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Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. - Jake Saunders

 
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Brooklyn based, atmospheric electronic duo Beacon was already on our radar, but this new single from forthcoming EP 'L1' is emitting a signal whose strength we can't ignore. We are digging pretty much everything about 'Fault Lines,' from the almost granular sounding, obsessive initial two note keyboard line, to the frantic but essential drum programming. The song builds slowly through a measured accumulation of layers, while an expanding line of arpeggiators drops unexpectedly at minute 3.11, and seems to reset everything. Beacon will play Terminal 5 in NYC tonight with Tycho and Christopher Willits, while 'L1' EP is scheduled for a December release.

 

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Electronic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

 

October 01, 2014
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Twin Sister recently changed name to Mr Twin Sister (wow, even rather established bands seem to have name copyright problems, huh? I guess there are more bands than decent band names!). Check out the preview single from their upcoming sophomore album, and see them live at Baby's All Right on 10.03.

October 01, 2014
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Recently signed to Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never)'s record label Software, Bushwick's Gabi belongs to a growing wave of artists (for unknown reason mostly female) who choose to rely almost exclusively on vocals for their songs' arrangements, relying on the help of looping devices. Gabi's single/video 'Koo Koo' (streaming) has an ascetic, almost new wave-ish quality to it. You can see how she pull this off live at Baby's All Right on October 2nd.

October 01, 2014
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In "Summer 99" - a track we are premièring below - eight piece collective Every Flavor Weather Machine sing stories about driving, girls and cheap wine, in a vein reminiscent of a more lighthearted Lou Reed. Even though the rest of their past repertoire is more influenced by the party sounds of funk and rock-soul - their other recent single Bullhorn (Get To Work) is a good example in this regard - the band sounds convincingly comfortable in these new shoes. The group hails from Beantown but now calls NY home, and their music comes complete with all the makings you'll ever need to host your own banger: a wall of synths, another wall of brass, and plenty of emceeing about late nights and indecent uses for arithmetic. Every Flavor Weather Machine will be performing at the Knitting Factory tonight with The Harmonica Lewinskies, Graveyard Kids and Double Knot, and then during the upcoming CMJ Music Marathon on 10.21 at The Parkside Lounge. 

October 01, 2014
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We didn't have any psychedelic track on the NYC blog today - it's time to fix this! Gold Lake is a Brooklyn band that treated us to a little drone-pop gem last year, entitled "We Already Exist." They are now unveiling a new tune entitled "Lovers" (streaming) that significantly slows down the BPM (at least for most of the song) without losing the band's signature charm and intensity. 

September 30, 2014
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It's quite interesting how two places as close as Brooklyn and New Jersey tend to excel at producing completely different brands of rock'n'roll: while the home of the hipsters is constantly churning out genre-bending music with experimental tendencies, just a few miles away the majority of the artists active in the Garden State's scene seem more interested in perfecting the tradition of American Rock. NJ's Long Faces fit this profile quite well, blending classic and modern rock to forge intensely evocative tunes. In the past few months their breezy summer single "Leave It There" triggered a fair amount of interest in blogs around the globe, and The Deli is now premièring this new single "All This Confusion," a slower and more atmospheric number that confirms the band's propensity towards melancholic subjects and sonics. 

September 30, 2014
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