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Heliotropes unveil video for 'Easy'

Here's the video for Heliotropes' shockingly mellow (for their standards) new single 'Easy' from their upcoming album 'Over There That Way' (which can be preordered here). The video was shot by Deli NYC contributor Bill Dvorak and Micah Weisberg during Coney Island’s closing weekend in the Fall of 2015.

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Episode returns from college tour + gets web love with single 'Swim'

Our local charts might not be perfect (we wish we could throw more money at them!) but they do work in highlighting emerging local bands that are getting internet buzz. Today we noticed a new NYC entry in the chart on the top left of this post (or here if you are on a smartphone): the band is called Episode and plays very, very catchy pop-rock that will intrigue fans of Red Hot Chilli Peppers at their poppiest. Their single 'Swim' (streaming below) got a lot of love from the web (10k+ hearts on Soundcloud are quite an achievement!). They just came back from a college tour that took them from Maince to Alabama.  

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Get weird with Mobile Steam Unit - live at Shea Stadium on 05.03

Mobile Steam Unit (who recently made our list of the Best emerging NYC bands of 2015) is not your usual Brooklyn band. Their second EP, Country Raw, released this past February, is a collection of moody tracks that blend melodic and electronic elements in a personal way. While opener “Waste My Time In The City,” with its deep electronic synths and vocoded vocals,  sets a dark and weird atmosphere reminiscent of French duo Air, following track 'VHS & SEX' relies on a more classic pop melody, with electric piano accompaniment evocative of Supertramp. In the remaining three songs, things keep bouncing from eerie to airy. The band will be performing at Shea Stadium on May 3rd together with Silverteeth. - Adriana S Ballester

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Simon Doom plays Union Pool on 04.28

Simon Doom is the project of Simon O'Connor, who used to play with Kuroma and Amazing Baby. They present themselves this way: "Simon Doom would consider themselves to be a "Pop-Punk" band if, "Pop-Punk" didn't mean Pop-Punk." There's an easy solution: switch around the two words and call yourselves a "Punk-Pop" band! This however only partially describes their sound because, although melodic and raw, it's also heavily influenced by surf and post punk - which places them in a musical place very close to our gods of indie rock: (early) Pixies. Like the legendary Bostonians, Simon Doom have some really good songs, full of character, intriguing melodies and charismatic vocal performances. Check out our favorite one, entitled "Roseate," streaming below.

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

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Jocelyn Mackenzie of Pearl & the Beard plays The Knit on 05.03

Jocelyn Mackenzie of Pearl & the Beard is back with a solo project that's a clear departure from the sound of her previous band, which dismantled in 2015. The singer and multi-instrumentalist will be soon releasing her debut EP "Unlovely" and has just began a East Coast tour supporting You Won't. They will stop in NYC for a performance at The Knitting Factory on May 3rd. Check out the first single from the EP, 'Kids,' streaming below.

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