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July 2014
Baked
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Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. - Jake Saunders

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for SONGWRITERS / ROOTSY POP

Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for SONGWRITERS / ROOTSY POP

Anybody who writes songs is of course a songwriter, whether she plays in a folk or a metal band. In this category though we are referring to those artists who present themselves as solo performers (or accompanied by a band) and play music which finds inspiration in the tradition of folk giants like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, but also in the poppier vein of artists like Elton John and Suzanne Vega. And since most modern songwriters dwell between folk and pop, we added to this category also artists who belong to a genre we call "Rootsy Pop" - i.e. more uptempo acts who present themselves as a band rather than solo.

Total submissions in this category: 42

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.10)

1. Julian Fulton & the Zombie Gospel - 8
2. Lisa Jaeggi - 7.83
2. sami.the.great - 7.83

Honorable Mentions:

4. Chantilly - 7.5
4. Jessi Robertson - 7.5
4. Nicky Egan - 7.5
7. Frances Cone - 7.33
8. Jacob Jeffries Band - 7.00
8. Rachel Brown - 7.00
8. Bern & the Brights - 7.00

Jurors: Gracie Gutman (Deli SF), Brianne Turner (Deli Nashville), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC)

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