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NYC artists on the rise: Abby plays Spike Hill on 02.11

Brooklyn artist Abby (born Abby Payne) is a whirlwind of talent. Her melodic, textured arrangements perfectly suit her voice (soft and yet full of raw emotion), rendering her songs interesting and emotional at once. "All These Years" is a strikingly beautiful dreamy folk pop track reminiscent of early Suzanne Vega, while "The Prophet" ventures into foot stomping territories. "Try Try Try" is likely to induce smiles and head bobs, the catchy beats and inspired lyrics making this one of Abby’s best. Both her EPs, the 4-song "In A Pretty Box" and the 5- song "Sasquatch" are available on iTunes. And on Friday, February 11th Abby is playing at Williamsburg venue Spike Hill. The show is 21+, the cover is only $6 and she has the stage from 9:00-10:00. - Leah Tribbett

Com Truise signs to Ghostly, prepares new album.

NJ based Com Truise (aka producer and designer Seth Haley) suffers of "synth obsession". He is also the creator of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk" reminiscent of Boards of Canada and early Kraftwerk. Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade - going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)-first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave. The Cyanide Sisters EP, Com Truise's first official release, was first available as a free download through AMdiscs in June of 2010; Ghostly's remastered and extended reissue nearly doubles its tracklist. There's also a full-length on the horizon, and a string of remixes for Neon Indian and Twin Shadow already in the can.

Colorvision (WIP)
by Com Truise

Cold Cave Released Opening Track from New Album

Cold Cave has a new album coming out on April 5 titled Cherish The Light Years via Matador Records. It was recorded with Chris Coady (Beach House, Islands, etc.) in NYC. They just released the opening track of the full-length, “The Great Pan Is Dead”. Wes Eisold stated, “It was also the first song I wrote after the group of songs that makes up Love Comes Close and it existed in some half-finished way in my head for almost two years.” You can check out the finished track below and download it for free here in exchange for your e-mail. (Photo by Austin Durant) - The Deli Staff

The Great Pan Is Dead by Cold Cave

David & Devine ready the release of their self-titled EP

If Elton John and Aretha Franklin has an impromptu jam session, it might sound like the soulful duo David & Devine. In just under a year, they've gained support from fans, friends and celebrities, allowing them to release their upcoming self-titled debut EP and music video for the single, "Til the Sun Comes Up", both due on Feb. 22nd. Finding the missing link to their fans through, the duo were able to raise almost $8,000 to create their forthcoming Sci-fi thriller-themed music video directed and produced by Cullen Wright and Cypress House.

"When Dave and I met it was immediately comfortable," Devine remembers. "Our voices had a great blend and we genuinely enjoyed singing together. Our writing styles were really compatible right off the bat, too. We write what we love, songs that are catchy and have a soul. If they get stuck in our heads and make us say 'ah yea!' at the same time, we're happy."

Following the release of their EP, the duo will be playing the Hotel Cafe on Feb. 26th.

-From the Open Blog

Brothers McCann win Best of New England Emerging Artists 2010 Fans Poll

Congrats to Brothers McCann (in the picture), who won the fans' section of our Best of New England Emerging Artists Poll 2010. The soulful quintet was followed by indie popsters The Wandas, and mellow psych folkers Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys. We embedded the top 10 at the bottom of this blurb. Check out all the bands - this year we have some great variety!

A pool of 50+ artists were selected in December 2010 mostly by local scene makers (concert promoters, bloggers, DJs, etc.) and part of them through an open submission process. We let the fans vote and these are the results as far as the top 10 positions. We will soon publish the full composite chart which will include jurors’, Deli writers’, and fans’ votes as well as the open submission phase. Thank you to all who participated this year!

Brothers McCann
The Wandas
Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys
Blue Button
Love in Stockholm
Abbie Barrett
Streight Angular
The Luxury
Lake Street Dive
Ghost Box Orchestra
Mellow Bravo

The Deli Staff

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