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Skull Practitioners
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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.

Facebook event here.

July 16, 2014
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July 14, 2014
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July 07, 2014
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"Lost Dog", the single off the upcoming EP by a band called Greasy Hearts is a feriously good jam.  It's got everything you need in a good garage-punk song: Fuzzy, howling vocals, a foot-stomping rhythm, and enough distortion to stick your cat's fur straight up.  We always breath a sigh of relief when I come across a band who seemingly is doing the garage-rock shtick right; it's not easy to work within a genre where basically every possible riff and rhythm has been used before.  Nevertheless, Greasy Hearts pulls it off with "Lost Dog", and now you'll have to check them out live to get the full picture.  They're playing The Silent Barn TONIGHT (7/24), and The Rock Shop in October.  Stream "Lost Dog" below.  - Jake Saunders

This band submitted their music for coverage here.

July 24, 2014
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Journalism is a fresh Brooklyn band that we're sure is going to catch some ears in the coming years - at least if they keep making music like the last couple singles they've released.  We got a chance to sneak a peak at their upcoming debut EP, 1324, and it is indeed a contender.  Their first single, "A Thousand Pricks", has this infectiously catchy guitar melody that inducts a beautiful underwater vibe, but each song has something unique about it that's worthy of the head-tilt.  Influence from bands like Real Estate and Spoon are present, but there's not much to say other than that this band has got some great jams and some really catchy grooves.  Their release show is TOMORROW (7/25) at Palisades with a killer lineup including Turnip King, Onwe and Honduras- Jake Saunders

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

July 24, 2014
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“Bands are unstable molecules, bands don’t want to be bands, they want to fly apart. There’s always tension; I think a lot of that’s where the music comes from." You can find these words in the Mishka Shubali feature on our recent Ten Year Anniversary issue, and they certainly hit the nail on the head when applied to CT/NYC based indie pop band Grand Cousin, who find themselves in the peculiar position of celebrating - on the same night - an EP release show and a farewell party. The trio plays an intense brand of pop with folk tinges that's partly reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. Check out the recent video for single 'Oxygen' and - if you dig - enjoy the band's last show at Arlene's on 07.27 

July 24, 2014
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