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September 2015
Lithuania
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Lithuania’s debut full-length album Hardcore Friends via Lame-O Records begins with the mad-dashing punk jolt of “God In Two Persons.” The song quickly gathers momentum as a rush of power chords and percussion develop an instantaneous flow of energy, and Eric Slick’s controlled agitation questions and states, “What is on your mind?/You do it all the time.” “Pieces” pushes a crusty grunge aesthetic, as the spoken lyrics linger, embedding them in one’s mind. “I need something that I can’t hold on to./Please believe I would never do you wrong.” What initially speaks to a fundamental instrumental rawness is balanced by a melodic refinement.
 
Dominic Angelella unlocks the window of vulnerability in “I Wanna Drink Poison.”  A simple percussion and guitar allow his delicate vocals to etch a confession that aches with authenticity. Eventually, the light breeze of instrumentation transforms into a powerful gust, and Angelella laments, “I Don’t See Anybody.” With it’s bare acoustic guitar lead, “Coronation Day” provides an uplifting tonal change - a brief yet well-placed breath of fresh air. “Deaf Gene” begins with a gentle drifting before reaching a high-pressure, uncorked rage -  “…My hands are tired it’s the first time since time…” releasing the frustration until Angelella’s vocals soothe Slick’s aggression giving it a moment to simmer before relinquishing the reins and roaring to its conclusion.   
 
Densely packed drums and guitar quickly rouse one’s senses in “Place Of No Tomorrow,” revving the engine between short yet effective exhibitions of force. Its vocals are exuberant, while still having a disgruntled bite as that universally need for a new scene appears in the chorus reverberates, “God, this part of town is killing me./I need to breathe and see the place of no tomorrow.” Closing with its title track, Hardcore Friends leaves a lasting impression. As Angelella poignantly questions, “If I fall in love with an idea again, if I fall in love, would you make sure that I’m careful with it?” The guest vocals of Frances Quinlan (Hop Along) and Rachel Browne (Field Mouse/Anomie) offer a dynamic sense of earnest support as the album rumbles to a close.
 
A pair of hardcore friends in Eric Slick and Dominic Angelella has sealed its brotherly bond with an album that fuses punk-rock attitude and assertiveness with a resounding melodic pop sensibility. The energy and emotion are palpable. - Michael Colavita

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Best of 2013 Poll for Emerging New England Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging New England Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to indie rock slackers Krill (pictured) for winning it hands down!

Thumbs up to multifaceted blues rock songwriter Sarah Borriello and to pop experimenters And the Kids.

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 15+ New England scene experts (our jury) and asked them to nominate three more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek 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 New England produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
W
OS
R
TOT
 
1
KRILL
9
1
 
0.005
10.005
2
Sarah Borrello
3
1
 
0.004
4.004
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3
And The Kids
3
 
 
1
4
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4
Animals and Shapes
2
1
 
0.114
3.114
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5
Pale Cowboy
 
 
3
0.077
3.077
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6
Violent Mae
3
 
 
0.054
3.054
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7
Magic Island
 
1
2
0.047
3.047
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8
Alpenglow
3
 
 
0.03
3.03
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9
Speedy Ortiz
3
 
 
0.014
3.014
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10
Will Dailey
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
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11

Ovlov
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
12 
Kal Marks
2
1
 
0.003
3.003
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13
Dust Witch
3
 
 
0.002
3.002
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14
Grass is Green
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
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15
Hayley Sabella
3
 
 
0
3
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 16
Bearstronaut
3
 
 
0
3
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17 
Mals Totem
 
 
1
2
3
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 18
Harpoons
3
 
 
 
3
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19
Rusty Belle
1
 
 
1.5
2.5
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20
The Box Tiger
2
 
 
0.173
2.173
21
Miss Geo
 
1
1
0.062
2.062
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22
Jesse Dee
2
 
 
0.048
2.048
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 23
Bella's Bartok
2
 
 
0.047
2.047
icon
24
Paper Castles
2
 
 
0.013
2.013
icon
 25
Consuelo's Revenge
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
icon
26
Guerilla Toss
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
27
Bent Shapes
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
28
Daphne Lee Martin
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 29
Blue Button
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 30
Dan & the Wildfire
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
31
Fear the Masses
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 32
Ashley Jordan
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 33
The Range
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
34
Big Big Buildings
 
 
1.5
0.032
1.532
icon
35
Contrapposto
1
 
 
0.032
1.032
icon
36
Tomboy
1
 
 
0.031
1.031
icon
37
Jatoba
1
 
 
0.017
1.017
icon
38
Art Decade
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
39
Frank Viele
1
 
 
0.011
1.011
icon
 40
You Won't
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
41
Civil Pilots
1
 
 
0.007
1.007
icon
42
Home Body
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
icon
 43
Atlantic Thrills
 
 
1
0.004
1.004
icon
44
Ryan Montbleau Band
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
45
Barika
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

List of jurors: Vern (The Room, CT); Christie Leigh (CNC Music Productions); Adam Morgan (blogger); Lev McCarthy (WRUV); Jackie Indrisano (Cafe 939, MA); Trevor Morrison (WHUS); John Fleming (The Colosseum, RI); Ellie Molitor (Allston Pudding); Joe (Radio Bean, VT); Dan Kuhn (WWPV); John (The Elevens, MA); Liz Pelly (fvckthemedia.com); Bryan (Hillytown music blog); Joseph Graham (New England Music Awards); Perry Eaton (BDCWire.com)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff


2013 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

LATEST NEWS: NYC FINAL RESULTS! - PHILLY FINAL RESULTS! -  SF BAY AREA FINAL RESULTS! - NEW ENGLAND FINAL RESULTS! - NYC Jurors' Votes - PORTLAND FINAL RESULTS! - NYC Readers' Poll is over! NASHVILLE FINAL RESULTS! - CHICAGO FINAL RESULTS! - LOS ANGELES FINAL RESULTS! - KANSAS CITY FINAL RESULTS! - DC AREA FINAL RESULTS!AUSTIN FINAL RESULTS! 

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Prog-grass? Cricket Tell the Weather plays Rockwood on 12.15

Recording their upcoming debut album in a barn in Easton, CT, progressive bluegrass quintet Cricket Tell the Weather strives for an authentic whirlwind of strings and harmony that sounds like they've all been playing together for years already. Check them out when they light up Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday December 15 at 11 pm (but come early to see Avidya & The Kleshas at 9), check out instrumental track "Off Island Shuffle below, and watch their live video for 'Rocky Mountain Skies' here. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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SUBMIT: THE DELI'S BEST OF 2013 YEAR END POLL

Independent Bands and Artists,

THE DELI'S YEAR END BEST OF [YOUR SCENE] POLL IS  BACK!
SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC HERE
! - it's free.
(see prizes below)

PRIZES: FEATURE IN SXSW ISSUE + RECORDING SOFTWARE


coverOnce again, the big prize for the Year End Poll winners is to be featured on our upcoming SXSW issue (see last year's edition on the left, read it in pdf HERE), and this year we'll also have a bundle of recording software (to be announced soon).

HOW IT WORKS
The process to determine these lists is rather complicated - if you want to try and get your head around it, be our guest and go HERE. But if all you are interested in is to be part of it and get some exposure, then read on.

The first phase of this poll allows ANY BAND OR SOLO ARTIST based in one of the scenes we cover to submit their music for a minimum of 3 spots in the pool of the "Best of" your city nominees. This phase starts right NOW! 

Submit your music to The Deli's Local Scene Year End Polls 
HERE 
Deadline: 12.09.2013

A team of Deli writers will choose a minimum of 3 artists that will be added to the pool of nominees for the next phases of the poll. The bands selected  will be announced in early 2014.

Please spread the word about this and good luck!

The Deli's Staff
www.thedelimagazine.com

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