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July 2014
Baked
"'Debt'
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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

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Conveyor at Glasslands Gallery 8.22

Conveyor at Glasslands Gallery 8.22

Featured in our latest Deli NYC print edition (here!), art pop quartet Conveyor released a couple of weeks ago a first self-titled full-length album; one of those rare records that can display so wide a range of sonic experimentation without ever seeming to find the process self-sufficient, Conveyor is a deliciously rich combination of lush harmonies and offset rhythms, flowing gracefully whilst leaving you on a constant vital edge. Any second the tingling melody could turn to roaring freakout, an acoustic introduction could pull you suddenly into a shimmering fusion of electronic sounds... Long story short (you can find out more in a recent Deli interview with the band here), to watch the magic happen on stage, don't miss them tomorrow evening (8.22) for their homecoming show at Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery! 

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