Indie Rock

Belle Mare releases new single, "How Much Longer" - debut LP out in the summer

Now two years in the making, it seems like Belle Mare's debut LP is unhurriedly coming together, single by single - but what would you expect from a band that writes music this gentle? After that 2013 debut that won our hearts, the duo turned five-piece released three singles, the last of which, appropriately titled "How Much Longer," came out last week. In this track Belle Mare weave together arrangements more complex than they got us accustomed to, while still retaining the understated folkiness of their past releases.Vocalist Amelia Bushell's ghost-like vocals drive the track's dynamic shifts through one of the band's loudest chorus to date. The debut LP is scheduled to be released later this summer.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

   

Track Premiere: Mark Allen-Piccolo - Do For You

We're always pleased to premiere new Bay Area music! This moment is no different as we premiere the new single by the San Francisco based singer-songwriter, Mark Allen Piccolo. Allen-Piccolo´s smooth indie ballad, Do For You is charming, well produced and sonically relatable. He sings about how the reality of life can be predictable and limiting. He attemps to challenge the status quo in his own thoughtful and non intrusive musical manner.

Please support local musicians. It gets harder and harder by the year to work and create in the Bay Area. We're always here to celebrate local music and make sure emerging artists have a voice. -je

¨Life is full of routine, responsibilities, demands from other people. Usually, you're so busy that you don't even have time to think about what it all means or adds up to. The song is a kind of dream about being freed from these responsibilities, and imagining what your life could be like if you could spend all of your time exploring your inner life--even better, exploring it with a companion who truly accepts you for who you are." -Mark Allen-Piccolo on his single, Do For You

   

Bueno plays Market Hotel on 6/25 + announces new album

If the word "bueno" reminds you of something yummy you eat during that awesome South American vacation, well, that memory has nothing to do with what this post is about.  Bueno is a Staten Island band that plays a modern brand of post punk with noisy and slacking tendencies.  These influences can be heard in their most recent album cassette release, Guilt, whose songs are blunt and simply relatable - a fragment of their lyrics that stayed with us proclaims: “there used to be a Burger King there, now there’s not.”  Part of the band's charm lies in its ability to discuss ordinary subjects in a way that is also evocative, but keeping a dead pan attitude.  Make sure to see them at Market Hotel on June 25th with The So So Glos and watch out for their soon to be announced upcoming LP. - Madeleine Grossman

   

Free Download: "I Wanna" - VoirVoir

There Are No Good Goodbyes, the debut album from VoirVoir, will be released via Fleeting Youth Records on July 15. Its first single, “I Wanna,” emerges with a quick dash of compounding percussion and guitar, while lyrically pointing at the freedom of possibilities. That momentum-riding sense of enthusiasm is encouraging.

   

THE BALLROOM BABIES - "I WON'T CHANGE"

Representin' Mississauga...3 brothers loaded with talent and like this new track suggests...they won't change. This track "I Won't Change" is a bluesy ripper of a tune. Sweet licks and double vocals throughout. The Ballroom Babies were recently shortlisted for 97.7 HTZ FM Rock Search Contest and let's be real...they should have won it all. This track is just a sample of what you can hear from these guys at Cherry Cola's on Saturday when they play with Flamingo Báy and Retroaction in support of Womb's Album Release. - Kris Gies