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Streets of Laredo release new track, will perform at Baby's All Right on 07.11

Streets of Laredo, a band we've been following since their very beginnings as a trio, rarely disappoint. Originating from New Zealand, the now-Brooklyn based collective has sucessfully created a folk pop sound that's catchy, fun, but never saccharinous.  Their new single "99.9.%," follows suit, but also seems to manifest a desire to move closer towards the pop end of their sound's spectrum. A quicker tempo, Courtney Barnett-esque sing-talking, victorious horns and "Hey-ho!"s from the back-up vocals make for a song that, while definitely not out of line with what Streets of Laredo have done in the past, suggest a push towards a wider audience. This isn't a bad thing by any means, as it's still a solid track and not even necessarily an indication of what the rest of their next LP, due in autumn, will sound like. However, if it says anything, it's that Streets of Laredo might not be playing many more shows at relatively smaller, local venues, so catch them while you can at Baby's All Right on 7/11. - Henry Solotaroff-Webber





New The Guests EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The Guests continue to help foster the darkwave/new-wave scene that is on the rise in the Philly music community. The band is made up of Sheer Mag's Kyle and Hart Seely, Christian Vogan, Florence Lin, and Alkiviades Meimaris. Check out their latest four-song EP Red Scare '16 below! It was produced by Ronnie Stone at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Pine Bush, NY earlier this year.





Maggie Rogers track 'Alaska' goes viral after Pharrell Williams' seal of approval

One of the easier ways, for emerging artists, to have a first popularity outbreak, is through the endorsement of a celebrity. Yes, because - rather sadly - they are a much more effective promotional vehicles than blogs, which is a reason good enough for all ambitious artists to cultivate their VIP PR skills! NYC songwriter Maggie Rogers knows something about that. We were very impressed by her folky debut album (now pulled from the web) back in 2014, so much so that we interviewed her and booked her for one of our official CMJ 2014 shows (with Margaret Glaspy, who is also getting some buzz as of late). After that, Maggie's name got a little lost, until this happened (Pharrel stumbled upon Maggie's new song at a NYU seminar and fell in love with it). Obviously Rogers, who is still in her early '20s, has spent these two years working hard on a more sophisticated sound (her debut was almost entirely acoustic). The audible results so far - in the shape of new single 'Alaska' - showcase a successful effort to step up her musical game, and are certainly worthy of praise. Still, it looks like Pharrell Williams' promotion of the track was worth about five million Spotify plays, which is a very tall order for even an established artist! The pressure is now on Maggie to make the most of this incredible opportunity, because, to sustain a lenghty musical career, talent and good luck also need to be matched by consistently powerful songwriting. The Deli is with you, Maggie!

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





Husband Stitch bears down heavy on self-titled debut

Harsh and heavy. Wild and wily. Absolutely head-crushingly relentless. There are plenty of ways to describe the self-titled debut from Husband Stitch, but they all center around a general lack of mercy and a mild bit of intimidation that is to be expected by the listener. All the fury, the indignation, the raw power, it's all there. If you're angry about something—and if you aren't, you must not be paying attention—then the stream below could be just the fuzzy catharsis you need. -Austin Phy





Brooklyn rapper Kirk Knight is the only local playing 4Knots on 07.09

One of the most interesting developments of recording technology has been the creative use of samples, something hip hop anticipated with scratching and vinyls featuring music loops of sample drumbeats - here's the most popular one of all. Brooklyn producer, songwriter and emcee Kirk Knight exhibits impressive skills in the sampling department on his 2013 release “Dust,” an unrelease collection of songs that was released earlier this year after Kirk soared in popularity thanks to his 2015's LP 'Late Knight Special.' That he will also perform as New York’s lone home-grown representative at this year’s Village Voice 4Knots Fest is something of a coup as well. A total of ten under two minute tracks on “Dust” exhibit a mastery of the Ableton production software, allowing the artist to weave in bits of his own voice samples. The approach delivers a series of dream-like tracks that include electronic, cut up Motown with an easy, breezy, trip-hop-jazz feel to it all. Featured track “The Right Thing” incorporate sampled elements that breakout acts like Charli XCX explored on a number of her debut album tracks like “So Far Away.” Charting single "I Know" (also streaming) features a more aggressive attitude and production. It will be interesting to see how Mr. Knight presents this sound to a live audience at 4Knots. That festival takes place Saturday July 9, returning to its original South Street Seaport location. Other acts performing are Guided By Voices, Strumbellas, Car Seat Headrest and many others. See the full listing here. - Dave Cromwell

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