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NYC Artists on the rise: XNY plays Rockwood on May 31

XNY have the kind of chemistry that has to make other bands jealous. It isn’t every day that you hear something so large and well thought out, channeled through such piecemeal instrumentation. On the surface, it’s very simple. Singer Pam Autuori sings her tensions and releases over Jacob Schrieiber’s booms and grooves… but really, these are some heroic jams that carve out an enormous territory with each song. On their new record ‘Through the Wall,’ the band’s production has increased in scope, but the songs maintain a deeply felt relationship between these old friends. Songs ‘Another Way’ and ‘Make Me’ especially have a searing edge that tears you open with lyrics that come crashing through Jacob’s kit, and grooves that belie the band’s supposed limitations. Make no mistake. With just two members, XNY have managed to build a world larger than most ensembles plenty times their size. - See them when they play May 31 at Rockwood Music Hall. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Hank & Cupcakes release of debut album "Naked" + tour US

Brooklyn bass/drum wizards Hank and Cupcakes have a lot to celebrate. Besides achieving status as official Brooklynites - since they moved from Tel Aviv three years ago - the pair is about to release their first full length album, “Naked,” due out on June 1. In keeping with their passion for inventive music that moves bodies, “Naked” features eleven tracks of vibrant vocals, danceable rhythms, crazy bass-generated effects, and a fusion of electronic, rap, rock, and techno elements, binding the multifaceted sounds of the Brooklyn music scene into one record, while adding a fresh, funky edge of their own. The entire album is streaming here on Soundcloud - check out the new single, “Liquid Mercury,” and highlight tracks, ultra-dancey “Born Again,” hip-hop/ electro-fusion track, “Aint’ Not Love” (streaming below) sassy and grooving “HIT,” hypnotic “Sweet Potion,” and bass-centric “Pleasure Town.” The duo begins their release tour next week. Check www.hankandcupcakes.com for show dates. – Meijin Bruttomesso


Body Language premieres video for "You Can" + plays Santos on June 30

Body Language, who graced the cover of our Deli SXSW 2012 issue, just released the video for their sensual single "You Can". Enjoy!


A note from Matt Roth about the NYC Industry article on issue #30

"Hey. This is Matt Roth, from Schwervon!, and the guy that was quoted in the "NYC: State of the Industry" article that starts on page 7 (here). There is a sentence in the article that is bugging me a bit and I feel like it's an inaccurate portrait of what I'm all about. It's in the second paragraph of the section entitled "Olive Juice...." The phrase that I "single handedly" did all of these things couldn't be further the truth. I had a great deal of help from my partner Nan (also in the picture) and many, many others. I could never have done any of the the things I have done, musically, without a great deal of support and volunteer help from friends, family, fans and fellow artists. I really want to make that clear. Okay other than this I found the article very interesting. Thanks." - Matt Roth


NYC Antifolk musician Dashan Coram passed away on Monday

Dashan Coram, a beloved member of the antifolk community involved in various musical projects (Huggabroomstick, Urban Barnyard, Secret Salamander and Friends with Benefits) passed away unexpectedly on Monday night. Here is a link to a reflection that Jonathan Berger wrote for the Sidewalk Cafe's site.


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