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January 2011
Black Apples
"Black Apples


Black Apples ended the year with the release of their self-titled debut album, perfect for lovers of underground rock-n-roll, or fans of bands like The Velvet Underground, T.Rex, or The Seeds. These Echo Park natives take the influence of gritty, New York City style rock and combine it with the psychedelic garage sounds of the West Coast. The record begins with the song "Suzanne", with falsettos that climb up to crashing symbols, echoing guitar, and deeper singing. Following is "Buffalo", an angst-ridden tune with a bit of a fun punk edge, and surf guitars on speed. "Winter Is New" is a slower song full of triangles and reverb bouncing off the blues of winter love. "Wild Things" has an old school skate-thrash feel with chimes of the xylophone in the background. The echoing 45 second interlude of "Arctic Cowboy" throws you right into the mood for the second half of the 12 track album. "Give Me Silence" is a slow, trancy piece, progressing into a more intense finish. Clearly Beatles-inspired, "Coming Home" paints a vibrant picture of a warm, California summertime during the 1960's. The album finishes with the nostalgic "20 Years At Sea", perhaps their most universal sounding song about escape, and how sometimes getting lost is the best way to finding yourself. 


The Deli Presents Creepoid’s Record Release Show at KFN Jan. 13!

Just wanted to give you a heads up on a great show that we will be presenting this week. Come out and join us this Thursday, January 13 for Creepoid’s Record Release Show at Kung Fu Necktie w/Nothing, Party Photographers and Pet Milk! This is going to be a fine, fine evening of rock and debauchery so help us create some mayhem and celebrate Creepoid’s most excellent debut LP “Horse Heaven”, which was produced by Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Wavves, Cymbal Eats Guitars, Fischerspooner, The Depreciation Guild, etc.). Grab your tix sooner than later because from the looks of their Facebook invite there are plenty of others interested in coming out too! Cheers! - The Deli Staff

Deli Emerging Artists 2010 Polls: Links to Open Submissions Results

We started publishing the results of the open submissions for our Best of NYC Emerging Artists 2010 Poll. As we received about 500 submissions we decided to organize the rating process by genre. As things are getting a little scattered around the site we though it might be useful to gather all the links to the various result blurbs in one place on top of our NYC site - here we go:


- ALT FOLK - results here
- ALT ROCK + REVIVAL ROCK - results here
- AVANT INDIE + ELECTRO ROCK - results here
- HIP HOP + OTHER DANCEY GENRES - results here
- INDIE POP + MELLOW CORE - results here
- INDIE ROCK + POST PUNK - results here
- MIXED ROOTSY GENRES - results here
- SINGER SONGWRITERS - results here
AUSTIN: Open Submissions - SonicBids
CHICAGO: Open Submissions - SonicBids
LOS ANGELES: Open Submissions - SonicBids
NASHVILLE: Open Submissions - SonicBids
NEW ENGLAND: Open Submissions - SonicBids
PHILADELPHIA: Open Submissions - SonicBids
: Coming Soon
SF BAY AREA: Open Submissions - SonicBids
WASHINGTON - BALTIMOREOpen Submissions - SonicBids

Readers' Polls are now happening, final charts should be ready towards late january - early February.

The Deli Staff


Derby announce new release for February

Portland OR Indie Pop quartet Derby will be releasing their new record, "Madeline", in mid-February. It will be a digital release (available everywhere music is sold digitally!), along with a limited edition 7” vinyl record featuring two of the songs, "Don't Believe In You" and "One's A Lonely One". Derby is feeling invigorated and you can surely tell in these new recordings. The band approached "Madeline" with an increased degree of spontaneity and impulse. This “act first, think about it later” attitude gave them a new-found freedom in recording music, resulting in a fresh, new sound for the band. Derby’s new material departs from the well-orchestrated pop of their sophomore release Posters Fade — which created buzz on college radio and gained visibility with placements in Coca-Cola commercials, MTV’s The Hills and a variety of film and commercial exposure. - Veronica Medici


Andy Clockwise plays the El Ray tonight

Whether you've seen him in a sport coat, thick-rimmed glasses, or his ever-present beard, Andy Clockwise is a sight to behold. Raw, energetic garage rock mixed with new wave dance beats and Clockwise's tenor vocals, songs like "My Generation", "Everybody's in a band", and "Remember Love" show off his musical range tremendously.

Andy Clockwise will be performing tonight at the El Ray with other LA staples Abandoned Pools, Eastern Conference Champions, and Aaron Lee & the Love Vigilantes. Along with the stellar lineup, his newest LP, The Socialite, is available for purchase two months before other mere mortals can get their hands on it. Tickets are still available here for bit longer before the doors open at 7pm.

-Angelo Lorenzo


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