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November 2014

"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
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
Bruce Springsteen
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
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Mike Gallagher & High Order

Mike Gallagher & High Order have released a video for their track "All Falls Down". The track originally appeared on the 2013 album The Edge Of A Dream.

You can catch the band at Harte's Saloon in Evergreen Park on Dec. 12th.


New Track: "No Fall" - Suburban Living

Suburban Living, a.k.a. Wesley Bunch, premiered a new track called "No Fall," over at Red Bull Music. He said, "It's one of the few songs on the record that I wrote the bass for first and everything else around that. It turned out to be a dark sounding dance song about not knowing the consequences of your actions. It's different than the older Suburban Living stuff; a turn in a new direction.” We love it! It's our favorite that we've heard so far from his forthcoming self-titled album, due out January 27 via PaperCup Music.


Metermaids got the ticket with new video for "Profiteer"

Storytelling is an art in music.  Slick Rick spun some yarns, Biggie added specific details that drew us in, and countless other MCs have taken up the torch with varying degrees of engagement.  Brooklyn’s Metermaids display their instinctual yen for towing the line and reeling it in slowly with their video for “Profiteer,” the new single for their upcoming album We Brought Knives out Dec 2 on Strange Famous Records.  It’s a moody piece with a Stand By Me (the movie) vibe that makes you nostalgic for the creepy days of your childhood. - BrokeMC




Buzz Alert! Cult of Youth gets ace reviews + tours Europe

We blogged about Brooklyn goth rockers Cult of Youth a few weeks ago saying how such a great band should get more visibility... well it seems like the Gods of music listened to our wishes, since the band's new record "Final Days" is getting rave reviews - including from Pitchfork, which gave it a resounding 8.1, and Stereogum, which chose it as their "Record of the Week." For complex cultural reasons probably due to the fact that American prefer more explicit forms of rebellion, this is a band bound to find most of its audience in Europe (in particular the northern part of it), a continent that welcomes quality dark music and art more than any other. That's why they are touring it more than thoroughly early next year. They have no local show scheduled right now, but we can imagine they won't be short of offers after the critical praise they are receiving, so watch out!


Angela James @ The Whistler (Tonight!)

Angela James released a video for her new single "Drink and Try Not To Cry". The 7" was just released by Whistler Records in a limited edition of 33 copies.

The track also appears on her recently released full-length album Way Too Deep.

James is celebrating the release tonight at The Whistler, November 19th.



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