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Tempers play Death By Auduio tonight (01.23)

With electronic beats, noisy guitars, distorted synths, and indistinguishable vocals, Tempers is all of NYC's favorite indie sounds in one band. The duo comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh (ex Seasick) and Eddie Cooper have yet to release a full length, but the tracks they have online hold a lot of promise. Their electro shoegaze track "Eyes Wide Wider" (streaming below) keeps noisy guitars on a steady beat, and the video for it, produced by Damien Taylor, will be released this February 14. Tempers is playing tonight (01.23) in Williamsburg at Death by Audio. - Lucy Sherman


NYC Artists on the rise: Leverage Models play Cameo on 01.31

Leverage Models are mixing business with pleasure. Pulling from the colorful bullsh*t of popular industry, they've given new meaning to the bland business of deliverables and accounting in ready-made dance classics like the undeniable 'Sweep' (streaming below) off latest EP 'Cooperative Extensions.' This is world beats turned into booty-shaking dirtiness, topped off with Shannon Fields' roof-shaking falsetto. It's the kind of band worth doing business with. See them when they play Cameo Gallery Jan 31. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Weekly Feature: Sinkane

Sinkane is the creative force behind many exciting releases by Brooklyn bands that are flirting with Afrobeat. If you listen to Yeasayer at all, chances are you've already heard Ahmed Gallab's distinct vocal and drumming feel. The Sudanese export (who now makes his home in New York) nods to many of the high life flavors of his past, while stretching his muse to the future by collaborating with many of our local trendsetters. From Twin Shadow to James Murphy, Sinkane doesn't just have his finger on the pulse; he is the man behind much of Brooklyn's Ivory Coast obsessions. Now, he's setting out on his own journey, and has carried his international roots over to his exciting sophomore album "Mars". - Read Mike Levine's interview with Ahmed here. See him DJ at Ace Hotel on Friday in January.

This song was added to our curated Soundcloud playlist of the best tracks by emerging NYC artists here - check it out!.


Weekly Feature: St. Claire plays Pianos on 01.24

Even though NYC is perceived as the US home of the indie rock and DIY scenes, folk music has a strong tradition and presence in the city - although admittedly the last folk revival in the Big Apple happened back in the 60s. After the indie "fireworks" of the early aughts, genres related to traditional American music seem to be back in vogue big time, and this is mostly thanks to bands who are instilling new life into a genre that it's only traditional if you want it to be. Sister and brother band St. Claire is an up and coming Brooklyn based duo that - above all - writes great, soothingly melancholic folk songs. Mike Levine asked them a few questions here. Don't miss their live show at Pianos on 01.24.


Note about the Electronic Scene article in the latest NYC issue

Deli Readers,

In our latest NYC issue (#33, out on January 10), Brian Chidester's article about the electric scene in Brooklyn was accidentally (and unfortunately) amputated of a paragraph during production - we'd like to apologize to Brian and to you all, and redirect you to an amended pdf of the entire issue, or to the online version of that same article.

The Deli's Staff


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