Tag Archives: DIY/Lo-Fi

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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NYC

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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NYC

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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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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NYC

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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Garage Rock
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NYC

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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Garage Rock
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NYC

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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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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Tall Juan premieres Ramones cover video, performs at Puerto Rico benefit 11.05

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Tall Juan premieres Ramones cover video, performs at Puerto Rico benefit 11.05
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Garage Rock
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NYC

Maybe you’ve been thinking “wow, there are a lot of bad things going on in the world right now—like the hurricane damage to Puerto Rico—I wish I could do something about it.” Or maybe you’ve been thinking “what my life needs is a band that sounds like The Ramones, but isn’t The Ramones, and maybe features acoustic ...

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The 94 Knicks take their garagey indie rock to Elsewhere on 11/6

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The 94 Knicks take their garagey indie rock to Elsewhere on 11/6
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Indie Rock
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NYC

The 94 Knicks makes the classic type of garagey indie rock that’s at once uplifting and cathartic. The band writes surprisingly poignant lyrics, with songs that feel as if they could have been lifted from the scribbles of your personal journal, however their chunky guitars, command of dynamics, and  lo-fi, fuzzy goodness keep their tunes upbeat and ...

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Lizard Kisses opens for Florist at The Park Church Co-op on 10.27

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Lizard Kisses opens for Florist at The Park Church Co-op on 10.27
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Indie Pop
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NYC

If you’re a fan of Florist’s ambient folk melodies and subtle production, you’re probably pretty excited about the group’s latest album and October 27th headlining show at The Park Church Co-op. You’ll probably also fall for opener Lizard Kisses. The Brooklyn collective’s music has a similar melancholic minimalism, though veering in its own directions. ...

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Emily Yacina plays soft, dreamy bedroom pop

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Emily Yacina plays soft, dreamy bedroom pop
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

 New York college student Emily Yacina has been quietly uploading music to Bandcamp since 2011, making her part of what’s becoming – for better or for worse– a somewhat ubiquitous subgenre of bedroom pop, DIY singer/songwriters. But unlike a lot of those artists, Yacina actually leaves her bedroom. And she gets pretty far, like all the way ...

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The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21

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The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21
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Garage Rock
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NYC

The Nuclears might sound like a some unearthed garage-y gold from your latest crate digging escapades, but the five-piece have only been tearing up the NYC-scene for not even a decade. The band plays raw rock ‘n’ roll the way your daddy used to like, with all the electricity of old-school punk acts, and they even dabble ...

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Darkwing unveils new lo-fi track + performs at at Baby’s on 10.18

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Darkwing unveils new lo-fi track + performs at at Baby's on 10.18
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Darkwing’s music exists in the weird crossroads of lo-fi indie rock and garage-fueled punk, an intersection featuring catchy hooks and the dankest of memes for street signs. This is the self-aware punk of the Cyber Age, the soundtrack for stoned conversations after a night of longboarding. The Deli is excited to premiere their newest single, “Big Red Heart.” ...

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Fits Debut Album at Alphaville 11.17

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Fits Debut Album at Alphaville 11.17
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Power Pop
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NYC

Fits stay true to their name with their especially short songs, each one bursting into the limelight with compelling and near-addicting guitar riffs. It’d be too easy for a band to get lost in the music, but Fits know just when to end a song early enough to cause a craving for more. Fits’ penchant for brevity (as ...

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Rachel Angel

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Rachel Angel
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Indie Rock
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NYC

With biting vocals and powerful songwriting chops, Brooklyn (via Oakland, CA) Rachel Angel radiates effortless cool. In her 2014 debut EP Revelations the indie rocker serves up tracks that are as catchy as they are sincere, but you never feel as if she’s tipping all of her cards. She recently unveiled a stripped down two-song demo featuring ...

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Dances release new single “R U With It?” + play fall residency at Alphaville

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Dances release new single
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Indie Pop
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NYC

Bands, like people, can change a lot in two years. And if one song may be enough be enough evidence to make final statements about the sound of Brooklyn indie band Dances, it’s fair to say that their new single "R U With It?" (streaming below), is quite a bit mellower than their previous material, in partcular ...

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Mons Vi delivers bedroom electro-pop sound to Mercury on 09.28

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Mons Vi delivers bedroom electro-pop sound to Mercury on 09.28
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

New single “Divina,” released in August by bedroom pop project Mons Vi, sounds like a(nother) sonic departure for Matthew Hershoff’s brainchild, but one that sounds very promising. The Columbia grad got us hooked early on this year with his tasteful lo-fi track “Away”, and following album Relic 1, a record that blended the ...

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Oliver Ignatius shares video for “Light and Dark”

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Oliver Ignatius shares video for
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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NYC

In his debut single "Light and Dark," Oliver Ignatius taps into an unlikely but interesting combination of sounds: crunchy guitar solos, soaring synths, a blasting horn section, and dreamy laid-back, Queen-esque vocals. We can’t tell you why it works, exactly, but it does. Perhaps it’s Ignatius’ immaculate grasp of melody and placement of harmonies throughout that weaves ...

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God Tiny Drops new video for “Awaken,” plays Mercury on 09.23

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God Tiny Drops new video for
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Garage Rock
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NYC

There is nothing small about God Tiny‘s sound: the Brooklyn-based psych/garage rockers serve up frenetic, down-and-dirty rock action, and their new video for single, "Awaken," perfectly deliver that action and that dirt on a visual level. The black-and-white work features a female protagonist, roaming the streets and taking names and is chocks full of the vintage ...

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REVIEW: MALLRAT, “every breath a fracture”

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REVIEW: MALLRAT,
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Emo. Traumacore. These are two of the labels attached to MALLRAT as tags on their Bandcamp page. It sounds kind of depressing. But beneath their gnarly, stripped down, heavy-heavy-soft sound is a transcendent – almost bubbly – joyousness that’s bursting with sonic life. The band’s playful tweets give an insight into a playful, humane sensibility that blooms throughout ...

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Max Pain and the Groovies bring Psych Rock to Berlin on 09.14

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Max Pain and the Groovies bring Psych Rock to Berlin on 09.14
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Psych Rock
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Salt Lake City

Music is being transported somewhere, hopefully, a good place. For some, that might be the spot where you hang with your friends, drinking cold, cheap beer and pretending to intellectualize your way through a not so hot summer. That’s exactly where NYC via Salt Lake City Max Pain and the Groovies takes ...

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NYC Record of the Month: Nick Llobet (Live at Sunnyvale on 09.10)

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NYC Record of the Month: Nick Llobet (Live at Sunnyvale on 09.10)
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

The second most important thing in rock or folk music, after the actual song, is the vocals’ character. There’s no need to be a great singer if you are blessed with a voice that carries that elusive quality. Nick Llobet, an upcoming solo act from the NYC area, has it, and also happens to write really ...

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Nick Llobet releases weird alt-pop track “I Got No Car”, plays at Berlin 09.02

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Nick Llobet releases weird alt-pop track
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Indie Pop
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NYC

NYC songwriter Nick Llobet’s work has been intriguing to say the least, coming off equally as disturbing as compelling. “I Got No Car”, his latest single streaming below, features Nick’s signature quirky and borderline childish sounding vocals, somewhat reminiscent of a lynchian, sped up version of Bob Dylan’s nasal alto, enriched by amusing bursts ...

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