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Hunters land on the cover of The Village Voice, play Death By Audio on 12.11

We are big fans of Hunters (their latest EP was our Record of the month in February 2012) and it's great to see them on the cover of The Village Voice - big, big thumbs up to the free NYC weekly for picking one of the best (and still very underrated) emerging local bands. The duo plays what could be described as "primal noise rock that makes sense" - i.e. noisy songs rather than just a random accumulation of noise and out of tune vocals. Hunters recently shared stages with Montreal's buzz band Metz and will be playing live in NYC on December 11 at Death By Audio - do not miss!

P.S. We wonder if Hunters will post the news about this cover on their Facebook profile or website (not for now). Sometimes these indie bands are a little self conscious or I-don't-know-what - modest? pretend they don't care?. When they do it to us (it happened recently with Foxygen - YOU BRILLIANT BASTARDS!!!) it always hurts like hell. But we are a baby publication with immature staff and constant need for promotion, The Village Voice probably won't care about that stuff. Or will it? Anyway, one day we'll have to write an article about bands too cool to promote themselves... funny thing is, that's how many of us were too when we played in bands!

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Chrome Canyon releases video for single "Pluze"

We should never make fun of past trends we perceive as cheesy, because sooner or later a Brooklyn hipster is going to make them kewl again. Morgan Z's brainchild Chrome Canyon (the man was on the cover of The Deli Magazine when he was involved in the band Apes & Androids) plays rather simple and sparse electro-prog revival (think Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder's big spacey synthetic symphonies), but the amount of flair and intensity he infuses in each of those bleepy notes could move mountains. You don't believe it? Check out the guy's performance in the brand new video for single "Pluze." Morgan landed a deal with dance revival label Stones Throw Records, which released the project's debut album "Elemental Themes" in October. See him live at Glasslands on January 26.

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Slam Donahue premieres video + plays Terminal 5 tomorrow (12.06)

Brooklyn Indie pop duo (and now quartet) Slam Donahue just premiered this teenage-hoops-match themed video for their latest single "I turn on," featured in the "Hemlock Tea" EP they released in the summer. The band is playing at Terminal 5 tomorrow (12.06) opening for Marina and the Diamonds and again at Glasslands on December 13 with label mates (and ex Deli cover band) Bear Hands.

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NYC Indie Pop Band on the rise: Napoleon

For Napoleon, life has plenty of frustrations, but all you need to do is allow yourself to take a deep breath to realize how beautiful things are. That amazingly deep philosophical moment was proven to be true by my first listen to their strong debut, 'Successs.' Produced by lo-fi wizard Kevin McMahon, the record shows that this band has a certain vision for their mid-tempo rock that includes impassioned pleas for mortality ('I Won't Let You Die') snug up against half-hearted attempts at meeting women ('City Girls'). A very fun record, but not a shallow one - this is beach music for the real world. So no matter your mood, these guys probably know how to put a jangly groove to it. See the band next month when they play Shea Stadium Jan 31. Streaming below record opener "Sarafan" - video here. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This song was added to our SoundCloud playlist of emerging NYC artists here.

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Classic Rock from NYC at Tammany Hall: Peanut Butter Lovesicle

Brooklyn Psychedelic Blues-Rock trio, Peanut Butter Lovesicle is playing their final NYC show of the year at Tammany Hall Wednesday December 5th (tonight) at 930pm. The young family band (Brothers Jake and Mike D’Arc - Guitar/Bass and Vox - and Cousin Timmy Miller - drums/vox - have recently released their second EP, "Dirty Pride," with Super Producer Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Mick Jagger). Their single, "Black Eyed Blues" (streaming below, video here) with its undulating bass lines and guitar riffs, coupled with a raspy, slightly off kilter vocals, will have the ladies shaking and the guys inspired to make the first move (and viceversa!). There aren’t too many Brooklyn bands waving the banner of sexually charged classic rock reminiscent of Deep Purple, The Doors, and even Hendrix - and shooting videos involving babes in high heels and tight outfits. The intimate and dark Tammany Hall sounds like the perfect ambiance for a blast from the classic rock past. - Julia Kwamya

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