The first phase of the Deli New England’s Year End Poll has come to an end – and we have the results. The Open Submissions leaders are a testament to the diversity of talents in the New England area, ranging from genres like Surf Rock to Ambient and Prog Metal.
Of course, the Deli New England editor wasn’t eligible to vote for the bands in the New England scene. Instead, the submissions were voted on by three other editors, including Deli Editor-In-Chief Paolo De Gregorio.
Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll with a ranking above 7.5:
1. Pale Cowboy (Alt Folk) – 93. Big Big Buildings (Ambient) – 8.17
2. Magic Island (Indie Rock) – 8.33
4. Miss Geo (Electro pop) – 8.17
5. Atlantic Thrills (Garage/Surf Rock) – 8
6. Mals Totem (Prog Metal) – 7.5
Honorable Mentions (ranked above 7.0):
Blackbutton (Alt Rock) – 7.33The Rare Occasions (Indie Rock) – 7.33333333333333
Ula Ruth (Indie Rock) – 7.17
Little War Twins (Alt Rock) – 7.17
Anna Lombard (Songwriter) – 7.17
Tales Of Olde (Indie Folk) – 7.17
Vary Lumar (Synth Pop) – 7
Michael O. (R&B) – 7
The Burners (Americana) – 7
Total submissions from the New England scene: 85
WHAT'S NEXT: Now that the first stage of the poll has come to a close, the next step is to unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors: venue promoters, bloggers, etc. (In other words, the people who know the scene best.) Then, our readers and writers will get a chance to vote on the poll.
A big thanks again to all of the bands who submitted their music. We hope to see you all continue to write the music that makes New England such a rich and diverse local scene.
The Deli Staff