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Charly Bliss unveil video for 'Percolator' + leave for small tour

New York's "bubblegrunge" sensation Charly Bliss are climbing our local charts for emerging artists and will soon embark in a small New England/Upstate NY tour. Their new LP, Guppy, is a series of tightly-composed indie-pop romps that are at once lyrically gruesome and disarmingly sensitive. In addition to their impasssioned musicianship, the band's sense of humor shines brilliantly through in the video for "Ruby," an absurdist take on public access/infomercial television that will appeal to fans of Tim and Eric. Check it out below, together with their latest one for single 'Percolator'! - Ethan Ames





New Music Video: "Sad Boy" - Deer Scout

Directed by Haftom Khasai and Nick Morgan, Dena Miller, a.k.a. Deer Scout, recently shared a new music video for “Sad Boy”. The song instantly adheres as keys, bass and percussion unite in a bright infectious bounce, while lyrically providing a personal point of view that exhibits self-assurance and confidence. A neon glow mirrored by Miller’s blue lipstick and video game backdrop permeates throughout. With commentary on the varied perceptions of vulnerability, the track aims, and hits directly.





Bangladeafy unveil their bass pedalboard on Delicious Audio

If you understand music from a technical and creative angle, Brooklyn/Long Island duo Bangladeafy will, in all likelihood, blow your mind. We praised them enough already in this very blog blog (they placed 2nd in our Best of NYC 2017 Yearly Poll for emerging artists, and their 2016 album 'Narcopaloma' was our NYC Record of the Month in September of 2016). 

If you don't know them yet, enjoy this little example of their instrumental prowess, and if you are into pedals, don't miss this piece on Delicious Audio.





The Deli Philly's June Record of the Month: Rocket - (Sandy) Alex G

Beyond the glow of a blue screen, a new world comes into view, a space unbound from the material conventions of health and wealth - one’s knowledge and technical prowess act as the key to foraging for content. Free from the traditional constraints that have plagued musicians for decades, there is more room available for experimentation, for tooling around with parts until a flash of understanding allows oneself to arrive at new avenues for conveying one’s art. Software is increasingly accessible and powerful, while platforms such as Bandcamp and Soundcloud allow artists to self-publish and organically develop a following. Alex Giannascoli, the 24-year-old Philly recording artist behind the moniker (Sandy) Alex G, is a prime example of what can be accomplished when making music and making it available is placed in the hands of the artist. Over the past 6 years, Giannascoli has gone from bedroom-pop aficionado to indie-rock sensation, recently releasing his latest album, Rocket, via Domino Records.

The record exhibits a rare sophistication in arrangement, hosting a range of compositions that span from sunny bluegrass and folk ballads to more challenging songs that pummel the listener under a heavy sonic fist. “Horse” and “Brick” hit fast, and play into one another, an off-kilter rhythmic barrage of kaleidoscopic guitars that fold into an industrial head-bobber complete with frantically swirling strings and screaming. This moment of intense catharsis is cut cleanly with piano and auto-tuned vocals, leading eager listeners by the hand in an act of assurance and faith in the album’s direction. Tracks such as “County” and “Guilty” incorporate jazz modalities that are woven in with lush, pop palettes, showcasing his sensibility for meshing a variety of influences into one clean package. “Bobby” and “Proud” open up the space of the record to work in endearing Americana and elements of country, demonstrating his seemingly effortless mastery of melody.

Taken under a microscope, Rocket is composed of a host of genres, yet from start to finish it eludes classification. An understanding of the principles respective to each style at play grants Alex the ability to draw from the wealth of Western guitar-pop to occupy a territory unique to the project, a space that is respectful of his predecessors while making a statement that is characteristically his own. - Josh Kelly





Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer goes from Don Pedro to Friday show at The Knit (06.09)

Queens rapper Deem Spencer conveys a vibe both rare and compelling. Though the beats sometimes feel under-produced, his approach feels honest and similarly candid. Deem doesn’t rap so much as tell it how it is. He’s melodic and raw; in the single “soap” from his sunflower EP, he croons “If I cared about some money I’d be in college wasting it. Hate itself a sin and I hate sinnin.” It is juxtapositions like this that crack open truths only discernible through poetry. Deem Spencer is the freshest laureate. We first blogged about Deem in October 2016, promoting an upcoming show at dive bar Don Pedro. In just over six months, the man worked his way to playing at The Knit on a Northside Fest Friday night, which rightfully earns him a Deli NYC "Buzz Alert!" - BrokeMc

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