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"Debut EP ""Kitsuné"" by Puerto Rico/Brooklyn band Buscabulla (Spanish slang for 'troublemaker'), is one of the most beautiful and intriguing records to catch our ears in quite some time. In its four tracks, the band effortlessly blends electro, industrial, world music and dream/pop into a very enjoyable final product. Opening track ""Caer"" alternates gritty guitar loops with liquid synths, while singer Raquel Berrios' voice charms and soothes with minimal pop melodies sung in Spanish, but that seem to bear some kind of Japanese influence. Metelé is a more traditional electronic, atmospheric ballad reminiscent of Air but still dominated by an Eastern sounding melody, while ""Temporal"" - the most experimental track in the EP - blends the clanging of a mechanical loop with what sounds like a synchopated, finger piano sample, while distorted guitars swells drive the song through its tension and release cycles. Final track ""Sono"" - one of the strongest on the record - recycles an idyllic, 60s sounding flute sample and surrounds it with a funky drum pattern and all sorts of distorted and percussive sounds - all very organic sounding - while Raquel indulges in a simple melody that seems inspired by nursery rhymes. Buscabulla's ""Kitsuné,"" with its incredible array of ethnic influences filtered through a Western musical lens, represents as close as it gets how today's NYC music should sound."

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"Holy Crap!" - that's the first reaction we had while playing "Mine" by NYC female trio Wild Bore. In that track the three ladies beware as wildly as your average punk rocker circa 1977, while incorporating surf and post punk elements in their explosive sound. They have three singles out so far, all released in the second half of 2014. "Eddi Munster" is some kind of "half blues" featuring a Devo-esque vocal line - only less robotic and more psycho. "Mon Amie, Elise" - streaming below - is the tamer track of the bunch, but not necessarily the less tense. It also features a chord change, which here at the Deli we very much appreciate! You have three chances to see Wild Bore in NYC in the next few weeks: Pianos on 11.24, Rock Shop on 12.04 and Cakeshop on 12.19.

November 21, 2014

Transformations are at once the most painful and liberating processes we can experience, and can be also among the most inspiring. This past spring, Delicious Audio contributor and Americana performing artist Mya Byrne (previously known as Jeremiah Birnbaum) came out as a transgender woman. After this breakthrough, a period of intense creativity followed, which brought to life the songs in Mya's debut album "As I Am." This is an inspired collection of folky, personal songs that mostly reflect influences from the golden years of folk-rock, from Joni Mitchell's jazzy, disarming sincerity to Neil Young's evocative, twangy poetry, with some exceptions veering towards blues and old timey. Opening track "April Fool" is a testament to change, which, filtered through Mya's experience, is an explosively complicated - and therefore fertile - issue, in particular for the people who surround her: "And in me you see a stranger, someone you thought you knew, ink spilled, a quill collapsed on the last line of a picture you drew." Mya will be playing at The Living Room's new Williamsburg location on November 22. - photo by Emily Raw

November 21, 2014

NYC's Pants Velour work hard to represent the self-imposed genre of “irreverent hip hop.” It’s a moniker with a broad scope despite its apparent narrow-mindedness, but the band remains undeterred. MCs Josh Raff, Eli Northrup, and Niki Darling hoist a freak flag of such resplendent snark that it’s hard not to get behind (pun intended). In their new video for “Taxidermist” they pop references from Howie Mandel to Handel to Hanson all while preaching to “stuff that beaver - taxidermist.” The beat is perfect for grinding hips or teeth. That much is up to you.  - BrokeMc

Pants Velour is scheduled to play at the McKittrick Hotel on December 18

November 21, 2014

In the genre box of their Facebook profile Brooklyn garage rockers The Planes describe themselves as "anti-commercial, indie, DIY" - we should totally add "anti-commercial" to our list of genres here! However, it's a tough call to be anti-commercial guys, because a small amount of anti-establishment acts who hated the idea of being commercial ended up selling quite a lot of records and touring a lot, and both things belong squarely to the field of... commerce! So, the only way to stay true to that statement would be for The Planes to not charge for records and only play free shows, two things they are actually scheduled to do as soon as tomorrow, when they will be releasing their new EP "Catch You/Milk Maid" at Cake Shop (cover $7). But anyway, this stuff doesn't matter, what matter is the music, and The Planes have some cool songs that resonate with the slacker hiding in each one of us. We should have a song from the new record for streaming tomorrow, for now you can enjoy this track from last year's debut album "Echo Forever/Forever Echo."

November 20, 2014

NYC's Wet Leather plays pop the way we like it: super catchy, but tense and edgy at once. The vague Prince influences we detected in "Astral Projection" - opening track of their soon to be released EP "Past Lives" - become more than vague in following track "Stop Me if I'm Doing it Wrong," but hey, every band has its own references and hardly anybody is channeling "His Royal Badness" these days. Also, not many songwriters can come up with timeless melodies like the one propelling the chorus of "Astral Projection" (streaming). The sophisticated but gritty production enhances the dark side of this pop-soul gem through subtle dissonances and suspencefull staccatos - we dig. Check out Wet Leather at Rockwood's Stage 2 when they celebrate the release of their sophomore EP.

November 20, 2014

Storytelling is an art in music.  Slick Rick spun some yarns, Biggie added specific details that drew us in, and countless other MCs have taken up the torch with varying degrees of engagement.  Brooklyn’s Metermaids display their instinctual yen for towing the line and reeling it in slowly with their video for “Profiteer,” the new single for their upcoming album We Brought Knives out Dec 2 on Strange Famous Records.  It’s a moody piece with a Stand By Me (the movie) vibe that makes you nostalgic for the creepy days of your childhood. - BrokeMC



November 19, 2014

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