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Little Women/Abacus/Suite Unraveling CD release! Bruar Falls, 04.29

Three of Brooklyn’s most inventive experimental ensembles — Little Women (in the picture), Abacus and the Suite Unraveling — will celebrate the emergence of new music with a triple album release party at Bruar Falls. Suffused with over driven electric guitars, squonking horns, pounding drums, and a ferocious and provocative live show, the three groups are bound not so much by their unity of sound as they are by the ferocity with which they strive to transcend the boundaries of genre and style. On April 29 at Bruar Falls, these bands come together not just as a gesture of mutual support, but as a statement of community in the face of a continually fragmenting sonic world. In order of appearance, the night will feature Abacus, the Suite Unraveling, and Little Women. Each group will perform a 50-minute set of original music. Special guest artists Strong Look will open the evening with a 30-minute set at 8pm. Bruar Falls is located at 245 Grand St. Williamsburg Brooklyn. The show is 21+ and free. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).


La Strada releases "New Home": party at the knit on 04.30

La Strada, recently winners of the Deli’s “Band of the Month” poll, will be celebrating the release of their album, “New Home,” at the stunning new Knitting Factory in Williamsburg on April 30. These six Brooklynites have come together to produce the richness of a small orchestra with a bounty of instrumental variety. Highlight tracks, such as delicate and melodious “My New Home,” lively and shuffling “Wash on By,” and tender and peaceful “Julia,” intermingle airy strings, beaming horns, dizzying accordion lines, and chiming glockenspiel and triangle embellishments, with high-flying vocals and tricky rhythms. “New Home” was released on April 20, the first date of La Strada’s two week Spring tour. It would be a wise decision to take the band up on what they propose: “La Strada wants to marry you! Please say, "I do.’" - Meijin Bruttomesso


Best of NYC #57: El Jezel

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record sotre personnel and DJs). Many of the bands in this list will play The Deli's Best of NYC Fest in Williamsburg in May (6 shows in 3 different venues between the 13 and the 15).

Not all power trios are fast paced and noisy: many El Jezel's songs take their time to build, through atmospheric instrumental intros, sparse sonic brushes of effected guitars and whispered vocals. The result is some kind of Post Rock that's ready to explode into memorable melodic and/or noisy, shoegazy openings . The project sparked when George and Dan randomly met at house parties in Massachusetts years back and discovered that they actually only lived a town away from each other. Both eventually linked up with Jessica about ten years ago, which led to playing open mic sessions in downtown Manhattan and ultimately the three formed a band. Recently performing along the East Coast, El Jezel brews bigger plans for its new EP, due to be released in the next few months. - Gina Alioto


Weekly Feature #202b: Keepaway - Live at Glasslands, April 30

The problem in coming to grips with success often involves the backlash to critical reaction, and Keepaway - exploding onto the Brooklyn scene this year after a 9/10 review from recurrent tastemaker Pitchfork – are no strangers to listener skepticism. But with songs comprising a central guitar, a hard-synth edge, and whirligig percussion, something lies beneath the surface of Keepaway that sets them apart: maybe it’s the narrative quality to their songs, or the darker aspect of their tunes that only gets hinted at, or it could have to do with the sheer exuberance the three possess. Whatever it is, the attention is deserved. - Read Dale W. Eisinger's interview with the band here.


Weekly Feature #201a: The Defibulators - liva at Jalopy on May 8.

A rag-tag witches brew of rowdy ramblers, five-time offenders, and filthy fiddlers, The Defibulators don’t shy from putting it all on the line. While greased-up pop sensations and corporate crooners spill out of Nashville by the dozens, this Brooklyn band mines the classics—Scruggs, Cash, Williams, Acuff and Wynette—and irresponsibly mixes them with jet fuel from the future. The resulting cocktail should be banned in fifty states because it’s high in proof that the thunderclap of rebellion and righteousness is alive and well. This isn’t weird science—this is true country music. And it goes by the name of The Defibulators. - Read Chris Nelson's interview with the band here.


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