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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. - Jake Saunders

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.


scene blog

We didn't have any psychedelic track on the NYC blog today - it's time to fix this! Gold Lake is a Brooklyn band that treated us to a little drone-pop gem last year, entitled "We Already Exist." They are now unveiling a new tune entitled "Lovers" (streaming) that significantly slows down the BPM (at least for most of the song) without losing the band's signature charm and intensity. 

September 30, 2014

It's quite interesting how two places as close as Brooklyn and New Jersey tend to excel at producing completely different brands of rock'n'roll: while the home of the hipsters is constantly churning out genre-bending music with experimental tendencies, just a few miles away the majority of the artists active in the Garden State's scene seem more interested in perfecting the tradition of American Rock. NJ's Long Faces fit this profile quite well, blending classic and modern rock to forge intensely evocative tunes. In the past few months their breezy summer single "Leave It There" triggered a fair amount of interest in blogs around the globe, and The Deli is now premièring this new single "All This Confusion," a slower and more atmospheric number that confirms the band's propensity towards melancholic subjects and sonics. 

September 30, 2014

Brooklyn's folk rockers Great Caesar absolutely floored us at our latest NYC B.E.A.F. Fest's Rootsy stage, with a performance full of emotion and dynamism at once. The band had a great 2014 so far - and it's not over yet: their video for single 'Don't Ask Me Why', unveiled in January (streaming), got an astonishing 250k plays on Youtube, and, after being included in our Year End Best NYC Emerging Bands list, the group spent September touring the US. Without wasting any time, they are now ready to celebrate the release of a new EP at The Knit on October 4. This kind of hard work is what it takes to go places in the band business.

September 30, 2014

Brooklyn’s “Warranted QueenArum Rae is a delightfully edgy cyber-soul singer who has so far managed to dodge generic stereotypes. Her latest release is masterfully threaded with bits of dance, pop, soul, R&B, and even a little hip-hop and industrial. The NYC based, Austin native’s sultry voice powers through eclectic synths, sound effects, and backup vocals of her own creation. If you dig the title track here, or the industrial blues of "I'm Smoke" (streaming below - at times reminiscent of early Suicide!!!) be sure to check her out at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 12th, followed soon thereafter by a November EP release. - Jillian Dooley

September 30, 2014

The NYC scene is famous for its rock bands, but it's becoming apparent that electronic music is rapidly taking over the Big Apple. Brooklyn based celestial synth-pop duo My Body is yet another proof of this shift. Active for just over a year, the duo has already released a handful of quality singles that stand out for their imaginative arrangements (incorporating hip hop, 8 bit and jungle elements among others) and for Jordan Bagnall's unconventional melodies. The band recently opened for Lia Ices at The Mercury Lounge, and is about to release their new EP 6 Wives in November.

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

September 29, 2014

As you may have noticed, our blogger Jake tends to favor bands with a DIY punk philosophy and an unpredictable, often uncompromisingly noisy sound. And that's what you are going to get at the show he organized - under the moniker "The Colonel Presents..." - at Palisades on October 2nd.  The show is headlined by noise rockers Honduras and The Gradients (check out album opener 'Growing Pile,' streaming), who are actually not that noisy, but play a brand of poppy post punk that's as good as (and in part reminiscent of) that mind blowind phenomenon that was early XTC. On the bill also macabre Brooklynites Show Me The Body (pictured, check out their bizarre but engrossing track 'One Train' below) and fast paced fuzz pop quartet Heeney

September 29, 2014

Which of these acts should be The Deli's next NYC Artist of the Month?

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