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TWIN SHADOW is The Deli's Best NYC Emerging Artists of 2010!





TWIN SHADOW is The Deli's Best NYC Emerging Artists of 2010!

Deli readers,

At the bottom of this blog entry you can find the final chart of our Best of NYC Emerging Artists 2010 poll. Congrats to Twin Shadow, who won the poll and will therefore grace the cover of the Spring issue of The Deli!



All the artists in this list will get some kind of print coverage in that same issue (if we can fit them!), and we'll book as many as we can for our Best of NYC 2011 Fest (here's the poster from last year's edition).

1. TWIN SHADOW



When you think eighties, you think big hair. You think dance tracks, sequins and hot pants. Eighties music doesn’t ooze with emotionality, and when it does, it usually comes off as borderline cheesy. Yet for Twin Shadow’s full length debut, Forget, George Lewis Jr. takes the eighties sound and makes it emotional, sans cheesiness. This is quite a feat: it requires careful production, sincerely-felt lyrics, and beautifully, yet subtly, fueled instrumentals. Twin Shadow succeeds quite nicely on all three counts. With savvy production work by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, dark and complex lyrical language (“you hold the line, a bullet soul/it’s just that sometimes, time’s so slow”), and casual-smooth interludes of a piano, some strings, and other delicate synth work, Lewis captures what nostalgic music is all about. The track list is tight, infused with fluidity and synchronicity, and produces a sound we have likely heard before. Yet at the same time, while Lewis’ music comes off as familiar, the moments of innocence, shimmer and feeling layered within bring about something new, fresh and all around awesome. - Read Alexandra Vann's Q&A with George Lewis Jr.from last year here.

2. BUKE AND GASS

Our Deli Summer 2009 cover band won't please those who love music that conveys delicate emotions and a sparse sound, nor the traditional alt rockers and their epic needs. Buke and Gass is a band that lives in a parallel musical world, where originality, for once, is not a wasted word. The duo builds their own instrument and pedals and master them to perfection, creating a huge wall of wonderful distorted sound that can't be compared to any band we are aware of. Arone Dyer's vocals are amongst the most powerful and versatile in the NYC scene, ranging from PJ Harveyish full aggression to the Bjorky "I'm-a-helpless-baby" kinda thing (she is also cute by the way). The songs are complex but not inaccessible, full of memorable melodies and intricate rhythms that have the power to get even lazy NYC legs to jump manically. Their debut album Riposte (Brassland) came out in 2009 and will be remembered for generations - notwithstanding what Pitchfork says. - Read a Delicious Audio interview with Buke and Gass here.

3. GAMES

f I ever meet the two guys in Brooklyn's Games I'll tell them one thing, and one thing only: quit playin' games with my heart. And then I'd pause and say, "with my heart... my heart." Maybe this gets my heart all mixed up because these beats are so instantly likeable and, dare I say, danceable. That always throws my heart for loops and bleeps and clicks.
This fantastically catchy electro duo is longtime pals, Joel Ford (also in Tigercity) and Daniel Lopatin (who does Oneohtrix Point Never). Here's one thing you need to know about Games: samples. Here's another you need to know: synths. Here's one final thing you need to know: these two like to get DOWN... they like to get DOWNTOWN like Julie BROWN.
If you want some funk in your stuff, I suggest going out and seeing Games do their button pushing, lever pulling, mixtape making thing. I want to see Games play on a stage with Javelin and Gold Panda. Just so I can walk up to them afterwards and tell them my heart can't take all the games, Games. My head says no, but my hips say DANCE. - Oh My Rockness

Best of NYC Emerging Artists 2010 poll - FINAL RESULTS

 
Artist
J
OS
W

F

TOTAL
 
1
Twin Shadow
6
 
3
0.02
9.02
2
Buke and Gass
4
 
2
0.013
6.013
icon
3
Games
6
 
 
0.002
6.002
icon
4
Turkuaz
3
 
1
1.5
5.5
icon
5
Oh Land
4
1
 
0.124
5.124
icon
6
Oberhofer
5
 
 
0.008
5.008
icon
7
Lia Ices
5
 
 
0.001
5.001
icon
8
Norman Vladimir
3
 
1
0.11
4.11
icon
9
Yankee Bang Bang
3
 
1
0.106
4.106
icon
10
Fang Island
4
 
 
0.067
4.067
icon
11
The London Souls
3
 
1
0.048
4.048
icon
12
Devin Therriault
3
1
 
0.012
4.012
icon
 
Twin Sister
2
 
2
0.012
4.012
icon
14
Ava Luna
4
 
 
0.008
4.008
icon
15
Darwin Deez
3
 
1
0.007
4.007
icon
16
The Dig
3
 
1
0.003
4.003
icon
17
Dream Diary
4
 
 
0
4
icon
 
Ravens & Chimes
1
 
 
3
4
icon
19
The Loom
 
1.5
 
2
3.5
icon
20
Milagres
3
 
 
0.106
3.106
icon
21
Superhuman Happiness
3
 
 
0.039
3.039
icon
22
Hussle Club
3
 
 
0.019
3.019
icon
23
Yellowbirds
3
 
 
0.018
3.018
icon
24
Rubblebucket
2
 
1
0.009
3.009
icon
25
Acrylics
3
 
 
0.007
3.007
icon
26
Big Troubles
3
 
 
0.006
3.006
icon
 
Zs
3
 
 
0.006
3.006
icon
 
Cults
2
 
1
0.006
3.006
icon
29
Kendra Morris
3
 
 
0.005
3.005
icon
30
Julian Lynch
3
 
 
0.004
3.004
icon
31
Tanlines
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
icon
32
Air Waves
2
 
1
0.003
3.003
icon
33
Regal Degal
3
 
 
0.002
3.002
icon
 
The Knocks
3
 
 
0.002
3.002
icon
35
Snake Dudes
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
icon
36
Pillow Theory
3
 
 
0
3
icon
 
Coasting
3
 
 
0
3
icon
 
Leah Siegel
3
 
 
0
3
icon
 
My Radio
3
 
 
0
3
icon
40
Black Taxi
 
1.5
1
0.062
2.562
icon
41
French Horn Rebellion
 
1.5
1
0.026
2.526
icon
42
Hannibal Montana
2
 
 
0.47
2.47
icon
43
Zongo Junction
2
 
 
0.287
2.287
icon
44
The Yes Way
2
 
 
0.064
2.064
icon
45
Miracles of Modern...
2
 
 
0.045
2.045
icon
46
Daniel Wayne
1
 
1
0.044
2.044
icon
47
Das Racist
2
 
 
0.023
2.023
icon
48
Fifth Nation
2
 
 
0.014
2.014
icon
 
The Static Jacks
2
 
 
0.014
2.014
icon
50
Harper Blynn
1
 
1
0.011
2.011
icon
51
Alex Winston
2
 
 
0.009
2.009
icon
 
Sam Amidon
2
 
 
0.009
2.009
icon
53
Delicate Steve
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
 
Holy Ghost!
1
 
1
0.006
2.006
icon
55
Caveman
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
 
Dinosaur Feathers
1
 
1
0.005
2.005
icon
 
Tony Castles
1
 
1
0.005
2.005
icon
58
Further Reductions
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
59
French Camp
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
icon
 
Gatekeeper
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
icon
 
Thieving Irons
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
icon
 
YC The Cynic
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
icon
 
North Highlands
1
 
1
0.003
2.003
icon
64
Lacrymosa
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Pink & Noseworthy
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
The Surprisers
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Theophilus London
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
68
Dirty Fences
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 
Red Dawn II
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
70
Lily & The Parlour Tricks
 
1.5
 
0.461
1.961
icon
71
MiniBoone
 
0.75
1
0.014
1.764
icon
72
Shake The Baron
 
0.75
 
1
1.75
icon
73
Kagero
 
1.5
 
0.231
1.731
icon
74
Arpline
 
1.5
 
0.18
1.68
icon
75
Bird Call
 
1.5
 
0.147
1.647
icon
76
Dede
 
1.5
 
0.124
1.624
icon
77
Bear Hands
 
1.5
 
0.037
1.537
icon
78
Invisible Days
 
1.5
 
0.01
1.51
icon
79
Pearl and The Beard
 
1.5
 
0.01
1.51
icon
80
Amber Rubarth
 
1.5
 
0.005
1.505
icon
81
Waking Lights
 
1
 
0.348
1.348
icon
82
Huff This
 
1
 
0.16
1.16
icon
83
Submarine Bells
1
 
 
0.132
1.132
icon
84
Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshé
1
 
 
0.102
1.102
icon
85
Sonia's Party
1
 
 
0.071
1.071
icon
86
Lucius
 
1
 
0.049
1.049
icon
87
Living Days
1
 
 
0.043
1.043
icon
88
Gung Ho
1
 
 
0.027
1.027
icon
89
Alberta Cross
1
 
 
0.025
1.025
icon
90
The Rassle
1
 
 
0.013
1.013
icon
 
We Are All Romans
1
 
 
0.013
1.013
icon
93
Jangula
1
 
 
0.01
1.01
icon
94
Tony Scherr
1
 
 
0.006
1.006
icon
95
Pablo Picasso
1
 
 
0.005
1.005
icon
96
Forgetters
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
 
Taurus
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
 
Kordan
 
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
99
Diamond Doves
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
 
The Golden Filter
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
 
Twin Stumps
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
102
Mary Halvorson Trio
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
Melati Malay
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
MNDR
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon
105
Blondes
1
 
 
0
1
icon
 
Blues
1
 
 
0
1
icon
107
Steve Shiffman & The...
 
0.75
 
0.008
0.758
icon
Legend: J = Jury - OS = Open Submissions - W = Deli Writers - F = Fans

The Deli's Staff

Published: February 03, 2011 |

This Emerging Artist is based in NYC,
check out other talented locals we picked
for our NYC Artist of the Month poll below!

                 
What's your favorite Emerging NYC Artist on this list?
Total: 4 votes
  Garcia Peoples 
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  Katy Rea 
  Kissing Is A Crime 
  Kota The Friend 
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  Quay Dash 
  Siena Stone 
  The Values 

This poll will end on February 28, 2019 at 11.59 PM ET

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