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The DropUps - Junction City EP Release Party Friday!

Toronto based band The DropUps have quite an eclectic mix of influences. Their sound has been described as “Joe Strummer, Tom Waits and Manu Chao walk into a bar and request the Specials on the jukebox as Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello dances up a storm.” They have recorded a 3 song EP at Trouble Town Records Studio which is due for release on November 17th. Their release party is the same day at Junction City Music Hall. Listen to “Pingai” and get a feel for what’s in store for November 17th from the Drop Ups. – Kris Gies





Psych Rockers Triptides talk about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio

Since its appearance in the late '60s, psychedelic music has been inspiring hordes of musicians, and has probably been the main reason driving the guitar pedal frenzy of the last decade, since guitarists devoted to the genre seem to need an ever increasing number of stompboxes. The current indie music scene offers thousands of artists that reference psychedelia, from subtly to wholeheartedly. One of the bands that most vigorously (and unapologetically) embraces the genre in its authentic acception is Los Angeles' Triptides. With their vintage sounding songs that could have been written in the '60s, their recent release "Afterglow" manages to reference in one record anybody from early Pink Floyd to Jefferson Airplane, the Doors and even The Beatles and The Byrds during their most psych years. Of course, this kind of revival comes with a LOT of stompboxes - the band's guitarists Glenn and Josh were kind enough to walk us through them with our friends at Delicious Audio - check out the feature here!





Bong Kitty wows with clean, complex surfy garage rock in 'Worst Party Ever EP'

When it comes to the San Francisco-based garage band Bong Kitty, surf and slacker influences come together to form timely, tight rock. Listening to the Worst Party Ever EP feels like sitting on the beach with all your friends—if your friend group consisted mostly of the cast of Dazed and Confused, that is. It’s surf rock, but with an edge; the guitar parts are dynamic and reverb soaked displays of good, clean, Dick Dale-influenced fun while the vocals are hazy with some clear slacker influences. Stream the EP below and keep an eye out for Bong Kitty’s next live show because they are not ones to miss. - Lilly Milman





New Dear Forbidden EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The trio of Dear Forbidden recently shared a new five-song EP. Dynamics are on display in Slow Beat. Altering tempos to develop a personal narrative, the band slows down for the endearing zoom in, and then blasts ahead, leaving the void in a feat of haunting strength. Between grungy peaks and valleys, a melodic middle serves as the through-line connection.

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Rough Trade's Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts

If you ask us "how's the NYC scene doing these days?" we'll respond with a mixed feelings kind of answer. But even though the local scene is undoubtedly going through some rough times (mostly caused by the excessive cost of the city and the extreme gentrification of Williamsburg), it has still managed to express some very fine music in 2017. Or at least that's what Rough Trade believes, since they just released a list of the Best 20 Records of 2017 that features four albums released by NYC based artists:

Big Thief's Capacity (on the cover of our Winter 2016 issue of The Deli) placed in 4th position. 

Cigarettes After Sex's self titled debut LP placed in 6th position. 

- The National's Sleep Well Beast placed in 14th position

Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts' Milano placed in 16th position.

Four out of twenty, that's A LOT, congrats NYC scene!

Here's a YouTube playlist of these artists' most popular songs from their 2017 releases.

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