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Fake Babies -- "Sophisticated Thighs"

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I've always taken as given that we'll all eventually wake up in a post-apocalyptic dystopia not unlike Terry Gilliam's Brazil. In that particular nightmare scenario, huge loudspeakers on rusted towers blast Fake Babies in all directions. Maybe it's a society-wide kneejerk reaction to bubblegum pop that the post-industrial electronic sludge peddled by Fake Babies was voted best new music in Connecticut by The Boston Phoenix, or maybe we're all just doing more drugs than we used to. In either case, these guys are gonna be huge. Fake Babies began as a duo in 2007 with Justin Roberts and Robert Nuzzello Jr. The group has since expanded to include Gary Velush and Jay Sirianni, and is now signed to New Haven's Safety Meeting Records, who will be releasing Fake Babies' debut LP We Started Blues on February 18th, 2010.

Just as miners in rural Kentucky wrote mountain ballads to express the trials of their time, Fake Babies convey the full extent of New Haven's battle with urban poverty, crime (a national study ranked it the 18th most dangerous city in the country), and commercial blight through a brand of electronic creation that's marked by a tendency towards improvisation and open experimentation. While I've heard them compared to witchhouse/rapegaze hoodlums Salem (and this is true in so much as both bands share a certain gritty aesthetic), Fake Babies have real technical virtuosity and an overarching musicality that allows them to transcend the repetitious patterns that plague most electronic groups. Let's say I traveled back to 1968 and gave Can a laptop with Ableton and some midi controllers, then brought them back to 2010 New Haven and locked them in a room with nothing but the Devo box set--you'd pretty much get Fake Babies.

Intrigued? Can't wait until February to slip into the ooze? Like watching naked women rub themselves with animal blood? If yes, then Fake Babies' latest video "Sophisticated Thighs" is on the fast track to blow your mind: http://www.vimeo.com/8898362

 

-- Ben Heller of The Ampeater Review (ampeatermusic.com)

   

The Deli Washington/Baltimore is born!

Independent minds and hearts,

Today we are launching The Deli Washington / Baltimore!

Another awesome US scene has its own Deli - hurrah! Please let your musical friends based in that area know about it!

The Deli's Staff
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The Deli NYC 24th print issue is out - check it out in pdf

Deli readers,

The 24rd issue of The Deli was delivered to the most rocking NYC neighborhoods yesterday.
If you don't live in NYC, don't dispair, because now YOU CAN NOW ALSO SEE IT ONLINE HERE!!! With interactive liks, dudes!
Enjoy!

The Deli's Staff

   

Deli CMJ shows - Buke & Gass, Anni Rossi, Bear Hands, The Rassle + more



Click here for full lineup with links to music.

The Deli Staff

   

The Deli announces 7 stages at the CMJ Music Marathon 2010

Deli Readers,

We've been working very hard to take as many bands as possible to this year's CMJ Music Marathon. As a matter of fact we aren't 100% finished with booking yet, but close enough to announce that we will have 6 shows and 7 stages during CMJ 2010 - in 5 different venues on 4 different days! As usual, there will be a smosgarboard of bands (around 50) mostly from NYC - including Keepaway, Oberhofer, Brahms, Bear Hands, Anni Rossi, Buke and Gass, The Rassle, The Living Days, Electric Tickle Machine, Chappo... and a welcome bunch of "foreigners" from other scenes we cover, like buzz-bands Blackbird Blackbird (SF), Bad Cop (Nashville), and Strand of Oaks (Philly).

SEE HERE FOR 99% FINAL SCHEDULE

We would also like to thank the 950+ artists that submitted through The Deli to play one of our CMJ parties - a dozen of them were selected by us and the venues. We really wish we could have picked more, it was a heart breaking process...

By the way, if your band wasn't selected for CMJ 2010, you may want to check out this article we wrote just for you, about how to improve your chances to be part of it next year. Hope you find it helpful!

Cheers!
The Deli Staff