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Synth-pop artist VÉRITÉ to play unique show at National Sawdust 08.28

Kelsey Byrne, the Brooklyn based artist behind VÉRITÉ, worked as a waitress at the Times Square Applebee’s, (a position feared by most), for three years to foster her career in music. After receiving praise for her first single “Strange Enough” in 2014, she has gone on to record 2 EPs and a full-length album Somewhere in Between in 2017. The standout from that album, “Nothing” is a melancholic, electronic gem that includes all the elements of a great pop song. Her voice is airy yet commanding, the synths behind it powerful but not overwhelming. She will be performing on August 28th at National Sawdust as part of the Hum Series, a showcase that celebrates female and non-binary artists. This particular show will feature custom arrangements for an all-female pop chamber orchestra. - Lily Crandall


NYC Pop Artists on the rise: VÉRITÉ plays Rough Trade on 11.20

NYC singer VÉRITÉ's music is a mash up in a lot of ways, it makes us think of Tove Lo/Banks with the clear, distinct voice of Sara Bareilles. She grew up in a musical home filled with records and fell in love with the writing process at a young age. Most of her music seems ready to go for mainstream pop, excluding the haunting cut “Strange Enough." The song, which is an already underground favorite, depicts the singer in a relationship that constantly changes. Her EP, Echo, is already garnering much attention. - Robert Frezza


CMJ Day 1 NYC/NJ Bands we stumbled upon: Born Cages, Dreamshow, Vasudeva, VÉRITÉ, Oracle Room, STRNGRS

Tuesday was our only day without CMJ showcases so we wondered from venue to venue looking for interesting emerging NYC acts, here's a quick list of artists we stumbled upon:

BMI was having their showcase at The Knitting Factory with several locals, including fun garage pop quartet Charly Bliss, which we boooked for our Thursday show at Spike Hill. On that same stage we saw talented electro-pop internet sensation VÉRITÉ, who has already three mainstream-ish sounding songs on Soundcloud with more than 100k plays. In perfect Deli style, we prefer 'Heartbeat' the song that only has 15k plays, streaming below. She's scheduled to play tonight as well at... The Knit again?

One of the opening acts at The Knit was Dreamshow, a dance/rock trio that plays anthemic songs full of attitude and passion, check out single "16" down here.

We later ventured to the OhMyRockness showcase at Cameo and were pleasently surprised by New Jersey's instrumental post/math-rock trio Vasudeva (pictured), featuring two exceptional guitarists. This is a band that might bring back into fashion the lost art of tapping, often associated with the cheesiest of metal bands. The way they do it, it sounds cool (although it still looks nerdy). Check out single "In lieu of Youth," streaming below.

At Spike Hill there was the Audiofemme official CMJ showcase and cought a couple of songs by blues rock powerhouse STRNGRS. On the bill were also Born Cages, a NYC based melodic rock band we mentioned last week that seems to be getting places - check out the uber-catchy single "Rolling Down The Hill" below and you may understand why.

On that same showcase we didn't catch but want to highlight Oracle Room, a super new band that has an interesting approach to electro-rock, at least in the single we are pasting below, entitled "The Knot."

So... yeah: the Marathon has begun, much more to follow!

Brand New Electronic Pop from NYC - VÉRITÉ

VÉRITÉ is a new electropop project based in NYC - although for some obscure reason this piece of information is not revealed in artist's website and social media pages - lucky we have friends who know! Very little info has leaked about this act - is it actually a band or a solo effort? - but the simple but tasteful video of debut single "Heartbeat" (streaming) gives us a beautiful face and an intriguing song, split between a moody, atmospheric verse and a radio ready pop explosion in the chorus - and that's more than enough for now. This seems like a studio born effort, although Rockwood Music Hall back in December hosted what seems to be the only VÉRITÉ live show to date. An announcement of a new release should be around the corner, since the profile picture of the band's Facebook page was changed a few days ago to an image that looks like the cover of a record entitled "Wild Regrets."


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