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NYC Year End Poll - FOLK ROCK Submissions: Courtesy Tier at #3

Courtesy Tier talks a lot about resolution, but I'm not buying it. After powering their way through burners like 'Rescue' and 'Alright Mama,' I don't' feel like much has been settled... but I definitely feel relieved.

The Brooklyn duo of Layton and Omar struggle with issues of frustrations galore in otherwise barren electric textures that bring to mind Seattle groups like Modest Mouse and Mudhoney. Not bad company when it comes to working out life's pains. For more therapy on the cheap, listen to the band's latest, 'Something Better,' streaming below. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


The Men unveil single from upcoming album "New Moon

Brooklyn four piece The Men are ringing in 2013 with some shiny new music. "Electric," the first single from upcoming full-length "New Moon will be released on vinyl on January 22nd. Until then, you can give it a listen below. The Men's guitar-focused garage punk is heavy on the feedback, calling to mind bands of decades past. This vintage feel is further boosted by gritty vocals and choruses with enough of a classic rock boost to make them catchy, nearly melodic. About a year ago, The Men abandoned their urban digs to head to the Catskills to record New Moon where they ventured into piano, mandolin, and harmonica territory. Its March 5th release will mark The Men's third album via Sacred Bones ... and their first with bassist Ben Greenberg in the mix. The Men will be kicking off a international tour shortly thereafter; you can catch them playing the Bowery Ballroom on 3/07 - Corinne Bagish


Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for ALT FOLK

At The Deli, we define “Alt Rootsy” or "Alt Folk" those artists that have a basis in American roots music yet manage to somehow veer off its traditional ways - hence the picture above.

Total submissions in this category: 38

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.15):

1. Great Elk - 7.833 (out of 10)
2. Sorcha Richardson - 7.33
3. Derrick and the Black Sea - 7.16

Honorable Mentions (scores about 6.5):

Ben PaganoHowthRobin's Egg BlueTall Tall TreesEverest CaleCole WilliamsNightmare River BandXNYTessDan and RachelErez and The EndPhilip Lynch.

Jurors: Chrissy Prisco (Deli New England), Lucy Sherman (Deli Contributor), QD Tran (Deli Philadelphia)

The Deli's Staff

NYC Year End Poll - ALT FOLK Submission: Great Elk comes in 1st

Great Elk have a sound that seems to rise straight from the earth. Whether singer Paul Basile's lyrics are down in the mud, or soaring through the sky, this is a reminder of open spaces the band left behind in their native Alaska. Tracks like 'I'm Going to Bend" off debut LP 'Autogeography' are tell-tale reminders of how much we have in common no matter the landscape. See the band when they play Littlefield tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


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