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March 2014
Ryley Walker
"All Kinds Of You
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The debut album, All Kinds of You, from Ryley Walker is impressive in its thoughtful restraint and intimate sounds and lyrics. Walker has spent years in Chicago's noise scene, but this album is a near folk masterpiece. Walker shows skill in guitar playing, singing, and writing though the album. The album opens with the track that Walker is currently known for "The West Wind". It is a solemn journey that Walker present in a video last Fall. The production value of the album shines through on a track like "Twin Oaks pt. 1" where the sounds builds into a lush down home party complete with drums, strips, and guitar picking. All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square, April 15th) presents and old soul, a journeyman in the form of this talented 24 year old singer/songwriter.


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Best of Austin Readers' and Fans' Poll Results: Equals, Auto Body and The Preservation

Deli Readers,

After a somewhat dramatic competition, atmospheric psych/post rockers Equals won our Best of Austin Readers' and Fans' Poll for Emerging Artists, congrats to them! Kudos also to electro-rock duo Auto Body, who placed 2nd, and alt-folk ensemble The Preservation, third in this list. Great bands and great variety!

Boy (the band) also deserves a mention here. They were leading the poll when they realized that a fan was helping them gather votes through illicit hacking. If everybody showed this kind of integrity the world would be a much better place - we want you guys in Congress! We decided to cut down their votes to 5% of the total, so that they would still appear in the top five, since it's very likely that at least a portion of those votes was legitimate.

1. EQUALS

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2. AUTO BODY

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3. THE PRESERVATION

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Fans' poll top twenty list below, final results of The Deli's Best of Austin Poll for Emerging Artists (which also include jurors and writers votes) will be announced soon.

 
ARTIST
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1
Equals

1489

2
Auto Body
630
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The Preservation
144
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4
Empire machines
102
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Boy*
89
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6
Whalers
51
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7
GASHCAT
42
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Shakey Graves
38
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Holy Wave
35
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10
Not In The Face
30
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The Couch
24
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12
Frank Smith
23
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Elaine Greer
23
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14
Tiger Waves
21
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15
The Bright Light Social Hour
20
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The White White Lights
19
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The Saint James Society
16
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18
Meggan Carney
14
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19
Black Books
13
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Gary Clark Jr.
12
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The Deli's Staff

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Jack Wilson announces debut release + plays Hole in the Wall on 02.18

I came away from listening to Jack Wilson's new self-titled album believing that he truly has a very personal way of coating a rust tinged world with some beautiful colors, and a seemingly infinite amount of them. Trying to distance himself from the idea of making a concept album, he really gave himself the opportunity to sing in many voices. This approach allows the emotional ride of this album to be as unpredictable and varying as the course of any other natural human life, allowing it to breathe. Jack is about to release his debut album on Portland based Fluff & Gravy Records. You can catch him live in Austin at Hole in the Wall on February 18. - Michael H

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Year End Polls for Emerging Artists - Final Results are in!

Chicago results HERE.
DC Area results HERE.
Nashville results HERE.
New England results HERE.
NYC results HERE.
Philly results HERE.
Portland results HERE.
SF Bay Area results HERE.

The Deli's Staff


Deli Best of Austin 2011 - Fans' Poll is up!

We are getting there folks, sorry for the delay! We just uploaded the full list of artists nominated for our Best of Austin 2011 Poll for Emerging Artists. It's in the right column on this same page and also HERE, where you can actually vote. Some bands in the list were selected through a submission process and some others were picked by our jury of local scene-makers, who could freely choose 3 bands each in order of preference. Points were already assigned to each band according to how well they did in the selection process. Now the readers' and fans' votes will also influence the final chart. Each vote will count!

The Deli's Staff

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Best of 2011 for emerging artists: Results + Schedule

Deli Readers,

Here's summary of the progress of each one of our 11 regional Year End Polls for Emerging Artists. Due to high number of NYC submissions we organized that scene's results by genre.

BEST OF 2011 FOR EMERGING ARTISTS - LATEST NEWS:
01.23.2012 - AUSTIN READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.27.2012 - Austin Submission Results Announced  
01.23.2012 - LOS ANGELES READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.24.2012 - NYC FINAL RESULTS ARE IN!!!HERE
01.23.2012 - PORTLAND READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.23.2012 - SF BAY AREA READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.18.2012 - NASHVILLE READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.17.2012 - PHILLY READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.17.2012 - CHICAGO READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE 
01.17.2012 - Portland OR Submission Results Announced 
01.16.2012 - NEW ENGLAND READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.12.2012 - DC AREA READERS' AND FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - VOTE HERE

*** See below for results full list and schedule ***

A big thank you to our sponsors for supporting our poll and providing prizes to the winners!

THE DELI'S YEAR END POLLS RESULTS AND SCHEDULE

AUSTIN
Submission Results + Readers Poll - Final Results: February
BOSTON + NEW ENGLAND
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
CHICAGO
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
DC AREA
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
LOS ANGELES
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
NASHVILLE
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
NEW YORK CITY
- Open Submission Results:
Alt Rock/Revival RockAlt Folk - Electronic - Folk/Folk Rock - Hip Hop/World/Other - Indie Pop/Lo-Fi - Indie Rock - Metal - Psych Rock/Dream Pop - Songwriters - SonicBids submissions.
- Readers Poll Results
- Final Results
PHILADELPHIA
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
PORTLAND
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: early February
SAN FRANCISCO
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon

The Deli's Staff


Continental Club Thursday: Frank Smith, Frank Mustard Project, Oh No Oh My

South of the river this Thursday the Continental has gathered a strong trio of bands: Frank Smith, veterans of the scene with a brand new album (Before You Were Born) to pull from, the somewhat more mysterious sauce-themed collective Frank Mustard Project, and the headliners and longtime indie darlings Oh No Oh My. Two franks and an exclamation, that's a Thursday.  

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Austin Year End Poll SonicBids submission winners: Holy Wave

There's a very simple way to describe Holy Wave's music: the Austin based group sounds like a shoegazer version of early Pink Floyd (the awesome ones still under Syd Barret's musical influence). Barret's unpredictable but haunting songwriting and his band mates' knack for droney experimentation are revisited here and taken to the sonic extremes proper of shoegazer music. Psych rockers from every corner of the universe will surely be happy to get lost in this (interstellar) ocean of sound. Holy Wave qualified to the final phase of our poll through SonicBids.

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Best of Austin 2011 for Emerging Bands Submission Results: Gashcat, The White White Lights, The St. James Society + More

Awestiners,

Our Deli jurors just finished rating all the bands that submitted to be considered for our Year End Best of Austin Poll for Emerging Artists - and here are the results for you to check out! The artists in this list will qualify for the next phase of the poll, starting early next week, and will be added to the bands nominated by our jury of local scenemakers.

1.GASHCAT



Gashcat's music is a stunning carnival of sounds and influences, ranging from folk-rock to what we like to call avant-indie. Their tunes reveal a rare songwriting talent, paired with imagination in the arrangement department, where horns, synths and strings alternatively accompany the omnipresent power-rock instruments. Fun and musical craft amalgamated in one convincing package.

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2. THE WHITE WHITE LIGHTS

In the convoluted but somewhat predictable mind of an indie music lover, white light naturally recalls white heat, so we were expecting a very, very, very hot sound from a band called The White White Lights. Well that's exactly what we found. These guys play some of the most energetic, creative and tense post-punk we stumbled upon in recent times, and their front lady has a voice to die for. Check out this track if you don't believe us.

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3a. THE SAINT JAMES SOCIETY

The Saint James Society is not for the faint of heart. Brooding, tense and dark, these guys' songs draw inspiration from semi-goth bands from the new wave of the early 80s (early Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division) and develop them in an entirely new sonic direction, which flirts at once with stoner rock and apocaliptyc drone-rock.

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3b. WHALERS

We always like it when rootsy music sounds like new again. Whalers achieve this effect in the song "Cheat on Each Other" by introducuing some kind of early Beatles vintage-pop element in this otherwise tratidionally constructed tune, delivered with convincingly raspy vocals. But Whalers are not just that: their latest EP "Paddle Easy" showcases a band able to convey a wide range of emotions and styles.

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These runners up will also qualify for the next phase of the poll:

4a. EMPIRE MACHINES

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4b. QUIET COMPANY

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4c. TIGER WAVES

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7. BLACK BOOKS

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8. AUTO BODY

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