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Weekly Feature #210b: Fang Island prepare to tour with Flaming Lips

Some of what Fang Island has to say might be taken with a grain of salt – they are notoriously snarky in interviews, but that sort of goes along with the playful nature of the band’s powerful tunes. No matter what, they’re funny to read they’re even more fun to contemplate as the transcendent force of pure fun and happiness they envision themselves to be. I’d say they’re getting close to that vision – with a huge album (in sound and in impact) in the bag and a streak of luck that just can’t be paralleled (they found the very touring van that was stolen from them) Fang Island is poised for surfing some cosmic waves of joy in the next few months. - read Dale W Eisinger's interview with the band here.

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Weekly Feature #210a: Talk Normal at Celebrate Bklyn w/ Sonic Youth

I went to see the last show of Talk Normal’s recent tour several days before the interview below took place. I had emailed Sarah Register and Andrya Ambro several times beforehand hoping to catch an interview with them that same night. Their answer, draped in exhaustion, was a very polite “hell no.” I went to their show at Secret Project Robot in Williamsburg and approached
them after the performance.

Andrew: “Hey Sarah, I’m Andrew, I’m interviewing you for The Deli.”
Sarah: [Zombie Face]
Andrew
: So, how are you?
Sarah: [Black Hole]
Andrew
: Um, how was the tour?
Sarah: [Death Shroud]
Andrew
: Okay, see you on Tuesday.

Read Andrew Spaulding interview with the band here.
Don't miss the band's Prospect Park Show with Sonic Youth on July 30.

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Danny Ross Pianos Residency in July

Fresh from their first sold-out Mercury Lounge date, Brooklynite Danny Ross and his band are taking over New York City venue Pianos for a July Residency on Tuesday nights. The man has chosen some great local bands to join him and kitschy themes each night with gratuitous outfits. Guest bands include Paracuta, My Glorious Mess, We Are Country Mice, Candy Claws, The Lesser Ghost, Megan McCormik, The Young Things, Eastern Conference Champions, Luke Wesley, Sasha Papernik, Lake Inferior, The Hoof and the Heel CMJ calls Ross’ debut LP One Way “Gorgeous…Immaculately arranged… I hope this album becomes a breakaway hit.” Stream it free and Pay What You Want for it here. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

 

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Droney Psych-Rockers Telltale play Cameo, August 12

Brooklyn’s Telltale showcases an intriguing mix of experimental no-wave, reverb-soaked post-punk, and dark shoegaze. Featuring Eric Gilstrap, Laurie Ruroden, Stephan Cherkashin, and Lauren Andino, the quartet's ear-splitting washes of guitar feedback, deadpan chants and ominous droning wastelands doesn't so much blanket you as it does envelop you, overpowering you with Sonic Youth caterwauls and JAMC-esque walls of sound. The music churns in a slow burn, awash in effects, but there’s an aggression lurking just beneath the surface that maintains an uneasy atmosphere. There’s also a healthy dose of reverb to help wash down all the gauzy noise... - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

 

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The Barrens play Party Expo on 08.06 + release album in the fall

Like a bolt of lightning ripping through the hazy summer sky, The Barrens are exploding back on to the scene with electrifying new music. Go here for 3 songs from their upcoming new full length. "Felt" is a Sabbath-soaked, guitar-fueled epic, ripping through your ear-drums with sonic precision; "Drop Sea" is a sprawling, groove-based psychedelic swim in beautifully unknown waters, and last but not least the electro-drum driven "Yellow Cigarette" which builds a smooth, thumping groove until it explodes into a summer-punky chant of youthful abandon. The debut album is coming in the Fall. Check them out at live at the DIY haven Party Expo, August 6th at 8pm. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

 

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