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Ethereal songwriter Julie Byrne releases sophomore LP on 01.27 at Rough Trade

Active since the beginning of the current decade (calling it the "10s" sounds still kinda weird), Brooklyn songwriter Julie Byrne writes and performs meditative and sparse songs, always accompanied by her acoustic guitar and a fair amount of reverb on her delicately sensuous vocals. Her 2014 album 'Rooms with Walls and Windows' did remarkably well, becoming a testament to the power of the song in its most naked format. Julie recently announced a new LP, entitled 'Not Even Happiness,' scheduled to drop on January 2017, with a release party at Rough Trade on the 27th. Check out preview single 'Natural Blue,' streaming below.





Darrin Bradbury crafts narrative Americana on new album

Sometimes you just need some home-cooked Americana music, and Darrin Bradbury serves up just that. On Elmwood Park, the Nashville artist's latest release, Bradbury forges strong narratives, and crafts meaningful stories behind each song. It's music-as-vingettes, and though his sound is simple, and his voice is perhaps rough around the edges, his music reads like soul food. Check out Darrin Bradbury streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni

 





Aaron Abernathy serves up soulful R&B on new album "Monologues"

Aaron Abernathy could be the future of R&B. With soulful vocals, angular synths and soaring guitar leads that could have been snatched straight from a Prince album, the DC-based artist's latest album, Monologues, is a a funky R&B album that you don't want to skip over. The DC-based artist sets his compelling instrumentals against poignant, smart lyricism, yeilding songs that seem to honor past R&B sounds, but have their eyes set to the future. Check out Aaron Abernathy streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni 





New STS LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Stocked with a full complement of emcees, producers and singers, Ladies Night, the new album from STS, arrives as the year draws to a close. Available via Artists First, the collection of songs serves as the soundtrack to a Friday night at the club. The sharp-witted, smooth-talking emcee continues to deliver the goods, backed by dance-catalyzing beats, soulful vocals, and a commanding confidence that sets the wheels in motion.





Playlist! The Best NYC Records by Emerging NYC Artists in 2016

'Tis the season of the 'Best ofs' and this year we've got a pretty sweet one for you, directly from out 49th print issue of The Deli NYC - yes, in case you weren't aware of it, we exist in the tangible world too!

If you didn't stumble upon a copy of our magazine (we put it in all the alternatively musical places we know in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, LI and NJ) check out the full article digitally here. And DO NOT DARE to miss the playlist of said article, streaming below, because it's not available in print!

P.S. The tracks are organized in order of Soundcloud popularity.

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