After taking their "buzz band" status to new heights in 2012 (partly also because of the cover of The Deli's summer issue), Snowmine goes to SXSW as a "band not to miss." To remind music fans about their gorgeously ascetic dream pop, Snowmine released today a new song and video for the single "Silver Sieve" (streaming), taken from their upcoming second album. Don't miss these guys' live show, it's top notch stuff - we booked them several times, and can't get enough of them!
Of all bands you'll praise for putting a new spin on the old, Foxygen stands out as the wildest recent answer to our post-everything inferiority complex. Where many have tried to bridge the gap between past and future, these two guys are just dancing in it, carelessly, cooking up from scratch some wicked psychedelic potions to transport today's twenty-somethings into their romanticised fantasies of a glamorous, hedonistic past. Their album 'Take The Kids Off Broadway', released in August via Jagjaguwar, played it just right; it dove head first into baby boomers' turf, passing Shangri-Las, Stones, Lennon, Velvet, Roxy Music and more, and carved along the way a niche where 'old' and 'new' are anything BUT mutually exclusive - out of which came this deliciously retro-fitted DIY extravaganza, paying playful tribute to the 60/70s rock&roll circus whilst creating something both unique and fun. Foxygen just released the track streaming below from their upcoming album to be released in January 2013, and will be co-headlining our "Mostly Psych" stage at Pianos during the CMJ festivities with previous Deli cover bands Snowmine and Ava Luna, and also other noteworthy non NYC artists like Hundred Waters and Murals at Pianos on Friday, October 19th. - Full details about The Deli's CMJ show schedule can be found here. Tickets for the Pianos shows can be purchased here. - Tracy Mamoun
Like many contemporary Brooklyn based indie rock artists, Snowmine (featured on the cover of the summer 2012 issue of The Deli NYC) is very interested in the creative possibilities offered by the recording studio, but the results we hear on record showcase a band that masters the production process like few others. We took the time to ask them a few questions about their recording habits. - Read Paolo De Gregorio's Q&A with Snowmine here.
The musical menu for The Deli's 4th NYC B.E.A.F. (Best of Emerging Artists Fest) is right in front of you - I know, the font is a little small there (too many bands!!!) check out the details here, you'll find all the bands links under the poster).
One of NYC's most interesting new "non-DIY" artists, Snowmine boasts a hypnotizing and beautifully delivered live show. The band gave us yet another proof of it on April 26, when they opened for WIM at Pianos. Their melodic, atmospheric compositions were complemented by a rare onstage energy and intensity, which allowed the band's sophisticated studio sound, made of layered background effects, swelling soundscapes and controlled distortion, to be recreated faithfully in the live setting. Lead singer Grayson Sanders' confident falsetto at times brought to mind Vampire Weekend Ezra Koenig’s voice, covering an impressively wide range. The band will headline The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. (Best of Emerging Artists Fest ) with Lucius at Cameo on Saturday May 26. The fest, hosted by 4 Williamsburg Venues in 4 days (May 23-26), will involve more than 40 of the best NYC based emerging independent artists. Full schedule here. - Chelsea Eriksen
Next Thursday and Saturday (Aprili 5th and 7th), the Deli-sponsored, second annual Brain Cave Festival will light up Brooklyn’s Bell House by bringing the best and brightest of the borough’s DIY scene to the stage for two nights of sonic and visual euphoria, showcasing 25 bands and live art by Peru Ana Ana Peru.