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December 2014
Mitski
""bury me at makeout creek"
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In her third album "bury me at makeout creek," Brooklyn songwriter Mitski reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener "texas reznikoff" presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem "townie," where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track "first love / late spring" take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, "jobless monday" doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.

 
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Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
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Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

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Richard Hell
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Suicide
Lydia Lunch
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Mars
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They Might Be Giants
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Jeff Buckley

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Cat Power
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The Strokes
Interpol
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
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Devendra Banhart
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Le Tigre
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Frances Rose is The Deli Readers' Best NYC Emerging Artist of 2012

Frances Rose is The Deli Readers' Best NYC Emerging Artist of 2012

NYC Deli Readers,

The Deli NYC's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans' Poll for local emerging artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees.

Congrats to electro pop ladies Frances Rose (pictured and streaming) for being The Deli Readers' Best Emerging NYC Artist of 2012!

Kudos also to alt rockers Apollo Run and folk-poppers Julian Fulton & the Zombie Gospel who placed second and third.

Here's this poll's top 15 chart, full results can be found here. We'll soon celebrate the artists that won the genre polls.

BEST OF NYC 2012 - READERS' POLL RESULTS
 
Artists
Votes
 
1
Frances Rose
911
2
Apollo Run
818
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3
Julian Fulton & the Zombie Gospel
563
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4
The Henry Millers
367
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5
Chron Turbine
332
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6
Ludwig Persik
293
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7
Napoleon
259
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8
Sorcha Richardson
250
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9
Great Elk
218
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10
Melissa Czarnik
198
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11
Modern Rivals
178
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12
The Priggs
161
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13
Clementine & The Galaxy
156
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14
Eastern Hollows
145
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Lora Faye
145
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MOST IMPORTANTLY THOUGH! Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging NYC Artist of 2012.

The Deli's Staff


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New Poll Coming Soon!



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