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NYC Artist Ryn Weaver goes viral with 'Octahate' + releases new single 'Promises'

Listed first on Billboard's Emerging Artist Chart this past June, Ryn Weaver is the latest NYC example of how well produced electronic music can generate viral web interest even in the absence of a "real world" presence. From debut track "Octahate" (streaming) - which gathered over a million plays on Soundcloud - to the second very recent single "Promises," Ryn's tunes show a welcome edge probably at least in part ascribable to Passion Pit's frontman Michael Angelakos contribution - he produced the first single. Other prominent names such as Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat have also shown support for Ryn, so don't feel shy to spend some time with her music. We are looking forward to see her in a live setting. - Rebecca Blandon

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

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The Bottom Dollars start residency at Brooklyn Bowl on 08.05

This upcoming Tuesday, August 5th, self-proclaimed “rock ’n’ soul” band The Bottom Dollars will begin their month-long residency at Brooklyn Bowl. Comprised of five charismatic (and very hard working) young men, the group has been building a growing fan base since the release of their debut EP “The Halcyon Days” back in 2011. This year, the band is back with ‘Meet Me in Cognito,’ a sophisticated collection of rock songs threaded with bits of blues, folk, and the occasional country twang. With their latest release, the boys have proven themselves to be technically sound musicians, offering guitar riffs, instrumental interludes, and vocal layering characteristic of seasoned rockers. They know how to properly translate it all on stage - a quite rare talent. Be sure to catch them on August 5th, 12th, and 19th, alongside special guests the likes of Aabaraki and The Teen Age. - Jillian Dooley

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

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NYC band on the rise: Jack and Eliza play Glasslands on 08.23

NYC natives Jack and Eliza premiered the single "Secrets" this week in preparation for their EP 'No Wonders,' to be released next Fall. Like their popular debut single "Hold The Line," "Secrets" (streaming below) is riveting and minimalistic: simple electric guitar chords are the only background to the duo's celestial vocal harmonies and riveting lyrics. The timing of their single release could not be more on point, as "Secrets" fits seamlessly into the lazy heat of summer and drawn-out nostalgia. These New York natives, and childhood friends, have paired to create a surge of positive energy as a new band. With over 60,000 listens on Soundcloud in just a month, it seems New York City and beyond waits in anticipation, and wonder, for their EP. You can see them live on 8/23 at Glasslands with Ski Lodge. - Sammie Spector

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

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today's the day when The Deli goes international, eh! Please allow us to introduce you to... The Deli Toronto!


Bellows shares single 'Funny Things' from 'Blue Breath LP' + plays Silent Barn on 08.22

Bellows is the project of Oliver Kalb (ex The Epoch) that features members of Frankie Cosmos' band in the live lineup. "Funny Things” is the band's preview single of the forthcoming album “Blue Breath”, which was “recorded in five bedrooms Kalb lived in over the course of three years”. If - from this premise - you expected a more subdued and lo-fi kind of music, you'd be only half wrong. The song stands in slight contrast with the rest of the album. It is voluble and soul stirring, and while it may seem more appropriate in a cathedral or even an open field, it remains personal, not quite the whispered words of other songs on the album, but individual and intimate nonetheless, an impassioned perspective from a cloistered bedroom. The full length 'Blue Breath' will be out on September 2, and the band will be performing at The Silent Barn on 08.22 and the release party at Shea Stadium on 08.29. - Emilio Herce


Midnight Masses return with LP 'Departures' + play two NYC shows in August

Brooklyn/Austin based, interstellar rock group Midnight Masses, a brilliant Trial of Dead spin-off we celebrated back in 2010 with this feature (which made our print issue) announced its return with sophomore album, “Departures,” released on July 22. This is an introspective, audible incarnation of loss, wonder, and longing. The group, which began as Autry Fulbright and Jason Reece of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, came from the necessity of a creative outlet shortly after experiencing the deaths of family members and close friends, and the bereavement, emptiness and bafflement of such losses are still present in each song. Some songs will make you move in drone-beat synth, while others will move you, with spatial, helicopter-like tremolo, all while making you think about life and death, and the beyond. Midnight Masses plays Union Pool on August 20th, and Mercury Lounge on August 21st. Check them out then, and in the meantime, watch the video for “Broken Mirror,” which Fulbright refers to as “a ghostly love song.” - JP Basileo

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From The Deli Submissions: Divining Rod

Divining Rod is a project lead by Miuki Furtado, a multi-instrumentalist who operates in the New York and Baltimore scenes.  The A side off their recent single, "Those Were The Dais," is a wonderfully epic jam, packed with drawling, Lou Reed-esque vocals, not-too-pretentious guitar solos, and a great nod to the 60's and 70's vibes with references ranging from Simon and Garfunkel to Bert Jansch. Stream the single Below.  -Jake Saunders

This band submitted their music for coverage here.

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Bands in the studio: Azar Swan

Led by charismatic songwriter Zohra Atash and produced religiously through DIY means by Joshua Strawn, Electro Goth duo Azar Swan recently unveiled this new video for single 'Over' (below), and is gearing up for a September West Coast tour. We asked them a few questions about their favorite gear and recording habits here.

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