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LI Artists on the rise: Rice Cultivation Society plays Arlene + Rock Shop

A staple of Long Island’s growing movement of DIY artists, Rice Cultivation Society has been the writing and recording vehicle for song-writer/multi-instrumentalist Derek Smith since 2005. RCS' music is notable for it's incorporation of diverse musical elements and genres, such as delta-blues, guitar rock, found sounds, jazz, pop, and folk. The lyrics often paint a picture of the world in which every experience, person, and thing has a vivid and inexplicable interior life, where ideas and events connect where they are least expected to. The combination creates songs with an overall sense of warmth and character that invite the listener to get lost inside of their twists and turns, both in meaning and form. Rice Cultivation's 4th album “Leaves Again” was recorded in the summer of 2010 . The stark and often minimalist approaches of previous albums are inverted into lush full band arrangements, and tend to venture much more into rock territory (such as "Seaturtles" and "Louis Leakey's Sink").Rice Cultivation Society will be performing at Arlene’s Grocery on Wednesday (12/22) at Arlene’s Grocery, and at The Rock Shop on February 26. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).



Acrylics signs to Friendly Fire + plays the Knit with Chairlift

Brooklyn duo Acrylics have joined the indie pop roster of Brooklyn based label Friendly Fire Recordings (Violens, The Concretes, Oh No Ono) for the co-release of their debut full-length, "Lives and Treasure", scheduled for March 1st through. The band will be playing some noteworthy gigs in the next month, tonight (12.22) at the Knit with Chairlift, on January 8th at The Rock Shop in Gowanus and on January 22 at the Bowery with the Concretes.


New Video for Purling Hiss’ “Passenger Queen”!

Below is a video that we definitely recommend taking a hit of anything before viewing. It’s for the beastly tune “Passenger Queen” by Purling Hiss from the album Hissteria (Richie Records), and was produced by Jake Fennell. The footage was filmed in LA and San Diego (November 2010). Special thanks to Richie Records/Testostertunes for posting it. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff


New Reef the Lost Cauze Track Produced by Emynd

Reef the Lost Cauze just released a new track called “My Dick Needs Goggles”, which was produced by Emynd. Methinks doth boast too much. Just kidding Reef - we can “feel it” through our jeans. You can take a listen to the track and download it below. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff

My Dick Needs Goggles by Reef the Lost Cauze (Prod. by Emynd) 


"Roaring 2011" Electric Western NYE Party @ The 5 Spot

If you’re looking to really do it up big this New Year’s Eve, you should head to The 5 Spot on December 31st. The Electric Western DJs, who’ve been hosting The 5 Spot’s weekly Monday night dance party KEEP ON MOVIN!, have planned a Gatsby sort of evening to reel in the New Year. This means 1920s dance music from live swing band Chubby and the Dots, an old-fashioned photo booth, era décor, champagne and cocktails to start 2011 with a bang. And don’t be lame and not dress up. 1920s attire is encouraged! Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. You can preorder tickets here, and they will be ready for you at the venue the night of the event, but if you want to pick them up or have them mailed to you, contact info@electricwesternrecords.com. Party lasts from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Check out the promotional video here– Jessica Pace



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