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Buzz Alert: Brooklyn's B Boys (back from tour with Parquet Courts) play Alphaville on 5.27

New York’s B Boys will not be breakdancing when you see them live - as their name might suggest. Instead, they will be bobbing their heads to their frenzied, punk inspired songs that bears resemblance to early Devo and the slacking post punk of their buddies Parquet Courts. The track “Get A Grip” off their latest EP, No Worry No Mind (out on Captured Tracks), demonstrates the feverish nature of the trio's music, and is complete with gang vocals and vibrant guitar lines referencing the '80s. It’s dense, fast and anxiety inducing music, also because of the sudden introduction of odd tempos in the song's chorus, without mentioning lyrics like “Oh no, I can’t get a grip!” sung with the urgency of mad men. The trio just finished playing a string of shows with Parquet Courts, including a sold out one at Webster Hall on May 20th, and will be performing next at Alphaville on May 27th. Stream their track “Get A Grip” below! - John Honan

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

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Honduras tours the East Coast + talks about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio

With obvious nods to psych rock and krautrock evident in their latest EP, 'Gathering Rust,' to call Honduras simply a punk (or post-punk band) would be reductive. The quartet manages to combine the reckless attitude of punk, youthful abandon of garage rock, and the polished melodic tendencies of indie to forge a sound that encapsulates the past and present of NYC (and NJ too, since we growingly hear an early Feelies influence). The band placed third in our recent Best of NYC 2015 Poll for Emerging Artists, and is about to embark on a three week East Coast tour.

Check out this little Delicious Audio feature with Honduras' lead guitarist Tyson Moore iand his favorite guitar pedal.

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

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New RUGS Album Available for Streaming & Download

A texturally diverse, folksy, psych-pop sound characterizes Success Party, the latest release from RUGS. A melding of loose, enthusiastic, harmony-flavored tones juxtaposed by moments of minor, somewhat chaotic-disjointed noise creates a perplexing marriage. You’ll want to spin this through a few times.





Debut Swanning EP Available for Streaming

Drawing Down The Moon, the debut EP from Cynthia Ann Schemmer's (Radiator Hospital) musical vehicle known as Swanning, won’t be officially released via Salinas Records until this Friday, May 27; however, it’s streaming over at Stereogum. So, the wait is over. On first listen, the album has an ever-evolving, jagged, melodic intimacy. Catch Swanning’s record release show on Tuesday, May 31 at PhilaMOCA with Allison Crutchfield, Littler, and Empath.

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Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake released their self-titled LP earlier this month and recently released a video for the album's second single "Crazy".

You can catch Piece of Cake at Water Street Studios in Batavia on May 27th with Hungry Mountain, Collar Bones, and Thighclops.

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