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September 2015
Advance Base
"Nephew In The Wild

To say an album "returns to form" seems to allude to something being off or missing or in a deformed state in previous releases. With the new album from Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth), Nephew In The Wild, it is more of a beautiful blending of two "forms". This album could have easily been the first Casiotone for the Painfully Alone album since 2009's Vs. Children. This is a clear return to the sound and storytelling of the Casiotone persona. The album's open track and lead single "Trisha Please Come Home" in the perfect example. Ashworth spins tales of the everyday but tinges of sadness. His stories are sweet and sad, and always fully realized. Musically, the album is filled with familiar sounds from an array of instruments; Electric pianos, drum kits, drum machines, autoharps, Omnichords, Optigans, Mellotrons. All of this, blending with Ashworth's skill, create a perfect late summer and early fall soundtrack.

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Deli Best of Chicago 2012 - Open Submission Results!

Deli Best of Chicago 2012 - Open Submission Results!

The results are in from the Open Submissions stage for our Chicago Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below.

A quick reminder that these list are not final nor complete - most of the bands accessing the final stage of the poll are currently being chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors - we'll publish the complete list of nominees very soon.

We would like to thank all of the talented artists who submitted. It was our largest Open Submissions pool yet, and certainly a testament to how many rad acts we have in Chicago.
Qualified to the final phase of the Best of Chicago Poll
1. Panda Riot Electro-Pop 8.16
2. The Vliets Psych-Rock 8
3. The Congregation Alt-Soul 7.66
4. Shuteye Electro-Pop 8.5 7 7.5 7.66
5. Glittermouse Indie Rock 8 8.5 6 7.5
6. Xoe Wise Songwriters  7.33
7. Cassettes on Tape Post Punk  7.33
8. Jennifer Hall Songwriters 7.33
9. Many Places Alt Folk 7.33
10. Marko Casso Mellowcore 7.33
11. Milano Indie Pop  7.33
12. Audiences Alt. Rock  7.33

Honorable Mentions (score above 7)
Static In Verona (Indie Rock), The Sweeps (Post-Punk), Hemmingbirds (Indie Rock), The Buddies (Americana), The Shams Band (Alt-Folk), oshwa (Avant Indie), The Hudson Branch (Mellow Core), Twin Peaks (Garage), When Clouds Attack (Electro Pop). 
Jurors: Dawn Reed (Deli DC), Brianne Turner (Deli Nashville), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC).
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