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Welcome to the new Deli Charts, organized by genre and scene.

To rank the artists with the star system go to the Top 50.


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Back in April, Providence electronic act Bellerophon shared two elegantly sensual songs, "Face The Sun" and "Cowboy Without A Horse" (both streaming below). While the first track has project mastermind Mauricio Ossa pondering the unreachable over skipping effects, the second one has him elusively singing about possible confusion above ambling guitars. Listening to these songs, one may recall both the plush shoegaze of Big Troubles and the chilled electronica of The xx while eagerly wanting more songs from this undeniably intriguing project. Bellerophon plays at The Middle East-Corner in Cambridge, MA on 11.16 and at Aurora in Providence, RI on 11.17.- Zach Weg 

November 13, 2015

Melding the innocence of "Imagine" and the force of Radiohead's "Karma Police," Boston singer/songwriter Emily Grogan's "Join Together" (streaming below) off her forthcoming new album 'Strings of Light' is an electric call to arms. Fronting a battalion of hard drums and zinging guitars, the strong-voiced Grogan deflects the ploys of authorities while surging towards freedom with her fellow strivers. Spiked with the warmth that can be heard in pop, though, this rock song doesn't shove but rather nestles the listener to attention. While Emily Grogan doesn't currently have any upcoming shows listed, keep watch on her Facebook for future announcements. - Zach Weg 

November 12, 2015

Providence duo INFJ calls its music "mom rock" and its January-released EP 's/t' provides the sublime consolation of that parent. Mostly Americana-twanged folk with a splendidly poppy number ("Best Laid Plans," streaming below), the five-song album gracefully explores such common feelings as longing and loneliness with compassion, Scott Thompson's patient guitars and Hayley Simmons' gliding voice providing angelic warmth. The creaky elegance of early Sharon Van Etten and Grizzly Bear is a possible influence on these songs but, largely due to Thompson's pining lyrics, they sound remarkably fresh. INFJ plays at Machines With Magnets on 11.20.- Photo by Matthew Clowney Zach Weg 

November 10, 2015

It's been a loooong time since I've been in a mosh pit, but Bundles' new tunes might change that for me in the not-so-distant future. The band recently released two blistering singles off of their upcoming (as-of-yet untitled) EP, and they're about as rowdy and raucous as anyone could hope for. "Dead Reckoning" has a great straight-forward main riff, with choruses that just make you want to chuck PBR and Narragansett cans on stage and shout at the top of your lungs. "Prisoner's Dilemma" delivers another powerful riff, this time with more rapid chord changes and a lead vocal that gives this song a slight Damn Personals feel.

Though the band have yet to set a release date for the material, you can catch them performing these songs live in a few weeks. October 23 they'll be at Cuisine en Locale/ONCE in Somerville, MA and November 25 (Thanksgiving eve!) in Quincy, MA at Quincy Sons of Italy.

For more info on the band, check out their Facebook page.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn) 

October 15, 2015

Deli Readers,

I know, it seems like we put our latest issue out just the other day - but no, we haven't switched to monthly. It's just that the fall in NYC is a busy time for us, and with CMJ week and our NYC Synth Expo (linked to BEMF) coming up, there's a lot to write about.

Here's our 44th issue of The Deli NYC (one of our finest!). Check out cover band Stolen Jars, they'll be performing at one of the (several) Deli CMJ 2015 shows!


The Deli's Staff

October 02, 2015

If you live in the Greater Boston area, you probably are well-acquainted with the three phenomena that are guaranteed to accompany the arrival of fall in New England: the annual migration of drunk college students, clogging the archaic transportation system, the reappearance of annoyingly-outspoken Patriots fans and Boston Hassle Fest. Yesterday, BRAIN Arts Org. unveiled their Indiegogo fundraiser campaign for this year's Hassle Fest, offering much-needed respite from "Free Brady" t-shirts lining the Boston city streets. This year's lineup boasts over 50 bands, with the likes of Pile, Downtown Boys, and Guerilla Toss serving as the welcoming committee for major headliners Screaming Females, Flipper (with David Yow) and Terrence Dixon. The Indiegogo campaign is the only way to secure advance tickets to any fest performance, so make sure to donate early and guarantee your presence at BRAIN Arts Org.'s biggest annual event.

For more information about Hassle Fest, click here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn) 

September 29, 2015

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