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Stream: Oriel Poole, "High Fidelity"

Female singer/songwriter and recent Deli Artist of the Month nominee Oriel Poole has made music for years, her distinct sound summing up for impending debut EP Sunday“High Fidelity,” released just over a week ago, intrigues enough at first listen. Poole offers us her soulful nasal coo, one that’s grown more distinct across her body of work— like Joanna Newsom dropping into a disco, especially once opening up after the first chorus. It’s apt shuffling music, not meant to blow the roof off the party but keeping an unavoidable groove that guarantees it won’t be ending early either. You can find out where she’ll be next and check out the rest of her tunes on her soundcloud. - Brian J.K. Regan


Wilsen steps it up with new single 'Garden' + plays Mercury on 08.07

Like a true lover, Wilsen's music might not catch your ear at first; but, if you give it a chance, it will court it, charm it and slowly conquer it - the ear, that is. That's what happened to us in 2013, when the Brooklyn-based English songwriter released her debut album 'Sirens' - we named the album NYC Record of the Month and a few month later, after witnessing her live, put her on the cover of our fall/CMJ issue together with her band. Notwithstanding the fact that her music was already great, Wilsen's new single 'Garden" is stepping things up another notch, adding to her stellar songwriting talent a tasteful and luscious forward thinking electronic production. See her live at Mercury Lounge on August 7.

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



Tonight! Secret The Deli NYC / Sofar Sounds show

This upcoming Thursday, July 23, we'll debut a new collaboration with the NYC branch of that rapidly expanding movement of "secret" DIY shows called Sofar Sounds. Since the show is secret, we won't be able to tell you who is playing, but we can guarantee you:

1. Great music
2. A good time in a cool space
3. An audience attentive and social at once.

Oh, and if by any chance you are interested in meeting the staff of our NYC blog, somebody from The Deli will be there for sure (just ask the Sofar Sounds organizers and they'll point you in the right direction). 

To attend Sofar Sounds gigs you can either apply for free here and hope to be picked (due to high demand, Sofar Sound randomly chooses the attendees for each show) or you can jump the queue and guarantee your spot buying tickets - this event is sold out though, so maybe next time! 

P.S. Ok, ok we'll give you a hint: the female duo in the picture will be one of the performing acts.

The Deli NYC's staff


DRINKS Releases New Single – Laying Down Rock

We’re so into Laying Down Rock, the new single from the art rock duo, DRINKS, a new music project consisting of the San Francisco based musician, Tim Presley also known as White Fence and the lovely, Wales native Cate Le Bon. If you like Violent Femmes, the Magnetic Fields, Talking Heads and oddly composed art rock in general, DRINKS’ sense of humor and quirkiness is going to quickly earn your admiration.

Presley and Le Bon switch duties as lead vocalists from one track to another. Their previous single, the title track of their upcoming album, Hermits on Holiday had Le Bon sharing her angelic voice without any presence of Presley's vocal talents.

The tongue and cheek-ness of Laying Down Rock is only appropriately enjoyed with a slightly sadistic grin drawn across your cheeks, as Tim Presley’s off putting, slightly dark confidence and vocal expression is funny, but also a bit sinister. That said, if you listen closely you'll hear a glimmer of hope and a moral in Presley's troubadour-esque declaration that affirms that true love does exist. Take a listen and look out for DRINKS’ upcoming album, Hermits On Holiday, which is due out on August 21st through Birth Records & Heavenly Recordings.


Krust Toons: "DIY Network" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "DIY Network" by Teddy Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.


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