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B.E.A.F. 2012 - Female Songwriter Night at Spike Hill with Stephie Coplan, Robin Bacior, Grace Weber + more

The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. 2012 debuts tonight May 23 at Spike Hill with an intimate night with 6 talented female songwriters.

Listen to them in this awesome Soundcloud playlist - and see you there!

11:40 Grace Weber
10:50 Robin Bacior 
10:00 Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians
9:10 Merrily & The Poison Orchard
8:20 Mal Blum
7:30 The Sneaky Mister

The Deli's Staff

Violens released "True" at Le Poisson Rouge + tours Japan

An old Deli NYC favorite, Violens released their new album "True" with a very emphatic set last Wednesday at Le Poisson Rogue. The band, fronted by former Lansing-Dreiden art collective member Jorge Elbrecht, filled the audience's need for both the angular and the melodic sides of the musical spectrum. The new material betrays and enhances the band's fascination with the dream-pop sounds of the 80s, where a tight and square rhythm section gets glossed over with soaring didactic vocals and clean, fluid guitars. With the band now touring to Japan in promotion of their new LPlet's hope they return to NYC soon this year. -Simon Heggie

May 2012
The Inner Banks

Active since 2006, Brooklyn based couple The Inner Banks released their third album “Wild” yesterday, June 12, via DAG! Records. The band's sound, mostly acoustic but fast paced, is suspended in a place between foggy nostalgia and traditional American roots music: is this dream-folk? A driving snare drum beat propels single “Ana Peru” forward, as a brightly textured guitar line weaves around farfisa organ stabs. Layered female vocals tell a tale of how the song title’s subject matter is ‘just like one of us’ and ‘not like none of us,’ while the chorus plays around the phrase “hey, not ordinary, hey, just ordinary – with a definitive “hey!” punctuating the musical point. The other single, "Box and Crown" confirm this band's noteworthy melodic talent, offering tasteful string arrangements reminiscent of R.E.M. from the "Out of Time" period, while title track "Wild" betrays the group's country influences.

Not unlike Michael Stipe's band, The Inner Banks have found a convincing middle ground between Americana and Dream Pop in the form of a mature, arousing pop with orchestral tendencies. "Wild" has all the right features to be the album we were waiting for to properly celebrate the upcoming summer. - Dave Cromwell

SoftSpot releases new video + plays Rooftop Films on 05.25

We've been following Brooklyn based mellow core trio SoftSpot for a few months now, and they seem to be going through a particularly inspired time. After coming out with a noteworthy batch of songs showcasing a more mature and complete sound, the band has just released a stunning video of "The Cleansing Hour" - streaming below. They also announced that they will be playing at the (Deli sponsored) Rooftop Films night on May 25 at Lower East Side's Open Road Rooftop on 350 Grand Street in Manhattan. Following their performance, treat yourself to a night of "Dark Cartoons".


Lucius headlines The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. Fest on Saturday 05.26

This month's Deli NYC cover artists Lucius started off day two of the Googa Mooga fest in Prospect Park on Sunday May 20. As the lawn in front of the stage filled up during their set, the band kicked out song after song of infectious indie pop gems. With a percussive backbone keeping your foot tapping, and Jess and Holly's harmonized vocals not missing a note, it was a great start to a beautiful day of good food, drink and music. Headliners Hall and Oats killed it at the end of the day, as they played a set of songs from a stellar repertoire of classics.

Lucius will headline the flagship night of The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. on Saturday May 26 at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, with Snowmine, ARMS, Starlight Girls and New Myths - full schedule here.- Charles Newman


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