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Uruguay releases single 'Pieces' + plays Shea Stadium tonight (09.26)

In their two songs to date, Uruguay (a NYC band, not the country) offers tracks that are both richly melodic and deeply atmospheric. In latest track "Pieces," Stephany Murphy's vocals are deceitfully soulful, brimming with emotion but only ones that appear to have been hardened over time. She carries the tune effortlessly, without affectation, almost like a specter. Benjamin Dawson-Sivalia's foreboding electronic production compliments her misterious personality, providing an everchanging stream of effects, vocal samples lost in space, and rhythmic patterns. This duo can pull off a great performance even without the help of electronic instruments. You can see the duo live tonight at Shea Stadium. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber 

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The Shacks about to release debut EP, play BKLYN Bazaar on 09.29

Should you be in need of a magical something that can lull you to sleep during your stressful life in the city, look no further than Brooklyn's The Shacks and their first official single "Left It With The Moon." The song employs a timeless melody, Shannon Wise's delicate soprano, and a few other rather rudimental instruments to reach into the listener's buried childhood - and the sleeping proneness it entails: if sleeping like a baby is your ida of happiness, The Shacks are your kind of band. Earlier this year, the duo also unveiled a collaboration with instrumental NYC band El Michels Affair, which resulted in stunning single 'Strange Boy,' a more produced dream pop gem with shades of doo-wop complemented by an appropriately noir video (also streaming). Their self titled debut EP is scheduled to be released on October 28. Don't miss their Brooklyn Bazaar show on September 29!

We added both these tracks to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





Ziemba founds label, release "LALA" single, tours Europe

We were among the first blogs to draw attention towards NYC's Ziemba bravely decadent atmospheres and simple but stylish visuals. We are glad to report that the young lady has been keeping at it: Concept EP 'LALA' (produced by Jeremiah Meece, streaming below) is the first official release on Ardis Multiverse, the artist's new multisensory imprint, and reflects a musical departure for Ziemba, compared to recent LP Hope is Never. In a setting that's as dark, but more consistently electronic, Ziemba tells the story of "a succubus [...] who lives in a cave and sequesters herself to protect the world from her capacity for destruction." Ziemba also announced a fall European tour. Recommended for those who miss Nico. - photo by Ben Grad.

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Nashville Soccer Mommy releases “For Young Hearts" LP

Soccer Mommy (Sophie Allison) plays lo-fi bedroom pop soaked in melodic ennui. Today she's featured on OhMyRockness.com, check it out!





Pop & Obachan release two videos/singles from upcoming album 'Misc. Excellence'

What we want to see in an emerging band (and rarey notice) is constant improvement. And if somebody thinks constant improvement shouldn't be something that hard to achieve (don't we all constantly improve, after alll, at least for a while, if we keep at it?) well, that somebody is dead wrong. Yes, because making music (and art in general) means embracing a lifestyle of up and downs that often leaves the artist devoid of inspiration and creative energy: this happens because these days the products of creativity are nearly impossible to sell, and that's utterly depressing. Therefore to keep improving, as an artist, you've gotta be strong inside, have a separate job, keep a your art, believe in the dream when all evedence seems to point to doubt. 
That's why Pop & Obachan deserve huge praise: after releasing a great EP in 2015 (which was named NYC record of the month by this very blog), they recently dropped two beautifl new singles accompanied by self produced videos (we are streaming 'I Bet High" below, you can check out 'Bad Way' here) that show further progress, without losing any of their charmingly fresh and honest pop sound, which draws influence from Fleetwood Mac, Broadcast, Harry Nilsson and Camera Obscura. On October 7 they'll release their debut album Misc. Excellence, and celebrate at Our Wicked Lady with a live show on October 13. If you dig this song, go out to support them - that's what keeps the creative vibe going!

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