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November 2014
Buscabulla
"Kitsune
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"Debut EP ""Kitsuné"" by Puerto Rico/Brooklyn band Buscabulla (Spanish slang for 'troublemaker'), is one of the most beautiful and intriguing records to catch our ears in quite some time. In its four tracks, the band effortlessly blends electro, industrial, world music and dream/pop into a very enjoyable final product. Opening track ""Caer"" 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."

 
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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Hotel War's New Music Video "Devil's Breath"

Hotel War dropped this little nugget last week: the official video for their single "Devil's Breath." The song is off their EP "Nashville Nights," released earlier this month. The video plays out like a grainy, kung-fu B-movie, with the band gallantly saving an innocent woman from the clutches of some sort of Hell's Angels Don (they drive home the point that: goatee + pony tail = clearly up to no good.) The fight choreography is shit, but the song is great. Actually, the whole EP is one wallop of screeching rock and roll, and definitely worth a listen (check it out HERE.) The trio are already back in the studio cooking up their next batch of badassery, and will be appearing on December 19th for The Stone Fox's 3rd Annual Christmas Caroling Show. -Terra James-Jura

www.hotelwar.com

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Owen @ Schubas

Last month we announced the new cover album, Other People's Songs, from Owen (akak Mike Kinsella) will be released on Dec. 2nd and share his cover of The Smoking Popes song"Under The Blanket". Now we have Owen's take on "Judas" by Depeche Mode.

You can catch Owen at Schubas on Jan. 3rd to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of I Do Perceive & EP.

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NYC band on the rise: Balancer

Talking about immigration controversy... The Deli would like to give the guys in Balancer (the ones in the band hailing from Columbia, since the Puerto Rican should be good) permanent residence in NYC for... making real good music? We are sure even the most raci... ahem... obstructionist Tea Partiers will fall in love with the celestial melodies of their latest record "Tipsoo," or at least with this beautiful single entitled "re-minder." And to those concerned about the fact the NYC scene (or any other place in this land) is getting less and less American, The Deli says: "yo, since when is America, American?!?"

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

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New Music Video: "All Over" - CRUISR

CRUISR just premiered a new music video for the track "All Over," at Buzzfeed. The animated creation, which was directed by Chris Carboni, captures the feelings of love and hate from the song by piecing together clips of images from iconic movies. The band is currently on tour with The 1975, and will be back in town on Wednesday, December 3 at the Tower Theater.

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