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Like Herding Cats share video for “Affliction” + play Coney Island Baby on 08.09

It's been over four years since Like Herding Cats put out proper studio recordings of new material.  With the recent release of their Curious Faces EP, the band delivers five creatively stimulating and impeccably recorded tracks.  Along with the record comes the accompanying music video for their single “Affliction”, streaming below.  Employing his own Carousel Media House video production company, frontman Dom P produced and directed this visually striking achievement. Filmed in a historic Catskills home, the imagery depicts a stylish but troubled woman with precise quick cuts and focused details. The song itself is a brilliant update on the very best elements of mid-80's-to-early-90's alternative pop.  From the opening three snare drum shots, warm keyboard pads, quick pulsing bass guitar and distinctive repeated sonic hook--echoed by overlaying guitar licks--every note has it's place and purpose. Like Herding Cats play next at Coney Island Baby on 8/9 with Slowness, Heavy Birds and Holy Tunics. - Dave Cromwell





New Track: "Without" - Jonny Clousson

“Without” is the latest single from North Carolina transplant and singer-songwriter Jonny Clousson. The song ponders the potential changes that life will bring, after moving on from someone. It takes that emotive leap forward, and creates an enthusiastic/ailing dynamic. You can catch Clousson performing this Saturday, August 11 at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, along with Josh Alvarez and Nathan Gray.





A Deli Premiere: No Swoon share single “Blame The Messenger” + play Elsewhere on 8/8

Fresh off of their impressive live show appearance at Northside Fest, noisy dream-gazers No Swoon premiere their latest track “Blame The Messenger” here on The Deli. Establishing its soaring melody from the very first note, a triumphant swirl of guitar and keyboards float above deep thudding drums. Vocalist (and guitarist) Tasha Abbott sings in a sultry and elongated style that references Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins. “Blame the messenger and dusty words,” she sings (extended out as “wo-o-o-ords”) against the band's momentary angular accents. “Tongue's all wet (pronounced “way-a-yet”), flooding the curb” points towards a theme of desire and apprehension. With nearly if not all the bass coming from keyboards, the tracks underpinnings are buzzier and less note driven. A central ambient interlude ultimately leads to one more lengthy instrumental break, complete with elevated vocal outro. The band will play a free show this Wednesday 8/8 at Elsewhere's Rooftop with Rodes Rollins. - Dave Cromwell





New Another Michael EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Land, the new EP from the quartet of Another Michael, is now available via Topshelf Records. “About” kicks things off with its clear-headed, stream-of-consciousness lyrics. ”Go There” expands on a fluid, piano-backend groove, in an ultra smooth R&B manner. “Connect” contemplates in a laidback jog of concise layers, while “Score” closes the album out, stacking sound in a tight expansion of rhythm and ascending, uniting vocals.





Haley Heynderickx's Tiny Desk Performance

Here at the Deli, we love it when great local artists get the recognition they deserve. Local favorite Haley Heynderickx was not only just featured in Rolling Stone, but she also just got on NPR’s Tiny Desk! Heynderickx, known for rich vocals and a uniquely dark folksy style, has just returned to town after a summer on tour.

Her Tiny Desk performance is true to form. Heynderickx is endearing as always, tender both in attitude and in her music. At one point the band gives 5 seconds of “intimate eye contact” to the camera, so as to show the people back home that they love them. Well Haley, you're equally as loved and we’re glad to have you back.

By Avril Carrillo, Photo by Alessandra Leimer

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