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Drowned in Sound: Trans Am - Volume X
                                     

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Weekly Feature: Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers is a quirky 20-something who considers her songs to be creatures and her banjo to be a trusty sidekick. Fueled by movement and loss, Maggie’s music seems to have grown up alongside her, each album more intricate and more sophisticated than the last. Perhaps the Maggie who self-released her debut “The Echo” back in 2012 was less acquainted with heartbreak, the art of profanity, and the “blood ballet” that relationships can often be. However, we’re happy for the life and for the learning between her first record and her latest— ‘Blood Ballet’ is a near-perfect articulation of full-bodied pain, and that pain makes for some lovely sounds. Read on to hear what the folk singer has to say about her inspirations, her experiences, and her latest release.

LINK: Jillian Dooley's interview with Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers music is included in The Deli's playlist of Best Rootsy songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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Buke & Gase release new single 'Seam Esteem' + announce tour

We've been obsessed with avant-indie duo Buke and Gase since we first saw them live at tiny Ditmas Park venue Sycamore back in 2008.  We instantly decided to put them on the cover of the then upcoming issue of The Deli NYC - and recommended the band to take that opportunity to change their name, which at the time was "Buke and Gass" (yeah...). They didn't listen to us, but eventually (2012 circa) proved us right by switching to "Buke and Gase." They are not exactly an emerging band anymore, but they should be considered a model by any up and coming artist for their consistent development of a personal style and powerful live shows.
They just released this new single 'Seam Esteem' (streaming below) and announced a West Coast tour that will bring them to Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 10.

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S.T.S. Leading the Pack at MilkBoy Philly Aug. 27

Best known lately for his flips of indie and mainstream favorites, S.T.S., a.k.a. Sugar Tongue Slim, continues to be one of the beacons of hope for a struggling local hip-hop community. With a propensity to rap about women, weed, and fashion style, his latest EP delves into more serious topics like "politics, world affairs, social issues, and even presidential misconducts." He also just posted a new track today - "How Philly Use To Sound" featuring Dayna Jordan and DJ Jazzy Jeff. S.T.S. will be leading the pack this evening at MilkBoy Philly where he'll be joined by Hezekiah, Matt Ford, Fat Nice, The Bul Bey, DJ PHSH, Mr Sonny James. MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., 8pm, $7, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

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Video: Sweet Bump It, "Dauphine"

Echo Park septet Sweet Bump It can be described as the unlikeliest garage revivalists, playing a more agreeable and less snotty form of chugging blues rock that is loaded with primal power and an utter sense of fun. The video for the track "Dauphine" shows the band members playing in true form, featuring singer/guitarist Nicole "Paco" De Leon" wielding her guitar with a soulful disposition as the other band members - and three backup dancers to boot - augment the song's musicality. Sweet Bump It could very well be a reimagining of a Daptone act with a punk spirit, and "Dauphine" is proof they've got the chops to live up to that promise. 

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FYF 2014 Local Report: Haim

Opening for festival closers The Strokes, Haim took the stage with intense energy, finishing out the last show of their Days Are Gone tour with fervor. It’s no secret why the three sisters have gained national attention as the pop-rock nineties band of today. They have a vibrancy when they perform, and their closeness as sisters reflects in the form of a familial fan-base. “I like seeing people on top of other people’s shoulders,” Este announced. And their fans were happy to oblige – immediately jumping up on each other’s shoulders as the sister’s opened with “Falling”, a fan favorite off the stacked album. They wanted the show to feel like one of their house-party jam sessions – as Este announced before they broke into a seriously gnarly version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”. Danielle’s time in the music business is glaringly apparent, especially during these moments – she toured with both Jenny Lewis and Julian Casablancas when she was just 17. Their intensity continued as they yelled their love of everything LA into the crowd. Hailing from San Fernando Valley, it’s not surprising the sisters were excited to play their last show of the tour at home. Home: the theme of the evening. - Jennifer Mergott

 

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Sama Dams and Hands In at Bunk Bar 8.28

Thursday night marks your last chance to catch the explosive live performance of avant indie rockers Sama Dams until the release of their long awaited third album in December. Via Fartbook the trio hinted that they plan to make the show a special one, and if any of their past shows serve as a variable of measure for an "un-special" performance (if that is even a possibility for them), then Thursday night should indeed be a magnificant spectacle. Sharing the stage with them at Bunk Bar are Zula, an experimental pop quartet from Brooklyn, NY, and Hands In, perhaps Portlands most irresistibly dancable one man act. $6 in advance or $8 at the door, the show starts at 9. 

- Travis Leipzig

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Debut Seagulls LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

We always love when we are caught off guard by new act that we are rather unfamiliar with. Thus is the case with the debut full-length release from Seagulls entitled Great Pine. The delicately textured recordings blend folk, orchestral pop, and 8-bit into a seductive concoction that languidly draws the curtain close to the end of summer, while the misguided hope of fleeting love still lingers on in the darkness of your bedroom. You can experience all this raw emotion for yourself this Labor Day weekend when Seagulls belatedly celebrates the release of their LP this Saturday, August 30 at Bourbon & Branch with pals Tutlie and New God.

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Harrison B Releases Video for "Me"

Harrison B just released this video for single "Me." The track upholds his glam mashup of rock and soul, and allows his supersonic vocal ability takes front and center. The band's groove tsunami is evocative of Lenny Kravitz, but their random sense of humor makes this video. Granted, there's not too much of a differentiation between his battling representations of Ego and Consience aside from sunglasses and lighting (is there ever?), but it's a fun ride with enough searing looks and flowing locks to fill a Harlequin paperback. This video coincides with the band's return to the Lower 48 after a stint in Alaska, so keep eyes peeled for a local show at www.jordan-baron.squarespace.com. -Terra James-Jura

 

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