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From the Open Blog: Bazile!

 

Bazile's Mississippi roots and a love of film music contribute to his unique style of songwriting that is both visceral and refined. Sometimes accompanied by drums and synthesizer but often relying strictly on his voice and a guitar, Bazile's live performances offer stripped-down arrangements of his Ravel-inspired harmonies. In the studio, Bazile overdubs stringed and keyed parts until the track reaches a critical mass of melodic and ambient sounds. This sonic mass could be considered a second cousin to both Sufjan Stevens and Radiohead. Bazile simply calls it Space Folk. Though based in Austin for the last three years, Bazile's recently released debut, The Sojourn of Professor Narducci, reflects his previously itinerant lifestyle. Living and visiting several continents motivated him to write about themes that cover just as much territory. On Professor Narducci, Bazile is equally comfortable singing about science, religion and romance. These themes are explored via his middle-aged, Italian alter-ego, who spends his sabbatical on a quixotic quest for women and wisdom. Bazile's versatile vocals, which can produce both the smoothness of Bossa Nova and the grit of Honky Tonk, allow him to cover the narrator's broad range of emotional rambles.

(Ed.: this post taken from Bazile's post on our DIY Open Blog, check out other Open Blog posts in the Deli Kitchen.) 
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NYC Artists that will go Platinum: Trixie Whitley, live at Rockwood, 07.26

People have been singing the blues for quite some time now, and let's face it, there's nothing new about it. But the blues isn't about being new - it's about being real, grabbing your balls emotionally, and holding on to them until the song is over. It is quite rare to find performers who can do that (white ones in particular), and Trixie Whitley is capable of that, there is no doubt about it. This young lady combines killer vocals, fantastic intensity, and a look that's between the angelic and the slightly tormented (how spot on!). Trixie will be back live in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall on July 27.

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Wanda and Wonder

This is an entry from our open blog. Anyone who finds themselves checking the Dudes With Beards Eating Cupcakes site too often is sure to enjoy this video.

Wanda and Wonder is in the midst of releasing their first EP. Together Lucas Noah and Forrest Lewinger make up the members of the group Wanda and Wonder. They grew up in the South East and started making music several years back. They now live and work in Oakland as musicians, artists, and rap producers. We're giving you a chance to download it here first. and its FREE. Hope you like it. Let them no what you think by emailing them at forrest.lewinger@gmail.com

You too can post about your band by visiting this site. 

-Nicole Leigh

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Thrillwave

The Hood Internet have dropped a new mixtape! Feature everything from Aesop Rock and Drake to Beach House and Washed Out the new mix is the perfect summer party mix. You can download "Thrillwave" here.

The Hood Internet will be a part of Dickfork 2.010 taking place on Friday the 16th at Darkroom. The event starts at 9pm and also features Kid Static and Only Children and more.

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Best of NYC #20: Midnight Spin, Live at Crash Mansion on 08.07

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 store personnel, DJs, and our writers and readers).

After multiple rounds of categorizing, voting, narrowing down, and counting, Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based Midnight Spin landed at the top of The Deli Magazine’s “New York's Best Emerging Artist of 2009 Reader's Poll.” Freshly formed in 2008, Mike Corbett (vocals, guitar), Jim Terranova (guitar, vocals ), Danny Scull (drums), Ben Waters (bass), and Jeremy Cohen (keys) have been touring around town, selling out beloved venues in New York, including the Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge, making headway at college campuses across the country, and leaving lasting impressions at this past year’s CMJ Music Marathon. The quintet has gained substantial support in their short time as a band, and with their recent victory on The Deli’s website poll, Midnight Spin may hold the keys to hitting the big time in no time. Their album “Through the Mojo Wire,” released last summer, resembles the type of record that would skip the Indie scene and head straight for the “Top 40s.” However, unsigned and New York-grown, Midnight Spin have benefited from the necessary acknowledgment by the neighborhood, a feel-good step in any emerging band’s career.

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