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New Major Lazer LP in the Works and More

According to a new interview with Diplo from Interview, Major Lazer is currently in Jamaica working on a new full length album. They’d like to get it out by 2011 and are “about halfway” done with recording the album. Expect a slew of special guest including Santigold, Vampire Weekend and Lykke Li as well as old school heads Lee "Scratch" Perry and Junior Murvin and dancehallers Vybz Kartel, Bugle and Timberlee. He also reveals some “outside the box” ideas like an Avatar-type movie “about something mundane like a Winn-Dixie cashier's day at work” and a screenplay written via Twitter called Ghostyboy. As we’ve learned in the past, somehow the world traveling DJ/producer/director/label head gets things done so get ready for some weird shit to come! You can check out the rest of the interview here. (Ha…while I was writing this his Blackberry commercial just popped up on TV.) - The Deli Staff

Lights Resolve headline Deli Alt Rock CMJ show + win studio tiime

Lights Resolve were selected by Stadium Red Studios as the winners of the free full day of recording time giveaway organized by The Deli. Ten more local artists were given a 50% discount on a full day session.

Not the typical rock troupe, the New York born and bred band cater to hard rockers, pop fanatics, and everyone in between, with catching songs defined by nonconforming vocal melodies, distinctive guitar modulations that intertwine with ornate bass riffs, and complex, hard-hitting rhythmic styles. The band has three self-released EPs, “Prelude,” “Currency,” and “…,” beloved national status, top spots on The Deli’s charts, consistently sold out hometown shows, appearances in soundtracks for MTV hits, including “The Hills” and Season 1 of “Jersey Shore,” and striking numbers of “Rock Band” downloads of their single “Dreaming of Love” under their belts, but shockingly, early 2011 will mark the release of Lights Resolve’s first full-length record, “Feel You’re Different.” The band will headline The Deli's CMJ Alt Rock Stage at Arlene's Grocery on 10.20 starting at 1.30 pm. Here's the full lineup:

1.30 The Courtesy Tier
2.10 Decibel.
2.50 Frontier Brothers  (Austin)
3.30 Black Taxi
4.10 Blackbells
4.50 Am to Am
5.30 Lights Resolve

For the full schedule of Deli CMJ shows go here.

The Deli's Staff


CMJ Fundraising Party in Portland Tonight

Tonight at the Bayside Bowl in Portland, our friends at HillyTown are hosting a fundraising party for the Maine-based bands making the trek down to NYC for this year's CMJ festival.  The party will feature some of the musicians spinning DJ sets, playing solo sets and covers, and, of course, drinks and bowling.  HillyTown is shooting for $1,500; the first $1,000 will go to travel expenses for the bands, while the remainder will help to pay for sound engineering and other expenses for the "Maine vs. New York Day Party" HillyTown is hosting at CMJ in conjunction with the New York-based Battering Room.  

The Maine-based bands that will perform at CMJ are all fantastic and are deserving of every bit of help.  The Maine vs. New York Day Party is a free, afternoon showcase on Saturday, 10/23, at Brooklyn's The Rock Shop.  It will feature three Maine-based bands and four New York-based bands.  For a complete list of the bands performing at the Day Party, and for a list of the other Maine bands performing at CMJ, head over to HillyTown's Kickstarter page.  While you're at it, throw in a few bucks.

The fundraising party is tonight at 7pm, so get a move on!  But, in case you can't make it to the party (we're late on reporting this to you, we understand)... did we mention their Kickstarter page?

- The Deli Staff


Post-ACL Saturday in ATX: Golden Bear, The Authors 10/16

Two we think you should know about coming up this Saturday (10/16): Golden Bear brings their own galactic forest rock to the Parish, and The Authors roll out some from their recent release Get Haunted at the Ghost Room. Golden Bear enjoys the company of Motel Aviv, Haun's Mill, and Vinyl Dharma, and the Authors are joined by She Sir and Saints of Valory. Make a decision or just bounce back and forth; really, you could use the exercise. Get on out there. 


Where Is My Mind?: Kuf Knotz

You should be no stranger to Kuf Knotz (a.k.a. Ty Green) with all the local press and XPN love that he’s received over the years. I admit that I’ve probably known Kuf through mutual friends (and ex-girlfriends) long before I ever saw him perform on stage, but it’s not hard to instantly recognize that the guy’s got skillz. To think, that he basically doesn’t play any instruments or sing, but has certainly left his mark on a segment of our local music scene that stretches beyond our city limits. You have to believe that this young veteran of the music biz has paid his dues, and it might be just his time to shine. While other, less determined artists seem to fade into the distance trading in their talent and music career aspirations for Plan B - that steady office or teaching job, you can be assured that won’t happen to Kuf Knotz. For him, there is no Plan B - only a growing hunger to just do what he believes that he was put here on earth to do. Make music. Well, you can get a taste of what is probably section XXXVI of Plan A when he takes the stage this Saturday with many of his friends/collaborators at World Café Live for the pre-record release party of his latest solo offering BoomBox Logic, due out on Oct. 26 via Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records. But first, check out our recent interview with the man as we pick his brain about the entertainment biz, his songwriting process and how an oftentimes starving artist wouldn’t eat Taco Bell even if it was free here.

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