Tag Archives: Indie Rock

Psych rockers Color Tongue release visual album “Us and the Bugs”

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Psych rockers Color Tongue release visual album
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Technology continues to expand the realm of what’s doable and psych rock bands such as Color Tongue take full advantage of the possibilities. While the Bushwick quartet’s next LP doesn’t come out until later in 2018, they’ve released a visual album in the meantime called Us and the Bugs, a YouTube video of four songs set ...

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Fresh Buzz: Jane Church plays Mercury and Rough Trade within two weeks

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Fresh Buzz: Jane Church plays Mercury and Rough Trade within two weeks
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Jane Church is the kind nostalgically charged slacker rock that serves as a much-needed mile marker of the times. The man behind the moniker, Jackson Church, croons with a King Tuff-esque indifference about taking pills, vacant homes, empty streets, heartbreak, vandalism, pissing off bridges and the overall bizarre spirit of the age in debut tracks “Demolition ...

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Future Generations premiere “One More Problem” video, play Rough Trade 12.03

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Future Generations premiere “One More Problem” video, play Rough Trade 12.03
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It’s hard to act like you’re not enjoying yourself when you’re listening to Future Generations. The New York quintet’s dancey alt-pop bounces constantly with hooks and radio-leaning production. However, in the new video for “One More Problem” (directed by Joe Adcroft), frontman Eddie Gore somehow seems to not be enjoying himself. It might have something to ...

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Maitri premieres music video for “Reminder” off new LP “After Glow”

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Maitri have just released a new LP called After Glow, from which they’ve also released a new music video for the track "Reminder". "Reminder" — like the other songs off of the album — captures the band’s experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop. The song builds from a tense groove about the drudgery of ...

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Maitri premieres music video for “Reminder” off new LP “After Glow”

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Maitri have just released a new LP called After Glow, from which they’ve also released a new music video for the track "Reminder". "Reminder" — like the other songs off of the album — captures the band’s experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop. The song builds from a tense groove about the drudgery of ...

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Rough Trade’s Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts

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Rough Trade's Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts
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If you ask us "how’s the NYC scene doing these days?" we’ll respond with a mixed feelings kind of answer. But even though the local scene is undoubtedly going through some rough times (mostly caused by the excessive cost of the city and the extreme gentrification of Williamsburg), it has still managed to express some very fine ...

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Ben Pagano & The Space Machine play Secret Project Robot on 11.15

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Ben Pagano & The Space Machine play Secret Project Robot on 11.15
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With a new track under their belt, Ben Pagano & his space rock band The Space Machine take the stage at Secret Project Robot on November 15th. The track — titled "Members Only" — details the current political situation in the U.S., with lyrics and music penned by Pagano. While the bass-heavy song sounds like a moody ...

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Little Coyote Bring Their Relentless Angst to Bushwick

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The alienation and sadness are relentless through Toronto band Little Coyote’s debut album The Trouble With Teeth, streaming at Bandcamp. Frontwoman/keyboardist Teagan Johnson blends brooding, neoromantic piano with Mike Poisson’s lushly elegant synthesized orchestration, yet with remarkable restraint: there’s more 21st century minimalism than there is Chopin or Tschaikovsky in her emphatic anthems. Little Coyote are headlining an excellent triplebill this Friday night, Nov 10 at Bushwick Public House at around 10 PM; trippy electro/downtempo chanteuse Pearla opens the night at 8, followed by excellent, catchy rainy day psych-pop band Minor Poet at 9. Cover is 5.

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Deli cover band Guerilla Toss headlines Baby’s All Right on 11.16 + releases new video

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Deli cover band Guerilla Toss headlines Baby's All Right on 11.16 + releases new video
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We are very excited to inform you that avant-electro-psych band Guerilla Toss, who graced the latest cover of our NYC print issue, will be performing their first live show since that issue hit the streets of NYC in mid October. The band’s latest album, entitled GT Ultra and released through DFA Records, is an exuberant, multifaceted ...

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Upper Wilds return from a quick tour to play Gold Sounds on 11.18

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Upper Wilds return from a quick tour to play Gold Sounds on 11.18
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Upper Wilds are an experiment in distortion. Their debut album, "Guitar Module 2017" (Deli NYC record of the month last month) is one frenzied wave of noise going through the entire body. Once the senses accept this new experience, the lyrics can finally be appreciated. Somehow, through all the glitchy melodies come these heavenly vocals that find ...

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Mark Crozer & The Rels support Jesus & Mary Chain tour, play NYC on 11/17

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Mark Crozer & The Rels support Jesus & Mary Chain tour, play NYC on 11/17
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Revival Rock (Other)
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Earlier this year, Mark Crozer and The Rels released their Planting Seeds Records LP “Sunny Side Down” on vinyl. Although a Brooklyn resident, Mark recorded the tracks with his band at Mitch Easter’s North Carolina studios with an emphasis on live energy interplay. The intro to “Here Comes the Storm” (streaming below) adopts ...

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Bodies Be Rivers’ release first single “None the Wiser” from debut LP

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Bodies Be Rivers' release first single
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Bodies Be Rivers’ newest single "None the Wiser" (streaming) from their forthcoming debut LP Things I’ll Tell You When You’re Older, is simply delightful. The listening pleasure begins with the ear-catching, nuanced arrangement which builds into a confident full band breakout. "Your weather never changes / your curtains always stay" sings singer and songwriter Lauren ...

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A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video “Welcome to Hitler”

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A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video
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Brooklyn-based art pop quartet, Milan to Minsk, is gearing up to release their latest EP, Welcome to Hitler (out 12/1, EP release on 12.06 at Trans-Pecos), but for fans interested in getting a glimpse of what’s to come, the Deli is excited to premiere the band’s new video for the album’s title track. As the ...

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Fovea release debut LP “pencil me in” on 12.8

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Fovea release debut LP
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Four-piece Fovea release their debut LP pencil me in on December 8th under the boutique label Omad. The group – made up of Skidmore grads Steve Shaw, Max Weigel, Jake Denicola, and Halley Furlong-Mitchell – have a sound that they describe as "dancey dream pop", which falls somewhere between Ra Ra Riot and M83. You can hear that ...

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Empyrean Atlas Bring Their Hypnotically Sparkling African-Inspired Sounds to South Williamsburg This Weekend

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Postrock band Empyrean Atlas play African juju mathrock. Or indie classical African juju music. Their music chimes, and sparkles, and often circles hypnotically Bandleader David Crowell’s mbira twinkles amidst the ripples of guitar from Andrew Smiley and Will Chapin. Their new short album Poly Rush is streaming at Bandcamp, and they’re playing the release show on an excellent twinbill on Nov 5 at 8 PM at Baby’s All Right. Similarly glimmering percussion group Ensemble Et Al open the show at 7; cover is $15.

Empyrean Atlas open their new album with the title track, which sounds like King Sunny  ...

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Lillet Blanc brings Dream-Pop to Trans Pecos, 11.03

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Lillet Blanc brings Dream-Pop to Trans Pecos, 11.03
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Lillet Blanc’s music takes a hint from their namesake: both are intoxicatingly sweet, yet refreshing. The band’s execution of the dream-pop aesthetic showcases honeyed melodies, boasting Emily Rawlings’ vocals whirling through a backdrop of groovy pop stylings, and cutting through the sonic daydream with beautifully pure high notes. Thankfully, the band’s “moody songs with a lil’ sass” ...

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10
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It’s been two years since Brooklyn dreamgaze collective No Honeymoon released their excellent sophomore EP “Together Alone” (reviewed on The Deli here).  The long wait for new material is now over with two tracks currently available as a preview of their latest EP “It’s Whatever.”  Recent single release “Were Doing Fine” shows the ...

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New Myths bring blend of new wave and alt rock to Brooklyn Bazaar 11.16

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New Myths bring blend of new wave and alt rock to Brooklyn Bazaar 11.16
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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The thing that makes New Myths so hard to pin down is, paradoxically, how familiar their music feels. The synths and dance beats are recognizably new wave, but the guitar tones pay tribute to angsty alt-rock. To top it off there’s a mood of goth darkness veiling the vocal harmonies and instruments below it. Blended together, New Myths’ ...

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Pollens drop new EP “Mister Manufacture” at Secret Project Robot on 11.16

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Pollens drop new EP
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Pollen can be invasive, and (as those with allergies know) it’s basically everywhere; but from out of the powdery, sneeze-inducing substance springs life. In a weird way, this almost parallels the overall vibe of NYC. It’s a cramped, noisy place infested with people and ideas, but every so often the seemingly aimless find their mark and creativity blossoms. It ...

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Zuli releases debut LP “On Human Freakout Mountain” in pre-Halloween celebration

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Zuli releases debut LP
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Far be it from Brooklyn breakout band Zuli to do anything with subtlety; they’ve released their debut album On Human Freakout Mountain at a pre-Halloween fiesta at Murmrr Ballroom, complete with some bloody Facebook pics to promote the event. The new LP contains ten tracks from Ryan Camenzuli — the brain behind Zuli — which carry the groove-laden ...

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Sweet Cream makes tasteful classic rock, plays Mercury Lounge Nov. 13th

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Sweet Cream makes tasteful classic rock, plays Mercury Lounge Nov. 13th
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Sweet Cream is a band that sits comfortably in their genre. Namely, classic rock, though with a hint of country, and a few mingling folksy harmonies. "No Light Light" has a self-aware, sultry darkness to it, bringing out slick guitar fills from within the crevices of the arrangement. The band might not be breaking down walls, but ...

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Overlake tours the US, returns to NJ on 12.09 at WFMU’s Monty Hall

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Overlake tours the US, returns to NJ on 12.09 at WFMU's Monty Hall
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Jersey City’s three-piece Overlake has been contributing innovative, intimate shoegaze to the local scene since forming in 2012, and their newest LP Fall shows they are getting better and better at it. The record is saturated with guitar-driven anthems of nostalgia, thematically focused on the transience of life. Each song encapsulates a moment in time, following no chronological ...

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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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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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The Sofas talk about pedals on Delicious Audio

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The Sofas talk about pedals on Delicious Audio
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This past summer of 2017, Brooklyn’s The Sofas released their first single "Hum," which immediately resonated with oddball indie rock lovers and fans of those fuzzadelic records from the ’90s bands like Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev were putting out early in their career. Streaming below, the single’s B side, "Rodeo Jones Is Dead." The band is about to release their debut ...

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Arc Waves celebrates album release at Pianos on 11.16

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Arc Waves celebrates album release at Pianos on 11.16
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While half of Brooklyn was banging away in besotted bedroom crawlspaces cobbling some amalgam of an avant-noise post-rock electro-gaze masterpiece, Arc Waves broke the code. In The Sound The Circle, to be released November 17th, bandmates Elaine Lachica, Brandon Jaffe, Mike Hodges and Joe Beach pulled out all the wires in their machine in order ...

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