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Deli Prizes for the Year End Best of NYC

The Deli of course will also contribute to the pool of prizes for the Year End Best of NYC Poll, for both the Overall and  Readers' charts.

Here's the list:

Overall Chart Prize (winner only)
Cover of The Deli's Spring issue (out in Arpil 2010)

Overall Chart Prize for 2nd and 3rd place
Smaller Picture on The Deli's Spring issue's cover

Readers' Chart Prize (winner only)
Full Feature on a Deli issue

Extra Prize for all nominees
writeup in The Deli's Spring issue 2010

So look out for the Spring issue in April, as it will be entirely dedicated to the Best of NYC Poll and to the upcoming Best of NYC Fest, which will happen in the Spring of 2010, involving many of the artists included in our Best of.

The Deli's Staff


Wormburner sell out Mercury, release Christmas song

WORMBURNER are an Indie Rock five-piece from New York City who play rootsy, lyrical Powerpop with Punk and New Wave ingredients. After a couple of self produced releasestheir music made its way to David Lowery (frontman for Cracker & Camper van Beethoven) who ended up helping them craft a full length album, titled "A Hero's Welcome" released on DIVE Records in the Fall of 2006. But the quintet, that sold out Mercury on Saturday 12.12, is not all crash and crunch, as proven by a CHRISTMAS tune, called "The Bells Of St. Ignatius," and you can download it here.


Peculiar Gentlemen's new video + Burlesque action

This is a new video from Peculiar Gentlemen that brings us right into the festive mood of da Holidaze Seez'n... definitely a peculiar video about... the original inventors of the Boom Box/iPod? The Gentlemen will play as a soundtrack to a burlesque show on December 19 at Jalopy (315 Columbia St. Bklyn).


Weekly Special #183a: Josh Mease (tours with Van Dyke Parks)

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Josh Mease is a bit of an explorer. Originally hailing from Houston, Mease recorded his debut LP, “Wilderness,” in sessions that took him from Texas to Connecticut and back to his own bedroom a stone’s throw from the BQE. The most fruitful wanderings of his, however, take place within the confines of his imagination—the lush sonic dreamscapes of “Wilderness” recall, at times, the music of mid-century animated Disney films the elegant “Eleanor” in particular sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place in Alice’s wonderland, sung by a chorus of harmonizing flora. “White Diamonds,” the album’s first single, is an impossibly infectious tune a delightful video for the song, as well as a clip for “Eleanor,” can be found online at his MySpace page or on Youtube. From the lovely opener “You Found Me” and laid-back “Days Like This” through the towering, ambient “Tall Trees,” “Wilderness” is a gorgeously breathtaking first record. The Deli caught Mease with his head out of the clouds long enough to discuss the creative process. - Read Toney Palumbo's interview with Josh Mease here.

Deli Year End Polls 2009 - Submissions Links

About The Year End Polls

The goal of The Deli's Year End Polls is the same as our Mission Statement: to give exposure to emerging artists that shine for origniality, character and/or songwriting skills. This is not a poll that will necessarily reward bands with a big fan base: the vote of our competent local juries - comprised promoters, bloggers, record store personnel, radio DJs who live and breath their scene - will have a big impact on the final results, while the final readers' vote will be crucial in assigning the final positions in our charts.

This being said, the poll is open to every band belonging to the scenes covered by The Deli. A small number of artists (between 3 and 5) will be nominated through an open contest, while most of the other artists will be directly selected by the jury.

Chose your city's link (Deadline is 12.23.2009!)
(if you submit to the wrong city you'll be disqualified)

Last Year's Winner: N/A

Last Year's Winner: Kid Sister - 2008 full list here

Last Year's Winner: Henry Clay People - 2008 full list here

Last Year's Winner: The Protomen - 2008 full list here

Last Year's Winner: N/A

Last Year's Winner: Chairlift - 2008 full list here

Last Year's Winner: Drink Up Buttercup - 2008 full list here

Last Year's Winner: N/A

Last Year's Winner: Maus Haus - 2008 full list here

A team of Deli writers will select the submission that will proceed to the next stage of the poll.

Also also also... your band will stay in The Deli's Charts!
After the Year End Poll is over, your band will stay in our charts organized by region and genre together with all the top artists from your scene... for example:
- THIS is the Top 300 of the NYC based artists cross genre
- THIS is the Top 300 of the NYC based artists playing indie rock

Thanks for your interest in The Deli and Good Luck!

The Deli's Staff




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