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NYC/Austin artist to watch at CMJ: Heavenly Beat

Split between Austin and Greenpoint (Brooklyn), Captured Tracks' signees Heavenly Beat (led by Beach Fossil's John Peña) show this geographical dichotomy in their sound. The band's serene and spacious melodies are rendered in a semi-claustrophobic way in their electro-orchestral arrangements. There's definitely something heavenly at work here, but the heaven in question, rather than an angelic explosion of fanfare, is crammed in a small Greenpoint bedroom where a few musicians (or maybe just one) quietly record their imaginative songs. Heavenly Beat have a few singles under their belt, the latest - entitled "Messiah," is streaming below. They'll be playing at Webster's Marlin Room on 10.16 with Teen Daze and Delicate Steve. 

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DT Rotbot plays Deli CMJ Show at Living Room on 10.17

D.T.Rotbot’s latest single “Lily” (streaming below) opens like a Zappa or Captain Beefheart classic that never was. Going through more changes in its first two minutes than many bands’ entire records, it’s exciting to hear an artist exploring this oft-ignored nether region of pop music’s experiments - spoken word and sound collage come together in one backyard. For those fans looking to find a cheap way to ascend to Mars without the aid of too many dangerous drugs, D.T.Rotbot should be all you need. The duo will be opening a night of post rock and "prog-chestral" bands headlined by Cuddle Magic and You Bred Raptors? on Octover 17 at The Living Room. - ML

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From the NYC Open Blog: Chainwave plays The Rock Shop 9.28

Chainwave (formerly indie rock duo and Deli Magazine artist of the Month The Wicked Tomorrow) has just released a music video for new single “Bloodhounds”. Shot entirely with iPhone camera’s, the video was directed and edited by frontman Ian Jacobs. “Bloodhounds” and it’s accompanying B-side “Both Hands” sees the band (Ian Jacobs - vocals/guitar and Michelle Feliciano - vocals/drums), now a trio with the recent addition of longtime producer Ben Rice on bass, expand upon their brand of dark and melodic rock and roll, infusing it with surfy undertones and psychedelia. The new material has garnered early comparisons to Primal Scream, Deerhunter and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Chainwave plays The Rock Shop on Friday 9.28, as well as Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg on 10.4 (with Jangula). Check out the new video below. (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building. 

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Delicious Audio: Conveyor and the Recording Process

Conveyor is one of the most intriguing emerging Brooklyn bands - pulling off their intricate sound on record obviously requires a good knowledge of the music production process. We asked them a few questions about their latest record and their favorite pieces of audio equipment here

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Cultfever plays Mercury on 09.28 + Deli CMJ Electronic Stage on 10.18

To experience the next wave of Brooklyn music full blast and to grasp its weird complexities, one can’t do much better than Cultfever’s first single, “Knewyouwell.” The swelling of electronic chaos, motorik rhythm and shoegaze-y backing vocals wrap Tamara Jafar’s lusty soul leads in a kind of gothic disco whole that is greater than the sum of its many influences. Their self-titled debut album (released November 2011) sticks pretty close to this formula throughout; only towards the end do Cultfever break out of the club-like feel with the closers “Boys, Girls” and “Collector,” each boasting a more aspirational tone, replete with big choruses and fist-pumping declarations like “Hey darlin’, sticks and stones would make our homes if we were anyone, anyone else!” - See Cultfever at Mercury Lounge on Friday September 28 with Emanuel & the FEar, and at The Deli's CMJ Electronic Stage at The Delancey on 10.18 with Dynasty Electric, Lushlife, Maus Haus, Anomie Belle, Railbird and a few more. - Brian Chidester

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