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Reckless Sons rock CMJ thrice

Reckless Sons will be gracing three different stages at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon, which makes perfect sense for a band that has appeal across a variety of NY boroughs. CMJ will be the band’s fourth appearance since their line-up reincarnation, as Matt Butler (vocals) and Anthony Stella (guitar) have been joined by Cass Dillon (guitar/vocals), Josh Pillbox (bass), and Hari Gangleberger (drums). In addition to the three new members and trey of CMJ shows, Reckless Sons have added a few new songs to their repertoire, including “One Step Further,” “Anything But the Truth,” and “She Forgives Me in the Morning.” Drawing influences from guitar-driven, Brit-rock idols and melding them with contemporary, alternative pop vibes, the quintet is in the process of recording a full-length album. In the meantime, check out Reckless Sons next week at Bowery Electric, Crash Mansion, and the McKibbin Lofts on October 19, 22, and 24, respectively.– Meijin Bruttomesso

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NYC Artists on the rise: Jump Into the Gospel

New York’ s Jump Into the Gospel bounced into the electro-pop at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 13. Sandwiched between Dear Comrade and Diet Kong, Jump Into the Gospel was the “ hallelujah” moment of the night, bringing the evening to its peak with energetic, contagious rhythms, sleek synthesizers, and straight up good pop songs. Powered by Louis Epstein’ s staccato new wave/Brit-pop vocal cadence, JITG pushed through a non-stop set that included “ Humvee Mansion,” for which JITG has a brand new video, “ Photovoltaic,” that featured Epstein hopping up and down his falcetto vocal range atop heavy guitar riffs, bright, synth- driven “ Murder Me,” sing-song, rock track, “ Flagship,” and buzzing and bubbly “ Powerlines.” Some newer tracks, “ Original Fever,” “ St. John,” “ 20212,” and “ Even If We Die” are available for public consumption at live shows only, so be sure to catch Jump Into the Gospel on November 5 at Pianos. -Meijin Bruttomesso

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Upcoming NYC artists playing CMJ: Alyson Greenfield

Who would've thought in 2008, when aspiring musician named Alyson Greenfield released her debut CD, Jewel-esque 'Tuscaloosa', that in 2 years she’ ll evolve into full-speed ambitious business woman with her own music festival and a unique take on music, which mixes electronics, pop, folk and even rap (there are a lot of things Alyson can do with her voice). It seems that she fuses music styles as easily as she makes jokes between the songs during her countless gigs all over New York. On September, 26 Alyson kicked-off her all-female festival 'Tinderbox' and while working on British and French versions of the festival she somehow finds time to constantly come up with fresh material, which includes collaboration with beatboxers, glockenspiel covers and songs about... giving birth to the keyboards? Check this lady out at this year’ s CMJ Music Marathon on October, 22 at Spike Hill (Beyond Race Magazine Showcase) and 23 at Bar Marchless (TJO Presents). - Mikhael Agafonov

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24th issue of The Deli (NYC edition) is out + online interactive version!

NYC scene luvers,

The 24rd issue of The Deli was delivered to the most rocking NYC neighborhoods yesterday - did you see it?
If you didn't, here is a shortlist of SOME of the location that carry it:

LES: Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Cake Shop, Arlene's Grocery, The Delancey.
East Village: Webster Hall, Bowery Electric, Rivington Guitars, 1st Flight Music, Otto's Shrunken Head, Banjo's Jim, The Library.
Chelsea: Music Buildings on 30th St. and on 8th Ave at 39th street, Funkadelic, S.I.R., Smash Rehearsals, 30th Street Guitars, Rogue Music, News Cafe.
West Village: Other Music, Rebel Rebel Records, My Generation Records, le Poisson Rouge.
Williamsburg: Main Drag, Southside Guitars, Earwax Records, Beacon's Closet, Soundfix, Public Assembly, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Trash Bar, Bruars Falls, Flood Rehearsals, Glasslands, Monster Island, Union Pool, Sweat Shop rehearsals.
Greenpoint: Matchless, Coco66, Rehearsal Studio on Franklin, Europa, Permanent Records.
Park Slope/Gowanus: The Bell House, Southpaw, Flood Studios, Union Hall, Bar 4, Tea Lounge, Bands Spaces NYC, Music Matters.

YOU CAN NOW ALSO SEE IT ONLINE HERE!!! With interactive liks, dudes!

The Deli's Staff

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Julian Shah-Tayler's upcoming solo album

Julian Shah-Tayler is no stranger to writing and producing pop music. His career has lent itself to collaborations with Joaquin Phoenix, Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), Kerli, and Whitey to name just a few. You may have even seen him DJing sets at the Standard Hotel here in town. With a schedule like his, it's a wonder that he even has time for a solo career. Well he does and his first proper release, Coito Ergo Sum, is due later this year.

Shah-Tayler's solo material falls somewhere in-between rock and new wave with synth and drum machine feeling just as cozy on the recording as his guitar work. The Deli was passed along a copy of the upcoming album to take a listen to, and there is definately some stand out work. The track "Wetter" is reminiscent of the tongue-in-cheek sexual lyrics made famous by Prince and recently resurrected by bands like She Wants Revenge. "Beautiful World" and "Roman Tower" are two delicate tracks that throws in a hint of piano ballad into the album. Things pick up with the driving rhythm and slightly more industrial feel of "Say What You Want", but Shah-Tayler doesn't stray too far from his 80's influences by sticking in some brass samples in as well.

If you're trying to lure your friends to the dark side that is indie music, or maybe you're trying to fill a spot in your collection next to David Bowie's work from the 80s, then Julian Shah-Tayler is accessible, intelligent, and skilled. You'll have to wait a bit longer for Coito Ergo Sum, but his two previous EPs, Un Ange Passe and Blah Blah Blahnik, are available on BandCamp.com for free download or donation.

-Angelo Lorenzo

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