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December 2014
Mitski
""bury me at makeout creek"
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In her third album "bury me at makeout creek," Brooklyn songwriter Mitski reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener "texas reznikoff" presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem "townie," where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track "first love / late spring" take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, "jobless monday" doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!


Deli CMJ ELECTRONIC STAGE - TONIGHT, The Delancey - FREE!

At The Delancey on Tuesday 10.18 we'll have a truly fantastic bill with 9 NYC based electro-pop bands - and it's going to be free!. 21+ - $8.
Full listings of the Deli's CMJ shows here. See below for the Dream Pop and Alt Rock stages that same night in the same venue (downstairs).

P.S. If you are into Pedal Effects, don't miss The Deli's STOMP BOX EXHIBIT at CMJ on Friday and Saturday!!!

ELECTRO STAGE

7.00 - The Casualty Process



7.40 - Illuminator
8.20 - Tiny Victor ies
9.00 - Mitten
9.40 - Computer Magic


10.20 - Psychobuildings



11.00 - Pretty Good Dance Moves


11.40 - Caged Animals


12.20 - Slam Donahue

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NYC Electro-pop duo Tomboy unveils video for "Moths"

Tomboy is a NYC duo that offers a rather personal and stripped out take on the industrial-pop genre, even though the term "pop" is a little stretched here, since the band's material, to date, never really unleashes pop music's signature "big chorus," preferring instead to keep the melodic tension chained and growing until the end. Their approach is quite minimalistic and measured, with rarely more than two parts overlapping with each other, which opens up a lot of space for Sarah Aument's strong and somewhat Bjorkesque vocals.  "Roll Out," (streaming, video here) is the first single/video from the self-titled EP, released earlier in April, and moves from a dark, edgy industrial-dance verse towards a more open and traditional chorus. "Moths" on the other end is a moody midtempo built on on a web of percussive samples and sudden synth slashes. Kudos to director Maria Burns fur the uber stylish, just released video, streaming below.

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

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New Cave People EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

There’s a natural strength that emerges unfiltered in earnest music. That honesty engages in a fundamental way that can’t be discarded or thrown to the side. Scranton transplant, David Tomaine, a.k.a. Cave People’s latest EP Older, which was engineered by Matt Schimelfenig of Three Man Cannon/Miner Street Recordings and released via Stereophonodon Records, has that small town but universal sound we all crave sometimes. You can stream the record in its entirety below.

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mtvghosts @ Martyrs

mtvghosts recently released their debut LP, Tri-Pop. The play what they are calling "dreampunk" but at one time may have been lo-fi. Regardless, the album is fantastic and a great follow-up to their 2013 EP, Dystopio.

You can catch mtvghosts with Yoko and The Oh No's, The Boxers, and 521Briar Guys at Martyrs' tomorrow, 12/19, at 6pm.

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