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White Apple Tree releases Peach Hat EP

It's not all that often that I hear a band that labels themselves as new wave actually sound like new wave. White Apple Tree is one of those bands, conjuring up images of legwarmers and those color changing neon shirts. While they still retain the 80's swagger of their brethren, they keep the energy up on their newest EP released earlier in November, Peach Hat. I'm not going to lie, but I think "Youth II" will be on heavy rotation on my car stereo, and I can recommend the same for the rest of you. Seriously, crank it up; it's fine if you get some dirty looks from old people, they don't know any better.

-Angelo Lorenzo


Rewards open for Warpaint in NYC on December 1-2

Rewards, the new project from Chairlift guitarist Aaron Pfenning, will be opening for LA's Warpaint on their 4 East Coast shows in the next four days - in NYC tonight 12.01 at The Studio at Webster and tomorrow at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. Rewards operate in a similar territory as Pfenning's parallel project, but here the luxurious and inventive synth pop distinguishes itself for a slightly darker and moodier edge.


The Twees release Video + EP coning in early 2011

The Twees, a garage-pop quartet from NYC - will be releasing a new EP titled 'These Girls' in January 2011. They're releasing a music video of one of the songs on the EP titled 'On The Spot.' The band has a series of NY shows coming up including Modern Mystery Blogs holiday show at Bowery Electric (December 13th) and they're performing with Mike Hindert of The Bravery at The Charleston on December 23rd. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).


From Our Open Blog: Carbon Tigers

With the release of their upcoming EP "The Burrows" (Releasing on December 11th) Carbon Tigers may be new to the Chicago music scene, but not for long. With buzz being created via social networking, internet radio and flat out hard work, this five piece band consisting of: Chris Wienke [Keys/Vox], Nick Cudone [Guitar], Matt Irizarry [Guitar], Aaron Sweatt [Bass] and Jeff Simonelli [Drums] are making a name for themselves across the country.

Carbon Tigers have played packed rooms to sold out shows, at some of Chicago’s most prestigious venues such as The Beat Kitchen, Bottom Lounge, Metro, Reggies, Schubas, Subterranean, Elbo Room, several shows on campus at Columbia College and select states on the East Coast. They’ve opened up for several national acts including Maritime, Netherfriends, Kilimanjaro, and The Cool Kids, as well as having many headlining shows. Carbon Tigers has had the privilege of being awarded with several titles and recognitions. In April of 2010 Carbon Tigers was awarded with the title "Chicago’s Winner of the 2010 College Battle Of The Bands presented by AT&T" and later followed up with third place at Columbia College's Biggest Mouth Competition.

You can catch Carbon Tigers at Subt on December 11th.


From the Deli's NYC open blog: Ultraviolet Astronomy

Weaving together new wave designs and synthpop sounds, Ultraviolet Astronomy create graceful melodies that soar over dissonant chordal structures; a hard percussive cornerstone ignites dancefloor madness while the dreaminess of the synths inspires introspection; the result is by turns melodious and harsh, agitated and soothing. Sick Cell is Angelo Tursi's creation - look for big things to come from them with their energetic and hypnotic dance beats. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).



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