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The Guggenheim Grotto bring their folk-pop to Rockwood on 03.26

The Guggenheim Grotto, the Dublin, Ireland band that's (thankfully) now situated here in Brooklyn, have just finished recording their latest record and are set to play a couple shows around town to celebrate. After completing national tours with everyone from Ani DiFranco to They Might Be Giants, it'll be exciting to hear what's next for the folksy indie pop group.

For any fan of The Pogues or Glen Hansard, listen to the band's airy approach to love's lessons hard learned) in latest single 'Her Beautiful Ideas.' The video (below) complains about how hard it is to get out of bed, while exhibiting a highly ambitious set of rotating colors and toys in a stop-motion bonanza... so I guess something's got him out of bed.

Catch the quintet live when they play Rockwood Stage 2, 8 pm tomorrow night (March 26). - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Weekly Feature: Lazyeyes plays Glasslands on April 5

Brooklyn dream-pop quartet Lazyeyes show a lot of promise, even if they haven't put out a full-length album yet. With a freshly released debut EP under their belt and a 13th place in The Deli's list of the best NYC Emerging Artists of 2012, this year could be one of growth for the band. Their music calls for the long summer days ahead even more than the Manhattan wind tunnels, and as warm weather approaches their songs will resonate more and more with the many dreamers out there (and in here). Lucy Sherman had the chance to ask Abrishami a few questions about Lazyeyes and their music.


Weekly Feature: Chrome Canyon, live at Cameo on 03.28

The work of Morgan Z. Whirledge, an architect of dense, multi-layered instrumental soundscapes who releases music under the moniker Chrome Canyon, is often said to resonate as though it was intended to soundtrack a piece of cinema - his soaring arrangements boasting the grand sweep of a Hollywood epic. A surprising addition to the Stones Throw family, Morgan not only offers the great soul, funk and hip-hop label something different, but even in the multi-tiered world of the NYC music scene, Chrome Canyon is a wholly unique entity. - Read Dean Van Nguyen's interview with Chrome Canyon here, see it live at Cameo Gallery on March 28 with Brother Tiger, Pictureplane, and Psychic Twin.


Heliotropes announces release + plays two NYC shows in two days

Brookyln's fuzzed-out psychedelic rock group, Heliotropes have a sound that would please the fans of Black Sabbath and Sleater-Kinney. Their latest single, Moonlight, is characterized by dark, heavy guitar riffs and melancholy strings that swirl around singer, Jessica Numsuwankijkul's brooding vocal style. Los Angeles label, Manimal Vinyl will release the band's first full-length album this Spring. Heliotropes are currently on tour with UK band Esbend and will be playing Mercury Lounge on 03.22 and The Knit on 03.23. - Andy Lambert


NYC band on the rise: Belle Mare announce release + play Silent Barn on 03.28

Brooklynites Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone offer a seductive siren call with their band Belle Mare. Imploring you to travel back in time with them, their debut EP “The Boat Of The Fragile Mind” is set for release on April 9th. The title track shares a sonic kinship with the hushed and otherworldly soundscapes of other artists like Lia Ices and Cowboy Junkies, a band they manage to beat in the sparseness department. While Amelia’s deep, crooning vocals range between Widowspeak's sleepy dreampop melodies and Beth Gibbon's intense retro stylings, her lyrics toy with mysterious themes, like in the refrain of  “we hope we might make it out alive,” delivered over deep, distant percussive booms and ominous, icy synth textures - hope ultimately wins out as the refrain evolves to “we could make it out alive”. 

This is a truly talented band belonging to an expanding genre here at The Deli we call "Mellow Core" (i.e. soft and slow dream pop), see them live at Silent Barn on March 28. - Dave Cromwell

This song was added to our curated SoundCloud playlist of emerging Mellow Core NYC artists here - check it out!


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