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"' Horizons' EP

Cantina is the Italian word for "cellar," the dark and rather cold place where time, wood, air and silence magically transorfm tedious grape juice into inebriating, delicious wine. Cantina is also the name of Renata Zeiguer's growing musical project, a band so quiet that one could say it flirts with silence, and so charming and dreamy to sound magic. Their seven track debut EP 'Horizons' opens with airy ballad 'When Your Eyes,' that sounds like an irresistible siren call coming out of an old wooden gramophone, where a lush, acoustic arrangement slowly overwhelms a melody so pristine it could only be conceived in the the squalid corners of Bushwick. All we can gather from the lyrics is: "and if you ask me to..." - which is really all a siren should say to a hungover NYC-life sailor. The rest of the record offers similar atmospheres, althought at times more upbeat ('Stay Like This') and more electric ('Fields') but always dominated by Renata's celestial soprano and her otherworldly melodies, and well supported by an unobtrusive musical background that perfectly serves each song.

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Oh Sunflower Bean, you pretty little rock and rollers, you... What are we gunna do with you?  You're all so fashionable, so fresh and so clean, but your music brings as much color as your look (thank god) - and also some sweat and dirt.  I've attended a good handful of Sunflower Bean shows, and I have to say I'm very glad they released this track out of the bunch in their repertoire.  'Tame Impala' is undoubtedly their favorite band, so much they named a song after them.  "You always say what's on my mind," shreaks Julia Cumming; well Tame Impala is on Sunflower Bean's mind.  The tune contains one of my all time favorite Sunflower Bean breakdowns; about three minutes in, the song slows down and the bass booster on Nick Kivlen's pedal board makes his guitar sound like a synth until the song rides into a wave of psychedelic chaos of noise.  As of late the band has been hitting NYC venues once a week, often selling out places - check em out tonight (08.03) at Baby's All Right and on 09.03 at Bowery Electric. - Jake Saunders

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

August 29, 2014

Just last week, Brooklyn-based electro-soul one man band AYER released his latest single “Fight Your Fire” (streaming) a midtempo track laced with Danny Schmittler’s smooth alto (borderline male soprano actually!). Schmittler has teamed up with a various producers to craft a series of undeniably catchy soul-pop tunes pushed along by swift-moving synths and a steady beat reminiscent of the 70’s disco tracks we all know and love. While the AYER project may still be in its infancy, it's already grabbing a lot of attention, and should maintain its momentum with a debut EP release scheduled for the winter. Be sure to catch the pair at Mercury Lounge on September 10th — the man has a great live energy and positive vibes all around. - Jillian Dooley

August 29, 2014

There's something strangely hypnotic about Tiger Dare's sound. It's floating on water, where every song feels like a breath of fresh air - and God knows we need some fresh air in this city.  Their songs feel good for the soul, often building towards wonderfully uplifting crescendos without losing the mellow.  Lost in a sea of reverb, lead vocalist Henry Freedland captures a personal nostalgia with "Morning After Morning" (streaming):  "When he's lonely he's so hopeless/When he's hopeless he's so boring/When he's boring it's just morning after morning".  The songs take the form of soundscapes, and under the distance there is a calm nostalgia to it all. The Brooklyn band's debut EP 'Wires Over, Wired In' has been gathering a fair amount of attention, and CMJ just announced them in the official lineup of the upcoming Music Marathon. - Jake Saunders

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

August 28, 2014

Keeping up what can only be described as an impressively relentless touring schedule, Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo are taking a break of sorts to appear on television. You can catch the Premiere of Episode 4 of The B-Sides NYC Sessions featuring the Brooklyn dream pop quartet today (8/28) on NYC Life and anytime after that online here.

Filmed at Littlefield in Brooklyn, the hit cable show features interview by Host Kristen Korvette. Additionally, select music videos are presented that reflect the common sound and vision of our scene. Dead Leaf Echo then will continue their rigorous touring schedule which takes them through Pennsylvania, New York, Boston, Ohio, Milwaukee and Chicago before heading to the west coast for more dates. Their latest EP "true.deep.sleeper" has been getting rave reviews and the band has now begun work on their second full length album. The current 10" EP which is available now on Moon Sounds Records benefits from the sonic touches of Monte Vallier (Weekend, Wax Idols,) and mastering engineer Joe Lambert (Deerhunter, School of Seven Bells). Fellow New Yorkers can catch them live at Pianos on 9/3. - Dave Cromwell

August 28, 2014

Electro-horror NYC twin trio Wolvves - who blew our minds at our recent B.E.A.F. fest in June with a show at once sexy, edgy, grotesque and punchy - just unveiled this video for single 'White on White' (streaming below) that's further proof of their uncommon talent for conjuring up musical and visual nightmares. Blending jungle with industrial, religious chants, and Hip Hop, the song takes goth atmospheres to a new level, enhanced by a video full of S&M and horror imagery that's nothing short of stunning.


August 28, 2014

Here's our yearly article focused on the health of the NYC scene, also called (very presidentially) The State Of the NYC Scene in 2014. It was published in print in The Deli's Spring Issue 2014, enjoy!

The Deli's Staff

August 27, 2014

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