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April 2016
Ghost King
"'Bones'
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Hailing from The Bronx and led by Spires' drummer Carter McNeil, Ghost King plays muddy fuzz rock brightened by unexpected chord changes, psychedelic overtones, and a '90s rock inspired lo-fi production that blends the fun attitude of Violent Femmes, the stellar songwriting of The Pixies and the slacking tendencies of Pavement. Early psych rock influences emerge here and there in their debut album 'Bones' (check out the rather Barretesque 'Bones pt. 1,' or the chorus explosion of 'When the Sky Turns blue' - streaming below), enriching the sonic palette in ways rarely accomplished, in a single record, without it sounding... all over the place. But beyond the familiar and beloved references to the past, what makes this album great is its consistently brilliant songwriting, and the band's habit of taking the listener in and out of unexpected places, like for example with the dissonant riffs of 'Skeleton Dance' 's intro, which slowly morphs into a perfectly consonant verse, or through the bizarre development of ''Til You Belong to Me' or 'Bones pt. 2.'  

 
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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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