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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.

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
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Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
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Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
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The Strokes
TV on The Radio
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

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High Wasted is not shy at all about their drug use, or it's role in their music. I'll let their own description of the jam, "Acid Tape Vol. 1" do the talking: "We went to Nashville, hung a mic in the room of a haunted house, took acid, and hit record on an old reel to reel.  This is what happened." The result is a psyched out surf rock extravaganza (through the deforming lens of incompetent sound engineering). Ok, the recordings are lo-fi, but the energy is unmistakably vibrant and colorful, and the band has a good live reputation. Most exciting is the show they have coming up this Thursday… because it's on a fucking BOAT! That's right, this Thursday (8/28) you can check out High Wasted and Mainland (who played our ten year anniversary show this year) at sea, equipped with an open bar, face painting and more.  In other Deli news, High Wasted is playing our CMJ show at CBGB's come this fall, so stay tuned for that as well.  Stream The Acid Tape Vol. 1 here and buy tickets to the boat show here.  -Jake Saunders

August 26, 2014

Unlike New Yorkers - who forget they live right by the Ocean - young Floridians seem to have an innate skill of taking the beach with them wherever they go. Boyd Shropshire grew up on a swath of eastern Florida land on the Atlantic known as the "Space Coast" - no wonder his music has psychedelic influences. After playing guitar for some time with Kurt Vile, he moved to Queens in NYC to focus on his solo career. His recent single 'Soon' is as lazy as a (high) day spent at the beach in the dog days of the summer can get. And the single's videos - quite amazingly - manages  to recreate this atmosphere... in the backyard of a Carrol Garden apartment! Check out also the EP "Victory Weather," released in July.

August 26, 2014

Singer/songwriter Troy Ramey has recently announced that pre-order for his debut EP is available through Pledge Music. Currently living in NYC, Ramey is originally from Vermont and spent a significant amount of time in the Boston area (it’s where he started his first band, and also where I initially found out about him).

Earlier this week, I was able to listen to a few tracks from the forthcoming EP. Ramey’s vocals on the single “Rosary” are nothing short of impressive. He has an incredible range and such a commanding presence in his voice that I practically never hear from “unknown” artists. This guy could sing the ABCs through a tape recorder and I’d buy his songs.


Music is the most subjective of experiences, so don’t just blindly believe what I have to say--take a listen (and watch) for yourselves. I am proud to announce that The Deli New England has the distinct privilege of premiering the music video for “Rosary” (directed by Andrew Ralph, Rubblebucket, Owl City video credits).


Click the video below and try not to be moved by the images and melodies you see and hear. Troy may still be far off the radar to many, but with songs and a video like this, that will be changing quickly.


For more information about Troy, check out his Facebook page. If you’re curious about his Pledge Music campaign and EP funding, you can find out more here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Photo credit: Jackson Himonidis


August 26, 2014

Alright all you shoegazers out there, here's one for you.  Chimes is not playing games; they rep the gaze hard, especially considering Winston Scarlett who runs the slacker rock zine, Slackgaze, is a member.  Their first single, "Wipe Out", is a zero-gravity floater, with reverb and dreamy guitars coming out the wazoo. Linda Chen's vocals particularly remind us of a Toronto based dream-pop band called Memoryhouse, which you should also check out.  THe band is originally from New Jersey but they are playing the DIY Brooklying circuit on a regular basis. Check out single 'Wipe Out' streaming below.  - Jake Saunders

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

August 26, 2014

One year (almost to the day!) after the release of his cassette-only “The Barn,” Matthew Fasano unveiled his newest LP “The Factory,” coming in at 16 tracks long. While the arrangements are notably sparse, it is for a good reason— the songs themselves seem to transcend a need for extravagance or strict technicality. With each piece digging into the next without any loss of momentum, the collection displays Fasano’s operatic falsetto and lo-fi guitar throughout. Listen to single 'Played It Last" and indulge in a melancholia that lingers well after the final note has been sung. - Jillian Dooley

August 26, 2014

Public Access T.V. is one of New York City's newest alt-rock (potential) sensations. They come at us with attitude beyond their years and seriously catchy hooks, embedded in classic sounding pop rock nuggets with garagey tinges. Even though their sound seems to scream "Manhattan," they have developed an affinity with the UK, probably in an effort to follow on the steps of great bands initially under-appreciated in the US like The Strokes and - believe it or not - The Pixies. They recorded their debut EP 'Rebounder' in London, and in September they'll be playing eleven dates in the UK. The trio opened for Weezer in PA earlier this month for Musikfest, which is fitting given their sound. You can snatch the EP from iTunes or grab the vinyl from Rough Trade. The first opportunity to catch them live in their home town might be at the CMJ Music Marathon in October - Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)

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

August 25, 2014

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