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Butter the Children

Deli Best of NYC 2013 for Emerging Artists - Open Submission Results for PSYCH ROCK/DREAM POP

Whether you like your dreams sweet and beautiful or weird and lynchian, psych influenced music is sure there to facilitate your oniric activity. Producing some of the most creative and out there music around, these genres have a strong presence and history in an experimental city like New York.

A quick reminder about the fact that we already published Best of NYC 2013 Open Submissions results for Indie RockSongwritersElectronicIndie PopAlt RockAlt FolkHip Hop and Revival Rock results. Here are the results for PSYCH ROCK/DREAM POP - these artists submitted to be considered for our Best of NYC 2013 Poll for Emerging Artists.

Competition was furious in this category, with 21 bands out of 25 with an average score above 6.5 and 16 above 7!

Total submissions in this category: 25

Artists Qualified to the next stage (Readers' Poll, starting soon):

1. Zula - 8.16 (out of 10)
2. Butter the Children - 7.83
2. Golden Animals - 7.83

Honorable Mentions (scores above 7):

Dead Leaf Echo, Empty Chairs, Lazyeyes, Sondra Sun-Odeon, Malka, The Montauk Project, Belle Mare, Lapland, Two Seconds To Midnight, HOUNDSds, The Ugly Club, Winkie, n y t y l y, PURPLE SUNS.

Jurors: Dawn Reed (Deli DC Area), Ben Toledo (Deli Portland), PDG (Deli NYC).

Stay tuned for more results, and then for the readers' poll!

The Deli's Staff


Weekly Feature: Butter the Children - live at Kent 285 on 10.30

There is a playful element running through the speedy punk music of New York City's Butter The Children. Revealing themselves to be keenly aware of the irony all around us (as well as outright fans of classic comedy) vocalist Inna, guitarist Ray, Drummer Jordyn and bassist Jon bring an intelligent approach to an often maligned genre. The more amusing elements of our television culture serve as a catalyst for the lyrical content running through much of the band's self-titled seven song EP. Angular guitar lines snake behind straightforward progressions, proving ample sonic hooks for your ears to latch on to. Having recently signed to the prestigious Downtown Records, expect to see the bands profile continue to expand in the coming months, and see them live at Kent 285 on October 30.
LNKS: Dave Cromwell's interview with Butter the Children


Butter the Children unveils video, releases debut LP + tours... NYC!

New video for single 'Spit it Out' by Butter The Children below - full lenght debut out on Downtown Records on August 20th, lots of upcoming shows in NYC (it looks like a NYC/Brooklyn tour!). First gig at 285 Kent on the day of the release.


New single by Butter the Children: "Spit it out"

Butter the Childrenthe new Downtown Records signees we blogged about just a few days ago - just released the first single under their new label, entitled "Spit it Out" which can be streamed here. The song is part of an upcoming EP entitled "True Crime" scheduled for an August 20 release.


Butter the Children signs to Downtown + plays DBA on 06.27

Formed by ex members of Sweet Bulbs & Night Manager, Butter the Children (previously known as Fluffer) self-released their debut album last year, and recently signed to Downtown Records. The songs from the album sounds a little like a sans-reverb, punkier, lo-fi, less pretentious version of shoegaze music. That genre's signature noisy guitars and ethereal melodies are intact, but the overall vibe lacks the sonic expansiveness of classic shoegazer albums - which is actually a good thing, considering how formulaic that genre has become. You can see the band live at Death By Audio on June 27 with epic and somewhat cursed-sounding psych rockers from NJ Huge Pupils.


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