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December 2014
Mitski
""bury me at makeout creek"
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In her third album "bury me at makeout creek," Brooklyn songwriter Mitski reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener "texas reznikoff" presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem "townie," where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track "first love / late spring" take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, "jobless monday" doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.

 
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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Kirsten Price and Lisa Jaeggi win free studio time at Flux Studios

Kirsten Price and Lisa Jaeggi win free studio time at Flux Studios

As you all should be aware by now, The Deli's mission is to give local artists free exposure and opportunities. Recently, stunning East Village recording facility Flux Studios gave to The Deli readers the opportunity to win a FULL WEEKEND of free studio time in their main room. Today we got the news that the studio's staff couldn't decide between 2 artists, and so they decided to reward both! The winners of studio time giveaway are Lisa Jaeggi and Kirsten Price. These other artists were also selected to get a 40% discount off the day rate for one session, to use towards tracking or mixing in either one of the studio's 3 rooms (Dangerous, FabTone, or Revolution): Abby Payne, Bern & The Brights, Lady In The Radiator, Les Rav, Lights Resolve, Nicky Egan, The Amboys, Will McCraine Trio, The Barrens, The Shake, Tubetops.

KIRSTEN PRICE

 

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LISA JAEGGI

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