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Hunters sign to Mom+Pop, tour and announce summer LP

Brooklyn noise devotees Hunters have been pulling out the big guns as of late. The duo is slated to release a debut LP via Mom + Pop this summer and will be touring with Bleached and Jeff the Brotherhood in the meantime. Guitarist/vocalist Derek Watson and cotton candy pink-coiffed vocalist Izzy Almeida feed off each other, growing intensity with fierce, instinctive on-stage rapport. And they go all out – there’s uncensored drama in every wave of distortion and punchy yowl. This hasn’t gone unnoticed; these press sweethearts recently graced the cover of the Village Voice and have been featured in Spin and The New York Times. You could say The Deli was an early convert; we awarded Hunters’ debut EP (mixed by mixed by Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist Nick Zinner) album of the month in February 2012. - Check out a live video of "Deadbeat" below, and read a Deli interview with the band from early 2012 here. - Corinne Bagish

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Vinyette plays twice in NYC this weekend (March 29-30) + announces album

Four-piece Brooklyn band Vinyette is set to play some shows around town as they gear up to release their debut album, "Every Little Mouse Run," on May 7th. The alt rock band has four upcoming shows in New York City, including two this weekend: March 29th at The Paper Box, and March 30th at SPiN Galactic. Devised so that each song contributes to the album collection as a series of vignettes in a story, the upcoming album features at once classic and atmospheric rock undertones and contemporary art references ranging from Dalí to Kubrick. Check out the video for single "Meatball Love Tone" here.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan goes solo with 'The Thinking Man's Filth'

Aaron Lee Tasjan is a dangerous man. With his pulse equally on electric blues, folk and rock jams, he's already been involved in some NYC bands The Deli celebrated not that long ago. As co-founder of Semi Precious Weapons and The Madison Square Gardeners, he's been bringing his mission for rock n' roll's original soul to the masses for the greater part of a decade. Now he's doing it solo. New record 'The Thinking Man's Filth' keeps the blues humming in fave track 'Junk Food & Drugs,' a song extolling new corners turned in life, and how much fun bad habits can be. Check it out below and see him live when he plays Rockwood Music Hall, May 7th. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This song was added to our SoundCloud playlist of emerging NYC Folk artists here.

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SHARK? releases new single "California Grrls" + announce full length

The recent, collector/nostalgia driven phenomenon of the limited-edition-cassette revival is becoming more and more popular, and we wonder if anybody is really playing these quaint old relics when the music is available online, just one click away... the four dudes from Brooklyn' power pop mainstays Shark? will be putting out such old fashioned release featuring their new single "California Grrls" from their forthcoming album, along with b-side "Roadrunner Roadrunner" (not included in the record). The single - a catchy noise pop song about those (nasty) girls Foxygen obviously chose over our awesome Brooklyn ladiez! - will be out April 2nd through Old Flame Records, while the band will be finalizing their upcoming album "Savior" expected to drop sometime in the summer. We are sure listening to the single through an old cassette player will somehow make your experience sublime, but if all you care about is the music, well, you can stream it right here under this blurb. For some (nostalgia and hiss free) live fun, you can catch the band at Death by Audio on May 16.

This song was added to our SoundCloud playlist of emerging NYC artists here.

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NYC rockers The VeeVees debut video + play Arlene's on March 27

Hair, girls, money, (partial) nudity, and parties. That’s rock n’ roll, and that’s The VeeVees and their debut video for single “Dog Day Revel.” Garret Cillo (guitar/vocals) and Andrea Belifiore (drums) create a volatile blues-rock sound embodying the attitude and power of many. “Dog Day Revel” offers a sample of what The VeeVees are all about, no-apologies, 70’s-inspired, riff-ridden rock ‘n roll. The track opens with a recurring guitar lick that drives the song forward and is amplified by crashing cymbals, explosive snare hits, and howling vocals. The accompanying music video is just as captivating, imagining dreamlike scenes of rock stardom, featuring the band shirtless with adoring women surrounding the band and money swirling through the air in a chic-looking club. The VeeVees take the stage at Arlene’s Grocery this Wednesday, March 27 at 10pm. – Meijin Bruttomesso

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