Deli Best of SF Bay Area 2012 - Submission Results!

We've tallied the results for the Open Submissions stage of our SF Bay Area Year End Poll. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes, and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon. 

Thanks to all the rad folks who submitted their heart and soul to us. Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of the Bay Area's talent and diversity. 
Total submissions from the SF Bay Area Scene: 74
Qualified to the final phase of the Best of SF Bay Area Poll:
1. Ash Reiter - 8.5 (out of 10)
2. Seabright - 7.66
2. Lauren O'Connell - 7.66
4. Planet Booty - 7.5
4. Chance's End - 7.5
4. Steer the Stars - 7.5
7. Heather Normandale - 7.33
7. Speak Friend - 7.33
7. Big Tree - 7.33
Honorable Mentions (score above 7)
The Jaunting Martyrs (Americana), Zodiac Death Valley (Lo-Fi), Adios Amigo (Indie Pop), Electric Shepherd (Psych Rock), The Stages of Sleep (Indie Pop), That Girl With Dark Eyes (Electro Pop), Wildlife Control (Indie Rock). 
Jurors: Jason Behrends (Deli Chicago), Chrissy Prisco (Deli New England), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC).  
The Deli Staff

Open Submissions 2012 Top Three: Seabright

Materializing in a bedroom somewhere in San Jose in 2005, Seabright is the electro-organic brainchild of Justin Morales. Two full-length albums in one year, and you’d probably expect something bland, but Seabright creates carefully constructed collages of drum loops, instrumentation, vocals, and a huge array of samples. Seabright tied for second in our SF Year End Poll's Open Submissions with average rating of 7.66 (the other 2nd place went to Lauren O'Connell - see entry below).