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It's that time of the year folks!

Submit your band for The Deli's Best of [YOUR SCENE] 2014 Poll for Emerging Artists - who wins gets featured in our SXSW pocket issue, distributed in Austin during Music Week! (Other prizes to be announced...)

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The Deli's Staff

November 20, 2014
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Providence's Doomsday Student somehow summon the joyful noise of four 8 year-olds who've never played music using very structured (but still noisy) songs. Live, singer Eric Paul moves around like a bully making fun of a "spastic," while his bandmates similarly bully their instruments.

Their new record, A Walk Through Hysteria Park, sounds a lot like their old band, Arab on Radar, and much noisier than their other previous band, Chinese Stars.  

Record release show this Saturday, 11/29/14, in Providence, at Dusk, their final show 'til March.

November 28, 2014
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Most coaches probably spend their spend their spare time off the field rubbing their stupid bald heads like my old basketball coach; but not Sports Coach, coach of all sports, in his spare time he's busy putting out music under the "athletic wear" genre of bandcamp. Once you get past the NFL soundbites at the beginning of every song you'll find catchy little post punk tunes with an assist from lo fi. This ep only lasts a little bit over an average quarter but for Sports Coach it's all about leading his team to victory. One day at a time. 

-Hayden Karnitz
@hkarnutz

November 25, 2014
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Portland, Maine’s Great Western Plain float in a strange place somewhere between Americana and Noise Rock. 2014's Elastic Smile starts off with a 12 minute bass-driven jam called "Thom" which gets fun and noisy, but "Venado Negro" is the stand-out track, mixing a smooth chant-like vocal with fuzzy bass rumbling below. Their melodic but heavily processed vocals, bluesy bass lines and chord progressions have this rural quality that suits both a long drive across the “great western plain” and punks kicking over trash cans in the big city. Listen here. - Paul Jordan Talbot

 

November 25, 2014
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When was the last time you saw an industrial band play an intimate, inexpensive show? If you've never seen Buck Gooter, your answer is probably "1987." Today, Northampton's Feeding Tube Records release this wonderfully intense duo's second record. No, they're not father and son (Billy and Terry met while working together), but they are genuinely weird. Billy does most of the singing, getting in the faces of numbed barflies until they either join in or push him away, but sometimes Terry takes the mic, as on their song about having sex with a hornet's nest. Check them out:

November 25, 2014
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This band rules. Distorted guitar-based pop/rock songs with real love behind them. Rosie would never record something she didn't mean, and, for proof, check out their Soundcloud:

You know a band really means it when they only post one song! It's been this way for months, too. To be honest, though, Rosie and the Rosies really shine live. The guitar is louder, the vocals farther to the back, and the passion on her face in full view. Check out one of their shows around Boston.

November 21, 2014
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