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The Landing’s Gear and Creative Process

14095951_1092139190881003_5780590724243217941_n1 Meditating about the universe is heavy stuff but, like much in life, you have the option of being consumed, or delighted by your surroundings. Brooklyn-based electronic artist, The Landing, does the latter. Producing synth-pop tracks that have their feet planted firmly...


Big Thief’s Buck Meek shows us the effects on his pedal board

bt Big Thief's debut album "Masterpiece" has been rocking our world this year - our sister blog named it The Deli NYC's Record of the Month back in July. We asked the band's guitarist...


Modular on the (NYC) roof, with Wandertalk

14642162_685951068223935_8826614335113845452_n1 One of the cool things about organizing the Brooklyn Synth Expo is that we get to know some new, local, talented electronic artists. Enter Wandertalk, the project of NYC based synth-head Nik Kwas, who also enjoys shooting videos of electronic musicians playing their modular racks on a roof...


Lewis Del Mar’s Gear and Creative Process

After gracing (two thirds of) The Deli's 2016 SXSW issue's cover, Rockaway Beach, NY's experimental soul pop duo Lewis Del Mar had a pretty exciting year, culminating in the recent release of their self titled debut album, and the US and EU tour...


Retail Space’s gear and creative process


Catchy but soulful, vintage but vogue, Retail Space is a Brooklyn-based duo dropping some highly dynamic music. In a scene that is getting increasingly weary of the neo-psych aesthetic, the band manages to masterfully package synth-y, psych pop vibes with...


Yoke Lore and the creative process

Combing lush vocal harmonies and smart, dance-y, instrumental layers, Yoke Lore creates tunes that have the force of a formidable sonic front, but still manage to seem sincere. Though his tracks reflect a ready-for-airwaves sheen, there's nothing about the Brooklyn-based artist's music that seems rote,...


Arc Iris’ gear and creative process

arciris Arc Iris was started by Jocie Adams (formerly of The Low Anthem) as a solo project in 2012 before enlisting the help of Zach Tenorio-Miller on keyboards and Ray Belli on drums, and in 2014 they released their...


Shana Falana’s Pedals and Creative Process

1150346_240427246105169_805809667_n[1] After perfecting their nuanced sound via touring and single releases, the shoegaze duo, Shana Falana, impressed critics with a 2015 debut LP titled Set Your Lightning Fire Free. Follow-up album, Here Comes the Wave is scheduled for a fall release later this...


Cloud Becomes Your Hand’s gear and creative process

13533363_602981216533308_2979982910698234528_n[1] NYC's Cloud Becomes Your Hand's creative potential is on full display in their sophomore album "Rest In Flea," a multi-colored sonic adventure released by intrepid Queens label Northern Spy, home to an enviable collection of NYC's best experimental talents...


Jenny Tuite’s (of Dirty Dishes) favorite stompboxes

Dirty-Dishes Noise is not a stranger in NYC, whether you are referring to the city's ambient sound or its musical counterpart, which is - more often than not - generated by distorted guitars and fuzz pedals. Guitarist and vocalist Jenny Tuite's band Dirty...


Ghost King’s guitar pedals on “Bones”

13592803_1263358687022711_6446972213589363482_n[1]Ghost King's 2016 debut album "Bones" impressed our friends at The Deli so much that they made it NYC Record of the Month back in April. The album features what could be seen...


Half Waif’s gear and creative process

13332970_1145835252104485_2299706034381567679_n[1] With her latest project, Half Waif's Nandi Rose Plunkett has successfully bridged the ever-growing chasm between "avant" and pop, taking Radiohead's lesson to a more intimate and less pretentious place. The band's sophomore album 'Probable Depths" is an intriguing blend of synth and orchestral pop...


Jess Abbott of Tancred and Now, Now talks about gear and the creative process


The solo project of Minneapolis singer/guitarist Jess Abbott of Now Now, Tancred plays riff driven power pop that will intrigue fans of Weezer and We Are Scientists. Her songs follow paths more unpredictable than your average pop rock band,...

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