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New Track: "Proud" - (Sandy) Alex G

Henceforth, Alex Giannascoli will now be referred to as (Sandy) Alex G. With his new album, Rocket, slated for release on May 19 via Domino, “Proud” is its latest single to arrive. A relaxing weave of twinkling keys, strumming and tambourine develops the low-key, heart-warming, country-folk tune. It’s a sticky, slow-down-and-look-around ode, whose slow-motion style, lyric-depicting video complements it tone. You’ll find yourself humming that melody before too long. You can catch (Sandy) Alex G performing next in Philly on Saturday, July 8 at Union Transfer with Japanese Breakfast and Cende.





New Music Video: "Mud" - Alex G

Alex G gets wet and trips out in the woods in his latest video for "Mud." Starring with Emily Yacina, who also provides backing vocals on the track, the two enjoy a rainy day away from the concrete jungle of Philadelphia, but its streets leave a lasting impression. The music video was directed by Colin Acchione, who is the brother of Alex G's guitarist Sam Acchione. They'll be co-headlining Union Transfer on Thursday, April 14 with Porches. (Photo by Brent Smith)





Alex G is The Deli Philly's Best Emerging Artist of 2015! 2nd: Kississippi, 3rd: Queen of Jeans

Deli Readers,

Our Best of 2015 Poll for Emerging Philly Artists has been - as usual - a lengthy and painstaking journey which took us through prairies of numbers, horizons filled with band names, and a dense, (mostly) joyous rain of music, but we have finally arrived at our desired destination. We can now announce the final results!

And the winner is...

1. Alex G

Alex Giannascoli gives hope to nice, normal, loner dudes everywhere who waste inordinate amounts of time recording solo jams in their bedroom. He unassumingly seeped into the Philly music community's subconscious with a slew of honest, lo-fi recordings. After winning The Deli Philly's Readers'/Fans' 2013 Poll for Best Emerging Artists, Alex G eventually went on to sign to Domino Recording Co., and released Beach Music, which was also our November 2015 Record of the Month. So this victory might not be such a surprise to some of our Deli faithfuls.

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2.
Kississippi

We discovered Kississippi after being intrigued by Shari Heck's cover of "Dogmas," which appeared on the original track list of Cyberbully Mom Club's Amy Locust Whatever. We were instantly smittened by Zoë Reynolds's endearingly candid lyrics and wispy lilt, highlighted by the stripped-down, acoustic version found on I Can Feel You in My Hair Still. On the group's label debut We Have No Future, We're All Doomed (Soft Speak Records), the band hooked up with Modern Baseball's Jake Ewald, who produced the album. 2015 is definitely only the begining for Kississippi.

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3.
Queen of Jeans

The ladies of Queen of Jeans challenged you to "get off your ass" and make them dance with their debut single, but we think that it might've been pulling a little reverse psychology. Featuring former members of The Interest Group and Work Drugs, the group enchants like sirens on its self-titled debut EP, which can found via Third Uncle Records and the UK's Super Fan 99. Queen of Jeans are certainly already drawing crowds.  

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Honorable Mention: The Spirit of the Beehive

The Spirit of the Beehive definitely won the nod from our Deli writers for their work in 2015. With a new full-length album coming out later this year via Jade Tree, it'll be interesting to see if they'll win over the rest of our panel of jurors next year. 

Take a gander at the rest of our Best Emerging Philly Artists list below, and we hope that you find some rad new artists that you weren't aware of!

BEST OF 2015 POLL FOR EMERGING PHILLY ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
OS
W
R
TOT
 
1
Alex G
11.5
 
2
0.03
13.53
2
Kissisippi
10.5
 
3
0.009
13.509
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3
Queen of Jeans
9.5
 
 
0.006
9.506
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4
The Spirit of the Beehive
2
 
6
0.01
8.01
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5
Palmas
6.5
 
1
0.004
7.504
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Lithuania
5.5
 
2
0.004
7.504
7
Thin Lips
6.5
 
1
0.003
7.503
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8
YJY
 
3
2
1.5
6.5
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9
Girlpool
5.5
 
 
0.006
5.506
icon
10
The Writhing Squares
5.5
 
 
0.005
5.505
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11
The City & I
2
 
3
0.012
5.012
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12 
Suburban Living
2
 
3
0.001
5.001
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13
Howlish
3
 
 
2
5
 
Hurrican Hoss
3
 
1
1
5
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15 
Abi Reimold
4.5
 
 
0.021
4.521
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16
Shannen Moser
4.5
 
 
0.017
4.517
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17
Air is Human
4.5
 
 
0.005
4.505
icon
18
Tunji Ige
4.5
 
 
0.002
4.502
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19 
Blood Sound
3
 
1
0.005
4.005
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20
Hello Shark
3
 
1
0.004
4.004
icon
21
Cheerleader
3
 
1
0.003
4.003
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22
Petal
3
 
1
0
4
23
The Up Up Ups!
3
 
 
0.017
3.017
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24
Palm
3
 
 
0.012
3.012
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25
Nik Greeley
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
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26
Friendship
3
 
 
0.006
3.006
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27
Shelf Life
3
 
 
0.005
3.005
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Year Of Glad
2
 
1
0.005
3.005
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29
Ecstatic Vision
2
 
1
0.004
3.004
icon
30
The Stammer
 
2
1
0.002
3.002
icon
31
The Bul Bey
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
icon
32
Silverton
2
 
 
0.5
2.5
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I Think Like Midnight
2
 
 
0.5
2.5
icon
 
Man About A Horse
2
 
 
0.5
2.5
icon
35
VoirVoir
 
1
1
0.015
2.015
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36
Weekender
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
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37
Aunt Dracula
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
God Root
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
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39
Joie Kathos
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
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40
GrandeMarshall
1
 
1
0
2
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41
Museyroom
 
1.5
 
0.001
1.501
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42
Josh Miller
1
 
 
0.029
1.029
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43
Motherwhore
1
 
 
0.021
1.021
icon
44
Scantron
1
 
 
0.016
1.016
icon
45
Dogs on Acid
1
 
 
0.01
1.01
icon
46
R.R. Perkins
1
 
 
0.009
1.009
icon
47
Mercury Girls
1
 
 
0.007
1.007
icon
48
Madalean Gauze
1
 
 
0.005
1.005
icon
 
Pine Barons
1
 
 
0.005
1.005
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50
Needle Points
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
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51
Vita and the Woolf
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
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52
Lazy Salon
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
 
The Captain The Pilot The Driver
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
 
Tango Leopard
 
1
 
0.002
1.002
icon
55
Steep Leans
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
Bondage & Discipline
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
Sad Actor
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
Sandcastle
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
Oldermost
 
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
RFA
 
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
61
Throbbing Chakra
1
 
 
0
1
icon
 
Rosemary Fiki
1
 
 
0
1
icon
 
Armani White
1
 
 
0
1
 
Straw Hats
1
 
 
0
1
icon
 
TJ Smith and the Wild North
1
 
 
0
1
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

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If you wonder how this chart came into existence, 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 20+ Philly music enthusiasts (our jury), and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each (3 points for the top choice, then 2 and 1). Then, we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open to the genres that we cover, from indie rock to roots music, from electronic to hip hop (no jazz, no seriously experimental music).

If you are a geek who is 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 Philly produced in 2015, this list is what you are looking for. Enjoy!  

Many Thanks to Our Jurors:

Dan Bisogno (Choice Tasters Selectors), Jeff Blinder (Goldilocks Gallery), Gabrielle Bonghi (Philly.com), Kate Bracaglia (Freelance Writer), Eric Bresler (PhilaMOCA), Jessica Craft (Rock to the Future), Shana Hartzel (Swell Tone, Y-Not Radio), Kevin Horn (Underground Arts), Ellei Johndro (Shadowscene), Kevin Kennedy (The Swollen Fox), Colin Kerrigan (Out Of Town Films), David Kiss (Kung Fu Necktie), Josh T. Landow (Y-NOT Radio), Carolyn Lederach (Sofar Philadelphia), Jesse Lundy (Point Entertainment), Gordon Mays (MilkBoy Philly), Jeff Meyers (Boot & Saddle), George Miller (Jump Philly), Stephanie Seiple (Tri State Indie), Jon Solomon (WPRB), Q.D. Tran (The Deli Magazine), John Vettese (The Key, WXPN), Allie Volpe (Freelance Writer), Nikki Volpicelli (Urban Outfitter), Chris Ward (Johnny Brenda’s), Bruce Warren (WXPN, The Key)

Much love,

The Deli's Staff

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New Music Video: "Brite Boy" - Alex G

Directed by Elliot Bech, the new video for Alex G’s “ Brite Boy” offers a simplistic yet eye-catching animated approach. The footage follows a fox's soul-searching endeavor, experiencing death and a rite of passage journey through the desert. It's a serious subject approached through a lighter medium. Alex G will be perform at Union Transfer on Thursday, April 14 with Domino labelmates Your Friend and Porches. (Photo by Jeff Allen)

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Weekend Warrior, November 13 - 15

Alex G is not only a dearly cherished piece of Philadelphia’s vibrant music scene now, but also a symbol of hope to nice, normal, loner dudes everywhere who waste inordinate amounts of time recording solo jams in their bedrooms. Maybe what you’re creating isn’t completely terrible and self-indulgent; maybe what you’re pouring so many countless hours into actually has value in more than a narcissistic way; maybe it has the power to inspire a whole scene. For most of you - let’s be honest - probably not, but Alex G’s self-made, sleeper-hit success can’t help but encourage a wide body of solo bedroom artists discreetly toiling away on their masterworks. His introspective, sometimes gritty, sometimes pure approach to song making and ability to navigate a stellar pop hook have earned him comparisons to artists like Elliott Smith and Pavement, while his musical flights of fancy, experimentations with noise manipulation, and other idiosyncratic flourishes distinguish him as something unique. Catch Philadelphia’s indie sweetheart performing live at First Unitarian Church this Saturday with the drummerless yet dynamic Girlpool, who craft songs steeped in angst, uncertainty, and childhood nostalgia, the never dark-sided Eskimeaux, an atmosphere attuned troubadour from Middle Earth who will carry your ears to the heavens, and the out of step Brandon Can’t Dance, who bring off-kilter electropop ditties to the mix. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., $15 (Sold Out), All Ages - Bryce Woodcock
 
Other places to hang this fall weekend…
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Joy Again
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Son Little, SAT Ill Doots, Three Oranges, SUN Amanda X, Throbbing Chakra
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Black Horse Motel, Chelsea Sue Allen, SUN Vilebred, HighKick, The Parameters (Record Release)
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI A Victim Of Good Times, Dulls/Aspect/Smarty Pants, SAT Gringo Motel, F. Woods/CaveWomen, Mercury Milk/Fame Lust, SUN Ashes to Vanity
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Sun Organ, Petal
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT Gondola
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Yellow Pines, Duo, Reade McCardell, SAT Varos, Van Wolf, SUN Rootology, Chris Gennett
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  SAT Yikes The Zero, 30 and Over League, Reef the Lost Cauze
 
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Heavens Edge, Britny Fox, Hammerdown, Cyanide Saints, SUN Grayscale
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Quiet Jack, Whiting, Brandywine Band
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Andysocial and The Antidotes, The Slotcars, SAT Anna Ladd/E-Dubble, Teef, SUN Moto Surf
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Driftwood Soldier, SAT Post Sun Times
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Grandchildren, Baker Man, Flat Mary Road, SAT Seeing Snakes, Oldermost
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Subtronics
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Airways, AlyCat, Anam Owili-Eger, SAT Dave Steel Blues Band
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Giovanni Vitacolonna
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI The One2s, Phantasm, Pravda, SAT The Late Saints, American Schoolyard
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI A Minor Error, Stargazer
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Little Big Things, SAT Ian Saint Laurent, Skipmode, SUN Candy Shoppe
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Wax Future, Momonita, SAT Control For Smilers, Chronicles of Sound
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Alright Junior, SAT Hezekiah Jones (Album Release), West Philadelphia Orchestra, Lauryn Peacock
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Marge, Sun Organ
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Coping Skills, I Tried to Run Away When I Was Six, Ylayali, SUN Nyxy Nyx, R. R. Perkins
 
Lava Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) FRI Eight
 
Oxford Lounge (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) Minor Setbacks, Birthday Ponies
 
Fort Kickass (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SAT Drowse, Narcos, BURP!
 
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SAT Satellite Hearts, R.R. Perkins
 
Second Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SUN Backslider, Crazy Bull, BURP!
 
Lacuna (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SAT 185668232, Lead Pipe, Lora Bloom, Whoopsydaisy
 
The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) FRI QQQ, Francis Kasibante, Dr. Plotkin
 
The Shred Shed (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) FRI Aghori Monk
 
The Petting Zoo (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) FRI Drok, Irv the Villain, Baby Face Jones, Bergs & Vndl
 
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