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Scrambler Seequill release digital album + plays Teal Lounge on 03.06

Scrambler Seequill is a Brooklyn duo full of sonic surprises. Ethereal atmoshpheres, crunchy distorted beats, sudden reggae-ish breaks, zappian guitar solos, weird samples and loops coexist in a unique hodgepodge of music influences. The combined sounds of Mike Gamble's (Scrambler) deft guitar arrangements and loop wizardry with Devin Febbroriello's (Seequill) rhythmic compositions and ghostly vocals, create a colorful palette in which they nonchalantly mess with our minds and ears.Their live performances introduce extra improvisation when joined by drummer Conor Elmes and bass player Ari Folman Cohen. Their debut CD "Secret Passageways", recorded mostly in an abandoned house and yes, their bathroom, is out now digitally worldwide. They will be playing a free all ages show March 6th at The Tea Lounge in Brooklyn at 9 pm.

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Brooklyn Psych Fest at Glasslands! Namm, La Otracina + more!

Although we don't really do THAT many drugs, here at The Deli we love the word "Psych", in particular when it's associated with the other word "Rock". Wonderful Lady Bree had the great idea to organize the first Brooklyn Psych Fest at Glasslands on February 28 from 7 PM until 4 AM (yes of course psychedelia gets even better late at night...) - and we were happy to help her out with some promotion.
The line up features some darn fine emerging NYC artists including aggressive trio La Otracina (who made our Best of NYC 2008 list) and gorgeously cloudy Naam (who made our Best of NYC 2009 list!), plus other artists that are worth checking out. More about the other bands involved in this show soon!

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The Fancy and Binary Marketing Show play 8088 Volume IV release party

On February 23rd (tonight) @ Zebulon in Brooklyn 8088 Record Collective presents the release of Compilation Volume IV ("nice cover!" says The Deli) with Binary Marketing Show, Equestrian, The Fancy (in the picture), Transmography (Austin) and La Snacks (Austin). The show is FREE and copies of the compilation are also FREE for those who will come out to the show. DJ Bird Dog will be spinning all night and mind blowing projections will get your brain busy. 8088 is a collective of artists across the nation who share the same ideals, enthusiasm, and convictions and doubles as an experiment in the exposure of underground art while working as a community of artists for collaboration.- (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

 

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Freelance Whales about to conquer the world - live at Music Hall on 03.01

Freelance Whales (who played one of our CMJ parties in October 2009 and placed 2nd in our Year End Best of NYC Poll) is definitely the indie band with the most "selling potential" to emerge from the NYC scene in 2009. These guys last year managed to create a lot of buzz in the big apple just by playing shows and without the support of a label - or even a real release for that matter. Now that a "proper" promotional machine is warming up, the sky seems to be the limit. Freelance Whales just announced the release of the debut single "Generator 2nd Floor" (you can download it for free here) and their live show schedule for the next few months, including Sasquatch Festival on May 30th and a US Tour With Cymbals Eat Guitars & Bear In Heaven - plus of course several SXSW dates. Their debut album "Weathervanes" LP On Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop Records will be out March 16th. Don't miss their live show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1st.

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Starling Crush ambient-y alt rock, live at Living Room, 02.22

It's quite rare to stumble upon an Alt Rock band that - like Starling Crush - quotes the early 4AD records as one of their most important influences. Yeah because none of those submlime seminal 4AD bands (Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil) had ever anything to do with what is understood to be "Alt Rock". They'd rather mix and mess around with genres like ambient, goth, electronica and even world influences. But - as we strongly believe Alt Rock is in desperate need of a face lift - we definitely welcome this paradox, which allows this band's songs to stand out from most of the Alt Rock artists out there. Check them out at The Living Room on 02.22 and at Rockwood on March 02.

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