Get some girlongirl action tonight @ the Cavern Bar. Keep your mind outta the gutter…Katie, Lauren and Paul will get you moving with some sweet sounds. This talented alternative trio will rock you steady with pretty vocals and harmonies that shift back and forth between guitars and drums. Take a listen to their live cover of Phil Spector’s "I Love How You Love Me", it will get you pumped for tonight’s show! Stay tuned on FB for info on their upcoming album.
NJ quintet Terrible Terrible play a chilled but intense brand of psych pop, featuring intriguing sonic dialogues of various instruments including synthesizers, guitars, varied percussion, and three voices in close harmony. On May 8 at Coco66 the band will be celebrating the re-release of last year’s EP "Fail Better" as a split record, including remixes for each track by Basement Skylights.
The space between your eyes and your cerebellum; the weird spiraling flesh that juts out the sides of your head, the gateway to your nervous system, has just been filled by Coma Figura. What could be a more soothing intruder than the clean tones and soulful rasp of an Arthur Russell protégé, or the melodic honey drip from A Band of Bees Bee-side? Coma Figura have figured out how to keep it smooth in a Fleetwood Mac ‘Bare Trees’ kind of way, while maintaining the lyrical flips that will keep the listener on the edge of their seat.
Hop Along‘s long-awaited follow-up to their debut LP Get Disowned is now available for streaming. Take a listen to Painted Shut in its entirety below! The John Agnello-produced record will be officially available on May 4 via Saddle Creek, and the band will be stopping in at home on Saturday, May 9 to celebrate with family and friends at Union Transfer.
In today’s mostly self-funded musical landscape, it is almost unavoidable for glam rock to be a penalized genre – since you always have pay bigger bucks for glamour. This makes us appreciate even more this stylized, elegant and very much staged video by Sterling Fox, for single "Freak Caroline." In particular if it’s true – as it seems – that it was partly funded through daily busking sessions in the NYC Subway (Sterling is a NYC songwriter and producer who’s written songs for Madonna and Lana Del Rey among others, so probably the Subway sessions are more fun than necessity). If you don’t stumble upon his live show in your favorite subway station in the next month, you can catch him at The Rock Shop on June 4th.
The inaugural Mantua Fest kicks off this evening at Rock Bottom XX featuring Mumblr, Legs Like Tree Trunks, W.C. Lindsay, and more! It will be taking place for the next four days with five sweet shows at various DIY spaces. Check out the full list of acts that will be performing HERE! A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, “a community center dedicated to connecting the students and faculty of Drexel University with the residents of Mantua and Powelton Village.” Good causes & music work for everyone! Various Locations, (Please go HERE for more info.), $5/$10 4-day pass, All Ages – Alexis V.
Not many electronic bands exploit the incredible array of possibilities opened by electronic instruments, settling instead for borrowed styles from the past, like 80’s synth pop or the various cliches tied to house music. This is obviously not the case for Brooklyn’s My Body, an electropop duo whose music sounds like a constant sonic experiment – that’s the approach The Deli likes and encourages. The band self released a strong EP in 2014 entitled "Six Wives," which has been picked up by Big Hunt Records and will be released with bonus material next week. While waiting, check out their single "Make It Good" (streaming) and don’t miss their live show at Cameo Gallery with Icky Blossoms and Psychic Twin, tomorrow May 1st.
We added this song to The Deli’s playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists – check it out!
Beauty Pill‘s new album "Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are" was released last Tuesday, April 21 via Butterscotch Records. The album comes 11 years after the band’s last release and after band leader Chad Clark survived a rare and typically fatal heart disease. It’s a deeply personal political album that combines the experimental side of indie rock with wholly new layers of electronics, beats and samples. Check oiut the video for "Dog with Rabbit in Mouth Unharmed."
If you missed Nodaway‘s EP release show at The High Watt on Tuesday night, never fear: the slick Nashville quartet will be hitting The Basement East on May 11th. In the interim, you have their debut EP "500 Days of Whatever" to soak up. If you’re in need of something upbeat, cheeky, and entirely danceable, front man Chris Jobe and his crew have you covered. If you’re more in the mood for some thundering sythn-driven rhythms, well, they still have you covered. Need proof? Take a listen to their single "Hairspray." The track was inspired by a seemingly innocent relationship that slowly became toxic, much like an overused bottle of Aquanet. See, we said that they were cheeky. Check out their website at nodawaymusic.tumblr.com, and listen to the EP at http://noisetrade.com/nodaway/500-days-of-whatever
Philly "femcee" Tiani Victoria has been asserting her voice into the male-dominated hip-hop scene. Check out Victoria’s smooth, confident flow on her debut mixtape Hard Candy below! It was predominately produced by Digital Crates, and features special guest contributions from Young Savage, Gillie Da Kid, Ms. Jade, and many others.
Alex Mason is a blues, folk-rock singer/songwriter with cleverly written and thought provoking lyrical content. His EP "Wistow Lows" is just a small taste of his talents; the entire EP is loaded with energy and punch, all-the-while showcasing his booming, gritty, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice! He’s playing solo 04/30 @ Junction City Music Hall w/ Emmy Rouge and Hierophant, you won’t want to miss it! So, make sure to take a listen to his EP and head on out to the show!-Courtney Chalapenko