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East Rive Pipe - lo-fi pop from New Jersey. New album out in early 2011

Lo-Fi for choice well before the music became lo-fi with the advent of mp3s, under the pen name East River Pipe, F.M. Cornog has made six albums, all recorded and mixed entirely on a cheap multi-track mini-studio, with a bare minimum of outboard gear. These biting, ruminative micro-masterpieces, reminiscent of the more introspective works of Pavement and Robyn Hitchcock, have won Cornog much critical praise, but never fame and fortune. He has painted his America as a neon-lit wasteland filled with deluded losers, cheats, junkies, ultra-capitalist businessmen, freeway-roaming dreamers, and the tragically fated. "We Live in Rented Rooms", the new album scheduled for release in February 2011, continues Cornog’s journey into America’s dark-lands. It is a world that he has documented in minuscule detail since he first started recording in the early nineties, and one that he knows far too well. As a younger man, Cornog’s appetite for self-destruction was Dionysian. Alcohol, depression, and drugs landed him in the Hoboken train station, until Barbara Powers heard some of his songs, took him in, and provided him with the TASCAM mini-studio that would prove to be his new drug of choice.


Hurrican Bells tours with KT Tunstall + play Terminal 5 on 12.01

In late September, Hurricane Bells released the Down Comes The Rain EP. Schiltz (also longtime front man for Longwave) wrote, recorded, played, and produced the EP entirely himself, this time with backing vocals from Hurricane Bells touring mainstay Ashen Keilyn (of Scout). Hurricane Bells are currently on the road in support of KT Tunstall through December 1st, when they will wrap up the tour with a hometown show at Terminal 5 in New York, NY. The band currently has a bunch of contests happening, including one offering a free pair of tickets to each show daily via Twitter and their Facebook page.


Das Racist + Homeboy Sandman: “Im Up on That”.

Like baseball and hot dogs or Hulk Hogan and steroids, some things are meant for each other. Brooklyn party rappers Das Racist and alt-hopper Homeboy Sandman prove their pairing is as natural as Texas and tacos on the jovial “I’m Up on That”, a three minute romp of free associative word play over jazzy production. “So Wesley Willis, but we’ll kill it on the charts,” quips Sandman, a comparison more apt than it sounds. Like prime Ghostface “I’m Up on That” manages to channel abstract imagery into a meaningful recording that even a casual listener can appreciate. Check out the song here. - Nick Haycock

Das Racist - Homeboy Sandman

The Deli Magazine and WKDU Present Arc in Round’s EP Release Party w/Golden Ages, Post Post, and Pink Skull DJs This Thursday at JB’s Dec. 2!

We were getting pumped up listening to Jeff Zeigler spin some tunes with his partner in crime Joe P. this weekend at JB’s as Hello From the Children of Planet Earth, but let’s just call that an appetizer. Because this Thursday, December 2 at JB’s, Zeigler’s band Arc in Round will be dishing out tasty tunes from their new EP Diagonal Fields, and he’ll be joined by the delectable dance beats of Golden Ages and the spicy, sweet indie pop/rock of Post Post as well as Pink Skull DJs serving up mind-altering treats throughout the evening. The Deli is excited to be able to bring this show to you with our pals WKDU so loosen up your belts folks and make room for the main course! (Sorry, if we just made you hungry, and you have no more Thanksgiving leftovers - our bad.) - The Deli Staff

Mister Heavenly Signs to Sub Pop!

Congrats to Man Man's Honus Honus (a.k.a. Ryan Kattner)! It seems like it has been a while since we debuted our Where Is My Mind? section with Kattner (you can check out some of the interview here) where he chatted with us about his new “Doom Wop” project with Nick Diamonds (Islands/Unicorns) and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse). Well, it’s not surprising that Mister Heavenly just signed to Sub Pop with all the indie pedigrees under their belts. Expect to see their debut album out in early 2011, and they are currently scheduled to tour the next two weeks with Passion Pit on the Left Coast. Hopefully they’ll be giving the East Coast a little love soon enough. - The Deli Staff

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