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Amy Klein After Titus Andronicus: Hilly Eye and Leda

Since leaving Titus Andronicus, Amy Klein has been a busy woman.  Her work with Hilly Eye (pictured above) points towards a personal development of sonic lessons learned toiling away as guitar and vocal support for the aforementioned (almost entirely) bearded outfit.  Listen to the buzzy “amnesia” on their bandcamp for a clear example of this. At over five minutes in length, the track deftly dances between earnest vocal music and psyched-out guitar bombast.  Amy can also be found out front in her own band Leda. Single “Something To Believe In” reveals a more produced and pop sound.  Handclap percussion and cleaner, less effected guitar textures go hand-in-hand with catchy, defined hooks. The band's fun sonic formula cleverly blends 60’s girl group rhythms and harmonies with a bit of 70’s Linda Ronstadt western pop. Dave Cromwell 

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Brian Eno Suggests: Port St. Willow

Want to know what Brian Eno's been listening to? Check out Port St. Willow. The duo has entranced the British experimental pop guru with the simple beauty of their debut album "Holiday," released in 2012 - The Deli had the pleasure to book them at CMJ in October. These Brooklynites' subtle synths and sweeping vocals will take you to an ambient landscape away from the clatter of this urban jungle, in a melancholic world that borders on introversion. Take off your headphones and catch them live at Mercury Lounge on 02.22, it's worth it. - Lucy Sherman

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Video Premiere: Loveskills' "Flash in the Dark" + Release Party at Mercury on 02.15

Loveskills is a perfect marriage of sentimental indie pop and deep booty groove shaking. Because no matter how much stuff singer Richard Spitzer goes through each day, he always finds a way to bounce right back to the dance floor. And good for him. The latest video for 'Flash in the Dark' has him making his way to what's probably the most awesomest club in heaven, all to the stop-start cadence of blank. It's a perfect distillation of sentiment molding to wax. See Loveskills live at his release party at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night (Friday 02.15). First 50 people in the doors get a free 12". - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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Spirit Family Reunion wins the cover of the Deli NYC's Spring issue 2013

Here at The Deli second place is not always for losers. In fact, for the third time in our history, the band that placed second in our Year End Poll for Emerging Artists will get the cover of our Spring edition - the "Best of NYC" issue (check out last year's issue in pdf here). This is happening because the winners (in this case Foxygen) were already featured on the cover of a previous issue, and a quarterly mag can't really have the same band on the cover twice. So congrats to Spirit Family Reunion, whose exuberant fiddles and banjos are leading the roots music revival that in the past few years has been threatening NYC's indie rock supremacy. They are the first straight forward Americana band to win our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists - signs of the times? 

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Callers lands 3 week residency at Union Pool in March

It’s the commanding duo of vocalist Sara Lucas and musician Ryan Seaton that gives Callers their driving power-pop sound and provides a forceful backbone to the group. The Brooklyn- Providence foursome released their third full-length album “Reviver” in late 2012, with Seaton’s expertly crafted arrangements filling around Lucas’ earthy, abounding vocals. In honor of the latest release, Callers will be hitting up Union Pool in Williamsburg for a March residency for three consecutive Thursdays, beginning March 7. The stint will include appearances with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and Fang Island, as well as a few promised “surprise guests” in between. - Devon Antonetti

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