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Half Waif wins the Deli NYC's Year End Poll INDIE POP Open Submissions

NYC mellow synth-pop outlet Half Waif exudes indie-tronic beauty. The subtle keyboard parts and calming vocals of Nandi Rose Plunkett are the clear center of attention - and rightfully so - while the delicate background arrangement holds the songs together like magic glue. You can listen to their latest EP titled "Future Joys" here. Check out single “Wooden Horse,” streaming below! They’re set to play Brooklyn’s The Rock Shop on January 29. – Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)

Full results of the Best of NYC 2013 Indie Pop Submissions here.

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The Deli Philly’s Year End Poll 2013 - Open Submission Results

OK, the first phase of The Deli Philly’s Year End Poll has come to an end, and we have the results. The Open Submissions leaders are a testament to the diversity and talent in Philadelphia. 
 
Of course, the Philly editor wasn’t eligible to vote for the bands in the Philadelphia area scene. Instead, the submissions were voted on by three other editors from different Deli cities, including our Editor-In-Chief Paolo De Gregorio.
 
Acts Advancing to Our Readers/Fans Poll (with a ranking above 7):
1. Red Martina (Hip Hop) – 8.16
2. Our Griffins (Alt/Indie Pop) – 7.83
3. Cheers Elephant (Indie Pop/Rock) – 7.6
4. Levee Drivers (Americana) – 7.5
5. Daddy Long Legs (Indie Rock) – 7.5
6. Rosu Lup (Indie Folk) – 7.16
7. Weekender (Psych-Pop) – 7.16
 
Honorable Mentions:
Mumblr (Alt Rock) – 6.83
SHMNS (Electro-Rock) – 6.83
Needle Points (Psych Rock) – 6.66
Pill Friends (Indie Rock) – 6.66
 
Total Submissions From the Philly Scene: 64
 
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/independent promoters, bloggers, etc. (in other words, the people who are paying close attention to our music community). 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 evolve with your projects that help to make Philly such a rich and diverse music community.
 
Much love,
The Deli Staff
 

New Track: "Sunday" - Creepoid

Local psych-grunge crew Creepoid just premiered the first single from their sophomore self-titled LP called "Sunday," over at Noisey. So it looks like you've found a new track to laze your weekend away with. The full-length album is scheduled to drop on March 4 via No Idea Records, and the band's record release show will be on Thursday, February 27 at Johnny Brenda's.

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Sunburster & Serpent Throne Opening for The Sword at Underground Arts Jan. 17

Sunburster opens tonight’s bill at Underground Arts featuring The Sword. To be more specific, it might be said that the group will take the stage by storm. Sunburster oozes with an air of instinctual intensity as though there was never any other choice - a full-speed charge mentality. Led by the heavy-thudding bass and “smack you in the face” percussion, the band is reinforced by menacing guitar riffs and guttural vocal displays. The outcome is a primal power that is out of the cold, sludgy darkness, emerging into a roaring musical fire that refuses to be squelched. They will be joined by the multi-layered, riff-generating onslaught of local doom-metal outfit Serpent Throne, who will be orchestrating a thick menacing foundation. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 7:30pm, $18, 21+ - Michael Colavita
 
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She Shreds Magazine Release Party at Doug Fir 1.18

The first time I ever heard La Luz, I really thought they were carefully curated for my own musical tastes. The distant waves of surf rock with significant femininity creates the loveliest thing I've heard in a long time. Recently, the Seattle-based band suffered through a semi-truck versus them on the highway, but powered through it with their own tough stride and support from the music community. That resilience continues to shine through their music. Songs like "Sure As Spring" and "T.V. Dream" assist you in wading through a time warp, back to where taunting guitar melodies were done best. The aftermath leaves you hungry for anything else these ladies will throw your way. That hunger will stay. 

They will be headlining the release party for She Shreds Magazine, a Portland-based publication dedicated to female guitarists and encouraging a revolution involving awareness for the underrepresented. The Ghost Ease and Hooded Hags will be supporting, offering plenty of mind tingles for the night. - Colette Pomerleau

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