she sucks the life out of two of her bandmates, turning them from goth to prep before ...

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ZEBEDEE take their berserk garage rock to Pianos on 11/25

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ZEBEDEE take their berserk garage rock to Pianos on 11/25
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ZEBEDEE, the project of Australian transplant Zebedee Row, serves up crunchy, saxed-up garage rock that seems to dangerously flirt with the edge of madness. Their songs are rollicking romps through 70s-era rock ‘n’ roll, without ever feeling canned or over baked. Check out the band at Pianos 11/25 and stream them below.-Olivia Sisinni

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Stuyedeyed drops new single and plays Brooklyn Bazaar 12/17

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Stuyedeyed drops new single and plays Brooklyn Bazaar 12/17
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We’ve covered Brooklyn-based garage/psych quartet, Stuyedeyed, before on the Deli, but the band keeps churning out new music to keep us excited. Their latest? A track called "Believer" off a recent split with fellow Brooklynites Birds. The song features the band’s signature brand of bluesy psych rock, with vocals that seems to edge closer and closer ...

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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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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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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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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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