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Poor Remy

Weekly NYC Features: Poor Remy plays The Deli's Ten Year Anniversary Party at Brooklyn Bazaar on 08.02

Combining the simplicity of the AGD school of songwriting with the depth of multiple instrumentation and earworm acapella melodies, Poor Remy is a band who likes to shout about their feelings. Currently Queens-based, their move back from Kenyon College in Ohio is a common topic in Poor Remy's music as their songs suggest a sort of mellifluous nervousness. Sit back and bask in the lilting string work, dense harmonies, and enigmatic enthusiasm that Poor Remy's music embodies. Poor Remy will be playing The Deli's Ten Year Anniversary Party at Brooklyn Bazaar on 08.02 at 7.30.

LINKS: Francesca Baker's interview with Poor Remy.


Poor Remy wins The Deli's Year End Poll ALT FOLK Open Submissions

Active since 2010, alt folk trio Poor Remy has stepped thing up a (big) notch in 2013 with their four song debut EP "Still Sleeping," which features enthusiastically strummed acoustic guitars, basic percussions, a remarkable amount of two to three part harmonies mostly sung at the top of their lungs, and melodies ranging from the haunting ('Wrecking Ball') to the uplifting ('North Carolina' - streaming). The band topped our Best of NYC 2013 Open Submissions ALT FOLK category with a staggering 9.16 rating (out of 10).

The full results for the NYC Year End Poll's ALT FOLK submissions are here.


Deli Best of NYC 2013 - Open Submission Results for ALT FOLK

More results from the open submissions for The Deli's Best of NYC 2013 Poll for Emerging Artists - these are for the ALT FOLK category.

We define ALT FOLK the genre played by musicians who are trying to redefine traditional American music, or by songwriters with an edge. This is a budding scene in NYC, hence the high number of submissions and qualified artists. We were happy to see some truly talented artists here - check out those scores!

Total submissions in this category: 34

Artists Qualified to the next stage (Readers' Poll, starting around 01.15):

1. Poor Remy - 9.16 out of 10.
Suzanna Choffel - 9
3. Brooms - 8.83
Cassandra Jenkins - 8.66

Honorable Mentions (scores above 7):

Bird CourageGreat ElkDon RyanErin BarraSón BoomTall Tall TreesGandhiInland Traveler/_\drian DanielOrlyRobin's Egg BlueSt. LenoxCheap Blue YonderThe Butcher Knives.

Jurors: Jason Behrends (Deli Chicago), Jake Reed (Deli New England), PDG (Deli NYC)

Stay tuned for more results, and then for the readers' poll!

The Deli's Staff

NYC folksters on the rise: Poor Remy

Formed in Ohio when they were still in college, indie folk band Poor Remy plays songs influenced by Mac Demarco, Angel Olsen and Radiohead. After graduating, founding trio Andrew, Adrian and Kenneth moved to New York where they share an apartment in Queens. I managed to squeeze in to their super packed EP release show at Rockwood a few weeks ago and (barely) see the faces behind the harmonica solos, the violin fiddling, the banjo parts and the voices. In a 45 minutes set they made the crowd go through a variety of emotions, enriched by a sincere and passionate delivery. Extremely comfortable on stage, they nailed harmonies and distributed smiles, which is kind of crucial since their lyrics often describe a feeling of loss and desperation. Check out the video for "Ghost" below, and keep an eye on their live schedule. - Anna Chalon


Poor Remy releases EP 'Bitters' at Rockwood tonight (11.13)

Poor Remy is an army beating a path to your ears. The Queens based folk group announces itself with so much pomp and fanfare, you'll mistake banjos for bayonets in our fave track 'Wrecking Ball' (streaming). There's no mistaking the aggressive shouts and climbing choral chants of this band with any other folk three-piece around NYC, and that's why they stand out from their milquetoast string band peers.

This evening the group is celebrating the release of their sophomore EP 'Bitters' at Rockwood Music Hall. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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


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