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Ludwig Persik releases new single via White Iris

We fell in love with Ludwig Persik's psychedelic gems the very first day we heard his music - that's why his debut EP was our Record of the Month back in October 2012. The young man is currently working on a full length, while releasing the single "No Go" - streaming below - on White Iris Records (home to Best Coast and Fool's Gold amongst others).

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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Heliotropes release free Mp3 from "A Constant Sea," out in June

The fine ladies in Brooklyn's Heliotropes continue to carve out a niche in the psych rock genre with their penchant for doom heavy grooves. The band has just released the first single “Psalms,” which will be included on their debut album “A Constant Sea” set for release on June 18 via Manimal Vinyl records. “Psalms” thunders along a buzzing, rough-hewn guitar riff that dominated so much of the psychedelic hard rock in the early 1970’s. With a slithering groove paired alongside smooth seductive vocals, the band hits us with a quickened tempo change for good measure. The lyrics trend towards philosophical questions like “Do you feel that love is real?” and “am I really born to die?” A wickedly nasty guitar solo gives you the answer. Upcoming shows include their Album Release Party at Glasslands on June 18th and The 4Knots Fest on June 29th. - Dave Cromwell

Mp3: Heliotropes Psalms

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Dark Electro duo Weeknight opens for Besnard Lakes at Bowery on 05.03

Weeknight is the next in a long line of male/female duo acts that sound a little like an electro version of the Raveonettes or Beach House. Hell, this stuff is practically in the wallpaper of the Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg these days. Moody and lust-filled, Weeknight’s debut EP is so deeply rooted in good taste that you really don’t mind Warhol’s glowing banana becoming a sound of ubiquity. Catch Weeknight at the Bowery Ballroom on May 3rd opening for The Besnard Lakes. - Brian Chidester

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Old School Soul with a Rock edge: Mad for Justice plays RBar on 05.02

Bassist Billy Asai and guitarist Phil Reeves have played together in various NYC bands for awhile now, but they seem destined for a new funk frontier since joining up with singer Justice L. in 2011. In their group Mad for Justice, the NY quartet brings out the jams, stacking R&B on top of hard rock in crowd favorite ‘Prove My Love.’ Watch their recent performance at the Delancey, and you’ll see how the band proves old school soul is new again.

Stay tuned for the release of their crowd-funded debut EP set to come out early May, and catch the band at RBar on Thursday, May 2nd. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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Brooklyn "slackgazers": Haybaby plays Death By Audio on 05.16

Haybaby is a Brooklyn based group of best friends and poised musicians who create an endearing and intriguing style of psych and anti-folk inspired rock they call "slackgaze" - thumbs up for the neologism. Leslie Hong, Sam Yield and Zach Ellis were performing and recording in other bands and solo projects before they fatefully joined together to eventually decide to slackgaze in the same band. With influences pointing to The Breeders and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, seasoned with your fair dose of quite/loud/quiet moments, Haybaby’s music also borrows some of the lo-fi bands' signature semi-randomness. Simple and at times humorous, the band's lyrics, together with their easy going attitude, make their recordings and live shows fun and a pleasure to witness. Don’t miss their upcoming show at Death By Audio on May 16. - je

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