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Best of Portland -- 2011 Overall Final Results





Best of Portland -- 2011 Overall Final Results

Portland, Oregon


It's been a wild ride to the finish line, but the dust has finally settled and we are excited to announce the overall final results of our "Best Emerging Act of 2011"!  We would like to thank all the bands who were in the running. Together, along with many other talented acts not listed, your efforts make up the vibrant music culture that is increasingly drawing the attention of the national spotlight. Keep fighting the good fight in 2012 and we look forward to hearing all the latest jams! Congratulations to this year's top three acts!

1. Lost Lander

Lost Lander

Lost Lander has a penchant for building stripped down acoustic arrangements into full-blown dramatic moments of epic pop. Sometimes fast and loud, sometimes slow and soft, it won't surprise fans of Menomena to find out that former member Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls) produced their debut Drrt. Striking out on two brief tours already, with connections and a polished record that is already gaining national attention, it would seem quite accurate to find this project in our top three of Portland's "Best Emerging Artist of 2011". 

2. Radiation City

Radiation City

Narrowly trailing Lost Lander by less than 1/20th of a point, it makes sense that these two bands are in very similar positions and have shared the stage a number of times. Upon offering the world The Hands That Take You (Tender Loving Empire), a retro-infused pop gem, 2011 found Radiation City in a debut breakout year that couldn't be stopped. While the full account of accolades is too long to list here, special highlights include packed showcases at CMJ in the middle of a national tour, a Daytrotter session, a video premiere on IFC and a slew of adoring press from across the country including several nods on notable "Year End" lists including this one.

3. Aan

Aan

"Dynamic" is a word that can be thrown around a little too easily in the blog world, a lot like "love" and "hate" in the real world, but when it comes to the case of Aan it can be said without question that this a band with a truly dynamic sound that is also easy to love. At times reminiscent of the aforementioned Menomena, Aan blends some of the most pleasing guitar tones and technical percussion in recent memory with the fitting, but abrasive cry of frontman Bud Wilson's vocals, for a combination that can explode and collapse at a moment's notice. Still trying to find a permanent lineup while recording a new LP, 2012 finds Aan prepping for a tour to SXSW and back again, where it will also play 35 Denton and Treefort Music Fest alongside the varied likes the Jesus and the Mary Chain and of Montreal.

 
BAND
J
F
OS
TOTAL
 
1
Lost Lander
8
0.037
0
8.037
2
Radiation City
8
0.011
0
8.011
icon
3
Aan
7
0.03
0
7.03
icon
4
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
7
0.016
0
7.016
icon
5
The Druthers
3
3
0
6
icon
6
AgesandAges
5
0.006
0
5.006
icon
7
Swahili
5
0.004
0
5.004
icon
8
Youth
3
1
0
4
icon
9
Yeah Great Fine
0
0.024
3
3.024
icon
10
Adventures! With Might
3
0.017
0
3.017
icon
11
Sallie Ford & The Sound...
3
0.013
0
3.013
icon
12
Psychic Feline
3
0.008
0
3.008
icon
13
Blouse
3
0.005
0
3.005
icon
14
The Hugs
3
0.005
 
3.005
icon
15
Purple n Green
3
0.003
0
3.003
icon
16
Jobo Shakins
3
0
0
3
icon
17
Tope
1
2
0
3
icon
18
Sons of Huns
0
1.5
1
2.5
icon
19
AU
2
0.033
0
2.033
icon
20
Hausu
2
0.014
0
2.014
icon
21
Hosannas
0
0.011
2
2.011
icon
22
The Ascetic Junkies
2
0.007
0
2.007
icon
23
Sarah Billings
2
0.002
0
2.002
icon
24
Glassbones
1
0.5
0
1.5
icon
25
Eidolons
0
0.092
1
1.092
icon
26
Morning Teleportation
0
0.049
1
1.049
icon
27
Natasha Kmeto
1
0.037
0
1.037
icon
28
Wild Ones
1
0.035
0
1.035
icon
29
Forest Park
1
0.033
0
1.033
icon
30
Father Figure
1
0.021
0
1.021
icon
31
The Greater Midwest
1
0.01
0
1.01
icon
32
The Sexbots
0
0.004
1
1.004
icon
33
Lincoln Crockett
1
0.003
0
1.003
icon
34
BOOM!
1
0.002
0
1.002
icon
35
Sex Life
1
0.001
0
1.001
icon
36
Aitch
1
0
0
1
icon
37
Sam Adams
0
0.039
0.5
0.539
icon
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Published: February 08, 2012 |

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