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Drowned in Sound: Yo La Tengo - Extra Painful


November 2014
Buscabulla
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"Debut EP ""Kitsuné"" by Puerto Rico/Brooklyn band Buscabulla (Spanish slang for 'troublemaker'), is one of the most beautiful and intriguing records to catch our ears in quite some time. In its four tracks, the band effortlessly blends electro, industrial, world music and dream/pop into a very enjoyable final product. Opening track ""Caer"" alternates gritty guitar loops with liquid synths, while singer Raquel Berrios' voice charms and soothes with minimal pop melodies sung in Spanish, but that seem to bear some kind of Japanese influence. Metelé is a more traditional electronic, atmospheric ballad reminiscent of Air but still dominated by an Eastern sounding melody, while ""Temporal"" - the most experimental track in the EP - blends the clanging of a mechanical loop with what sounds like a synchopated, finger piano sample, while distorted guitars swells drive the song through its tension and release cycles. Final track ""Sono"" - one of the strongest on the record - recycles an idyllic, 60s sounding flute sample and surrounds it with a funky drum pattern and all sorts of distorted and percussive sounds - all very organic sounding - while Raquel indulges in a simple melody that seems inspired by nursery rhymes. Buscabulla's ""Kitsuné,"" with its incredible array of ethnic influences filtered through a Western musical lens, represents as close as it gets how today's NYC music should sound."

 
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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Best of [YOUR SCENE] 2014 Poll for Emerging Artists - ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

It's that time of the year folks!

Submit your band for The Deli's Best of [YOUR SCENE] 2014 Poll for Emerging Artists - who wins gets featured in our SXSW pocket issue, distributed in Austin during Music Week! (Other prizes to be announced...)

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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!


Stream: Audacity, "Mind Your Own Business"

 Fullterton,OC punn mainstays Audacity have just given an update to the Delta 5's "Mind Your Own Business", giving the 1979 post-punk track more of a kick with a fierce guitar lead even if it retains the essence of the original. The track can be found on their latest 7", which is out on December 2nd on Suicide Squeeze Records.  

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Video: The Bulls, "Come Unwound"

The gorgeously executed new video by The Bulls - Anna Bull Brook and Marc Sallis of the Duke Spirit - artfully demonstrates the suffocating image of a being who is bound by a heavy, intertwined rope. It ties in flawlessly with their latest track "Come Unwound", which soars gently with its tremolo-lead guitar lines and towering drum patterns as you see both of them engage in mournful reflection. A compelling introduction from what would seem like an unlikely pair, we can expect more from them once they release their debut EP later this year. 

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Stream: The Tulips, "Scorpio Moon"

A winding guitar opens the latest track by low-key psych-folk duo The Tulips, "Scorpio Moon", overlayed with a slow-burning organ that's endowed with a melancholy, mournful yearn.  The languid pace is conveyed with seductive splendour, and the Macarthur residents make hurt sound beautiful in the spacious, burning sorrow that persists. The song's sense of ghostly detachment partly symbolizes their second full-length, Echo Blue, which was recorded in uncanny locales such as the basement of an old historic building and a cathedral church. Echo Blue is coming out sometime in early 2015.

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