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Breanna Barbara brings her folkedelic blues rock to Sunnyvale on 10.27

With her third release Mirage Dreams, Brooklyn-based (via Minnesota and Florida) Breanna Barbara has put out an uber confident record that defies time and space. Her peculiar blend of blues, folk, and psychedelia transports us to the west coast in the summer of 1968. Yet, the word revival sounds reductive here: behind the familiar overdriven organs, twangy guitars, and expanded jams, live rare intensity and power. The album title track (streaming below) perfectly examplifies this artist's - quite literally - howling fervor. Don’t miss your chance to see her live at Sunnyvale on October 27, where she'll bring her tales of melancholy dreams, delusions, and demons.

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


Dougie Poole releases new EP and plays Baby's All Right 10/10

I can only imagine that old-school country vibes are a difficult sell in New York, but Dougie Poole, the self-proclaimed "Most Generally Well-Adjusted Country Singer/Songwriter" delivers just that, and in a way that may even be compelling for listeners with more Northern musical leanings. Olneyville System Special EP, his latest release, has one foot in traditional country, but there's something about the instrumentation that feels very modern, and certainly self-aware. This, coupled with Poole's smooth baritone voice makes the EP mandatory listening for even the most discerning anti-country New Yorker. Check out "Olneyville System Special" streaming below and catch Poole at Baby's All Right 10/10 with Still Corners and Foxes in Fiction. -Olivia Sisinni


New Ghost Gum Album Available for Streaming

The Past, The Future, Dwelling There Like Space, the debut album from Ghost Gum, will officially comes out tomorrow. However, you can currently stream it in full over at Stereogum. A melodic sonic rush with shards of atmospheric noise, the songs burst with a fiery instrumental sprint, yet remain locked-down in a controlled fervor, cruising while reaching sprinter’s pace. It's complex - not chaotic. (Photo by Ariel Lin)


Ziemba founds label, release "LALA" single, tours Europe

We were among the first blogs to draw attention towards NYC's Ziemba bravely decadent atmospheres and simple but stylish visuals. We are glad to report that the young lady has been keeping at it: Concept EP 'LALA' (produced by Jeremiah Meece, streaming below) is the first official release on Ardis Multiverse, the artist's new multisensory imprint, and reflects a musical departure for Ziemba, compared to recent LP Hope is Never. In a setting that's as dark, but more consistently electronic, Ziemba tells the story of "a succubus [...] who lives in a cave and sequesters herself to protect the world from her capacity for destruction." Ziemba also announced a fall European tour. Recommended for those who miss Nico. - photo by Ben Grad.

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Exclusive Austin Deli Premiere: Blood Pumps release 'Long Gossip' off new EP

Blood Pumps comfortably blends smart song craft with interesting, accessible angularity; subtle counter points rhythmically and melodically with intelligent, almost-too-smart-for-pop lyricism delivered with Bill Stevenson's elastic tenor. The marriage of Black Joe Lewis' gut bucket guitar with Mike Brinley's dry-cleaned guitar stands in direct contrast to the washed out reverb and effects heavy sound of many contemporaries in the rock'n'roll scene. All of these ingredients and brush strokes are tied together by an analog beat machine that Stevenson used to record material in between tours of his normal gig backing up Joe.

The five songs on Blood Pump's EP display the prowess of three individuals applying themselves outside their comfort zone. Their new release,"Long Gossip", comes out in a stratling cacophany then cracks into a mid-tempo 3/4 groove then slyly resets int a 4/4 groove right as the guitar's quick-cat-lash vertical intro lines delve into Ric Ocasek territory.

-Lee Ackerley 

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