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Wakey!Wakey! climbs iTunes charts with digital release of "Brooklyn"

Wakey!Wakey! released a single featuring an acoustic version of "Brooklyn" on Monday December 7th. That same day the song was played on the TV show One Tree Hill. The single contains "Clinton St. Girl" as a B-Side, which you can download here. The Digital 7" debuted Top 20 on Itunes Alternative Albums & Singles Charts. Lookout for a Wakey!Wakey! full album in 2010.

   

The Beatards sing about sneakers + release full length in 2010

The Beatards are a rather over the top multi ethnic electro-hip hop NYC band comprised of 3 DJs of Indian, Jewish and Korean descent (how cosmopolitan of them!) The band, which already had over 20 of their songs licensed to multiple shows on MTV and HBO, is going to release their debut album in 2010. Their newest single "Don't Step On My Sneakers" is due out January 12. The Beatards are scheduled to perform at the next Mixtape Riot! Party with Ninjasonic on December 16 at Sutra Lounge on 1st ave and 1st Street in Manhattan.

   

From The Deli's Open Blog: Steel Phantom play Glasslands on 12.12

Steel Phantoms is a very new band from Brooklyn, their sound spans from noise to new wave to crisp, riff-heavy pop. They have two lead vocalists. Check them out live at Glasslands on Dec. 12 with Calypso, No Place, and The Chairs. Free Williamsburg says about them: "Billy Joel quits chasing Uptown Girls, moves in w/ Jonathan Richman" - Earfarm says "Actually Pretty Good." - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

   

Do you EAR what I EAR? - A benefit CD packed with local music

After a slight delay, EAR FARM and Let 'Em In Studios announced the release of Do you EAR what I EAR?, a holiday album for the Association to Benefit Children, available as a digital download exclusively on EAR FARM's Store Page for a suggested minimum donation of $5.00. Do you EAR what I EAR? features original and classic holiday songs from many local artists, including Sean Bones (in the picture), Asobi Seksu, Sharon Van Etten, and many more. The proceeds of the record go directly to the Association to Benefit Children, a New York-based service dedicated to permanently break the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness among disadvantaged children and their families.

   

NYC Artists on the rise: Kevin Barker - Live at The Stone on 12.20

For the last few years, Brooklyn resident Kevin Barker has been recording, touring and collaborating with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vashti Bunyan, Antony and the Johnsons, and Espers, to name just a few, playing on the last few Vetiver records and touring with them. His debut album, You And Me, was produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Gary Louris) and features Pat Sansone (Wilco), Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis), Eric Johnson (Shins, Fruit Bats), and Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Espers). Don't miss Kevin's live performance at The Stone on December 20.