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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

 
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Television
Patti Smith
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Suicide
Lydia Lunch
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Mars
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Monogold

Brain Cave Fest starts tonight with lots of emerging NYC bands

Now that the warm weather has finally thawed New York’s frozen core and melted away everyone’s collective doldrums, it’s time for the city’s countless music festivals to start popping up, and one of them – perhaps one of the city’s most unique – is about to hit this Thursday night.  The Brain-Cave Festival, now in its third year and taking place at Europa in Greenpoint from April 11 - 14, bills itself as something of a music and multimedia extravaganza, and will feature a ton of NYC acts like Hooray for Earth, Peelander-Z, Lemonade, The Suzan, Monogold, Eula, Zongo Junction, Forgetters (mems. of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil/Against Me!) GunFight!, Quiet Loudly and more, plus live art, video projections, DJs and other surprises (not to mention an open bar each night!). For festival founder Luis Velasquez (CaraBella Presents) and co-producer Gabo Rodriguez (Supercrush Studio), Brain-Cave is a chance to showcase a wide variety of musical acts alongside art – a combination of ear and eye-candy guaranteed to mess with your senses and rattle your own brain cave.  The festival has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings at Shea Stadium in 2011 and its stint at the Bell House last year, and now boasts four nights of music and art. For only $12 a night (or $40 for the whole festival - advance pricing), you’ll get four days of Brain-Cave, including a day show at the Greenpointers.com Spring Market on Saturday.  Get more info on the fest here.


Brain Cave Festival hits the Bell House TONIGHT!

Next Thursday and Saturday (Aprili 5th and 7th), the Deli-sponsored, second annual Brain Cave Festival will light up Brooklyn’s Bell House by bringing the best and brightest of the borough’s DIY scene to the stage for two nights of sonic and visual euphoria, showcasing 25 bands and live art by Peru Ana Ana Peru.

Thursday night’s lineup will feature mostly female-fronted bands – with indie pop, acoustic intrigue and fast-strummed rock from She Keeps Bees, Firehorse, Natureboy, Eula, Shilpa Ray and others. Saturday night sees Brooklyn’s up-and-coming take the stage with Team Genius, Caged Animals, Conveyor, Snowmine, GunFight!, Lost Boy?, Spanish Prisoners, Monogold, Clouder and others bringing everything from indie-punk, to electro-folk to swooping experimental.

Tickets can be purchased through the Bell House ($12 presale, $15 door, $20 for 2-day pass). The fest is presented by Paper Garden Records, CaraBella and (collabo!).


  Best NYC Emerging Artists of 2012
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CAVEMAN

Placing at #55 in our previous Best NYC for Emerging Artists Poll, Caveman in one year grew their reputation the old fashioned way, earning their fans one by one, with their songs and live shows. Heading to SXSW 2012, they are now one of the most blogged emerging artists out there (with the only exception of Pitchfork, which still has to review their stunning debut "CoCo Beware").

You can read the cover feature we gave this band back in the summer of 2011 here.


LUCIUS

Lucius

The two singers from Lucius are a dangerous tag team, sounding powerful without becoming overbearing, tender without becoming too cutesy. Meeting while in college at Boston before traveling to live in Bushwick, they must know each other well, as their voices work together in an uncannily close relationship.

Lucius will be featured in the Spring 2012 NYC issue of The Deli, you can read an interview from 2011 here.

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WIDOWSPEAK

Widowspeak

Captured Tracks' most mellow signee, Widowspeak is also the band with the most potential in that lo-fi leaning roster. The band emanates a strange beautiful mysterious nostalgia that lingers deep within old souls. Their music is unobtrusive — it takes its time and slowly Molly Hamilton’s vocal melodies seep through Robert Thomas’ searing leads and Michael Stasiak’s steady groove. Old musical acquaintances from Tacoma, Washington, Micheal Stasiak and Molly Hamilton decamped to New York after a label they contributed to fell apart. Many moons later Michael urged Molly—who had little faith in her electric guitar skills and showmanship—to acquire a used Dan Electro and start writing songs.

Read an interview from 2011 here.

 

 

 
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NYC POLL FULL RESULTS
 
Artist
J
OS
W

F

TOTAL
 
1
Caveman
13
2
 
0.023
15.023
2
Lucius
4
 
2
3
9
icon
3
Widowspeak
6
 
2
0.012
8.012
icon
4
Friends
7
 
 
0.015
7.015
icon
5
Monogold
4
1
1
0.128
6.128
icon
6
Ski Lodge
6
 
 
0.003
6.003
icon
7
Big Wilson River
3
2
 
0.234
5.234
icon
8
Ava Luna
3
 
2
0.014
5.014
icon
9
The Denzels
5
 
 
0.009
5.009
icon
10
Apollo Run
3
 
1
0.203
4.203
icon
11
Kung Fu Crimewave
3
 
1
0.101
4.101
icon
12
Tall Tall Trees
3
1
 
0.077
4.077
icon
13
Ambassadors
3
 
1
0.033
4.033
icon
14
Fort Lean
4
 
 
0.013
4.013
icon
15
Arms
3
 
1
0.007
4.007
icon
 
Grassfight
1
3
 
0.007
4.007
icon
17
Body Language
4
 
 
0.005
4.005
icon
18
Stephie Coplan &...
 
1.5
 
2.5
4
icon
19
Starlight Girls
 
1.5
2
0.007
3.507
icon
20
Hurrah! A Bolt of...
 
2
1
0.239
3.239
icon
21
Black Taxi
 
2
1
0.052
3.052
icon
22
A$AP Rocky
3
 
 
0.041
3.041
icon
23
The Can't Tells
3
 
 
0.017
3.017
icon
 
Yellow Ostrich
2
 
1
0.017
3.017
icon
25
Spirit Family Reunion
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
icon
26
The Men
3
 
 
0.009
3.009
icon
27
Diane Cluck
2
 
1
0.008
3.008
icon
 
Zambri
3
 
 
0.008
3.008
icon
29
Devin
3
 
 
0.007
3.007
icon
30
North Highlands
2
 
1
0.006
3.006
icon
 
Skaters
3
 
 
0.006
3.006
icon
32
Hidden Fees
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
icon
 
Illuminator
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
icon
34
Brothers
1
 
 
2
3
icon
35
The Bottom Dollars
 
1.5
1
0.113
2.613
icon
36
Field Mouse
 
1.5
1
0.027
2.527
icon
37
MiniBoone
 
1.5
1
0.008
2.508
 
38
Futurist
 
1
 
1.5
2.5
icon
39
Merrily & the Poison Orchard
 
1.25
 
1
2.25
icon
40
Exemption
 
2
 
0.213
2.213
icon
41
Mal Blum
 
1
1
0.196
2.196
icon
42
Deathrow Tull
 
1
1
0.17
2.17
icon
43
Snowmine
 
1
1
0.134
2.134
icon
44
Clementine and the Galaxy
2
 
 
0.087
2.087
icon
45
The Sneaky Mister
2
 
 
0.074
2.074
icon
46
j.viewz
 
2
 
0.066
2.066
icon
47
Reverend John DeLore
 
2
 
0.061
2.061
icon
48
Robin Bacior
 
2
 
0.042
2.042
icon
49
Firehorse
 
1
1
0.035
2.035
icon
50
Brick & Mortar
2
 
 
0.03
2.03
icon
51
Due Diligence
 
1
1
0.024
2.024
icon
 
The Courtesy Tier
 
1
1
0.024
2.024
icon
53
Bird Call
 
2
 
0.02
2.02
icon
54
The Sway Machinery
 
2
 
0.011
2.011
icon
55
Dive
2
 
 
0.008
2.008
icon
56
The Beets
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
icon
57
Slowdance
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
58
Dead Leaf Echo
 
1
1
0.005
2.005
icon
 
Ice Choir
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
 
St. Lucia
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
61
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
62
Lissy Trullie
1
 
1
0.004
2.004
icon
63
Caged Animals
1
 
1
0.003
2.003
icon
64
Coasting
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Papertwin
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Penguin Prison
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Timeflies
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Wise Blood
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
69
Superhuman Happiness
2
 
 
0
2
icon
70
Tayisha Busay
 
1.5
 
0.052
1.552
icon
71
Pass Kontrol
 
1.5
 
0.051
1.551
icon
72
Thinning The Herd
 
1.5
 
0.048
1.548
icon
 
Xenia Rubinos
 
1.5
 
0.048
1.548
icon
74
Fall of the Albatross
 
1.5
 
0.011
1.511
icon
 
Food Will Win the War
 
1.5
 
0.011
1.511
icon
76
Chappo
 
1
 
0.289
1.289
icon
77
Sinem Saniye
 
1
 
0.265
1.265
icon
78
Motherfeather
1
 
 
0.153
1.153
icon
79
My Pet Dragon
 
1
 
0.15
1.150
icon
80
The Third Wheel Band
 
1
 
0.115
1.115
icon
81
Cuddle Magic
1
 
 
0.085
1.085
icon
82
Himalaya
 
1
 
0.077
1.077
icon
83
The Stepkids
1
 
 
0.047
1.047
icon
84
The Bandana Splits
 
1
 
0.041
1.041
icon
85
Grace Weber
 
1
 
0.039
1.039
icon
86
Indyns
 
1
 
0.038
1.038
icon
 
Wazu
 
1
 
0.038
1.038
icon
88
In One Wind
1
 
 
0.033
1.033
icon
89
Oh Whitney
1
 
 
0.022
1.022
icon
90
Ex Cops
1
 
 
0.019
1.019
icon
91
Appomattox
 
1
 
0.017
1.017
icon
92
Blonde Valhalla
 
1
 
0.015
1.015
icon
93
Quilty
 
1
 
0.014
1.014
icon
 
Twitchers
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
  Young Boys
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
96
Nicholas Jaar
1
 
 
0.01
1.01
icon
97
Babies
1
 
 
0.009
1.009
icon
98
Fredericks Brown
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
 
Gross Relations
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
 
Idgy Dean
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
 
Psychobuildings
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
102
Yvette
 
1
 
0.007
1.007
icon
103
OhNoMoon
1
 
 
0.005
1.005
icon
104
Aaron Roche
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
icon
105
Spanish Prisoners
 
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
106
Happy New Year
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
107
Motive
 
0.5
 
0.272
0.772
icon
108
Bugs in the Dark
 
0.5
 
0.189
0.689
icon
Legend: J = Jury - OS = Open Submissions - W = Deli Writers - F = Fans

 

 

 

 

 

Chappo headlines Mercury with Monogold, Lucius and Jeff Taylor on 12.17

CHAPPO is coming off a busy summer/fall, playing an array of sweaty, confetti covered clubs, releasing their inner moon shamans on the regular, recording and self-releasing their second concept EP as well tracking their debut full length album, which is due out in the spring 2012. Their first EP Plastique Universe was touted for it's "excellently overstuffed garage psyche sound" by Pitchfork and the lead off track "Come Home" was featured on an Ipod touch commercial last fall. CHAPPO has also received much praise for their lives shows - they played for The Deli at CMJ 2010. Intense and engaging their music combines psychedelic flourishes with funky lighting, fog, feathers and... confetti! They are headlining their first show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday, December 17th. Also on the bill are good Jeff Taylor, Monogold and Lucius. Hear the new track "Island Opiate" from their latest EP "Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess," streaming below. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli's NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building and APS Mastering.

 

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