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High Pop's "Hippie Speed Ball" Available to Stream on CMJ

High Pop's new album, Hippie Speed Ball, is available to stream on CMJ. High Pop is Sean Posila and Jordan Caulfield. They muster up fuzzy garage pop, written for the very dregs of youth culture which they sprout from. All their songs are written and recorded in their basement. At any given time, you can find them somewhere between Boston and New York, loosely attending universities. Their songs are fast and short, but their music is forever. It's kind of like the Beach Boys on crack.

Listen to their single, Drip from the Sea, below:

High Pop - Drip from the Sea

--Chrissy Prisco

Weekly Feature: Caveman plays Deli CMJ show at Pianos, 10.20

On a residential block of East Third Street, there’s a small yellow guitar that marks the entrance to Cobra Guitars. This inconspicuous dwelling serves as the workshop of Caveman guitarist Jimmy Carbonetti and the band’s unofficial clubhouse. Down the cement stairs and through the unmarked door, visitors will first encounter Carbonetti’s handcrafted guitars hung carefully on the wall, tangles of wires, amps, stacks of vinyl, a vintage-styled couch and a laptop set up in the corner a working musician’s paradise. In the back, there’s an assortment of guitar parts strewn about that will be used to build a dream instrument. Whether it’s Carbonetti, keyboardist Sam Hopkins and guitar technician Mas Hino working on guitars or a rotating cast of peers dropping in to hang out or jam, the basement space in the East Village is always humming with activity. - Read the rest of Nancy Chow's feature on Caveman here. - Caveman will play The Deli's CMJ show at Pianos on Thursday 10.20.


Weekly Feature: The Hollows play CMJ at Hiro Ballroom on 10.22

The Hollows are a 5-piece band from Brooklyn who specialize in the multi-part harmony, instrument-swapping, kitchen sink approach to roots rock - they sometime call it "rootsabilly". Formed in 2009, the group has developed a solid local following, mostly because of their energetic live shows, which despite lacking a drummer keep the audience's toes tapping nonstop. The band recently released their debut album "Belong to the Land" and will participate to this year's CMJ Music Marathon with a show at Hiro Ballroom on Saturday October 22. - Read Ben Krieger Q&A with the band here.


From The Deli's NYC Open Blog: Kerri & Bill

Kerri & Bill met in a basement in Bushwick last winter. They were wearing leather jackets and boots. Both respected songwriters in their own right, they teamed up to record a 5 song EP called "Down" which will be released later this month. The simple two guitar arrangement (with a little banjo for good measure) and harmonies are reminiscent of the Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings pairing. This duo, however, walks a line closer to the L train than the Fireball Mail. Kerri's strong, sometimes gravelly vocals are matched only by Bill's expressive, dirty guitar. The duo plays Pine Box Rock Shop Saturday the 24th at 9pm and Rockwood Music Hall on Sunday the 25th at 7pm. - (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.


Tripping and Hoppping in NYC: Wishes and Thieves, live at Rockwood on 09.30

The movement commonly known as "Trip Hop" produced some of the best records of the 90s, but it never managed to produce new artists whose output kept up with the outstanding quality of those early records. Fronted by soulful singer Jolanda Porter, NYC band Wishes and Thieves create music which follows on the steps of the genre's fathers and mothers, with a slightly more alt-pop approach, and have been compared to the likes of Portishead and Sneaker Pimps for their edgy, electronic female vocal-driven sound. The band released their debut EP, "Lighthouse" this summer and will be releasing their second EP this fall. You can see them live at Rockwood Music Hall on 09.30.


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