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Baked
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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

 
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We noticed (and blogged about) Brooklyn's Ziemba and her track "Phantom See" this past April and were impressed with her Femme Fatale attitude and that beautiful, sparse song. The young lady (aka René Kladzyk) obviously didn't shy away from that observation, delivering this remarkable video (for that same track) that doubles down on dark seduction and comfirms her confidence - also in front of a video camera. You can catch her live at Cake Shop on Sunday November 2nd at 8.30pm.

October 30, 2014
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Slacking (real or perceived) is such an essential part of the average rock'n'roll musician's personality it's hard to believe that the term "Slacker Rock" was coined just in the 90s, after Pavement's debut album "Slanted & Enchanted." Brooklyn band Doubting Thomas Cruise Control quite... undoubtedly looks back at that sound with fondness (we do too), re-appropriating and re-invigorating it for a new generation that at the time was too young to appreciate it, and for an older one that's feeling nostalgic. The band is about to release a split EP with like minded NYC band Slushies, you'll have a chance to see them live at Palisades on 10.31 during the venue's Halloween bash.

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

October 30, 2014
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Music bloggers (including our own) love to denigrate the CMJ Music Marathon, but there is no other event in NYC (and probably the world, since SXSW has become a mainstream feast) that allows music industry and fans to focus their attention on emerging artists. To find and promote new talent, here at The Deli we book a ton of bands for our official CMJ shows and do our own Marathon coverage (which admittedly this year was leaning a little too much in an indie/DIY direction - but hey, our roots blogger let us down a week before CMJ!). But we are also aware that we can't be everywhere to find the best new artists, and this is why we indulge in "Best of CMJ" lists like this one. A big "Thank You" is therefore due to HeyReverb.com for introducing us to Puerto Rican/Brooklyn band Buscabulla (Spanish slang for 'troublemaker'), whose electro/industrial/world/dream/pop debut EP "Kitsuné" is one of the most beautiful and intriguing records to catch our ears in quite some time.
Opening track "Caer" (video streaming) alternates gritty guitar loops with liquid synths, while singer Raquel Berrios' voice charms and soothes with minimal pop melodies sung in Spanish, but that seem to bear some kind of Japanese influence. Metelé is a more traditional electronic, atmospheric ballad reminiscent of Air but still dominated by an Eastern sounding melody, while "Temporal" - the most experimental track in the EP - blends the clanging of a mechanical loop with what sounds like a synchopated, finger piano sample, while distorted guitars swells drive the song through its tension and release cycles. Final track "Sono" - one of the strongest on the record - recycles an idyllic, 60s sounding flute sample and surrounds it with a funky drum pattern and all sorts of distorted and percussive sounds - all very organic sounding - while Raquel indulges in a simple melody that seems inspired by nursery rhymes.
Buscabulla's "Kitsuné," with its incredible array of ethnic influences filtered through a Western musical lens, represents as close as it gets how today's NYC music should sound.

October 30, 2014
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My last day of CMJ was my most anticipated.  Started off by getting my ticket in advance for Exploding in Sound's 3rd birthday bash at The Silent Barn, where almost every EIS band in some form or another would be playing.  After that I headed over to the warehouse spot over on Hart and Wyckoff known as Hot 97.4 for the 1.21 Gigawatts issue release (read some of my words in the new issue).  There I caught the tail end of Journalism, a tight band of Brooklyn cats who sound like a cross between My Bloody Valentine and Ty Segal, a good combo in my book. - Keep reading Jake Saunders' report of Day 5 of the CMJ Music Marathon 2014.

 

October 29, 2014
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Now that CMJ and our related hangovers are over, we can finally focus on plans for Halloween. Organized by Deli web helper Alex Borsody (who is starting to get a reputation for organizing fun folk and bluegrass shows) The Second Annual Rotten Apple Roots and Bluegrass Halloween comes to Union Hall this year with a delightful array of the best tricks and treats the Brooklyn folk community has to offer. Costumes are highly encouraged for this foot stomping good time, and you'd best get your tickets early since last year's show sold out the Bell House, and Union Hall is half the size. Featuring  lineup of Brooklyn indie folk and bluegrass allstars, Barefoot and Bankside (pictured + video streaming below), Seth Kessell and the Two Cent Band, Melody Allegra Berger and Dancegrass, it's a Boograss Spooktacular!

October 29, 2014
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Today was…interesting. This may be a rather less in-depth recap than my previous two. I got distracted. A couple of times. I had a plenty early start to the day. Unshowered, my head in a fog, I met my buds from Vomitface in Williamsburg to go see Whiskey Bitches (pictured) at Knitting Factory. But Whiskey Bitches weren’t playing Knitting Factory. At least not today. We got our dates confused, and they were playing there the following day. Whoops! So where else to but Baby’s All Right! I feel like this place is becoming a home away from home. - Keep reading JP Basileo's report of day 4 of the CMJ Music Marathon 2014

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October 29, 2014
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