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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."

The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Lydia Lunch
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

Welcome to the new Deli Charts, organized by genre and scene.

To rank the artists with the star system go to the Top 50.


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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

We blogged about Brooklyn goth rockers Cult of Youth a few weeks ago saying how such a great band should get more visibility... well it seems like the Gods of music listened to our wishes, since the band's new record "Final Days" is getting rave reviews - including from Pitchfork, which gave it a resounding 8.1, and Stereogum, which chose it as their "Record of the Week." For complex cultural reasons probably due to the fact that American prefer more explicit forms of rebellion, this is a band bound to find most of its audience in Europe (in particular the northern part of it), a continent that welcomes quality dark music and art more than any other. That's why they are touring it more than thoroughly early next year. They have no local show scheduled right now, but we can imagine they won't be short of offers after the critical praise they are receiving, so watch out!

November 19, 2014

I really didn't know what to expect when Tiny Hazard took the stage last Tuesday at The Silent Barn.  My ultimate description of this band ended up somewhere around "surrealist nightmare fairy tale music."  Alena Spanger set the tone not just with her appearance - barefoot, a white dress, she looked young, like she was straight out of a cartoon - and her vocals, which would change on a whim from operatic disney to demon lord fury. 

Spanger and Tiny Hazard don't want us to have any expectations, actively fooling us into thinking they're one thing until they're not.   They'll be in the middle of a soft, dainty melody until someone hits the tritone on the piano and everything goes dark.  When you barely have time to adjust to the sudden change they'll plunge into heavy, distorted, no-wave inspired insanity.  But there's a method to the madness, their recordings and their live sets are both highly contained and controlled atmospheres, where every move has a purpose.

Their most recent single, "Silhouette" is a further demonstration of their eclecticism.  The song is disguised as a highly accessible pop song, but it's clear that we're in a confusing mid-point between light and dark. "All of those sick faces/Crooked and vacant/Mounting is your unrest/Warping silhouette," Spanger sings over a R n B/soul inspired synth melody, it seems almost out of place until someone turns on the 'evil' switch on and we're shot into hell and the lyrics aren't as out of place.  Stream the track below (one of their slower ones) and check them out at The Mercury Lounge on 11.22.

INTERVIEW: Read Emilio Herce's interview with Tiny Hazard.

November 19, 2014

An unobvious mesh of Adrian Galvin’s folk sensibilities and Luca Buccellati electronic production, Yellerkin’s hybrid sound is incredibly succinct despite drawing inspiration from two polar opposite corners. Cut in the duo’s Bushwick bedrooms, their music is the result of a wholly collaborative process and each track is carefully constructed, often over a lengthy period of time. But even with the synthetic pallet and impressive attention to detail, tracks like 'Solar Laws' and 'Tomboy' boast a real rootsy, fireside feel, rounded out with Adrian’s cabin-in-the-woods vocals. Having put out a self-titled EP earlier this year, the group have quickly followed it up with the release of new single ‘Tools’ and will continue to filter out their music, one track at a time. See them at Bowery Ballroom on January 16. - photo by Jimmy Shirley

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!
Read Dean Van Nguyen's interview with Yellerkin.

November 18, 2014

Fresh from playing multiple showcases at both the CBGB and CMJ festivals in October, the newly dubbed PARLOUR TRICKS (formerly Lily and the) have recently released new material. Their latest single "Lovesongs" (streaming) reiterates an already established reputation for appealing harmonies and compelling songwriting. Produced by Emery Dobyns with mixing by Michael Ilbert and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, the track emphasizes melody and vocal purity over any kind of artificial digital enhancements. Meanwhile, their live show presents a visual and auditory experience that comes together with a seamless professionalism. The band will be playing live at The Mercury Lounge for their early show on Saturday, December 13th with Rocket & The Ghost. - Dave Cromwell

November 18, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, winter music is here, perfectly timed with a fuh-reezing November morning... Recently signed by local label Paper Garden Records, Sabila Sabila is a young Brooklyn based songwriter with a knack for entrancing ballads, that are at least in part reminiscent of The Deli's favorite Wilsen. First single "Settle In" (streaming) dropped this past October, quickly carving an online audience of 10k listeners through Soundcloud, while "Stars Under My Skin" is being released today. The new single reveals a slightly twangier approach in the tradition of Cowboy Junkies, probably the mellowest band of all times. You can see Sabila Sabila live at The Stage at Chelsea Market on Friday December 5th.

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

November 18, 2014

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