By now, you've probably seen every kind of "Year-End" or "[insert name here]'s Year-in-Review" list imagineable, but this one is way more exciting than anything the mainstream media gods have to say, so listen-up. Near the end of 2015, The Deli invited artsts from every corner of New England to submit their work for our annual year-end poll. After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, we're delighted to announce the results. Please note: To avoid conflicts, no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.
Editors: Jonathan (The Deli DC area); Jason (The Deli Chicago)
Total submissions from New England: 26
Big Big Buildings Score: 7.83/10
Squirrel Flower Score: 7.33/10
Gavage Score: 7.16/10
Gang of Thieves Score: 7.16/10
The Tsunamibots Score: 7.16/10
Babydriver Score: 7.16/10
Able Days Score: 7/10
Carissa Johnson Score: 7/10
Honorable mentions (scored above 6/10):
blindspot; The Silver Mirrors; Aloud; Art Thieves; Weekend Greg; Black Rabbit; I Was Awake; Liz Frame and the Kickers
WHAT’S NEXT: These results conclude the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and then let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote. After all of those votes have been taken into consideration, we'll announce the final overall winners.
Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay-tuned for your chance to vote!
-The Deli New England staff