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Hartford Rockers Queen Moo Play Great Scott 12.21

 Taking their name from the ruler of a mythical city and filling their songs with as much inventive songwriting sorcery as we can handle, Hartford rockers Queen Moo are a rare rock n roll force. The band's latest album, Mean Well, is an instant classic, with blisteringly dirty guitars, relentlessly catchy hooks, and pitch perfect, understated vocal performances. Combining the blunt emotional punch of emo/punk with elements of classic rock and jazz, Queen Moo is a band you will want to catch on their current tour. Check them out when they hit Great Scott on 12/21 with Prawn, People Like You, and Slingshot Dakota. -Brian Varneke





Lo-fi Psych project June Bloom release debut EP "Bloomin'"

Boston based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Carr has embarked on a psychedelic solo venture called June Bloom. Carr, a keyboardist and vocalist for the eight-piece funk/soul group The New Review and jangle-pop rockers Brother Toaster, has channeled his fondness of lo-fi dream-pop, psychedelic, and folk music into the delightfully aloof debut EP entitled Bloomin’.

The EP’s jaunty opening track “Ponds” combines the airy charm of a Real Estate guitar riff with the meaty substance of a Fleet Foxes arrangement, while “Shores” roots its traditionally psych songwriting in Ariel Pink’s production chambers. Fans of left-of-the-dial records, from classics like The Zombies’ Odessey and Oracle or Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, to the contemporary torch bearers Kevin Parker and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, will be sure to take something great from June Bloom’s Bloomin’. -Charley Ruddell 

 





GHOST GRL Releases New Single "Holy" Ahead of Winter Tour

Gianna Botticelli, AKA GHOST GRL, is a Boston based ambient indie rock artist from Boston, creating emotionally charged ballads and tackling mature subject matter. As a preview to her upcoming Winter tour, Gianna was gracious enough to give The Deli a sneak peak at her new single, "Holy". The song is a change of pace for GHOST GRL fans, maintaining the mellow qualities of her previous work, while adding a heavier orchestration. About the track, Gianna says, "I want it to represent the inner struggles everyone has to deal with. The ones you never want to really talk about." 

Listen to the track on the player below and be sure to check back here for upcoming tour dates. -Brian Varneke

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New Dream Pop Duo, We Saw Lions, Releases Debut Single "Skeletons"

Boston dream-pop duo We Saw Lions may be a new name to you, but singer/songwriter Hannah Lou Woods is no stranger to the New England scene. Winner of the Great American Song Contest, among other achievements, Woods has teamed up with producer Dave Chapman to create something different and meaningful. Of their debut single, "Skeletons", Woods says: "I wrote this song...about the challenges that one can face in relationships; when you really love someone, you start to let them see more and more of who you are. Sometimes that brings up fear, but if you can face that fear and allow it to transform you, you can 'bring it to light' and see it for what it is, another place within you that wants to be seen and loved."

The song is an impressive debut, both vulnerable and optimistic. Woods's vocal performance is pitch-perfect in tone and character, and Chapman's production is present and supportive, without ever being heavy-handed. Check out the DIY video for "Skeletons" below, featuring an original artwork from Woods herself. -Brian Varneke

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#52 of The Deli NYC is online: Guerilla Toss + BK Synth Expo! + Electronic Music Issue

New music seekers,

We have a brand new issue of The Deli NYC available online for you - and it's a gooooood one, can read it here

We are super thrilled to have new DFA Records signee Guerilla Toss on the cover (check out their wonderful single "Skull Pop") streaming below.

This is also our yearly electronic issue, linked to the upcoming Brooklyn Synth Expo, and therefore features:

- An article about the state of the electronic scene in NYC,
- Several Q&As with other electronic NYC artists,
- An ample section dedicated to the gear participating in the Synth Expo.

The paper version will be distributed in NYC around October 20th. 

Enjoy!

The Folks at The Deli

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