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Where the genre of “psych rock” will usually refer to “psychedelic rock,” Skull Practitioners take it to a level where the meaning “psychosis rock” would be more appropriate, hurling harsh guitar tones and thumping bass haunts, along with an avalanche of drum fills, into a whirlwind of amplified delirium. The NYC trio produces a heavier and more diverse wall of sound than most five-piece bands out there, swelling and punching up and down scales and arpeggios, blasting through fuzz and decay, resulting in a bleakly intense look into a mind lost. With different vocalists featured on various tracks, it might be difficult to discern an established frontman, but does it matter? The sounds coming from Jason Victor and Ken Levine’s amps, back Alex Baker’s drums are the huge focus here. – JP Basileo

 

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Zula
genre benders with hope
by: Sam Kogon date:May 16, 2014 - MORE
Shilpa Ray
finding beauty within darkness
by: John McGovern date:April 25, 2014 - MORE
Baby Alpaca
by: Bianca Seidman date:April 25, 2014 - MORE
Erin Barra
blue eyed technocrat
by: Bianca Seidman date:April 18, 2014 - MORE
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Brooklyn Wildlife and The Deli Magazine team up to bring you to the beating heart of DIY.  Saturday July 26, at Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham St.), Hip Hop reminds you of its true colors with a showcase of Rock, Rap, Punk, Tattoos, Live Painting, DJs, VJs, and BBQ. Starting at 4pm come have a snack and boogie down with the legendary DJ Soul Slinger.  Grab a tattoo from Badder Israel as the sun sets, then prepare for the cavalcade of music from Higher AnimalsEULAMelody JoyDeathrow TullThe Pluto MoonsPaxico RecordsJoya BravoRue Brown, and a special Brooklyn Wildlife set featuring Ohene Cornelius, Johnny Voltik, Tyquan Sounds, Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky and more.  As the night rolls forward, lose yourself in the sexy glitch visuals of Matt Romein and live painting by Lexi Bella and Danielle Mastrion.  There will be skin.  There will be sounds, sights, and spectacle.  The best Bushwick has to offer.  Wear your shaking shoes and tape your glasses to your face or chance being blinded by the revelry.

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July 16, 2014
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July 14, 2014
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July 07, 2014
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There is a growing connection between the up and coming grunge rockers out of New England and a select few New York City bands.  Artists like Krill, Ovlov, and Pile have been taking and doling out influence from and to NYC bands like Bluffing, Big Neck Police and the focus of this review, The Gradients.  The last time I saw The Gradients was at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn last summer, so when I witnessed the solid crowd of followers that the band had amassed at Hot 97.4 this past weekend I was excited to see how their sound had evolved.  Indeed The Gradients have come a long way; their songs contain powerful, driving melodies complete with an exciting, New York City-themed frustration.  Their use of lazy harmonies is especially effective on their new single, "Growing Pile," where the chorus becomes layered in raspy vocals of that good, sweet teenage angst we all know and love.  You can check out The Gradients next week on July 29th at Palisades with Washer, Palm and The Doozies.  - Jake Saunders

July 27, 2014
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Following the disbandment of avant-pop trio The Mobius Band, Brooklyn based singer songwriter/producer Ben Sterling started Cookies in 2012. The project basically channeled solo material he had been working on since around 2009. On July 31st the band will be performing at Rough Trade (together with that unstoppable EDM machince known as Avan Lava) and unveil new material off the upcoming debut record entitled 'Music for Touching,' scheduled for a September 9 release. The record features Colin Stetson (Arcade Fire), Aakaash Israni (Dawn of Midi), Tom Vek, Rebecca Zeller (Ra Ra Riot), the Magik Magik Orchestra, and the voices of Melissa Metrick, Areni Agbabian and Ashley Giorgi, who serve as the female counterpoint to Sterling's baritone. Listen to the title track below.

July 23, 2014
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Animal Years is a project spearheaded by Mike McFadden, who primarily was a solo artist until he moved to Brooklyn, where he gathered a full band for his set.  Their debut LP, Sun Will Rise, is anthemic and powerful; a passionate work of thrilling crescendos fueled by bright and expansive guitar and McFadden's lyrical prowess.  His vocals are firm and expressive, charging through each song with an impressive force.  "Let Go of Your Head" has an electrifying energy, chiefly when the chorus kicks in; infectiously catchy, it stands out on the album as a high point.  Stream the song below and you can watch the video for their song "Forget What They're Telling You" here.  You can see them live at the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, July 31st where they will open for Bronz Radio Return.

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

July 23, 2014
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