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November 2014
Buscabulla
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"Debut EP ""Kitsuné"" by Puerto Rico/Brooklyn band Buscabulla (Spanish slang for 'troublemaker'), is one of the most beautiful and intriguing records to catch our ears in quite some time. In its four tracks, the band effortlessly blends electro, industrial, world music and dream/pop into a very enjoyable final product. Opening track ""Caer"" alternates gritty guitar loops with liquid synths, while singer Raquel Berrios' voice charms and soothes with minimal pop melodies sung in Spanish, but that seem to bear some kind of Japanese influence. Metelé is a more traditional electronic, atmospheric ballad reminiscent of Air but still dominated by an Eastern sounding melody, while ""Temporal"" - the most experimental track in the EP - blends the clanging of a mechanical loop with what sounds like a synchopated, finger piano sample, while distorted guitars swells drive the song through its tension and release cycles. Final track ""Sono"" - one of the strongest on the record - recycles an idyllic, 60s sounding flute sample and surrounds it with a funky drum pattern and all sorts of distorted and percussive sounds - all very organic sounding - while Raquel indulges in a simple melody that seems inspired by nursery rhymes. Buscabulla's ""Kitsuné,"" with its incredible array of ethnic influences filtered through a Western musical lens, represents as close as it gets how today's NYC music should sound."

 
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Best of 2012 Poll for Emerging NYC Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Best of 2012 Poll for Emerging NYC Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging NYC Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process. 

First, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 30+ NYC scene expert (our jury, list at the bottom) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music NYC produced in the year 2012, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NYC ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
 
ARTIST
J
W
R
OS
TOT
 
1
Foxygen
11
2
0.032
 
13.032
2
Spirit Family Reunion
9
2
0.023
 
11.023
icon
3
Ambassadors
5
2
0.137
 
7.137
icon
4
Skaters
3
4
0.046
 
7.046
icon
5
DIIV
6
 
0.05
 
6.05
icon
6
St. Lucia
3
3
0.043
 
6.043
icon
7
MS MR
5
1
0.035
 
6.035
icon
8
Apollo Run
 
1
2
3
6
icon
9
Clementine & The Galaxy
 
2
0.156
3
5.156
icon
10
Ghost Beach
5
 
0.045
 
5.045
icon
11
Hot Sugar
 
2
0.031
3
5.031
12
Widowspeak
 
1
0.027
 
5.027
icon
13
Life Size Maps
3
2
0.024
 
5.024
icon
 
Hunters
4
1
0.024
 
5.024
icon
 
Lazyeyes
1
1
0.024
3
5.024
icon
16
Anya Skidan
3
2
0.011
 
5.011
icon
17
Julian Fulton & The Zombie...
 
1
1
3
5
icon
18
Napoleon
3
 
0.259
1
4.259
icon
19
Great Elk
 
1
0.218
3
4.218
icon
20
Black Taxi
 
2
0.098
2
4.098
icon
21
Mother Feather
3
1
0.058
 
4.058
22
Flatbush Zombies
3
1
0.047
 
4.047
icon
23
Conveyor
 
1
0.046
3
4.046
icon
24
Swear & Shake
1
 
0.045
3
4.045
icon
25
Nude Beach
4
 
0.043
 
4.043
icon
26
Laurel Halo
3
1
0.023
 
4.023
icon
27
Snowmine
3
1
0.02
 
4.02
icon
28
Dalton
 
1
0.019
3
4.019
icon
29
People Get Ready
3
1
0.017
 
4.017
icon
30
Slothrust
 
 
1
3
4
icon
 
Frances Rose
1
 
3
 
4
icon
32
Melissa Czarnik
 
 
0.198
3
3.198
icon
33
Modern Rivals
 
1
0.178
2
3.178
icon
34
Eastern Hollows
 
1
0.145
2
3.145
icon
35
Cultfever
 
 
0.087
3
3.087
icon
36
Los Encantados
3
 
0.065

 

3.065
icon
37
Le1f
2
1
0.064
 
3.064
icon
38
Kiss Slash Crooked Smile
 
 
0.037
3
3.037
icon
39
Turkuaz
1
2
0.031
 
3.031
icon
40
Beast Patrol
2
1
0.027
 
3.027
icon
41
ARMS
 
1
0.022
2
3.022
icon
42
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
2
1
0.02
 
3.02
icon
 
Parquet Courts
3
 
0.02
 
3.02
icon
44
The Stationary Set
1
2
0.019
 
3.019
icon
45
James Ferraro
3
 
0.018
 
3.018
icon
46
Kids These Days
3
 
0.015
 
3.015
icon
47
Psychobuildings
2
1
0.014
 
3.014
icon
48
Lake Street Dive
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
icon
49
Celestial Shore
2
1
0.009
 
3.009
icon
50
The Lone Bellow
2
1
0.007
 
3.007
icon
51
Blanche Blanche Blanche
3
 
0.006
 
3.006
icon
52
Grand Resort
2
1
0.005
 
3.005
icon
53
The Henry Millers
 
1
0.5
1
2.5
icon
54
Sorcha Richardson
 
 
0.25
2
2.25
icon
55
The Everymen
 
 
0.195
2
2.195
icon
56
Azar Swan
2
 
0.125
 
2.125
icon
57
sami.the.great
 
 
0.114
2
2.114
icon
58
Delphic Oracle
2
 
0.105
 
2.105
icon
59
Derrick & The Black Sea
 
 
0.082
2
2.082
icon
60
In One Wind
2
 
0.076
 
2.076
icon
61
Avan Lava
 
1
0.064
1
2.064
icon
62
Frankie Rose
2
 
0.039
 
2.039
63
Sleepies
2
 
0.029
 
2.029
icon
 
Lisa Jaeggi
 
 
0.029
2
2.029
icon
65
Midnight Magic
2
 
0.026
 
2.026
icon
66
Ursa Minor
2
 
0.025
 
2.025
icon
67
The Courtesy Tier
 
1
0.023
1
2.023
icon
68
Ratking
2
 
0.021
 
2.021
icon
69
Vassals
2
 
0.014
 
2.014
icon
70
Xenia Rubinos
1
1
0.012
 
2.012
icon
 
Port St. Willow
2
 
0.012
 
2.012
icon
 
The Ludlow Thieves
 
 
0.012
2
2.012
73
Scott and Charlene's Wedding
2
 
0.008
 
2.008
icon
 
Tunetown Philharmonic
2
 
0.008
 
2.008
icon
75
Teen
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
icon
76
Kiddo
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
76
Pony of Good Tidings
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
78
Chron Turbine
1
 
0.5
 
1.5
icon
79
Ludwig Persik
1
 
0.293
 
1.293
icon
80
The Prigs
1
 
0.161
 
1.161
icon
81
Lora Faye
1
 
0.145
 
1.145
icon
82
Natural Child
1
 
0.11
 
1.11
icon
83
The Dough Rollers
1
 
0.035
 
1.035
icon
84
The Babies
1
 
0.031
 
1.031
icon
85
Big Ups
1
 
0.024
 
1.024
icon
86
Ex Cops
1
 
0.013
 
1.013
icon
 
KNTRLR
1
 
0.013
 
1.013
icon
 
Makeout Room
1
 
0.013
 
1.013
icon
 
Wilsen
1
 
0.013
 
1.013
icon
90
Sora An
1
 
0.011
 
1.011
icon
91
St. Claire
1
 
0.008
 
1.008
icon
 
Weekend
1
 
0.008
 
1.008
icon
 
Swearin'
1
 
0.008
 
1.008
icon
94
Empress Of
1
 
0.007
 
1.007
icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

List of Jurors: Sebastian Freed (Bowery Presents), Jify Shah, Cameo Gallery), Patrick McNamara (OhMyRockness.com), Steven King (Rock Shop), Andy Bodor (Cake Shop), Heath Miller (Webster Hall), Karen Soskin (Other Music), Brian Chidester (The Village Voice), Free Williamsburg's list of Best albums of 2012, Rami Haykal (Glasslands), Heather D (The Bell House), Dian (Bowery Electric), Alex Rossiter (The Studio), Matt McDonald (CMJ), Steve Trimboli (Goodbye Blue Monday), Max Brennan (Lit), Dana & Amanda (The Delancey), Billy Jones (Pianos), Eric Berrebbi (Arlene's Grocery), Jamie Dominguez (SESAC), Chris Diaz (Knitting Factory), Jennifer Gilson (The Living Room), John (Sycamore), Zack Dinerstein (Spike Hill), Samantha Cox (BMI)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff

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