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Indie Rock

New Video: Audiotree Live Session - Palm

NYC transplants, Palm’s Audiotree Live session, from May 6, 2016, is now available for streaming and/or purchase HERE. The quartet's soothing vocal/instrumental integrations are meshed with unexpected twists and turns. The band’s performance is polished; however, those shifts reveal an array of intriguing possibilities.


Spacin' Deliver the Goods at KFN June 7

Sticky guitar licks that ramp up crisscrossing into long distance jams. With spider-like dexterity, sonic limbs extend outward, reaching for a higher level. Spacin' exhibits a simplistic knack to sit back and deliver the goods in a pure raw state. The group spins out in multiple directions - whether the destination is within eyes view, requiring a direct route, or one whose path will be determined by the musical monuments along the way. Either way, those in need of a psych-rock adventure should head to Kung Fu Necktie this evening. Tonight's lineup is reinforced by State Champion, whose accessible yet precise lyrical narratives plug you into the middle of the action - a granular, country-injected, rockin' sound that sticks. The multifaceted psych-shoegazing textures of Elliott Malvas-led, Virginia Beach-based, You’re Jovian, complete this billing. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $7, 21+ - Michael Colavita

Humeysha plays the Knit on June 8th + talks about recording on Delicious Audio

I'm sure you know a musically clueless person who, when you mentioned the words "Indie Rock," thought you were referring to "Indian Rock"... well, if you were trying to introduce him/her to Brooklyn quartet Humeysha, you could have just said: "That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about!" - since they play Indie Rock with Indian influences! The band will be performing at The Knitting Factory on June 8th within the Boom Forest June residency Check out also the Q&A with Humeysha about recording on our sister blog Delicious Audio.


New Track: "The Mirror" - Field Mouse

Brooklyn/Philly outfit Field Mouse recently announced that it will be releasing a new LP, titled Episodic, due out August 5 via Topshelf Records. The album was produced by Joe Reihart (Hop Along) of Headroom Philly and features guest appearances from Allison Crutchfield (Swearin'), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), and Joseph D'Agostino (Cymbals Eats Guitars). Take a listen to the record's fiery first single, "The Mirror" (below), which premiered over at NPR. Frontwoman Rachel Browne describes it as one of the album's "dissolution-of-relationship" songs. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)


Cloud Becomes Your Hand celebrates release of 'Rest In Fleas' LP at SPR on 06.18

Artistic freedom is an exhilarating but daunting mission: it requires discipline, competence, broad-mindedness, constant self-reinvention, and can only be pursued in depth through the acceptance of very modest financial rewards - although that's true for any artistic endeavor. Brooklyn sextet Cloud Becomes Your Hand (already a NYC Record of the Month in this very blog in 2014) is obviously fully dedicated to this cause, within the coordinates of the psychedelic and progressive rock genre (or, as we call it, here at The Deli, 'Avant-Indie"). As cliche` as this may sound, their new album 'Rest In Fleas' truly sounds like kaleidoscope of ideas and sounds. The sonic palette is incredibly diverse, ranging from effected keyboards of all kinds, to detuned electric guitars and unexpected orchestral interruptions. But the record is not a scattered conglomeration of ideas; on the contrary, it sounds more organic than its predecessor, with song structure often prevailing over the band's quirky "digressing impulses." This contributes to making in one of those records that rewards multiple listens. Those who love this kind of stuff shouldn't miss the band's record release party at Secret Project Robot on 06.18, nor the video for 'Hermit' streaming below.


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