We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record sotre personnel and DJs). Many of the bands in this list will play The Deli's Best of NYC Fest in Williamsburg in May (6 shows in 3 different venues between the 13 and the 15).
Quiet and contained, Hawk and Dove, New York’s quintet, blend folk, country, and psychedelic roots on their four-track “Rocking Chair EP.” Elijah Miller’s gruff but soothing vocals often reach the level of an almost-whisper and are complimented by hushed violin melodies and crackling snares. Guitar-driven “Furious Armies” and waltzy “Stain” meld with the lullaby-like “Muscle Breaks” and plaintive “Boy and the Moon.” Undulating and swaying, the EP is appropriately titled for its calming and lax tempo. - Meijin Bruttomesso