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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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Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
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Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

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Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Lydia Lunch
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Sonic Youth
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Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
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Yo La Tengo
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TV on The Radio
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

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A few weeks ago we blogged about Ex Cops' new album, out on NYC's Downtown Records. They just dropped this video for single 'Black Soap,' check it out! Expect a strong presence at the upcoming CMJ Music Marathon for these guys.

August 20, 2014

Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time.  Regardless, we are extremely excited for the record release show this Friday at Shea Stadium, with support from an all star bill including: Porches., Bueno and Ovlov.  Stream "Mick Jagger" below.  -Jake Saunders

P.S. Yes, we just had a record of the month last week, but when two good records come to us close to each other we've gotta jump at the opportunity, because at times we go without one for months!

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

August 20, 2014

We really enjoyed Walking Shapes's first single Pusher, which came out in 2013, and we were quite eagerly waiting for new material. So far in 2014 the band raised their profile by playing a series of important shows (including a packed one at Music Hall of W'burg) and delivering new single "Feel Good" (video streaming) that didn't disappoint, shifting their left-to-center sound slightly more to the center. The Brooklyn quintet plays a brand of avant pop vaguely reminiscent of Here We Go Magic for its impressionistic quality and alto male vocals, but doesn't mind the occasional burst of distorted guitars, like testified by recent track Woah Tiger - another quality tune

August 19, 2014

Jesse and Forever is a project headed by Jesse Scheinin, a Berklee grad who comes from a background in jazz and the Brazillian circus.  Ok now that we've got you interested he is also a talented musician.  His recently released track, "Good Morning!", is a psychedelic dream-scape of horn layers and strange harmonies.  The saxophone, an instrument particularly under used in rock music today, adds a wonderful touch to the mix; lying in the background, it adds a diverse harmonic effect because of the vast array of timbres you can extract.  Check out the band's new single Good Morning! below. - Jake Saunders

August 19, 2014

Full disclosure: The Deli's staff's survival is entirely dependent on Syd Barret influenced music - they served us well when we decided to put Grizzly Bear on the cover of our 1st issue of the Deli NYC back in 2004. Prince Rupert’s Drops is a psych rock Brooklyn band that takes the listeners through a sonic trip encompassing all sorts of psychedelic influences: from the early days of British Psych Rock to Acid Rock to Paysley Underground. After releasing their debut album in 2012, the band is back with a series of live shows, hopefully signaling the coming of a new release. The played Union Pool a couple of days ago and will appear on stage again at Baby's All Right on August 29, giving all of us a great opportunity for some vintage trippin'!

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

August 19, 2014

Jesse Marchant’s upcoming album, to be released on 9/9, leaves nothing left unsaid. The record is self-titled in the spirit of Marchant’s shift from moniker “JBM” to his own full name, and the tracks are an obvious reflection of this new found ownership of self. The collection offers the artist’s twangy baritone atop a poised acoustic guitar and a driven, at times hasty rhythm section that moves the tracks along. Lyrically, each of the eleven songs is accompanied by the spirit of a man who is moving onwards and upwards from heartbreak and disappointment, and it is this spirit that gives the compilation its soul. Listen to our favorite of the bunch “All Your Promise” here and keep an ear out for the upcoming release. - Jillian Dooley

August 18, 2014


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