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The Deli's Best Emerging NYC Indie Pop Artists: Ex Reyes, Zuli, Sam Evian, Surf Rock is Dead + 10 more!

Here's a recap of our Best of NYC Indie Pop Poll, which ended last Friday and highlighted some truly talented emerging locals.

We already celebrated Zuli, winner of the Readers' Poll, here

Ex Reyes, the project of New Orleans songwriter Mikey Freedom Hart, was the winner of the overall chart (and therefore of the "Best of NYC" title for this category - this chart adds to the readers' votes the points cast by our scene "experts," who nominated all the artists in the list). Rather impressively, this band has been consistently churning out quality, extremely sophisticated, soulful and somewhat loungy tracks that reveal the rich musical background of its singer/songwriter and the city he hails from. Check out the video for their break out single "Bad Timing" below.

Other artists who did really well in the poll are Sam Evian (same juror score as Ex Reyes, less readers votes), Surf Rock is Dead (3rd place overall and 2nd in the Readers' Poll), and Plastic Picnic (3rd in the Readers' Poll) - check out their tracks, streaming below.

Find the full list of the Indie Pop Category finalist at the bottom of this post.

 Crying
  2%   7 votes
 Cigarettes After Sex
  2%   8 votes
 Ex Reyes
  1%   6 votes
 Forth Wanderers
  1%   6 votes
 Gates
  0%   3 votes
 The Lemon Twigs
  2%   9 votes
 Pavo Pavo
  1%   4 votes
 Plastic Picnic
  13%   47 votes
 Sam Evian
  1%   5 votes
 Soccer Mommy
  11%   41 votes
 Surf Rock Is Dead
  17%   61 votes
 Yoke Lore
  10%   36 votes
 Zuli
33% 

116 votes

 

 





Zuli wins Readers' Poll for Emerging Indie Pop Artists, plays LPR on 02.16

The Best of NYC Indie Pop Readers' Poll ended last Friday and we have some results for ya'll!

The band Zuli, brainchild of the New York native Ryan Camenzuli, got the upper hand in that category's readers poll. The group plays well behaved pop in the tradition of the Beach Boys and Elvis Costello. Their debut EP "Supernatural Voodoo," filled with intoxicating melodies and witty lyrics, has been growing on us (and many other music fans) since its 2015 release. The band is playing Les Poisson Rouge on February 16th in a very "psych," all NYC bill including Monogold, Shana Falana and Dead Leaf Echo - that's actually a show sponsored by The Deli, do not miss! Check out the recent video for "Better All the Time," streaming below.

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Psych poppers Zuli play Baby's All Right on December 22nd

The psych poppers of Zuli bring their music to Baby's All Right on December 22nd, just in time for a much-needed holiday weekend. Zuli have had quite a year racking up hits on Spotify, with their 2015 EP Supernatural Voodoo still making waves with audiences in New York and around the world. Disparate influences like Animal Collective and Elvis Costello shape Zuli's experimental but enterntaining nature. Zuli will share the Baby's stage with chamber rock band Great Caesar and Oceanside-based post/math-rockers It Came From Space. The night's theme is a cross-cultural and religious celebration of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus, with the goal of getting merry in cooler ways than average. - Will Sisskind

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The Deli's picks from the CMJ Submissions: Aimee DeBeer, Pop & Obachan, Zuli, The City and Horses, Balancer, Journalism

In August we asked our readers in bands to submit through our system to be considered to play The Deli's four official CMJ Music Marathon shows, promising at least three slots. From the nearly 800 submissions we ended up picking twice as many bands as promised, here they are:

The City and Horses - Dream Pop stage (The Living Room, Saturday 10.17)

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Journalism - DIY Stage (Muchmore's, Thursday 10.15) 

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Zuli - Dream Pop stage (The Living Room, Saturday 10.17)

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BalancerDream Pop stage (The Living Room, Saturday 10.17)

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Pop & Obachan - Dream Pop stage (The Living Room, Saturday 10.17)

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Aimee DeBeer: Dream Pop stage (The Living Room, Saturday 10.17)

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