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Winter 2013. NYC Issue #37 (CMJ)
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Best of 2013 Poll for Emerging New England Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging New England Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to indie rock slackers Krill (pictured) for winning it hands down!

Thumbs up to multifaceted blues rock songwriter Sarah Borriello and to pop experimenters And the Kids.

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free) and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 15+ New England scene experts (our jury) and asked them to nominate three more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music New England produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
W
OS
R
TOT
 
1
KRILL
9
1
 
0.005
10.005
2
Sarah Borrello
3
1
 
0.004
4.004
icon
3
And The Kids
3
 
 
1
4
icon
4
Animals and Shapes
2
1
 
0.114
3.114
icon
5
Pale Cowboy
 
 
3
0.077
3.077
icon
6
Violent Mae
3
 
 
0.054
3.054
icon
7
Magic Island
 
1
2
0.047
3.047
icon
8
Alpenglow
3
 
 
0.03
3.03
icon
9
Speedy Ortiz
3
 
 
0.014
3.014
icon
10
Will Dailey
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
icon

11

Ovlov
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
12 
Kal Marks
2
1
 
0.003
3.003
icon
13
Dust Witch
3
 
 
0.002
3.002
icon
14
Grass is Green
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
icon
15
Hayley Sabella
3
 
 
0
3
icon
 16
Bearstronaut
3
 
 
0
3
icon
17 
Mals Totem
 
 
1
2
3
icon
 18
Harpoons
3
 
 
 
3
?
19
Rusty Belle
1
 
 
1.5
2.5
icon
20
The Box Tiger
2
 
 
0.173
2.173
21
Miss Geo
 
1
1
0.062
2.062
icon
22
Jesse Dee
2
 
 
0.048
2.048
icon
 23
Bella's Bartok
2
 
 
0.047
2.047
icon
24
Paper Castles
2
 
 
0.013
2.013
icon
 25
Consuelo's Revenge
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
icon
26
Guerilla Toss
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
27
Bent Shapes
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
28
Daphne Lee Martin
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 29
Blue Button
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 30
Dan & the Wildfire
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
31
Fear the Masses
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 32
Ashley Jordan
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 33
The Range
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
34
Big Big Buildings
 
 
1.5
0.032
1.532
icon
35
Contrapposto
1
 
 
0.032
1.032
icon
36
Tomboy
1
 
 
0.031
1.031
icon
37
Jatoba
1
 
 
0.017
1.017
icon
38
Art Decade
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
39
Frank Viele
1
 
 
0.011
1.011
icon
 40
You Won't
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
41
Civil Pilots
1
 
 
0.007
1.007
icon
42
Home Body
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
icon
 43
Atlantic Thrills
 
 
1
0.004
1.004
icon
44
Ryan Montbleau Band
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
45
Barika
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

List of jurors: Vern (The Room, CT); Christie Leigh (CNC Music Productions); Adam Morgan (blogger); Lev McCarthy (WRUV); Jackie Indrisano (Cafe 939, MA); Trevor Morrison (WHUS); John Fleming (The Colosseum, RI); Ellie Molitor (Allston Pudding); Joe (Radio Bean, VT); Dan Kuhn (WWPV); John (The Elevens, MA); Liz Pelly (fvckthemedia.com); Bryan (Hillytown music blog); Joseph Graham (New England Music Awards); Perry Eaton (BDCWire.com)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff


Sorority Noise gets lucky with latest EP

On last September's Young Luck EP, Sorority Noise bridges the gap between pop punk and alternative rock. At just under eight minutes, the four-song collection is a quick escapade into catchy hooks and precise rhythms. Opening track “Queen Anne’s Lace,” with its sea of distorted guitars and nonchalant vocals, should be enough to get you hooked, while later songs “Mediocre at Best” and “Still Shrill” explore the feelings of insecurity inherent to most twenty-somethings. On the former, vocalist Cameron Boucher laments “Nobody likes me – that’s what I tell myself.” The latter tugs at pop punk the most, with choppy guitar riffs and shouted back-up vocals as Boucher decides that to “close my eyes to feel more like myself” after comparing himself to his mother and ex-girlfriends. Young Luck is available on Bandcamp now and the band is nearing the completion of its next as-yet-untitled release. – Jake Reed

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Boston Calling Preps for Sophomore Year

This Memorial Day weekend, Massachusetts-based music festival Boston Calling will be returning to captivate fans in Downtown Boston. Now entering its second year, festival organizers are preparing for their biggest turnout -- and arguably best lineup -- yet.


Co-founders Brian Appel and Mike Snow (formerly of The Boston Phoenix and WFNX radio), have been working diligently since the festival’s inception to create a concert weekend that can satisfy even the most critical of New England music fans. “We try to put a festival together that speaks to the people of the Greater Boston area” says Appel, noting that the festival aims to appeal to music fans all across New England, in addition to its central focus on the City of Boston.

 

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Boston Calling Preps for Sophomore Year (cont'd from Homepage)

- by Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Appel acknowledges that Bostonians (and New Englanders in general) have very strong opinions about everything from sports to music, and anything in between, so it comes as no surprise to both Appel and Snow that there is an innate pressure involved in putting together a well-balanced and well-received lineup. When deciding which bands to book, “we know it [the lineup] will immediately get dissected...and we’re ok with that” remarks Appel. With that in mind, this year’s lineup reveals no weak spots, with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Tegan and Sara, Built to Spill and numerous other well-known acts taking the stage.


The festival isn’t entirely about nationally and internationally renowned bands -- some Boston locals have gotten in on the action as well. Magic Man and TigermanWOAH! have each been granted opening slots on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Magic Man’s brand of upbeat synth-pop will be a great way to kick off the party on Saturday afternoon. Their soaring vocal melodies and huge choruses are perfectly suited for the festival atmosphere. TigermanWOAH!’s blend of folk, blues, rock, whiskey and awesomeness will be a welcome addition to the stage at City Hall Plaza.


The idea for this festival started back when Appel and Snow were both working for the now-defunct WFNX radio station. After the fall of WFNX, Appel and Snow decided to take the idea of a Boston-based music festival and bring it to life through their production company, Crashline Productions. So far, that decision has been a huge success. Last year, the festival attracted roughly 70,000 people between the spring and fall concerts. “We feel really fortunate that the fans have been so loyal for the short amount of time [Boston Calling] has been around,” states Appel.


The excitement kicks off Friday night, May 23 with Cass McCombs, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Jack Johnson. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Boston Calling website or Ticketmaster. You can also check out Boston Calling’s Facebook page for the most recent show updates.

 

(Photo credits for image on Homepage and images to the right: Mike Diskin)

 

 


 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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