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Weekly Feature 190b: The Girls at Dawn - live at Don Pedro, 02.25

Sugar and spice and everything…mischievous! That’s what The Girls at Dawn are made of. The self proclaimed “axis of evil” – featuring Erin (guitar and vocals), Ana (bass guitar and vocals) and Sarah (percussion and vocals) – has been disturbing their neighbors in Brooklyn with their beautiful brand of post punk/French pop/garage since 2008. With tracks already released on record labels HoZac and Captured Tracks, these three lovely ladies are preparing to work on their first full length album, which will surely feature their signature combined vocals (which sound tunefully creepy, yet sweetly hypnotizing), 60s psych-inspired guitar riffs and light drumming. The threesome has also begun playing shows, and hopes to embark on a tour in the future. The Girls at Dawn recently took the time out to speak with The Deli about their favorite lyrics, most memorable show, and…boners! - Read Cecilia Martinez's interview with the band here.

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Weekly Feature 190a: Pearl and The Beard

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Brooklyn-based band Pearl and the Beard comprised of Jeremy Styles, Emily Hope Price, and Jocelyn Mackenzie, is their innately warm, friendly attitudes and quirky sense of humor that instantly triggers a smile. Don’t be fooled by the simple, happy façade, however, this folk trio creates music drenched with emotional depth and exquisite harmonies. Fresh off of their first national tour and riding high on the success of a clever music video concept, the group is enjoying their time back in NYC promoting their first full-length album, “God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson.” Powerful, haunting melodies, coupled with sweet, soft guitar picking and rhythmic percussion has established “Pearl and the Beard” as one of the hottest acts to emerge from the Brooklyn indie scene, generating fans who love them the way they are, and the way they’ve always been. - Read Christina Morelli's interview with the band here.

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Jamie Lidell's 3rd album out in May on Warp

Warp Records just announced the release of Jamie Lidell's third full-length album "Compass" on May 18, 2010. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Canada, and features notable guests like Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco. Peeps who like party music with an eclectic element thrown in should check out this NYC based artist.

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NYC Artist on the rise: The Aviation Orange - Live at Santos on 03.08

The Aviation Orange play alternative electro rock with a strong emotional element and a sound that ties them to the 90s. The band recently released their debut album, the most notable components of which include the noteworthy mixed vocal work of Hana Mogulescu and Michael Nesci and the strong basslines of Jon Levine. The band brings forth a danceable energy that should translate in a fun live performance - check them out at Santos Party House on March 8. Recommended Tracks: “Darling Johnny,” “Untitled,” “Seattle Slide”. - NP

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February 2010
The Secret History
"The World That Never Was
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Well it seems like the sounds from the 80s are back in vogue, right? All the cheesy blips and the "housy" synths and the gasping vocals and the campy clothing and so on and on and on... Well you won't find all this in The Secret History's debut CD "The World That Never Was". You will find references to to great artists from that decade which followed a more personal and sincere musical path though. We are referring (for example) to the melancholic, beautiful and supremely blip free tunes of 10,000 Maniacs, or the daring, electric songs of The Throwing Muses, and their spin off super-dreamy project Belly. Besides the songwriting, what really hits you here is Lisa Ronson's voice - warm and strong, it confers character and personality to the band's elegant tunes through melodies that are never banal nor foreign. We also recommend you to check out the band members' previous project, "My Favorite", which probably failed to emerge because of an unfortunate name choice in this "Google Age", but that has recently garnered some post-mortem attention from music scene fat cats Pitchfork.com.

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