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Artist(s) Who Deserve Your Friendship: Ether Island

Are there any more of those Twilight movies coming out? If so, they need to scoop up “How Long” already from Ether Island, a.k.a. singer Corinne Sweeney and guitarist Jeremiah Cowlin from Mythical Beast. In the recordings of Mythical Beast, you find Sweeney channeling the spirit of a tripped-out Grace Slick with Joan Osbourne-like pipes, but it’s amazing what the right amount of delay and reverb can do to an already gifted voice. With their minimalist but hauntingly beautiful arrangements, Sweeney’s vocals take the forefront adding a veil of mystery and intrigue as it shifts and morphs leaving comparisons to legendary vocalists like Annie Lennox and Johnette Napolitano to a more current rising indie favorite of mine, Holly Miranda (formerly of The Jealous Girlfriends). I know that this list of comparisons will only continue to grow over time. The duo originally from Nawlins found their way to Kansas City after Katrina before entering the recording space of Greg Weeks’ Hexam Head. Well, I guess that they dug Philly (as any artist should) making it their current home. I have to say that Ether Islands' demos are fantastic! I’m really looking forward to hearing more tracks and hopefully an official release in the near future.
 
You can catch them live this Thursday, September 16 at Kung Fu Necktie with local natives Gondola and San Francisco’s Moon Duo.
 
- Q.D. Tran
 
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Electronic bands we like: Body Language - Highline Ballroom on 10.19

Body Language - an electro-pop outfit we've been following for some time - put on a great show at Brooklyn Bowl last Saturday. This band can deliver rambunctious energy, booty shaking dancey beats, angelic melodies, experimental textures and mellower atmospheres at will. To get more from the band, you'll be able to catch their music video to "Huffy Ten Speed" very soon and listen to their second EP in the fall, featuring three songs that they performed at Brooklyn Bowl and one never-before-heard track. Next NYC date at Highline Ballroom on 10.19 during the CMJ music marathon. - Abigail Devora

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On the Eve Of Their Tour, Quiet Company's Gear Gets Jacked

[Ed.: Forwarding this on to the Deli readership, help out if you can:]

The night before they were supposed to leave for a 3-week tour, hard working local band, Quiet Company, had their trailer broken into and a majority of their gear stolen. 

The band is currently trying to make last minute plans in order to keep their tour dates uninterrupted and needs your help. Below is a list of instruments that were taken from their trailer, which is kept in a secure, gated location, no less. If you have any information, or are able to locate any of the gear below, please contact Paul at: paul@quietcompanymusic.com

Stolen Gear Includes:
 
1973 Fender Jazz bass (black with white pickguard, black block inlays in the neck, original bridge with the saddles zip tied together, Dimarzio pickups, a chunk out of the nut below the G string, pretty roadworn) http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs404.snc4/46717_436474828745_513488745_5013404_6673875_n.jpg 

Late 90's American Fender Telecaster (black with white pickguard, punisher sticker likely removed by now) http://www.jhjackson.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/quiet_company4.jpg 

1994 to 1997 Japanese Fender Baritone Jaguar guitar (black with silver hardware) (looks like this one)http://www.instrumentpro.com/image.php?src=%2FMerchant2%2Fgraphics%2F00000001%2Ffen0259300.jpg 

Epiphone ES-335 guitar (vintage sunburst finish, missing a screw on the tortoiseshell pickguard)http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ZRFBwHnEgEQ/SETf1QyOTkI/AAAAAAAAQ4Y/xRuUAmwsI40/IMG_9224.jpg 

Samick hollowbody guitar (walnut finish, f-holes). http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v231/17/75/1245680106/n1245680106_30047682_2942.jpg 


Love, Quiet Company

Taylor, Matt, Tommy and Jeff

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Hip Hop party at Shea Stadium on 09.18 w/ Deathrow Tull, Bisco Smith + more

This Saturday, September 18th, Bisco Smith and brokeMC have put together a great night of hip hop culture. From 2004-2008 the FALLDOWN parties had their home at the original Bushwick DIY venue, Asterisk. Now they bring the same energy and diverse sounds to the new Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium off the Grand St. L stop. Expect a slew of amazing painters slathering canvases right in front of your eyes, live screen-printing of shirts and bags and whatever you bring by Werdink.com, killer DJs, and some amazing local hip hop acts including Bisco Smith (pictured), Deathrow Tull, Rosetta Stoned and True Theory. If you never made it to a FALLDOWN party before, now is your chance to make up for it. $7 (Ladies free before 11pm), 18+, doors at 9:30pm.

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Crystal Stilts back with a new single + album in early 2011

Crystal Stilts was (probably) the band that started the whole "nu-surf-psych-punk" trend - and we liked their debut CD "Alight of Night" so much that we gave them the cover of our 17th NYC issue. The Brooklyn droners just announced the upcoming release of a new single (you can stream the two songs in it here and here) and of a full length album scheduled to hit our ears in early 2011. The band will play live at The Rock Shop in Gowanus on 10.29 after a long time - mark dat calendar of yourz!

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