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A Heart is a Spade: Savoir Adore Debuts New Video

Frankie Cosmos

If you like unassuming, short and charming pop songs about high school, firemen and buses, look no further than 19 year old singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos. In her just released first full-length 'Zentropy,' (though she's put out at least 40 other digital records on Bandcamp over the years - no joke!) Greta Kline reveals much of her inner child, whether singing about what her dad is up to or how birthdays don't mean you're getting older. But 'Zentropy' equally exposes a young lady just beginning to wrestle with explorations of love and life anxieties. It's a fascinating journey just begun, and songs like "Birthday" (streaming below), showcase a melodic talent that's not afraid to experiment with tempo changes and assorted influences, without losing her signature, intimate style. 
If Frankie Cosmos manages to keep half these levels of prolificity in her 20s, we can definitely expect a bunch of hits from her. Because great music - like everything else - is all about trying hard. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

Slim Wray
blues rock, happy hearts
by: Michael Haskoor date:April 4, 2014 - MORE
Tei Shi
mermaid music
by: Dean Van Nguyen date:March 17, 2014 - MORE
Christine Hoberg
minimal heavens
by: Dean Van Nguyen date:January 7, 2014 - MORE
Oh Honey
short and sweet with mitchy collins
by: Sam Kogon date:December 20, 2013 - MORE
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Sounding like a faster punk version of the Arctic Monkeys or a mind-blowing Deerhunter/Sex Pistols fusion, Honduras (another band that's playing a lot these days) have really been stepping it up lately, especially with their latest single “Borders” (check out the video below). The Brit-sounding muffled vocals of Pat Phillips combined with the band’s knack for clean, well-tempered guitar work and percussion makes for a wild listen. Known for their energetic live performances, Honduras have a heavy Brooklyn presence and appear to be expanding pretty quickly, embracing the punk ideology without pretension while still letting you know they’re here. See them live at Radio Bushwick on April 26 and then at Pianos on May 10.

LINKS: Michael Haskoor interview with Honduras from The Deli's issue #37 (Winter 2014).

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

April 18, 2014

Erin Barra is a musician who thinks - at least in  part - also as a technician, of the musical kind. An accomplished programmer, producer and sound engineer, Erin plays soulful pop that's at times electronic, and at others not - like in her new single 'Dear John' (listen to it here) released a few days ago. Since she's very well connected with the community of remixers, and staying true to her multi-faceted musical personality, Erin decided to make available, through a site called Blend, also the "stems" of the entire EP, i.e. not the single tracks of the recording but rather the mixed versions of the separate sections (like drums, bass, guitars, vocals, backing vocals, percussions, keys). 
You'll have a chance to see Erin Barra live at the New School on April 26 and 27.

LINK: Read Bianca Seidman's interview with Erin Barra from the 36th issue of The Deli NYC.

April 18, 2014

We all know how hard it is for emerging musical acts to get any kind of recognition, and it's safe to say that making music that can be described as "mournful" doesn't help trigger word of mouth nor buzz. But then there's that crucial component that changes everything: the moving power of music - live music in particular. That's probably why these days - in spite of the mournfulness of her music - it seems like everybody wants to book Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering, who placed 34th in our latest year end Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists). 

In 2011 the then Baltimore based songstress released "The Outside Room,"a heavyhearted sounding 6 tracks mini-album filled with songs that had their ideal ambiance in decadent medieval churces - or even catacombs. After a recent move to Brooklyn, Natalie struck a deal with powerful label Mexican Summer, and now keeps landing on really good bills on an almost weekly basis. She'll be opening for Liam Finn tonight at Union Pool (where she'll be performing her soon to be released new record in its entirety), and then she'll be opening for Woods at the Red Bull sponsored show at Baby's All Right on April 22. More dates are on the horizon at The Rock Shop, Mercury Lounge and Northside Fest.

If this is not an emerging artist you want to check out now - what is? Here's a track from Weyes Blood debut album.

April 18, 2014

With their sharp guitar riffs and pounding drums, fraught with sexy attitude and soulful edginess, Brooklyn-based The VeeVees epitomize rock ‘n roll in its most strict definition. The duo’s sound and presence will be growing by 33.3%, officially transitioning from a two-piece to a trio, since Garrett Cillo (vocals/guitar) and Andrea Belfiore (drums) are welcomimg bombshell Sophia Urista on vocals. The inaugural show is slated for May 2 at Pianos NYC, where The VeeVees will take the stage for a special hour-plus set, sharing the stage with local bluesy rockers Butchers of Sky Valley. Check out The VeeVees’ newest, “Groovin’ Swoon” - and imagine a female vocalist on it!

April 18, 2014

If you’re paying attention to the 90’s revival that’s happening across genres everywhere, you should probably be familiar with Brooklyn’s Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, who are set to release their new “Appleton ON” EP on Cassette (and digital download), April 22nd . The EP promises to be an intensified, more confident continuation of their effects-driven sound — somewhat gloomy, yet injected with catchy riffs and flowing vocals. Immediately following the cassette’s release, DTCC play a record release show at Emet, in Brooklyn, on the 25th. - J.P. Basileo

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

April 17, 2014

We blogged about Brooklyn electronic droners Glass Gang a few weeks ago saying that they were the perfect band to see live on Friday the 13th. Well, we just stumbled upon this really cool video that - if that soup is actually blood as we suspect - brings extra evidence to support our claim. But what if it's not? See them live at Glasslands opn May 1st.

April 17, 2014

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