Indie Rock

Best New England Emerging Artists 2017: The Deli's Poll Results

Dear Deli Readers,

We have finally reached the end of the road for The Deli’s Best Emerging New England Artists Poll. As usual, it’s been a lengthy, exhausting, painstaking journey through an abundance of numbers, band names, and some seriously rad tunes. Now, before we get to our list of this year’s Top Performers, we would like to thank our wonderful, knowledgeable jury of local music experts/enthusiasts (which you can view below), dedicated Deli writers and all those who took the time to check out our nominees and cast their votes. You’re the best, and we wouldn’t be able to do this without you!

1. Crumb is an outfit that takes the pleasantly dissonant atmosphere of smooth jazz and molds it into psych rock masterpieces. Their songs glide along steady pace, revealing highly skilled instrumentation without abandoning the groove. There are long stretches of jam that prove remiscent of classic indie rockers like Lotus Plaza, but there are moments of unbridled wierdness and pure chaos, sprinkled in to add some spice to the psychedelic sonic brew. Crumb is the new must listen for psych fans in New England.

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2. XR Tabs is a band to which it's nearly impossible to assign a definitive genre. Their work contains elements of experimental noise rock, post-punk, indie rock, and electronica. They traverse unclaimed musical territory almost as a rule, making listening a wholly unexpected experience.

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3. Pompo is an alt rock band that blends elements of funk and blues to create a hybrid, modern alternative rock sound. With lengthy, funk jams that serve as an instant reminder of early Red Hot Chili Peppers, they've honed a classic sound and made it their own. 

 

4. Frank Viele

5. Honeysuckle

6. Moment of Clarity

7. Ripe

8. oldsoul

9. The Black Kennedys

10. Wolfmen of Mars

11. Kal Marks

12. The Right Offs

13. Choke Up

14. Ryxno

15. Tigerman WOAH

16. Seth Adam

17. Math the Band

18. The Dead L.A.

19 Fucko

20. Rick Rude https://rickrude1.bandcamp.com/

21. And Then There Was One

22. Chaser Eight

23. Squeeze Trigger

24. Julia Russo

25. Fightsong

26. Polluter

27. Mokita

29. Atlas Lab

30. Colbis the Creature

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See you next year, Best of New England Poll!

The Folks at The Deli

 

   

COPPER CROWN - BOVINE FEST #2 SUNDAY!

Copper Crown are bringing a unique alt-punk-ska sound to the Toronto scene. They released their debut self titled EP last year. All of the band members come from different music backgrounds with several influences so it's hard and frowned upon to label Copper Crown under one genre. Basically the band sounds like classic California ska bands of the 90's with Dido on vocals. They will be playing at Bovine Fest #2 at Bovine Sex Club on March 26th. - Kris Gies

   

New The Spirit of the Beehive LP Available for Streaming

The Spirit of the Beehive just premiered its long-awaited LP Pleasure Suck, which officially comes on March 24 via Tiny Engines, but you can stream it now over at Stereogum. The album shifts unpredictably from warm melodies to wafting, textured soundscapes that morph into chaotic, dense walls of noise, and back again without notice, as a dreary, dark cloud hangs over the disenchanted, dual guy-gal lead vocals. It's a mind-warping collection of tracks that yearn for you to dig deeper. The band is currently on an extensive U.S. tour that will wrap up with a hometown release show on Friday, March 28 at Everybody Hits.

   

Daydream Machine drop new album, tour with Souvenir Driver

 We've been asking for new music from shoegazy neo-psych post-punk outfit Daydream Machine for a little while now and after being teased with "Modern Prophecy" back in January, The Show Must Not Go On is finally here.

It technically dropped earlier this month with a video for the album's first track "You Know Who" to go along with it, and a listening party running through the album a few days ago on St. Patrick's Day. Tonight is when the big celebration takes place, since it's the album release show along with the kickoff of their tour with Souvenir Driver.

Daydream Machine aren't the only ones with new tunes, since Souvenir Driver have been hard working in the studio as well. They debuted their new emotive dream pop track "Dive" earlier in March, the first single shared from their upcoming self-titled fourth release, due out April 14. Catch more peeks into what the LP will sound like tonight at the tour kickoff, or at any of their stops while on the road.

TOUR DATES

03/21 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

03/24 – The Sound Lounge – Grants Pass, OR

03/25 – Starlite – Sacremento, CA

03/26 – Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

03/27 – Continental Room – Fullerton, CA

03/29 – Harvard & Stone – Los Angeles, CA

03/30 – The Pour House – Oceanside, CA

03/31 – Til-Two Club – San Diego, CA

 

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Animal Years
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/AnimalYears/
Venue name: 
The Bowery Ballroom