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XNY releases LP "Orange" + plays Rock Shop on 09.21

New York duo XNY have always had a knack for crashing the party with their shove-it-in-your-face high energy folk-punk - or is that anti-folk, as some people call the mixture of those two genres? This isn't a band you bring home to mom. They're a group you sneak out to go see and come back late at night regrettably drunk and very much alive.

New track 'Ride On' (one of the highlights off their new album 'Orange') moves from deep confessional to unexpectedly roaring anthem. It's a song with enough twists and turns to keep you very surprised when you finally reach your destination. Check it out below, and see them when they play Rock Shop on Sep. 21st. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets) - Photo by Diggy Lloyd

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best rootsy songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out! 


Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for ALT FOLK

At The Deli, we define “Alt Rootsy” or "Alt Folk" those artists that have a basis in American roots music yet manage to somehow veer off its traditional ways - hence the picture above.

Total submissions in this category: 38

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.15):

1. Great Elk - 7.833 (out of 10)
2. Sorcha Richardson - 7.33
3. Derrick and the Black Sea - 7.16

Honorable Mentions (scores about 6.5):

Ben PaganoHowthRobin's Egg BlueTall Tall TreesEverest CaleCole WilliamsNightmare River BandXNYTessDan and RachelErez and The EndPhilip Lynch.

Jurors: Chrissy Prisco (Deli New England), Lucy Sherman (Deli Contributor), QD Tran (Deli Philadelphia)

The Deli's Staff

14 bands play Deli CMJ Rootsy Stages at The Delancey: Laura Stevenson, Shakey Graves, Blonds + more


The 2012 Deli's CMJ festivities will be kicking off on Tuesday, October 16th at The Delancey, with an extensive showcase of some of the city's best rootsy acts. This year, we've booked fourteen artists, most of them local, who'll be giving us a good taste of folk music beyond the run-of-the-mill, split between both floors of the Lower East Side venue. 

Headlining the main floor we'll have the magnetic concoctions of dream-roots duo Blonds and rootsy-pop ensemble Laura Stevenson & The Cans (pictured), amidst a farandole in which everyone should find a flavour that suits them - check out Town Hall, Swear & Shake, and The Reverend John Delore, who will be releasing a new album that night.

Upstairs, for a free (!) show, you'll find bluegrass trio JP & The Gilberts, energetic singer folky duo XNY, and the enchanting recent additions to the NYC scene Plume Giant (pictured) - who've been getting some well-deserved attention since the release of their debut album 'Callithump' - on a night filled with talent in which everyone, even those country detractors out there, should find a reason to cheer. Check out the full details of the line-up here.

Weekly Feature: XNY headlines Bowery Electric 9.14

XNY have that rare kind of chemistry that must make other bands wonder what they're doing wrong. It isn’t every day that you hear something so large and well thought out, channeled through such piecemeal instrumentation. On their new record ‘Through the Wall,’ the band’s production has increased in scope, but the songs maintain a deeply felt relationship between these old friends. Make no mistake. With just two members, XNY have managed to build a world larger than most ensembles plenty times their size. They'll be headlining a show next Friday (9.14) at Bowery Electric. Read Mike Levine's interview with the Brooklyn duo here


XNY releases video for "Ride On" + plays Public Assembly on 08.06

We covered Brooklyn alt-folk duo XNY in print in our latest NYC issue and we just noticed they released this new simple but powerful video of the song "Ride On." You can see them live at Public Assembly on August 6.


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