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Sharkmuffin Offers Single from Upcoming Sophomore Effort 'Tsuki'

Sharkmuffin is a band with a variety of sonic influences. They make high energy grunge tunes that pack a punch, but decorate them with psychedelic, 60s style guitar riffs reminiscent of beach pop classics like The Byrds or Jefferson Airplane. Despite their retro sensibilities, they manage to stay culturally relevant. Their latest music video for “Little Bird,” a cut off their upcoming sophomore effort, is an ironic narrative about the modern urbanite trying to make a way in the world. With huge crowds incessantly following their beloved Big Bird, there’s an underlying commentary on a generational tendency to hurry up and matter. Sharkmuffin’s newest album, Tsuki, will be out via Little Dickman Records May 5th, 2017. Be sure to catch the release show at Sunnyvale on May 3rd. - Andrew Strader





Home Blitz plays Union Pool on April 29

We often reward musical madness here at The Deli, because this is a city inextricably tied to psychosis and the overactive imagination that often goes with it. Brooklyn's Home Blitz is a band that fit this description, and that's certainly why they were our NYC Record of the Month in May 2016. You'll be able to catch them live at Union Pool on April 29, do not miss!

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





Big Thief unveils new video + announce new LP & tour

Big Thief dropped a stunning debut full length last year (it earned them the cover of The Deli's winter issue), and since the date of its release they toured like there was no tomorrow. So we are not really sure how they managed to find the time to write a new record AND shoot a video (for single 'Mythological Beauty,' streaming below), but the simple fact that they were able to pull this off means the band is in a state of grace, as far as inspiration is concerned. The sophomore record, entitled "Capacity " will be released in June on Saddle Creek, and this is what singer and guitarist Adrienne Lineker has to say about it:

“There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album. The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a first reaction from inside the pain, and Capacity continues that examination with a wider perspective.”

Big Thief in 2017 won't lose the habit of touring (more info here, followed by EU dates!) , New Yorkers should mark their calendars for Fri. June 9 @ Rough Trade.





COTE releases haunting single "Cruel," plays Alphaville on 05.11

COTE’s new single 'Cruel' is a soft, dreamy respite from a stormy, chaotic world. Gentle pedal steel fills space in the verses, creating soft sonic clouds while bold, distorted electric guitar riffs blast through them on the choruses. The instrumentation almost sounds like a more meandering, country-oriented War on Drugs. Her vocal timbre is somehow simultaneously haunting and soothing, offering gentle, measured observation, and raw unbridled emotion when it soars at the song’s climax. COTE played her first live performance (with band) at the Mercury Lounge on March 29th, but you'll be able to see her again live at Alphaville on May 11th. - Andrew Strader, Photo Credit: Jen Trahan





New Ecstatic Vision Album Available for Streaming

Raw Rock Fury, the new album from psych-rockers Ecstatic Vision, will be released via Relapse Records on April 7; however, the wait is over because the album is currently streaming over at Noisey. The band unleashes their unrelenting charge of backend rhythm, sorcerer-style, guttural vocals, projected from the mountaintop or down in the dungeon with blistering blasts of saxophone and stealthy floating flutes. The concoction pulls listeners into an intoxicating brand of heavy, one which soars toward the cosmos, simultaneously exorcising demons. Ecstatic Vision is scheduled to perform on Saturday, April 15 at the First Unitarian Church on a bill that also includes EyeHateGod, Rosetta, and Moros.

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