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The Letter Yellow releases debut album + plays Glasslands show 9.9

While most of us have some romantic notions about our beloved New York City, few of us go so far as to document our accolades in lyrical odyssey. Well, looks like you missed your chance. In twelve tracks of throwback rock n' roll sentiment, The Letter Yellow has done exactly that in new record 'Walking Down the Street.' Coming across like a late night reflection with the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop, singer-songwriter Randy Bergida paints a landscape from 'Hope Street' to Harlem and back again. This is a heartfelt love letter to the greatest city in the world, from someone who's made Greenpoint his hometown (and recording studio). Join the band when The Letter Yellow hosts their album release party this Sunday at Glasslands (9.9). - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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A Deli premiere: Deathrow Tull releases new video + plays Paper Box

Here's killing two birds with one stone. To illustrate their latest single 'Sucker Punch' (released mid-July) as well as give us a taste of tonight's show – which we'll get to in a minute - Brooklyn-based genre-busting indie hip-hop seven-piece Deathrow Tull is sharing today a third music video. Shaking to the to the beat of that contagiously revolted indie rock/ska-punk/rap sing-along that is 'Sucker Punch', a five-minute homemade montage of stage shots, crowds and backstage footage, jam-packed with fun vibes, invites you to join their party. A perfect teaser to get us excited for this evening's (9.7) Deli sponsored showcase of some of the best local indie hip-hop talent - where Deathrow Tull will be performing alongside Metermaids, Premrock & Willie Green and more - kicking off at 8pm at Bushwick's Paper Box (info here).

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Tony Castles streams song from upcoming EP + plays Pianos on 09.06

From the song streaming below - a track from Tony Castles' upcoming EP "Sharon Stone" - one question comes to mind: has this band become a little less crazy (in a psychedelic kinda way) and a little more soulful all of a sudden? Sneak peaking at the full EP (excerpts for each track can be found here) fortunately dissipates any doubts in this regard - the guys are still out there. So, this rather straight "One Tone Man" track - although very enjoyable - is a little misleading, really.

Tony Castles will perform at Pianos tonight (09.06) and then on September 28 at Delinquency.

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Chrome Canyon releases video + announces album under Stones Throw

Chrome Canyon is the electronic instrumental project of programmer-remixer Morgan Z, a young man who can now also boast the title or "Music Video Director," since he realized the video streaming below for his own single "Branches," which was entirely shot from the roof of his Greenpoint apartment... you don't need to move much these day to make music AND videos happen, huh? Chrome Canyon's sound references alternatively the playfulness of the French electro-pop of the aughts (think Daft Punk and Air) and the epic spaciousness of Vangelis. Stones Throw is set to release Chrome Canyon's debut album, Elemental Themes on Oct. 9  the record will feature a live rhythm section.

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The Bottom Dollars, The Hollows & Tall Tall Trees at Paper Box (9.15)

The Hollows, you may remember as recent(-ish) winners of our 'Artist of the Month' poll. Just about a year after a debut album, this Brooklyn-based six-piece ensemble of multi-instrumentalists released in June a self-titled EP, where textural guitars and grand harmonies brought a new depth, drawn from roots rock influences, to their multi-layered folk jams. 

The Bottom Dollars - who from the start pulled together a wide range of sounds from southern rock to blues, mixing-up an all-American high-impact burst of indie rock - dropped yesterday a new single, with which they're introducing the louder road they went down for their new album 'Good News Everyone' (due September 18th). In the first stages of a forthcoming tour, they'll be playing three dates with The Hollows, the second of which will be here in Bushwick at Paper Box (9.15) where they'll be sharing the bill with the high-energy performers of Mike Savino's brainchild Tall Tall Trees and Saint-Louis' Water Liars.

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