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Barnaby Brights win Songwriting Competition + play Living Room on 01.20

Husband and wife Nathan and Becky Bliss - aka Barnaby Bright - sure had an exciting end of 2010 - the duo won the NYC's own SongCirlce 5th Annual Songwriting Contest, and therefore took home $10k in cash plus recording, publishing and full label services agreement with SongCircle Music/EMI, and various other prizes. We'll have a chance to witness their moody, melancholic folk live at The Living Room on 01.20.


Photo Recap: Terrorbird Holiday Extravaganza - Maus Haus, Fol Chen, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, and Exray's


Photo Recap:
- by Ada Lann






Terrobird Holiday Extravaganza
Maus Haus, Fol Chen, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, and Exray's




Joan of Arc Oh Brother

Joan of Arc is preparing to release the most challenging and perhaps rewarding album in their ten year career. The album, Oh Brother, will be released by Joyful Noise on February 8th on limited edition, hand-numbered double LP on white & black vinyl. The album will Feature collaborations with 14 musicians, including Zach Hill of Hella & Rob Lowe of Lichens. The release is the combination of four distinct albums embarked upon but never completed by Joan of Arc curator Tim Kinsella. Each album is broken up and spliced together into a tessellating unity of long, noisy, meditative, instrumental movements which fill the totality of each side of this double LP. Each side --A, B, C, and D-- contains just one track, with song lengths varying from 20 minutes to 20 minutes and 36 seconds. The project is ambitious, but from the sample we have already it was also necessary.

Joan of Arc will be celebrating the release of Oh Brother on February 6th at The Hideout.


NYC band on the rise: Lavalier's circusy pop live at Pianos on 12.10

Lavalier is the brainchild of Dave Horowitz and Steve Milton, former members of NYC indie pop band The Cloud Room - a group The Deli covered extensively a few years ago, and which seems to have been rather dormant as of late. Besides a melodic approach to songwriting, Lavalier's melancholic, dreamy atmospheres and mid tempo, sparse tunes don't share much with the members' previous band's uptempo pop. The arrangements and instrumentation of choice (left to a remarkably high revolving cast of musicians, including a choir) create a surreal, circusy atmosphere that can be placed somewhere between the Beatles' "A Day in The Life" and Tom Waits' darker and slower ballads, forging a sound that stands out from current NYC indie trends - which is something we always appreciate here at The Deli. Director Kendra Eliot did a good job in giving a visual representation of Lavalier's Lynchian sonic imagery in the video below. Check out these guys live at Pianos on Friday 12.10.


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