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Borrisokane makes Best of Austin Open Submissions

Borrisokane mixes a handful of styles to create something very notable, especially when dissecting its latestDisaster Face EP release. Take early 2000s British art-rock, something like The Long Blondes, impregnate it by a sunbathing orchestra, and you’ve got the artsy surf-rock sextet that is Borrisokane. – Brandi Lukas


New Music Video: "Delta" - Work Drugs

Here's a new music video for the title track from Work Drugs' latest release Delta. Damn, it makes us long for life on the Left Coast! You can also download the song for free HERE. Work Drugs will be hitting the road for a mini-tour of the Midwest in March with a planned stop at Daytrotter. Don't sleep on catching them live in Philly with Night Panther on Saturday, March 9 at Kung Fu Necktie. Enjoy! 


Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for ALT ROCK

The entire universe often wonders what the difference is between Alt Rock and Indie Rock. Here at The Deli we call "Alt" that kind of Rock music that's inspired to a more classic concept of Rock'n'Roll or Pop-Rock, or any rock genre that was commercially successful before the aughts - think about bands reminiscent of anything from Led Zeppeling to Aerosmith, Weezer or Nirvana. While Indie Rock tends to be a little more experimental and dark, Alt Rock is (at least in our vocabulary) more traditional and a little more accessible - without being just "pop".

Total submissions in this category: 38

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.15):

1. Apollo Run - 7.66 (out of 10)
2. BLACK TAXI - 7.33

Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5):

Outernational, Late Cambrian, Viva Mayday, Wyldlife, Only Living Boy, Von Shakes, Raccoon Fighter, The Clox, Noble Hunter.

Jurors: Michelle Turner (Deli Nashville), Brandi Lukas (Deli Contributor), QD Tran (Deli Philly) 

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Philly Year End Poll 2012 - Open Submission Results!

We’ve tallied the results for the Open Submissions stage of our Philly Year End Poll. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other cities, and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local jurors very soon. 

Thanks to all the rad folks who submitted their hearts and souls to us. Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of Philly’s talent and diversity. 

Total submissions from Philly: 88

Qualified to the final phase of the Philly Year End Poll:
1. Turning Violet Violet - 8.33 (out of 10)
2. Ghost Light - 8.16
2. The Districts - 8.16
6. Nothing - 7.83
6. Modern Inventors - 7.83
8. Heyward Howkins - 7.66
8. Ton-Taun - 7.66
8. Willow Talk - 7.66
8. Eskimeaux - 7.66
Honorable Mentions (score above 7)
FLOTE (Electronic), Railroad Fever (Americana), Thee, Idea Men (Alt Rock), Vintage Kicks (Post Punk), June Divided (Alt Rock), The Chairman Dances (Indie Pop), The Stammer (Indie Rock), W.C. Lindsay (Electro Pop), Ruby the Hatchet (Alt Rock), Sudan (Hip Hop), AVRA (Indie Rock), Goodnight Lights (Indie Rock), Hectic Zeniths (Electronic), Toy Cannons (New Wave), True Gold (Psych Rock), Bleeding Fractals (Post Punk), Favor the Brave (Prog Metal), Ghost in the Valley (Post Punk), Psychic Teens (Post Punk), The THANGS (Electro Hop), The Tweeds (Psych Rock)
Jurors: Benjamin Toledo (Deli Portland), Lucy Sherman (Deli NYC), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC)

Hey Champ "Cliché"

Hey Champ has released a new single called "Cliché" which can be downloaded for free below. The group also revamped their website and have promised that this, their first release in 2013, will be the first of several new tracks to surface this year.


Top Three Philly Open Submissions 2012: Turning Violet Violet

2012 should standout as a memorable year for the Fishtown indie pop-rock fivesome Turning Violet Violet. Their presence was already getting steadily more well-known in the Philly music scene, and with the release of their debut album, Double Cure, which was produced by Miner Street Recordings/Shaking Through’s Brian McTear, they now have a solid foundation of material that rocks while eluding towards chamber-pop and orchestral melodies to build upon. - Rachel Barrish 


NYC Year End Poll - ALT ROCK Submission: Apollo Run are #1

When you listen to Apollo Run, you can easily get the impression that their music just keeps growing and growing to impossible heights, even when their harmonies are already lost in the clouds. In the space of just one song, John McGrew and crew take you up to a furtive hook, then proceed to throw in a trumpet, raise the harmonies up by a couple more octaves, and proceed to play everything again with only cardboard instruments... At least that's what the video for new single 'The Inevitable Small Rebellions' (streaming below) from new album 'HBDVIII' would have us believe. See them live on Friday 01.11 when they play The Mercury Lounge and let me know how they do it yourself. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


We Want You

It's true.  We need you.  Desperately.  

Ya see, the Head Honcho of Deli Magazine is coming to SXSW.

Yes.  You read that right.  The Big Man hisself.  The Big Guy, the Big Cheese, the Top Dog, the Boss Hogg of The Deli, will be putting in some Face Time here in our fair city, and is putting together some live showcases for the occasion.  

We're talking 3/12 to 3/16.  Gird up yer loins.  

So here's where you come in - We need some kick*$$ bands to come in and set fire to the joint.  That you and your compadres?  If so, go fill out this form here.  

No pressure, but last year when we did this, we had like 2000+ folks hanging out.  Doing the math, that's ~4000 ears that'll hear your music.  So Yeah.

Oh, and there's a deadline - Get 'er filled in by Friday, 1/18/13 at 11:59PM.  

Summing up:  We need you, go fill in this form, and play SXSW.  



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