An aloof NYC band to fall in love with: The Hundred in the Hands

Brooklyn-based duo The Hundred in the Hands hits the road for their first national tour beginning June 3 in San Francisco. The tour coincides with the release of the band’s debut EP, This Desert, on Warp Records, to be followed by the band’s debut LP this fall. To simplify we could say that these guys sound like an electronic, darkest version of Pains Being pure at Heart, with a more "German" (as in "Kraut Rock", industrial, "detached") approach to 80s references like The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and early Echo and the Bunnymen. We can predict that this summer many will fall in love with their music (and singer Eleanor Everdell of course).
P.S. Curiously enough, soon after I mentioned the word "German" I noticed that 4 out of 5 songs the band has posted on Myspace have the word "Dresden" in it - good guess?

Painof Being Pure at Hearts' new video

We though you may enjoy this new Pains video while waiting for their Siren Festival show on July 17.

La Strada release video + play Bell House on May 29.

To celebrate their Record Release Tour of the East Coast and Canada in support of their debut lp 'New Home,' Brooklyn's La Strada are premiering the first video for standout track "WASH ON BY." Good song, good video, good live show (La Strada impressed us at a Deli party a couple of years ago) - don't miss their upcoming show at the Bell House on May 29.

Deli Fest Thursday: Beach Fossils, Midnight Masses, Mon Khmer

The Deli's Best of NYC Fest finally begins! And it does so with a spectacularly moody bill at Brooklyn Bowl that will sure attract hordes of NYC hipsters... Beach Fossils (#10 in our 2009 year end Best of NYC list for emerging artists) is one of the most loved and blogged lo-fi NYC bands right now - they will headline the bill. Before them, Midnight Masses will lull us with their beautiful songs about redemption, sin and death, and Mon Khmer - one of our favorite emerging local bands - will hypnotize crowds with their groovy, sophisticated atnospheres that build slowly but surely.

Deli Fest Thursday: Alt Rock with Cavalier Rose, Click Clack Boom + more

The front room at Public Assembly will host 4 NYC bands more or less belonging to the "Alt Rock" genre that figured in our year end Best of NYC list or won on of our 2009 Artist of the Month Polls. The night will begin at 9 with Midnight Spin, the band that won our NYC Fans Poll. The Shake will follow with their youthful rock ‘n’ roll, catching riffs, and singable choruses. Cavalier Rose will bring some Southern twang and dark blues to the evening immediately after them with their strong live performance, while The Click Clack Boom - probably the most popular band on the bill, in the picture - will close the night delivering their epic and inventive tunes

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