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Skaters win The Deli Writers' Best of 2012 Poll for Emerging NYC Artists

Deli-rious beings,

In our insanely convoluted (but SUPERBLY accurate) system governing our Year End Poll for Emerging NYC Artist, our writers have a rather influential vote. Here are the results of this specific poll (top 3 positions only).

Quite unexpectedly, indie guitar-pop trio Skaters (pictured) took home the gold (the band is currently recording their debut LP, needless to say we are looking forward to it!), with the silver going to electro-pop masters St. Lucia and 10 bands getting a sliver of bronze.

BEST OF 2012 FOR EMERGING NYC ARTISTS
- DELI WRITERS' POLL RESULTS -

 
ARTIST
VOTES
 
1
Skaters
4
2
St. Lucia
3
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3
Ambassadors
2
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  Anya Skidan
2
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  Black Taxi
2
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  Clementine & The Galaxy
2
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  Foxygen
2
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  Hot Sugar
2
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  Life Size Maps
2
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  Spirit Family Reunion
2
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  The Stationary Set
2
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  Turkuaz
2
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Final results out on Monday!!!!

The Deli's Staff

   

Tracy's CMJ Day 5 -TinVulva, Bugs In The Dark, Life Size Maps, Eula, The Everymen, EndAnd, SLEEPiES & more

And finally, we get to the last day of this CMJ fest. Far from tired, I'm in a place where, buzzing off the large amounts of live music I've been restlessly taking in for the last four days, I'm just NOT sure what to do with myself once this is over. Converse might be hard, as one: I've gone partially deaf, and two: all I've been doing all week is chat and shake hands, to the point where if I have to say once more 'Tracy from The Deli', I might just die. But before I unplug my brain for the whole of Sunday, time to take you through the final leg of this run. Read Tracy Mamoun's report of CMJ's Day 5 here. - In the picture and streaming: SLEEPiES, who by the way have planned a sweet Halloween bash mit Pixies, Ramones, Siouxsie and The Banshees and Joy Division covers, check it out here

   

MOVED TO XPO 929!!! Deli CMJ Noisy Stage

ATTENTION! THIS SHOW WAS MOVED TO XPO 929!!!

DETAILS ABOUT THIS SHOW & STREAMING COMPILATION OF ALL FEATURED BANDS HERE.

Finally, here's our last announcement for this CMJ week - on Saturday, we'll be welcoming some of the city's best noise/punk/post-punk up-and-comers to XPO 929's stage, for an afternoon of high decibels and free booze (specifically, vodka and bourbon on the house all day!!!). Kicking off with alternative punk/riot grrrl trio TinVulva, followed by female fronted Bugs In The Dark and their fierce slow-burning indie rock, this show will be bringing to you Life Size Maps, who over the course of three records, have worked out their own brand of noise pop eccentricities and EULA (all in caps, please), another lady-led trio that's been attracting a fair deal of attention over the last couple of years with its wild post-punk jams served with an attitude and a half. And now we get to the this show's two headliners, with first up, The Everymen, eight-piece (the more, the merrier!) rock&roll explosion from New Jersey who recently released their debut LP 'NJHC" and finally, EndAnd, so-called 90s revivalists with the balls to push some aesthetics which not many under that label really seems ambitious enough to attempt, working on the follow-up to their -most impressive- debut. In the picture: Life Size Maps

   

Weekly Feature: Life Size Maps plays a series of Brooklyn shows

Brooklyn based trio Life Size Maps have amped up the oddities on their new EP,”Weird Luck”.  Venturing off from their more traditional indie pop debut, “Magnifier,” Life Size Maps’ sound has come into its own, establishing the band in the noise pop genre.  The new, three-song record shows us a band that can employ random sounds and seamlessly incorporate them into their music, which is also fed with impressive hooks and moderate and occasional doses of math rock. They'll be on stage at Brooklyn's Public Assembly on Wednesday (8.22), Big Show Buffalo Lodge on Thursday (8,23), Cheap Storage next Saturday (8.25) and finally, Shea Stadium the following Friday (8.31). And that's it (for August!). Read Jen Mergott's interview with Life Size Maps here