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The Deli announces the 2012 Stomp Box Exhibit at CMJ!

This fall The Deli, Delicious Audio, Shure, Pedaltrain, and Main Drag Music will be presenting the 2012 edition of The NYC Stomp Box Exhibit at CMJ, a free interactive display of guitar effect pedals. - More info here.

Be on her side: Hannah VS. The Many

The key's in the name. Hannah VS. The Many. Not Hannah AND The Many... You wouldn't want to be part of the "Many" Hannah Fairchild's ferociously taking down - track by track. You know that old cliche 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'? The various obstacles that stood in Hannah's way, be they deceitful hipsters or any other failures, sure had their part to play in building up this fierce red-headed woman who ignited Mercury Lounge's stage last Sunday (9.2). Boy has she got fire in her. At its fastest, the sound of Hannah vs. The Many is some vindictive high-energy punk-folk with celtic undertones. As it simmers down and she sits alone at the keyboard, the room goes silent, and you can feel dramatic tension filling the air. With so far one album to their name (which doesn't make justice to their live show), an EP set to be released in December and a follow up LP which for now is a work in progress, we should soon be hearing more from this band - stay tuned. - Tracy Mamoun


The Postelles release new track + play MOMA on 09.06

NYC indie pop gentlemen The Postelles just released a new free track to promote their upcoming live shows and tour. "Running Red Lights" (streaming below) merges the sound of the American Rock of the 70s and 80s with classic pop melodies reminiscent of Elvis Costello, and offers lyrics focused on "whatever you're doing in your life that you probably shouldn't be, but you just can't stop." The band will headline the MOMA PopRally in New York City on September 6th and the Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg on September 14th, and then leave for a US tour that will keep them busy from October 19th until the end of November.


NYC Artists on the rise: Stone Cold Fox

There are some records you bring along for a hike through your day, and a precious few that grab you by the hand and lead you down their own path for the time it takes to listen through. For new(ish) group Stone Cold Fox, 'The Young EP' possesses such a power. From the moment you'll hear Kevin Olken Henthorn's screaming tenor over the hook in opener 'Pictures,' you'll be in it for the album's duration. Like folksy powerhouses Arcade Fire and local wunderkids The Freelance Whales, this duo's energy sneaks up from behind and overtakes you, and pretty soon you're covered in sweat and have forgotten once again to do the dishes. Fall shows haven't been announced yet, so you have some time to catch up, below, until they do. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


More Brooklyn noise: Cellular Chaos, live at Death by Audio on 09.13

What is Cellular Chaos? The name certainly triggers trash punk notions; really, a no-wave and post-punk inspired band that spells untamable in a free-flowing eruption of drum slamming & guitar freakouts. The band was recently joined by the elusive, flashy-looking, knee-cap-bearing Admiral Grey, whose contorting vocals are featured in the latest EP "Prisonic Impendance" - released in May 2012. Perhaps for band founder Weasel (who also runs the band's label ugExplode), this new adventure in its infancy is only a fragment of a boundary-pushing, decade-long noisemaking career, during which he surrounded himself with countless uninhibited, particularly talented instrumentalists and improvisers from Chicago to L.A. Perhaps. Still, it's enough to keep him and his record label UgExplode settled on the East Coast, as he dives deep into Brooklyn's underground. See the band live at Death by Audio on September 13. - Tracy Mamoun


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