Indie Rock

Desilu Creates Cosmic Punk Vibrations on Claw

 Self-described as ‘Ewoks operating the Death Star after a long night of Ewok partying’, Desilu, is an enticing blend of sonic reverb and angst-fueled garage rock that coalesces into a cosmic punk opera. Desilu’s recently released 4th album, Claws, springs from the eternal well of Austin influenced psychedelia but succeeds in cross-pollinating punk influences like the Black Lips, Jay Reatard, and Wavves into the genome as well. Jangled keys, winding guitars, and chanted vocals feels like a train on the verge of derailing at any moment, but this quintet of Austin  vagabonds keep the momentum moving forward. Recent additions of keyboardist, Chris Horne, and guitarist, Joe Pechacek, may be the extra layers needed to complete this unique but pleasantly entrancing avant-garde outfit.

-Lee Ackerley 

   

Kellen of Troy's latest single + music video for "So You Found Yourself A Rockstar"

Nashville has a new indie-pop tune on its hands. But not just any indie-pop tune. Kellen of Troy's latest single, So You Found Yourself A Rockstar, speaks out for men who find themselves in a tough spot when their girlfriends turn out to be materialistic, money-grubbing women who leave them for men with a cooler, higher "status" — rockstars! Notwithstanding the heart breaking topic, Kellen Wenrich's nonchalant vocals express a calm acceptance, and his lively music video does too. Throughout the entire video, the camera pans around the room, introducing new people as they play instruments, chat about, and have a grand ol' time. Meanwhile, Kellen spontaneously appears in and out of each corner singing his tune. Everyone gets it: some people only care about one thing, so why not just let it go and party? Check out the video for "So You Found Yourself A Rockstar" down below. - Ashley Muniz

   

Buzz Alert! Adiós Ghost plays Pianos residency on October 12,19 and 26

Pianos is one of the few NYC venues left that still dares to host emerging artist residencies (they actually do that in two rooms). We always pay attention to these bands, because the fact they were invited means they have a good live show and an expanding fan base, which are important factors for any band. Adiós Ghost is an adventurous Brooklyn band that plays an intricate brand of avant-pop that will excite the aural canals of those of you into Yeasayer and Animal Collective. Their recent EP 'Endless Return' is their first release since 2014, and it's a very interesting record. Employing electric and electronic instruments, and also saxophones at times, the band's arrangements shine for their transparent quality, and very processed references to African melodies and rhythms. Each song seems to be built on musical blocks that support and complement each other, resulting in airy and flickery compositions. Check out opening single 'Tension' below and don't miss one of their upcoming Pianos shows on October 12,19 and 26.

 

   

The Deli Philly's Anniversary Bash w/Suburban Living, LOUDS & The Retinas at PhilaMOCA This Saturday!

We hope that everyone is enjoying the lovely fall weather, and getting in a great mood this week as we prepare for The Deli Philly’s 8th Anniversary Bash this Saturday, October 15 with our friends at PhilaMOCA! We’ve already shared that the post-garage, slacker rock of The Retinas and the joyous indie pop of LOUDS will be joining us in celebrating this momentous occasion. And now, we are psyched to announce that our pals Suburban Living will be headlining the evening’s festivities.
 
After spinning the righteous tunes for last year’s bash (which was an absolute blast), we were happy to hear that Wesley Bunch and the gang wanted to return once again for a special full-band performance. Come join us for the feels & experience why you’ll never want to miss a Deli Philly Anniversary Bash again! (More info about the party HERE.) Much love! - Q.D. Tran

   

Brooklyn post-punkers Tammy about to release 4 song EP

Brooklyn's Tammy is a fiery female fronted band we stumbled upon  that - we predict - will change their name within a year. Their only single available for streaming, 'The Fortress,' is a lo-fi, but perfectly orchestrated homage to the early post punk years (late '70s/early '80s), with authentic semi-atonal vocals and an angularity reminiscent of a rougher, fuzzier version of the early Stranglers. The scores of New Yorkers who are anxious about the dystopian future should check them out.