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From the NYC Submissions: The Next Great American Novelist, live at Rockwood on 12.23

From the NYC Submissions: The Next Great American Novelist, live at Rockwood on 12.23

The name of NYC trio The Next Great American Novelist remind us about the fact that here at The Deli we wouldn't care too much about an emerging singer songwriter blessed by stellar poetry if the music accompanying those lyrics was barely generic or uninspired. And that's precisely why we find this band's output rather intriguing: songwriter Sean Cahill knows the in and outs of how to keep a song interesting, with a sound that - obviously reminiscent of the complex melodic openness of Elliott Smith - makes the most of dynamic shifts, tension build ups, clever chord changes, tuneful harmonies and catchy melodies to create memorable songs with quality lyrics - like the noteworthy streaming single "Clover Color Blooms." Add to that a flawless production - thanks in part to the connections of band member Anthony Spinnato, drummer and manager of The Cutting Room Studio in Manhattan - and you get a potential next great American rootsy pop band.
Check out the full album "I'll See You In The Art You Love" here, and don't miss The Next Great American Novelist live at Rockwood on December 23 - it's a free show.

This band submitted their music for coverage here.
We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

Published: December 10, 2014 |

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