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Yellow Ostrich releases preview track from upcoming EP "Ghost"

Indie pop trio Yellow Ostrich has released the title track off its upcoming EP, “Ghost.” The EP will be released digitally on October 22nd. While listening to “Ghost,” one can immediately tell this is the work of Alex Schaaf, the band’s singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter. Most notable are Schaaf’s signature vocal harmonies, which gently float over the peaceful instrumentation. In support of the new EP, Yellow Ostrich will embark on a month-long fall tour, culminating in a hometown show at the Bowery Ballroom on November 14th. Listen to “Ghost” streaming below.

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NYC Bands to see in Austin: Yellow Ostrich

We gave a lot of attention to avant-rootsy group Yellow Ostrich in 2011 - the band enjoyed a couple of Deli features and headlined one of our CMJ 2011 shows (full disclosure, they would have been on the cover of our fall 2011 issue if they could have played our show at Pianos, but they had other commitments). After a very good reception of the debut album, this prolific band begins 2012 with a new release entitled "Strange Land," which expands their sonic vocabulary in a direction that's at once more electric and orchestral, with the enlistment of horn player Jon Natchez. If you are going to Austin next week, you'll probably see them live even if you aren't trying to, since they are playing 9 shows in 5 days! Otherwise you can catch them in NYC at Mercury on April 12.

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  Best NYC Emerging Artists of 2012
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CAVEMAN

Placing at #55 in our previous Best NYC for Emerging Artists Poll, Caveman in one year grew their reputation the old fashioned way, earning their fans one by one, with their songs and live shows. Heading to SXSW 2012, they are now one of the most blogged emerging artists out there (with the only exception of Pitchfork, which still has to review their stunning debut "CoCo Beware").

You can read the cover feature we gave this band back in the summer of 2011 here.


LUCIUS

Lucius

The two singers from Lucius are a dangerous tag team, sounding powerful without becoming overbearing, tender without becoming too cutesy. Meeting while in college at Boston before traveling to live in Bushwick, they must know each other well, as their voices work together in an uncannily close relationship.

Lucius will be featured in the Spring 2012 NYC issue of The Deli, you can read an interview from 2011 here.

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WIDOWSPEAK

Widowspeak

Captured Tracks' most mellow signee, Widowspeak is also the band with the most potential in that lo-fi leaning roster. The band emanates a strange beautiful mysterious nostalgia that lingers deep within old souls. Their music is unobtrusive — it takes its time and slowly Molly Hamilton’s vocal melodies seep through Robert Thomas’ searing leads and Michael Stasiak’s steady groove. Old musical acquaintances from Tacoma, Washington, Micheal Stasiak and Molly Hamilton decamped to New York after a label they contributed to fell apart. Many moons later Michael urged Molly—who had little faith in her electric guitar skills and showmanship—to acquire a used Dan Electro and start writing songs.

Read an interview from 2011 here.

 

 

 
The Deli's Year End Polls' Sponsors

 
NYC POLL FULL RESULTS
 
Artist
J
OS
W

F

TOTAL
 
1
Caveman
13
2
 
0.023
15.023
2
Lucius
4
 
2
3
9
icon
3
Widowspeak
6
 
2
0.012
8.012
icon
4
Friends
7
 
 
0.015
7.015
icon
5
Monogold
4
1
1
0.128
6.128
icon
6
Ski Lodge
6
 
 
0.003
6.003
icon
7
Big Wilson River
3
2
 
0.234
5.234
icon
8
Ava Luna
3
 
2
0.014
5.014
icon
9
The Denzels
5
 
 
0.009
5.009
icon
10
Apollo Run
3
 
1
0.203
4.203
icon
11
Kung Fu Crimewave
3
 
1
0.101
4.101
icon
12
Tall Tall Trees
3
1
 
0.077
4.077
icon
13
Ambassadors
3
 
1
0.033
4.033
icon
14
Fort Lean
4
 
 
0.013
4.013
icon
15
Arms
3
 
1
0.007
4.007
icon
 
Grassfight
1
3
 
0.007
4.007
icon
17
Body Language
4
 
 
0.005
4.005
icon
18
Stephie Coplan &...
 
1.5
 
2.5
4
icon
19
Starlight Girls
 
1.5
2
0.007
3.507
icon
20
Hurrah! A Bolt of...
 
2
1
0.239
3.239
icon
21
Black Taxi
 
2
1
0.052
3.052
icon
22
A$AP Rocky
3
 
 
0.041
3.041
icon
23
The Can't Tells
3
 
 
0.017
3.017
icon
 
Yellow Ostrich
2
 
1
0.017
3.017
icon
25
Spirit Family Reunion
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
icon
26
The Men
3
 
 
0.009
3.009
icon
27
Diane Cluck
2
 
1
0.008
3.008
icon
 
Zambri
3
 
 
0.008
3.008
icon
29
Devin
3
 
 
0.007
3.007
icon
30
North Highlands
2
 
1
0.006
3.006
icon
 
Skaters
3
 
 
0.006
3.006
icon
32
Hidden Fees
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
icon
 
Illuminator
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
icon
34
Brothers
1
 
 
2
3
icon
35
The Bottom Dollars
 
1.5
1
0.113
2.613
icon
36
Field Mouse
 
1.5
1
0.027
2.527
icon
37
MiniBoone
 
1.5
1
0.008
2.508
 
38
Futurist
 
1
 
1.5
2.5
icon
39
Merrily & the Poison Orchard
 
1.25
 
1
2.25
icon
40
Exemption
 
2
 
0.213
2.213
icon
41
Mal Blum
 
1
1
0.196
2.196
icon
42
Deathrow Tull
 
1
1
0.17
2.17
icon
43
Snowmine
 
1
1
0.134
2.134
icon
44
Clementine and the Galaxy
2
 
 
0.087
2.087
icon
45
The Sneaky Mister
2
 
 
0.074
2.074
icon
46
j.viewz
 
2
 
0.066
2.066
icon
47
Reverend John DeLore
 
2
 
0.061
2.061
icon
48
Robin Bacior
 
2
 
0.042
2.042
icon
49
Firehorse
 
1
1
0.035
2.035
icon
50
Brick & Mortar
2
 
 
0.03
2.03
icon
51
Due Diligence
 
1
1
0.024
2.024
icon
 
The Courtesy Tier
 
1
1
0.024
2.024
icon
53
Bird Call
 
2
 
0.02
2.02
icon
54
The Sway Machinery
 
2
 
0.011
2.011
icon
55
Dive
2
 
 
0.008
2.008
icon
56
The Beets
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
icon
57
Slowdance
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
58
Dead Leaf Echo
 
1
1
0.005
2.005
icon
 
Ice Choir
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
 
St. Lucia
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
61
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
62
Lissy Trullie
1
 
1
0.004
2.004
icon
63
Caged Animals
1
 
1
0.003
2.003
icon
64
Coasting
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Papertwin
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Penguin Prison
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Timeflies
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Wise Blood
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
69
Superhuman Happiness
2
 
 
0
2
icon
70
Tayisha Busay
 
1.5
 
0.052
1.552
icon
71
Pass Kontrol
 
1.5
 
0.051
1.551
icon
72
Thinning The Herd
 
1.5
 
0.048
1.548
icon
 
Xenia Rubinos
 
1.5
 
0.048
1.548
icon
74
Fall of the Albatross
 
1.5
 
0.011
1.511
icon
 
Food Will Win the War
 
1.5
 
0.011
1.511
icon
76
Chappo
 
1
 
0.289
1.289
icon
77
Sinem Saniye
 
1
 
0.265
1.265
icon
78
Motherfeather
1
 
 
0.153
1.153
icon
79
My Pet Dragon
 
1
 
0.15
1.150
icon
80
The Third Wheel Band
 
1
 
0.115
1.115
icon
81
Cuddle Magic
1
 
 
0.085
1.085
icon
82
Himalaya
 
1
 
0.077
1.077
icon
83
The Stepkids
1
 
 
0.047
1.047
icon
84
The Bandana Splits
 
1
 
0.041
1.041
icon
85
Grace Weber
 
1
 
0.039
1.039
icon
86
Indyns
 
1
 
0.038
1.038
icon
 
Wazu
 
1
 
0.038
1.038
icon
88
In One Wind
1
 
 
0.033
1.033
icon
89
Oh Whitney
1
 
 
0.022
1.022
icon
90
Ex Cops
1
 
 
0.019
1.019
icon
91
Appomattox
 
1
 
0.017
1.017
icon
92
Blonde Valhalla
 
1
 
0.015
1.015
icon
93
Quilty
 
1
 
0.014
1.014
icon
 
Twitchers
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
  Young Boys
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
96
Nicholas Jaar
1
 
 
0.01
1.01
icon
97
Babies
1
 
 
0.009
1.009
icon
98
Fredericks Brown
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
 
Gross Relations
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
 
Idgy Dean
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
 
Psychobuildings
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
102
Yvette
 
1
 
0.007
1.007
icon
103
OhNoMoon
1
 
 
0.005
1.005
icon
104
Aaron Roche
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
icon
105
Spanish Prisoners
 
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
106
Happy New Year
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
107
Motive
 
0.5
 
0.272
0.772
icon
108
Bugs in the Dark
 
0.5
 
0.189
0.689
icon
Legend: J = Jury - OS = Open Submissions - W = Deli Writers - F = Fans

 

 

 

 

 

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