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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Mystic, CT's Slander debuts video for first two singles

Slander's dual signal release was met with a bit of a buzz, getting coverage on a few blogs including Stereogum. Following that burst of success they've released the video for the two singles - a longform black and white video. The video, directed by Ellery Twining, does a good job of bringing the singles to life. Before seeing the video, I was already feeling the retro Fleetwood Mac vibes from the twangy guitars and take-no-prisoners drums. Magnets definitely shines in the forefront, with an especially energetic intro and catchy hooks up the wazoo; from "You wanna be alone" to "I can make you want it" yelped and wailed by frontwoman Julia Farrar. Ghosts takes it down a notch with a slower pace and a less puncuated and more drawn out feeling than Magnets, but the two singles play off each other well. - Hillary Anderson

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Magic Man releases new single “Paris”

If Providence’s Magic Man plans to follow their new single “Paris” with an equally strong set of tunes for their sophomore album, they could stage a breakout similar to a fellow New Englander playing catchy synth-pop songs: Passion Pit. Though the quartet may have found a bit of inspiration with their stateside neighbor, they are certainly holding their own style down, with bouncy piano interludes and cool synth beats woven into a simply great vocal part. Check them out live tomorrow night with Ava Luna at the Outer Space in Hamden CT. RSVP here. - Hillary Anderson

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MC Kabir wins The Deli New England Best of 2012 Readers' Poll for Emerging Artists

Deli Readers,

The Deli's Best of 2012 Poll for emerging New England artists is now over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees.

Congrats to Boston rapper MC Kabir pictured and streaming below) for becoming The Deli Readers' Best New England Artist of 2012. Kudos also the close seconds, powerful alt folk sextet The Bridgebuilders. New Hampshire's garage soul band Gnarlemagne placed third.

Here's the New England Readers' Poll Top 10:

 
ARTIST
VOTES
 
1
MC Kabir
1541
2
The Bridgebuilders
1440
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3
Gnarlemagne
321
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4
Cask Mouse
270
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5
Ula Ruth
187
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6
Bella's Bartok
174
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7
A2VT
115
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8
Nemes
113
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9
Young Blake
96
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10
Jay Psaros
83
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Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging DC Area Artist of 2012.

The Deli's Staff

 


Callers lands 3 week residency at Union Pool in March

It’s the commanding duo of vocalist Sara Lucas and musician Ryan Seaton that gives Callers their driving power-pop sound and provides a forceful backbone to the group. The Brooklyn- Providence foursome released their third full-length album “Reviver” in late 2012, with Seaton’s expertly crafted arrangements filling around Lucas’ earthy, abounding vocals. In honor of the latest release, Callers will be hitting up Union Pool in Williamsburg for a March residency for three consecutive Thursdays, beginning March 7. The stint will include appearances with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and Fang Island, as well as a few promised “surprise guests” in between. - Devon Antonetti

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2012 Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

FINAL RESULTS: BEST OF SF BAY AREA 2012BEST OF NYC 2012 - BEST OF NASHVILLE 2012 - BEST OF NEW ENGLAND 2012 - BEST OF AUSTIN 2012 -  BEST OF PHILADELPHIA 2012 - BEST OF LOS ANGELES 2012 - BEST OF DC AREA 2012BEST OF KANSAS CITY 2012BEST OF CHICAGO 2012BEST OF PORTLAND 2012

For the full summary click...

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for a summary of the progress of each on of our eleven Best of 2012 Polls for emerging bands.

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Deli-cious reading for the Holidays!

For the upcoming holidays we thought you might enjoy some of our best articles from the past!

Hope you enjoy - and Happy Holidays!

ABOUT THE NYC SCENE
The Lower East Side is Over (2007) - by Andrew Spaulding 
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The Brooklyn DIY Scene (2009) - by Paolo De Gregorio
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The State of the NYC scene in 2012 - by Mike Levine and Paolo De Gregorio

GENRE RELATED PIECES
- Surf Music influences on the NYC Sound (2012) by Mike Levine
- Afrobeat Influences on the NYC Sound (2012) - by Mike Levine
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Soul Music Influences on the NYC Sound (2012) - by Brian Chidster

SOME "VINTAGE" BAND FEATURES
Grizzly Bear - interview from first issue (2004) - by Stephanie R. Myers
- Matt and Kim (before they became huge, 2006) - by David Schneider 
- TV on the Radio (before they became huge, 2005) - by Liz Schroeter

ARTICLES ABOUT RECORDING AND GEAR
- A History of Audio Plug Ins - by Paolo De Gregorio
- Recording: Home vs. Studio - by Bruce Kaphan
- Recording Drums: Tips & Tricks - by Paolo De Gregorio
 

The Deli's Staff


New England Deli Soundcloud Playlist is up!

Deli Readers,

Here's a little Christmas present for you: The Deli Newngland's playlist - featuring all our favorite emerging local artists we've been blogging about in the last few months - is finally up and ready to entertain you! Can you think of a better way to discover new local talent?

Check it out here.

You can access it at any time by clicking on the gray and orange rectangle on the top right of this page.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!


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