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Loving You unveils collaborative video for "Wasted Love"

Alison Clancy is a Brooklynite who just can't help but churn out art, and in this case we are not only referring to music - she fronts two bands: HUFF THIS! and Loving You. A dancer by trade (at the Metropolitan Opera), Alison is also involved in visual arts, and not just simply as a model/dancer. Recently she worked on a cross-continental collaboration with several artists from Brooklyn and Copenhagen to realize the video of Loving You's song 'Wasted Love' (streaming) which was used in the theatrical Street Ballet 'NINE BY SEVEN', directed and produced by Danish conceptual artist Marco Evaristti. Tomorrow Friday 07.24 the duo will be bringing their edgy, cello and vocals (and dance) propelled music to 1172 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Brooklyn.

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Empress Of: interview about Gear and Creative Process - Debut LP 'ME out in September

The two preview singles from Empress Of's upcoming album 'Me' ('Kitty Kat,' streaming below, and 'Water Water') reveal how the project of Brooklyn's songwriter and electronic producer Lorely Rodriguez is evolving from its dream pop beginnings towards a more experimental and mature sound, closer to the avant-electro sensibility of artists like Bjork and Gang Gang Dance. Since Lorely produces her own music, we thought it would be interesting to ask her a few questions about her favorite gear and creative process... we did just that in our sister blog Delicious Audio - link below. 

LINK: Empress Of talks about gear and the creative process

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The Letter Yellow lands residency at The Living Room + unveils new single 'Any Time of Day'

Syncopation. We wonder how many Brooklyn musicians are aware of what that means or sounds like, since it's a musical figure that's nothing short of anathema in many genres popular in the neighborhood like garage rock, punk and derivatives. The Letter Yellow's latest single 'Any Time of Day' (premiering below) is a song about waiting, which is what syncopation is all about. It opens with a groovy, syncopated bass line that immediately conveys sophisticated musicianship and some kind of jazzy influences - which actually aren't developed in the remainder of the song. A minimal guitar and drum arrangement carries Randy Bergida's smoky tenor towards a portentous chorus, filled with synthetic brass fanfare and subtle guitar noises. The trio landed a residency at The Living Room, a venue dear to The Deli, which recently moved from Ludlow Street to Metropolitan Ave. in Williamsburg. See them any Monday from July 27 to August 17.

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Dark NYC folkster B.E. Godfrey plays Cake Shop tonight (07.22)

For Ben Godfrey, the sounds of his project B.E. Godfrey have been developing from his work out of the Texan alt-folk band, listenlisten. Both projects can be classified under the folk umbrella, but Godfrey's latest record ranges from entirely traditional moments like 'It Was the Wind' to more adventurous sounding tracks like single 'Get Your Gun' (streaming below). A dark and contemplative sound, the melancholic and lonely side of country, runs through the entire EP, released last year and entitled 'Wild Desperation'. You can see B.E. Dogfrey this Wednesday at the Cake Shop alongside other other local alt-folk acts Shoshone, Buck Meek, and Tyler Jordan. - Sam O'Hara

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NYC band on the rise: Secret Weapons to play Bowery Ballroom on 08.10

Tune in to the sounds of Brooklyn-based pop group Secret Weapons, and you may not be able to stop yourself from dancing along - founding members Danny and Gerry sure can't when they take to the stage. Although they've only released one track so far, a catchy and danceable tune entitled "Perfect World," (streaming below) the longtime friends have generated some buzz thanks to their energetic live-performances - and, as we hear, fun after parties. "Perfect World," released just three months ago, is a sparkling 4 minutes of catchy, 80s-esque synth melodies and a chorus that invites you to sing, and dance, along. The duo plans to get started on more recordings soon, but in the meantime they seem to have convinced the guys at Bowery Present, since, after headlining Rough Trade in April, they booked them for the first time at the Bowery Ballroom on August 10. That's quite an accomplishment for any emerging band. - Patrick Wolff

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