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KNTRLR unveils new video for "CCA"

Aggressively edgy bands like KNTRLR are desperately needed today, in a Brooklyn scene that - after the big orgy of sound led by Animal Collective - appears to be progressively mellowing down. KNTRLR's noir, electro post-punk, with its pop openings and epic moments, develops art-rock tendencies in new directions. The band just unveilied the video for new single CCA - check it out below.


B.E.A.F at Spike Hill: Electro night with Manicanparty, Cultfever, Clementine & the Galaxy, Kiss Slash Crooked Smile, Lips and more.

After two folky bills on Wednesday and Thursday, Spike Hill will host a decidedly electronic, almost entirely lady fronted show on Friday June 07, featuring a lot of bands we are looking forward to seeing in a live setting.

Headlining the night at 12.30 will be Manicanparty (pictured) - a band that has built a meaningful buzz without even having an official EP or LP out - with their angelic electro-pop contaminated by tribal and exotic influences. Right before them at 11.40, Cultfever will enterntain us once again (we booked them a bunch of times!) with their upbeat indie-pop that blends synths, guitars and samples. The third headliner of the night, Clementine & The Galaxy, quite appropriately features a more sci-fi, but still very melodic sound, and Julie Hardy's angelic voice. Stephanie Brown's brainchild Lips will hit the stage at 10, and fill the room with their loungy and melancholic - but not necessarily slow - electronic tunes. We can't wait to see mainstay of the NYC scene Yula Beeri's new electro project Kiss Slash Crooked Smile - the lady can sing and has a lot of presence, you may remember her in Nanuchka and Star Fucking Hipsterz. KNTRL - on the other hand - cannot count on a talented front lady because... they are two dudes - the only dude fronted band of the night as a matter of fact! They are the rocker act on the bill though, which is a great thing to be if you ask us - stick around for them until 1.15am - it's a Friday night! Mystery band S&M (you don't want to miss them) and talented rapper Melissa Czarnik will kick off the night at 7.30 and 8.20 respectively.

KNTRLR added to The Deli's B.E.A.F. electronic bill on 07.07 at Spike Hill

Brooklyn's electro-rock duo KNTRLR - who placed 86th in our latest Best of NYC Poll for emerging NYC artists - was just added to the lineup of our B.E.A.F. Fest's electronic night on July 7 at Spike Hill. The band's latest single "Stabs" - from their upcoming full length, streaming below - features a sound that blends the industrial noises of Nine Inch Nails with slowly unraveling melodies sounding as if pronounced by a prophet of some sort. Which makes this song the perfect soundtrack for your commute back from Manhattan on the hottest day of the year - as long as you can deal with the thought of impending apocalypse and slow death by global warming.

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


Music submisions: Kntrlr at The Gutter on June 1st

When you listen to Kntrlr for the first time, you'll probably already feel like you're singing along to them. Swirling loops engulf otherwise driving rhythms, and vocals that shoot for the rafters. It's like the way campfire jams probably sound on Mars. No matter how the textures differ, from the rapid single string interplay of Kush, to the dark textures running around Velveteen, the duo exudes a glossy sun-worshipping sheen that is always a welcome sight now summer is finally upon us.

Join Charles and Michael when they play Gutter tomorrow evening with HHR. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets) - Kntrlr submit their music to The Deli for review here.


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