x
the_deli_magazine

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.


Go to the old Top 300 charts

Cancel

Node Pic

Alt Pop

Node Pic



Three NYC bands playing NYC Popfest in May: Lake Ruth, The Hairs, and Big Quiet

We are always curious to see what local bands make it into the yearly NYC Popfest - a festival that deserves credit for scouting talented emerging pop acts and keeping things on a medium to small scale, which is what The Deli is all about. This year's edition will see three NYC based acts involved, and we are very intrigued in particular by Lake Ruth (pictured), a band that evokes aural specters of early Belle & Sebastian led by Trish Keenan of Broadcast. The trio is really, reall new, but its members have played in established acts like Enon and Holy Fuck, although they sound like a development of NYC's guitarist Hewson Chen's psych-pop project The New Lines - with a different singer. They have dropped two digital releases so far, for a total of three tracks, debuting in February 2016 with two stylish and mellow songs in 'The Inconsolable Jean​-​Claude' EP, followed just two months later by the more uptempo and summery 'Through The Lychgates,' streaming below. Singer Allison Brice's soprano is honey for the ears, and the band knows how to let it flow.

The other two local acts playing this year's popfest are garage pop trio Big Quiet, which we booked at one of our latest CMJ shows, and self-defined "freak-pop" band The Hairs, brainchild of Brooklyn songwriter Kevin Alvir, who are about to drop their first release since 2013, a n LP entitled 'While, I Hated Life, Barbarian.' Check out preview single 'Fave Shit 15.'

Node Pic



Caught live: Kennan Moving Company

Led by singer songwriter Oliver Kennan, Kennan Moving Company is a NYC based quartet that plays loungy pop-rock with vintage overtones - we caught them live this past Sunday at a "Feel The Bern" event at Black Bear Bar. Their music is soulful and refined, with Kennan's crisp and youthful voice juxtaposed to jazzy arrangements, for a modern throwback sound. Released earlier in 2016, their debut EP "New Colors" features tracks like 'Easy Coast' that are relaxing but upbeat, and smooth opening single 'Charades' (streaming below) which conjures up images of romantic flicks and their sentimental narratives. - Amanda McCall

Node Pic



the Gritty Birds Podcast is back with a new X-Ray show

The lovely Ms. Jeni Wren Stottrup is bringing her top rated music and industry podcast (a "Top 5 Music Podcast" by the Willamette Week) back for all our ears to enjoy once again. Starting TODAY at 1pm, Stottrup brings the Gritty Birds Podcast to KXRY XRay FM with half hour spurts of intimate discussions involving those in the music scene, profiling newer bands and getting better acquainted with some of the older ones. 

Kicking off the revived podcast right, the first episode features former Portlanders YACHT, who aside from being one of the most enjoyed performances at last month's Treefort Music Festival, also have two sold out shows coming up at the Roseland Theater on April 25th and 26th with M83.

Speaking of Treefort, Gritty Birds will also launch a Treefort series, featuring artists who performed the fest like Burger Records' Sarah Bethe Nelson, our own beloved Radiation City and raw rockers Diarrhea Planet, among others. Film photos of the artists, shot by Ingrid Renan, will accompany the series.

Tune in today at 1pm, and follow the show every Thursday. Episodes will be available on iTunes the following Mondays.

Gritty Birds

Thursdays 1-1:30

107.1 fm /// 91.1 fm /// KXRY /// PORTLAND /// HOTLINE: 503-233-XRAY 

Node Pic



The Deli LA Artist to Watch: Gibberish

It’d be facile to give some literal meaning to Gibberish considering there’s really no limit to their scope of imagination. The experimental synth pop duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley put forth spiraling streaks of lucid textures on their latest track “RudeDude”, in which they fuse together a wash of vocal harmonies alongside a weaving tapestry of layered sounds. It’s music to get lost in, and it can certainly leave you bewildered, as it is truly a practice in escapism. But this isn’t just indulgent nonsense; if anything, they guide you into a wondrous, unexplored realm that’s never too far removed from reality.

 

|
Node Pic



DAISY EYE - BRAND NEW MUSIC FROM TORONTO

Sit back, relax and enjoy this brand new music comin' out of Toronto. Daisy Eye is bringing us some laid back shoegaze tunes that touches on some 90's grunge rock vibes. They have released one track "Exoexistence". The beginning makes you want to sit back and ponder life. It has some nice and gentle guitar licks along with lazy vocals to set the mood. Don't get too comfortable though...they pick 'er up near the end and grunge out for a while. I'm glad I came across this band as I'm sure not many people have yet so I'm glad I can spread the word. Keep your eyes and ears open for more "daisy-gaze" tunes coming from Daisy Eye soon. - Kris Gies

|
|
|

- news for musician and music pros -

Loading...