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Creepoid Wins The Deli’s Best of Philly 2011 Poll for Emerging Artists!





Creepoid Wins The Deli’s Best of Philly 2011 Poll for Emerging Artists!

Dear Deli Readers,

 
After a copious amount of listening to music, emails, data entry and simple math, we finally have the overall results of The Deli’s Best of Philly 2011 Poll for Emerging Artists.
 
Congrats to Creepoid for taking home the honors this year! After placing third last year in our poll on the strength of their impressive debut EP Yellow Life Giver and buzzworthy live performances, it might not have been hard to predict for some that the grunge-y psych folk four-piece would be found at the top of our list, especially after they kicked off 2011 with the much-loved full-length Horse Heaven, were handpicked by R5’s Sean Agnew to be recorded and filmed in their own episode of Weathervane Music & WXPN’s “Shaking Through,” and featured on NPR’s “World Café: Next” as well as numerous other memorable moments throughout the year. It is easy to understand how the band received a record amount of votes from our jury of Philly music lovers and scene makers to nail down the victory from the early stages of the poll. (Creepoid Photo by Michael James Murray)


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2. WORK DRUGS

Kudos, also go out to the prolific smooth-fi/sedative-wave outfit Work Drugs for snagging the runner-up spot in this year’s poll! The band has been captivating the interweb with their seductive sounds and dreamy videos right out of the gate, which has led to the duo of Benjamin Louisiana and Thomas Crystal needing to put a live band together after receiving an invitation to hit the road with Two Door Cinema Club in their infancy. Having only been around a little more than a year, you can expect to hear more from Work Drugs in 2012 as they continue their mission of “dancing, boating, yachting, sexting and living.” They’ll be doing weekend run next week opening for Umphrey’s McGee, which will be making a stop at the Electric Factory on Saturday, February 11.


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3. PURLING HISS

And we can’t forget about the badass monster jams of noisy psychedelic garage rockers Purling Hiss, who placed third in this year’s competition. Mike Polizze, Kiel Everett and Mike Sneeringer continue to impress audiences the old fashion way - by bringing the heat every night. Their fearless, reckless abandon on stage is a good reason why the Hiss has been signed by such well-respected indie labels and booked to tour with many stellar acts. They are currently on the road right now with hometown faves Dr. Dog. (Purling Hiss Photo by Tim Bugbee). 

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Please take a moment and check out the rest of our list below. We hope that you discover your next favorite artist.

 
BAND
J
W
F
OS
TOTAL
 
1
Creepoid
14
2
0.008
 
16.008
2
Work Drugs
6
1
0.004
2
9.004
icon
3
Purling Hiss
5
2
0.01
 
7.01
icon
4
Buried Beds
6
1
0.007
 
7.007
icon
5
Slutever
4
3
0.005
 
7.005
icon
6
The Extraordinaires
6
1
0.004
 
7.004
icon
7
Psychic Teens
5
1
0.078
 
6.078
icon
8
Lushlife
3
3
0.013
 
6.013
icon
9
Break It Up
6
 
0.012
 
6.012
icon
10
Leather
5
1
0.006
 
6.006
icon
11
Lantern
5
1
0.002
 
6.002
icon
12
Far-Out Fangtooth
3
2
0.025
 
5.025
icon
13
Cheers Elephant
5
 
0.016
 
5.016
icon
14
Toy Soldiers
5
 
0.005
 
5.005
icon
15
Asaad
2
 
3
 
5
icon
16
Sickoids
4
 
0.028
 
4.028
icon
17
Nothing
4
 
0.021
 
4.021
icon
18
Dangerous Ponies
2
2
0.011
 
4.011
icon
19
Arc In Round
4
 
0.006
 
4.006
icon
20
On the Water
2
2
0.004
 
4.004
icon
21
The Homophones
2
2
0.001
 
4.001
icon
22
Kalob Griffin Band
3
 
1
 
4
icon
23
Pet Milk
3
1
0
 
4
icon
24
True Gold
3
 
0.07
 
3.07
icon
25
Vintage Kicks
 
 
0.046
3
3.046
icon
26
The Bailey Hounds
3
 
0.045
 
3.045
icon
27
Sunny Ali & The Kid
1
2
0.022
 
3.022
icon
28
Nicos Gun
3
 
0.016
 
3.016
icon
29
Arches
2
1
0.008
 
3.008
icon
30
Te V Smith
3
 
0.008
 
3.008
icon
31
Blood Feathers
3
 
0.006
 
3.006
icon
32
Instamatic
3
 
0.004
 
3.004
icon
33
Oh! Pears
3
 
0.004
 
3.004
icon
34
The Kominas
3
 
0.003
 
3.003
icon
35
Grandchildren
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
icon
36
Great View of the Moon
 
 
2
1
3
icon
37
The Thangs
3
 
0
 
3
icon
38
Chipocrite
 
 
1.5
1
2.5
icon
39
Steph Hayes & the Good Problem
2
 
0.055
 
2.055
icon
40
Catnaps
2
 
0.012
 
2.012
icon
41
Penrose
1
 
0.011
1
2.011
icon
42
Norwegian Arms
2
 
0.01
 
2.01
icon
43
The Sea Around Us
2
 
0.01
 
2.01
icon
44
The Sniffles
1
1
0.008
 
2.008
icon
45
Cough Cool
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
icon
46
CSLSX
1
1
0.005
 
2.005
icon
47
Drgn King
2
 
0.005
 
2.005
icon
48
Hop Along
1
1
0.004
 
2.004
icon
49
Brown Recluse
2
 
0.002
 
2.002
icon
50
Royal Shoals
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
icon
51
Hair Rocket
1
1
0
 
2
icon
52
Delta Drift
 
 
0.013
1.5
1.513
icon
53
Adobayondei
 
 
0.01
1.5
1.51
icon
54
Ryat
 
 
0.009
1.5
1.509
icon
55
Banned Books
1
 
0.5
 
1.5
icon
56
Delewhale
 
 
0
1.5
1.5
icon

.57

Tamarin
 
 
0.061
1.25
1.311
icon

58.

Levee Drivers
 
 
0.073
1
1.073
icon

59.

Shorty Boy-boy
 
 
0.063
1
1.063
icon

60.

Nick Millevoi
1
 
0.047
 
1.047
icon

61.

Psychedelphia
1
 
0.047
 
1.047
icon

62.

Cannons
 
 
0.03
1
1.03
icon

63.

Prowler
1
 
0.02
 
1.02
icon

64.

Turning Violet Violet
1
 
0.011
 
1.011
icon

65.

The Heat Run
 
 
0.008
1
1.008
icon

66.

Ladies Auxiliary
 
 
0.004
1
1.004
icon

67.

Inzinzac
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon

68.

Restoration
 
 
0.003
1
1.003
icon

69.

Carmen
1
 
0.002
 
1.002
icon

70.

ECOMOG
 
 
0.001
1
1.001
icon

71.

White Birds
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
icon

72.

Plum Dragoness and The Elements
1
 
0
 
1
icon

73.

Summer Fiction
1
 
0
 
1
icon
Legend: J = Jury - OS = Open Submissions -
W = Deli Writers - F = Fans

Special thanks to this year’s Deli poll jurors (listed below), writers, readers, and all the artists and their fans who participated - YOU ROCK! We wouldn't have been able to do this without you.

List of Jurors: Grace Ambrose (No Wavelength), Kate Bracaglia (The A.V. Club, XPN2, Phrequency/Philly.com), Abigail Bruley (Freelance Music Writer), Kyle Costill (BITBY), Mikele Edwards (Silk City), Gavin Hecker (PhilaMOCA), Ellei Johndro (Shadowscene), Leah Kauffman (Phrequency/Philly.com), Kevin Kennedy (The Swollen Fox), Josh T. Landow (Y-Not Radio), Brian McTear (Weathervane Music), Jeff Meyers (Kung Fu Necktie), George Miller (JUMP Philly), Brandee Nichols (Philly Mostly Vegan), Chris Perella (The Blockley), Gina Rienzi (The Rotunda), Rachel Russell (Pilam), Mark Schoneveld (YVYNYL), Stephanie Seiple (Tri-State Indie), Elliott Sharp (Philadelphia Weekly, Prefix, Tiny Mix Tapes, Metro), Sara Sherr (Sugar Town, The Philadelphia Inquirer), Cliff Shumaker (Phonographic Arts Philadelphia), Jon Solomon (WPRB), Q.D. Tran (The Deli Magazine), John Vettese (XPN2, The Key, City Paper), Chris Ward (Johnny Brenda’s), Bruce Warren (XPN, Some Velvet Blog, The Key), Emma Zumberge (The World in a Paper Cup).
 
Much love,
The Deli's Staff
Published: February 02, 2012 |

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