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The Deli sponsors The Hum's all-star lineup at Manhattan Inn in April

The ladies over at Hypnocraft certainly got us hypnotized with this weekends lineup for the upcoming appointment of The Hum (the weekly, female-artists-only, collab night that The Deli sponsors) and it’s definitely not the first time., since it's showcasing mostly local artists we ourselves love and have covered in this very blog.

At this week’s show on Sunday (4.10) the first pair kicking off the night is Casey Dienel (White Hinterland) alongside the lovely and talented ladies of Gracie & Rachel. With beautiful vocals and a keen ear for strong melodies we can almost hear the entrancing, orchestral performance from these gals already. Followed by Julia Easterlin and Hannah Epperson we can already hear a track built up solely by vocal loops and smooth violin chords, something sweet to get us dreaming. For the final performance we can expect to be enticed by solid drum progressions and synth ambiance courtesy of Dani Markham (Tune-Yards), Maia Friedman (UNI IKA AI) & K. Marie Kim (BLANK PAPER).

So stroll on over to Manhattan Inn this Sunday, April 10, for some some great performances in a cozy and intimate environment!

Blank Paper releases new single 'Whip' + plays Glasslands on 07.02

Blank Paper, a synth-pop quartet we tried but failed to book for the Northside/Best of NYC shows we organized this weekend (the band couldn't play), just released this new supercatchy single entitled 'Whip' (streaming). Employing a wide palette of electronic sounds, Blank Paper blends 80s synthpop elements with quirkier electro ones, all while sleepwalking through lucid lyrics fitting perfectly with last year's debut record sleeve's giant, fold-out unicorns. From that record check out single 'Ambien,' which revels in this state of unconsciousness. See them live at Glasslands on July 02. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Blank Paper wins The Deli NYC's Year End Poll ELECTRONIC Open Submissions

When I first heard synth pop quartet Blank Paper, the first thing to cross my mind was: this is a band that knows the value of deep sleep. With tracks like 'Tape Dreams' and 'Wishing Well' off their last EP, this quartet awakens a wide sonic palette, all while sleepwalking through lucid lyrics fitting perfectly with the record sleeve's giant, fold-out unicorns. New song 'Ambien' revels in this state of unconsciousness, when singer Marie Kim pleads repeatedly with you to do whatever you want, just don't wake her up. Perhaps the band's catchiest track to date, the song asks for somnambulance, while synthesizing one of the group's more urgent sounding synth-pop jams yet. Check it out below, and see them plug in their keyboards live when they play at Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 17th. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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


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