x
the_deli_magazine

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.


Go to the old Top 300 charts

Cancel

newengland





The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!





Maddi Ryan debuts tender single "Wrong," plays Loretta's Last Call 11.30

The tenderness that radiates from Boston’s Maddi Ryan’s music comes from the singer’s clear ability to engage her most honest emotions, and deliver them cordially through her vocals, full of grace. Ryan’s latest alt-pop single “Wrong” is very right with its Southern tinge ever-present in the ambient electric guitar notes that linger splendidly, the drums that beat away cool as can be, and a bassline that embellishes in all the right places. The brand new track inspires images of the vast New England outdoors, the long road-trips one dreams of taking, and the afternoons where reflection beckons. The song has our vote for the kind of warm tracks you need to have on your playlist this winter. Maddi will be playing at Loretta’s Last Call in Boston on November 30th. Listen to the cozy melodies of “Wrong” below. - Rene Cobar





Bandshes shine in new record "Small Talk," play Hanging Hills 11.10

Divine in composition and execution is the delicate and peaceful music of Hartford's Bandshes. The Americana trio released last month their latest record titled Small Talk; listeners will find within the album one beautifully composed tune after the next. Take the title track as a shining example of the way lead singer Zoe Chatfield commands the piano-driven song's mighty sentiment while being backed by the vocals of bandmates Athena Demaille Von Schmidt and Emily Gregonis, creating rich harmonies to spare. While "Small Talk" is fierce, other tracks like "Dreamers" are both melancholic and hopeful, lingering with their piano melodies in the minds of listeners. Intentional or not, the lo-fi feel of the recordings, or perhaps the rusticity of production, makes each track the more powerful and elegant. The group is set to play a hometown show at the Hanging Hills Brewery on November 10th. Stream the silvery track "Surrounded" from the new record below, and start your weekend right. - Rene Cobar





NPK debuts retro-rugged track "Zodiac"

Boston's NPK has a brand new track that hits the mark titled "Zodiac." The song is a lo-fi hip-hop production that moves quickly and makes its point with a robust layering of synthesizers swells, a plump bassline, and a reverberating flow. While NPK typically leans on his R&B influences, he surely glazes this new single with a sweet, retro synth-pop sound to contrast the rugged nature of his assertive message about domination. The synthesizer embellishments could be something to further explore as the new song sparks curiosity for NPK's future work. Where hip-hop artists like Wale are keeping things clean and soulful, NPK offers something more evocative to a rugged throwback. Stream the new single below to wrap your head around the subtle tributes to '80s hip-hop music. - Rene Cobar 

|




Cold Expectations blend folk and indie with grace in new EP, "No Panic In My Veins"

More indie than folk, more folk than indie, or maybe just perfectly both is the music of Arlington, Massachusetts group Cold Expectations. The band’s latest EP, No Panic In My Veins, opens up with resonant drums and crisp electric guitars. The lead song “Can You Feel The Distance?” displays rich harmonies and lead vocals that are rugged against the clean instrumentation. That same contrast follows in the Growlers-like psych-tinged track “Aliza Don’t Care” which lets its guitar leads linger and its choruses pop. The band keeps things cool and collected and offers music to kick your shoes off to; each tune releases tension. Cold Expectations are what New England cooks up best: comfort indie-folk music. Stream the hopeful track “You Are The Ocean” below and relish in its atmospheric guitar solos. Happy Monday, folks! - Rene Cobar

|
|

- news for musician and music pros -

Loading...