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Joan as a Police Woman, Okay Kaya and Kelsey Lu play at The Hum on Sunday with many other NYC female artists

We've been big fans of Brooklyn based Norvwegian songwriter Okay Kaya since we saw her first video for single 'Damn Gravity,' released in the spring of 2015. We've been missing her live a couple of times (she cancelled a CMJ show on us in 2015, and we didn't cath her at SXSW in 2016, so we won't miss the oportunity to see her at The Deli's sponsored appointment with The Hum, this Sunday April 24th at Greeinpoint's Manhattan Inn, when she will be playing a semi-improvisational set with Aerial East and Kelsey Lu. We are also happy to report that she has released some new material earlier this year, which showcases a welcome orchestral development of her uber-sparse style - check out single Keep On Pushin', streaming below.

Kelsey Lu (pictured) is a NYC based artist we've never covered before that is also worthy of attention. Born in Charlotte, NC, this classically trained cellist plays with Solange among others, although her own music flirts with ambient and experimental tendencies.

At The Hum this Sunday you'll also be able to see  Joan Wasser of Joan As Police Woman (who needs no presentation) in a set with drummer Jordyn Blakely (of Stove) and Noga Shefi of Zula, who will also share the stage with Taiwanese vibraphonist Yuhan Su in a separate set. 

This is the last appointment with The Hum, a series The Deli has been sponsoring for the second year in a row - you can read about past showcase previews here.

New Track: "Sweet Wife Life" - Son Step

Featured on their forthcoming full-length album Natural Majique, Son Step's new single “Sweet Wife Life” offers a cozy melodic warmth, as keys and percussion cruise, roll and lift the soft, harmonious vocals, maintaining a rhythmic course with an experimental-pop stretch. With the album due out on May 27, the band is already set to head out on a tour. However, you'll be able to find them in Philly this Friday, April 22 at Magic Gardens.


Beverly announces “The Blue Swell” LP + unveils two videos + plays Baby's All Right on 05.05

Brooklyn dreampop rockers Beverly are preparing to drop their second album “The Blue Swell” on May 6 through Kanine records. To celebrate that release they have scheduled a few live appearences: a full fledged live show at Baby’s All Right on May 5 with EZTV, Painted Zeroes and Tall Juan, and a free, in the store show at Rough Trade Records at 2 pm on May 7th. In our 2014 interview with the band singer and songwriter Drew Citron confirmed how “harmonies are the most important thing to me,” and how they can “set one moment of the song apart from the other.” That process is clearly on display on recent single “Victoria”  The simplicity of the songs intro seems to exist for this very “set apart” reason. But it’s the gorgeous chorus that pulls it all together. “Why do you need them to adore you?” With a sound like this, it’s hard not to. Newly release song and video for “South Collins” takes those incredible harmonies and bathes them in a haze that marries Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” with The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Some Candy Talking.” The noir film video that accompanies adds a darker edge to its sonic haze. - Dave Cromwell


Love In October

Love In October ( Erik Widman and Kent Widman) are releasing their new EP, Love In October III, this Friday. This is the band's 3rd and their return from a four year hiatus. Below is the first track on the EP "Teenage Evolution". 


Mick & The Curls

Mick from The Curls has released a solo single called "Violence". The Curls released their first full-length LP, Slice of Life, last month and will be touring the midwest next month.


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