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Help The Extraordinaires Get to Bonnaroo!

Help The Extraordinaires get to Bonnaroo! By downloading their free track “Patent Pending” from Electric and Benevolent HERE, you can vote for our loveable South Philly crew to be added to this year’s Bonnaroo lineup. Please go show your support and help introduce another great local band to the world! - The Deli Staff

CD of the Month: Cross Record

The debut album from Emily Cross (aka Cross Record) is as its title states a Magnetic Current. This is a collection of gentle composed and purred home recorded lullabies that conjure images of equal parts Mazzy Star, Bjork, and St. Vincent. When she urges to "feel it in your bones" in "Shark In The Ocean" I actually do feel it. Musically, this album combines lo-fi electronics, echoing bedroom recordings, and layered acoustic rhythms. In recording these seven intimate tracks Emily enlisted the help of Ben Babbitt on several of them and Douglas Tesnow on Clarinet for for two of them. When all of the parts are working together on a track like "Dark Before Light" the result is truly "Magnetic". The melody swirls and chases you around the room. There are big things ahead for this young musician.

Magnetic Current is her debut album and it will be released on April 19th by Another New Calligraphy. The release show for the album will be on April 23rd at Saki record store on Fullerton.


NYC Artists on the rise: Zula, Live at Spike Hill on May 7

Zula is a state of musical mind expanding pop. This Brooklyn quartet was born when cousins Henry and Nate Terepka joined forces with Mike Lawless and Zach Nicita to create a fresh Indie music style. Tuesday, April 5th marked the premiere of their debut EP "Crescent Intake Session" - stream it here. The EP romps through a velvet, synth, pop-jam band journey into the ether. The first track "Grind" breaks you into the head trip with typical Indie beats, then surprisingly takes a turn into a new soundscape. By the time you get into "Grind is a shuttle" there are elements of a Radiohead exploration occurring. Zula is going beyond your typical Indie synth band and tripping into the nether regions of amazing tunes not of this world. They play May 7 at Spike Hill. - Michele McMannon


Best of NYC #96b: Kordan temporarily on a hiatus

Kordan's shoegaze-electro sound with synths and bleak soundscapes, first received attention and acclaim from Cut Copy, who chose them to open for tours across North America in 2008. Since then, they’ve played with The Drums and dream pop aces The Mary Onettes, gaining a steady following. Their debut album "The Longing" foretells a broken love story in the hazy metropolis of Tokyo, circa 2036. The story is told over post-punk rhythms that evoke haunting imagery and macabre overtones a la The Cure and Bauhaus, as well as waves of guitar distortion and pulsating beats to reflect energy and light in the style of My Bloody Valentine. We heard rumors that the band is temporarily on a hiatus, although band leader Arthur Eisele is still very active in the NYC scene as a DJ and remixer - RCRD LBL premiered his remix of Sacramento based Sister Crayon's "I'm Still the Same Person" on April 4. The band shared the 96th place in The Deli's Best of NYC Emerging Artists Poll 2010 with Taurus and Forgetters.


What’s This?: Ghost/Light

Multi-instrumentalist Barrett Lindgren records under the moniker Ghost/Light. Honestly, he’s probably the guy in drunken late night jam sessions who can grab any instrument inspiring others to join in. On New Beast, Lindgren creates some emotive, lush orchestral folk/pop while impressively playing the banjo, guitar, ukulele, bass, drums and percussion, keyboard, glockenspiel, chord organ, synthesizer, and mandolin on the album. His melodies and effortless lyrics that seem to strangely roll off the tongue are also strong enough to captivate listeners while simply being backed by an acoustic guitar. Luckily, through the power of studio magic, we can experience fleshed out versions of his compositions. I also dig Lindgren's choice of Slutever's "So Prone" for a cover. You can catch him twice this week if you choose to do so or happen to be busy on one of these nights because Ghost/Light will be at Danger Danger Gallery with Curious Buddies and K Records’ the Curious Mystery this evening and at PhilaMOCA this Friday. - H.M. Kauffman


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