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A Place to Bury Strangers on the cover of The Deli’s NYC / NAMM Issue 2018!

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A Place to Bury Strangers on the cover of The Deli's NYC / NAMM Issue 2018!
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NYC

Hello good music diggers!

The Winter 2018 issue of The Deli NYC (our 53rd!) is now available for you to read online, here!

This is also the first NAMM issue of The Deli, since a week from today we’ll be at the Californian musical instrument convention with a huge booth full of guitar ...

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Tenderfoot to release new LP on 02.02; listen to single “Semiprecious Life”

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Tenderfoot to release new LP on 02.02; listen to single
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Brooklyn via Seattle Tenderfoot‘s newest single "Semiprecious Life" (streaming) has a low hum which lends a calming touch to a song about an existential crisis. The track, which is included in the upcoming LP Break Apart (out February 2nd), features frontman Adam Kendall Woods’s breathy voice waxing about his old and changing home of Seattle, as construction noises ...

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HNRY FLWR shares video for “Little Brother,” plays Knit on 01/19 w/ Uni & Blame Candy on 1/19

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Since releasing debut EP Flowerama this past summer, Brooklyn art rockers HNRY FLWR have been on a roll. The brainchild of songwriter David Van Witt just unveiled a second video for single “Little Brother” (streaming below). While the sound comes across as atmospheric and almost eerily otherworldly, the video is comprised entirely of home movie footage from ...

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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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The Myrrors Bring Their Dusky, Pulsing Psychedelic Postrock to a Killer Alphabet City Twinbill

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It’s not clear what the title of hypnotically kinetic psychedelic band the Myrrors’ latest record Hasta La Victoria – streaming at Bandcamp –  refers to. Whatever the case, it’s definitely a victory for the band themselves. The Arizona-based group went their separate ways around the turn of the past decade, but regrouped in the wake of ongoing youtube popularity. If there’s any need for further proof of the eternal viability of good psychedelic music, this is it. The Arizona collective are headlining a killer twinbill on Jan 20 at Berlin at around 9; Eno-esque ambient soundscaper J.R. Bohannon a.k.a. ...

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Buzz Alert: Torres’ video of “Skim” makes The Guardian’s Best of 2017 List

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Buzz Alert: Torres' video of
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Avant-Indie
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Torres‘ musical path could be used as an ideal example of what should happen to a musician who dares to move from Nashville to NYC – something she did in 2015, soon after releasing her sophomore album Sprinter. Her 2017 follow up, Three Futures, reveals a more daring artist with an uber-edgy sound that makes abundant ...

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Bethlehem Steel returns to Silent Barn with fuzzy alt-rock 1.17

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Bethlehem Steel returns to Silent Barn with fuzzy alt-rock 1.17
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Bethlehem Steel is loud. The band’s music commands the room with intensity and force. The group’s most recent album Party Naked Forever, released in November of 2017, brought that music to a new focus with tumbling fuzz rockers and stop-start rhythmic treats. It’s an album that successfully emphasizes the band’s tumultuous live power and serves as ...

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A Deli NYC Premiere: Lake Ruth’s new single “One Of Your Own”

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A Deli NYC Premiere: Lake Ruth's new single
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Starting off the year with a Deli premiere are Lake Ruth, a group of multi-instrumentalists and genre explorers who are set to release their second album Birds of America on February 16th on British label Feral Child Recordings. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut features the track "One Of Our Own", which combines perky ’60s ...

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Beechwood release new LP 1/26, play Elsewhere on 1/20

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Beechwood release new LP 1/26, play Elsewhere on 1/20
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NYC psychedelic glam-punk rockers Beechwood are set to release their latest record “Songs From the Land of Nod” on January 26th via Alive Naturalsound. Building a reputation for reckless and disorderly behavior (which covers the punk label well), their sound draws equally from the psych and glam rock realms. Stylistic elements of both Marc Bolan and ...

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Hypoluxo bring their dreamy indie at Elsewhere 1.14

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Hypoluxo bring their dreamy indie at Elsewhere 1.14
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Psych Rock
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Usually shoegaze is an all or nothing mentality, but Hypoluxo merely dip their feet in for a dreamy wash. The Brooklyn band’s sound hits pretty straightforward, a little mellow with a baritone croon somewhere between Joy Division’s Ian Curtis and The National’s Matt Berninger, but the tasteful add-ins of sparkling guitar arpeggios and noisy swells give an extra ...

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Pom Pom Squad strips songs to emotional core for solo set at Mercury Lounge 1.14

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Pom Pom Squad strips songs to emotional core for solo set at Mercury Lounge 1.14
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Pom Pom Squad’s music is dynamic and driving, but at the heart of the band is Mia Berrin’s sincere and emotionally vulnerable songwriting. Littered with stirring lyrics like “you said you wanted to take me away / so I packed a bag but you never came,” Berrin captures heartache with honesty and accuracy. The power ...

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Nervous Dater bring their indie pop punk to Bushwick Public House on 01.05

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Nervous Dater bring their indie pop punk to Bushwick Public House on 01.05
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Nervous Dater gives us the best parts of early 00’s pop punk (the energy and fun) minus the worst parts (the whiny vocals). Guitars get big and the lyrics tell stories of bad decisions, broken friendships, and feeling like a hot mess. Singer Rachel Lightner carries most of the band’s tracks as if she’s gleefully marinating in ...

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP “Chain Up the Sun”

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Neaux (pronounced "no") is duo Sierra Kay and Nick Fit. They describe their music as "the intersection of shoegaze and grunge" – which is actually pretty accurate. Sierra’s wailing and delayed vocals and Nick’s distorted chord progressions have a certain dark and tense quality to them, while the band’s visual style matches their sonic appreciation for the ’90s, ...

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Post-punk supergroup Savak plays Alphaville 1.18

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Post-punk supergroup Savak plays Alphaville 1.18
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NYC

With the members’ resumes featuring names like Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Holy Fuck, Obits, and The Cops, Savak is an A-team of indie rock odd-balls, but the band’s music speaks for itself. Some moments come sharp with jagged edges and angular turns while others chime with rock ‘n’ roll jangle worthy of R.E.M. Savak’s 2017 album Cut-Ups ...

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Fruit & Flowers and Kino Kimino take over Rose Gold on NYE

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Fruit & Flowers and Kino Kimino take over Rose Gold on NYE
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If you are still looking for a rocking way to spend new year’s eve in the city, we’ve got an exciting show filled with excellent NYC bands for you (and very few dudes involved!). Brooklyn garage poppers Fruit & Flowers will be headlining this Cape House presented bill at the Rose Gold Cocktail Lounge together with ...

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Great Woods kick off 2018 with show at Elsewhere on 01.07

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Great Woods kick off 2018 with show at Elsewhere on 01.07
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Eric Ryrie of Great Woods has had a busy year, having recorded and mixed his latest EP Strange Lives and playing shows to support it. He won’t slow down going into 2018, as he and the rest of the band will play the eclectic Zone One room at Elsewhere in Brooklyn on January 7th. They’ll play plenty ...

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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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Shop Talk bring their noisy post-punk to Alphaville on 12.28

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Shop Talk bring their noisy post-punk to Alphaville on 12.28
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Those who, like us, need at least one tense experience to survive through the mellow/hypocritical holiday season, might want to consider witnessing Brooklyn’s post punkers Talk Shop live at Alphaville on December 28. The trio’s 2016 debut record is unapologetically grating and exists in an imaginary musical intersection between Violent Femmes and Olimpia’s Old Time Relijun. ...

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NJ’s Long Neck take their folk-rock on tour + play Silent Barn on 01.05

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NJ's Long Neck take their folk-rock on tour + play Silent Barn on 01.05
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Folk Rock
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Something very simple happens to bands that are able to keep together for a few years: they get better, their songs get better, their recordings get better, and – if all of the above happens – their fan base slowly starts expanding. In four years, Jersey City’s Long Necks went from humble, ukulele-fueled beginnings to the full folk-pop-rock ...

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Emo mainstays Prawn headline Baby’s All Right 12.22

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Emo mainstays Prawn headline Baby’s All Right 12.22
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Prawn has never had the sudden rise to widespread success that has graced other bands in the supposed emo revival. They’ve played a long game, touring basements, releasing splits, and slowly building the critical respect they deserve. Which is perhaps a little strange, given their music’s knack for swelling and exploding with post-rock rapture, sometimes gradually but often ...

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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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Indie Rock
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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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Cynical, Bittersweet Powder Drug Noir at Pete’s Tonight

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Interesting twinbill tonight, Dec 16 starting at 9 PM at Pete’s Candy Store. Bad Galaxy, who mine a sardonic folk noir vein, open for the similarly cynical, wryly surreal Dream Eaters, who play their distantly Lynchian quasi new wave at 10.

Ironically – in the true sense of the word – the Dream Eaters’ best song is the one that’s not on their album We Are a Curse, streaming at Bandcamp. That number is the woozily spot-on Klonopin Girl. But it’s a good prototype for the album tracks. “Back in the wasteland, sinking in the quicksand,” ...

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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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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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Heaven unveils video for “Never the Moment”

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Heaven unveils video for
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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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