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NYC Artists on the rise: Unsolved Mysteries

Even though exuberance can be a little heavy on the eye (admittedly, this video is making our heads spin), we cannot deny that it's also very contagious, and a fitting attitude for the "You Only Live Once" theme (this is the song's title.) Unsolved Mysteries is a chameleon-like NYC band that plays bouncy and fun indie rock with electronic and pop elements. I can see how their shows are gaining word of mouth for being like crazy musical parties - these guys are able to let things go, even on a sonic level. Upcoming plans include a collaboration with weirdo rappers Das Racist and the finishing touches to their third album - release date TBD.

   

Masonic: Live Like a Millionaire

 

 

 

Another offering of shimmering, sophisticated indie pop is due from Masonic in just about one month...the band's fifth album, Live Like A Millionaire, is set for release November 9th. There are, in fact, a whole platoon of excellent upcoming releases due out - we'll be catching you up over the coming hours + days. 

(photo by Jaime Butler

 

   

Lucinda Black Bear 2nd CD release at 92Y Tribeca on 11.05

New York City band Lucinda Black Bear (whose leader C. Gibbs will be remembered by us for playing the very first Deli Mag fundraiser at Asterisk in the Fall of 2004) will release KNIVES, the second full-length CD of what NPR Music calls their "carefully written folk rock with stunning sonic arrangements" on Tuesday, November 2nd. To mark the occasion, the band will play three New York-area shows throughout the fall: 92nd Street Y Tribeca on November 5th, Maxwell's on November 11th and Rockwood Music Hall on December 9th. The lead single, the CD's title track, was released yesterday.

   

Dead Till Tuesday CD release party at Public Assembly on 10.06

Dead Till Tuesday, recently winner of the "Citymeals" Battle of The Band (a fundraising event involving a competition between emerging artists), is celebrating the release of their new EP "What's That Sound?" with a show at Public Assembly on October 6. The band is the brainchild of Joe Pepitone (although it performs live as a trio), and produces rather chilled electronic pop with big choruses somewhat reminiscent the melodic electronic scene of the 80s (think a slightly darker and mellower version of Erasure). The EP was actually produced by Mark Saunders, who worked with Erasure, The Cure and Depeche Mode among others. There will be an open bar at the show from 8 to 9 pm - we know you want to know that!

   

Sir Charles Latham Releases Single & Donates Sales to Save Our Planet!

One of our favorite local anti-folk heroes and self-deprecating social commentators, Sir Charles Latham (formerly Death Panel), just released a single by his new project Charles Latham and the Prospectors called “Oil!”, which whimsically spews some of his thoughts about the recent BP disaster. Here’s a message from Sir Latham himself: “For any of the MP3s I sell, 100% of the proceeds go to Global Green USA. I'm like fucking Bono over here.” Help save our planet and get some music from a witty, talented dude! Sounds like a win-win situation to us. You can check out the track and download it here. - The Deli Staff