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NONA makes an affectionate plea on "I'm Not Trying"

Michael Goldman comes into his own on “I’m Not Trying.” Having partaken in a number of local bands, some of which include Sego and The Moth & the Flame, it was only a matter of time for the touring musician, who goes by the moniker NONA, to pursue his own project. Goldberg’s latest single, the first since his debut EP Otherways, moves along with a patient and gracious stride. “I’m tired of waiting / to be endearing,” he yearns with genuine feeling as his echoey guitar lines vibrate with a jangly sparkle. He’s as determined as he is a little bit stubborn, but as the jammy, groove-driven Trying attests, he’s willing to wait for that approval he so desires.

“I’m Not Trying” is out now on all streaming platforms. Juan Rodríguez

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Brandon Hoogenboom spreads good cheer on breezy new single "Feelin'"

Brandon Hoogenboom evokes the lackadaisical confidence of seventies rock on "Feelin."' The San Clemente singer-songwriter proclaims his adoration for his object of affection with cheerful optimism, gushing at every turn with the utmost sincerity. But don't let the breezy demeanor fool you - there's mannered wisdom in how he constructs a mellow, rootsy vibe over a divinely ornamented rhythm section. Think of him as a worthy successor to other Laurel Canyon-indebted locals like Jonathan Wilson and Dawes, if you will, and that's good company to be in any day of the week.

"Feelin"' is featured on Hoogenboom's forthcoming solo album, For Mabel, which is out tomorrow, January 25th. Juan Rodríguez

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Young Hunting channels the golden oldies on "Every Living Thing," new LP out 2/15

Young Hunting mend a broken heart on "Every Living Thing." The latest single from the indie pop group marks their surprising return after five years, a period that found primary songwriters Hari Rex and Ilya Mxx dabbling with various projects while they occasionally worked together at Grandma's Dojo in Koreatown. The short absence must've done wonders to their songwriting craft, as "Every Living Thing" is an exquisite lovelorn ballad that incorporates the twinkling sounds of '50s AM-radio while inserting just a touch of their intricate chord progressions.  

"Every Living Thing" is featured on Young Hunting's forthcoming full-length True Believers, which comes out in February 15 via Gold Robot Records. The band is celebrating the album with a record release show at Harvard & Stone on February 28. Juan Rodríguez

Photo: Zach Rockwood


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altopalo on the cover of Issue #56 of The Deli NYC - now out digitally!

Hola, peoples into emerging music!

The winter issue of The Deli NYC (our 56th!) is now up on the cloud (HERE), featuring glitch-soul luminaries altopalo on its cover!

The issue also tackles the current shift of everything cool from Brooklyn to Queens, and - as usual - highlights many local bands we dig (and their favorite gear).

There's also a special about the NAMM show, which we will participate in with our own Stompbox Booth featuring tons of emerging pedal manufacturers!

Fresh Buzz and NYC Records of the Month sections are never skipped!

Look out for the print version, out at the end of the month.

The Folks at The Deli

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