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American Royalty

Seen live: American Royalty at Mercury on 02.07.2013

On Thursday, February 7, LA - turned Brooklyn - based American Royalty rolled out the red carpet at Mercury Lounge for their newest “Prismatic EP.” Melding grungy rock riffs with heavy electronica vibes, melodic synthesizers, and shining two-part vocal interplay over heart-pounding dance beats, the three piece packed out the venue and fed off the crowd’s non-stop energy. Drawing from their previous two EPs, the trio included notable “oldies but goodies,” “Blood Keys" and “Lately.” Celebrating their new release, the band showcased distorted vocal lines and pulsations of a mini-megaphone on “Honey & Queen” (streaming) sultry electro-breakdowns tinged with bluesy nuances on the highlight song, “Hungry”, whistling beat-box overtones on “EVO,” and smooth shuffling, hip-hop vibes, and bluesy close on “Change the Colors of the Sky.” American Royalty's quality rock songs and the energy of their live shows will certainly help this band grow their fan base in the city. – Meijin Bruttomesso


Deli CMJ Electro/Avant Pop Stages at The Delancey 10.18 with Wildlife Control, Dynasty Electric, Dinosaur Feathers, Il Abanico, Cultfever + more


This is going to be the longest list of this whole series of announcements. On Thursday, we're once again taking over both floors of The Delancey with upstairs, a line-up of electro up-and-comers from all sides of the spectrum and downstairs, some creative pop gems fitting under the Avant Pop label, for a total of.. NINETEEN acts! So enough chit-chat, let's get to the list, because that is sure going to take up enough space.

Opening the (free!) upstairs show, Thomas Simon's ghostly mixes, followed by the bizarre folk-tronic experiments of Max Horwich's Sewing Machines, Cultfever's chaotic outputs and Railbird's more intimate creations. Next up, we've got three out-of-towners, i.e SF's Maus Haus, Philly's electro/hip hop artist Lushlife, and finally, Anomie Belle, from Seattle, co-headlining the show with NYC's own Dynasty Electric. Then, taking it to the later hours of the evening, Ducky, and Drop Electric (coming from DC).

Downstairs, our two headliners will be Dinosaur Feathers (top picture) and Wildlife Control, who both released this year a delicious new album, second for the former and a first for the latter. We've also got, on this stage, three acts coming from Los Angeles: openers American Royalty, shoegaze-pop band Letting Up Despite Great Faults, and Kiven, who will be closing the show. Add to this Columbian transplants Il Abanico, Conveyor, whom we covered in our last print issue, the catchy jams of five-piece Modern Rivals and finally, Santah, coming from Chicago, and.. I believe WE'RE DONE! In the pictures: Dynasty Electric & Wildlife Control.


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