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Active Bird Community

Deli Best of NYC 2013 - Open Submission Results for ALT ROCK

We keep churning out results from the open submissions for our Best of NYC 2013 Poll for Emerging Artists - here are the winners for the ALT ROCK.

When we say Alt Rock - by the way - we mean punchy rock music that's melodic and inspired to the alternative rock music of the 80-90s, from Aerosmiths to Pearl Jam and Weezer.

Total submissions in this category: 37

Artists Qualified to the next stage (Readers' Poll, starting around 01.15):

1. Spirit Animal - 8.16 (out of 10)
2. PUSHMETHOD - 7.33
3. Late Cambrian - 7
3. Active Bird Community - 7

Honorable Mentions (scores above 6)
Raccoon Fighter
WatermelonVon ShakesThe Bushwick HotelThe Como Brothers BandDirty RiverGillianButchers of Sky ValleyCeramicsGrand ElectricRevolving OneSlim WraySTRNGRS.

Jurors: Quang Tran (Deli Philly), Terra James Jura (Deli Nashville), PDG (Deli NYC)

Stay tuned for more results, and then for the readers' poll!


The Deli's Staff

NYC bands on the rise: Active Bird Community plays Highline Ballroom on 08.14

In Active Bird Community's latest two song EP 'FIreplace Song/Sega Genesis', the alt-rock band has taken a softer approach to otherwise difficult subjects. Perhaps it's because they recorded these songs during winter break last year, but this record holds two haunting and immersive tracks.

Opener 'Fireplace Song' (streaming) has the ambient thrust of Arcade Fire, along with the disenchantment of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. On second track 'Sega Genesis,' weighty lyrics like 'I've got a friend that lives in the ground, I hope someday he'll live in the clouds,' the quartet's unafraid to touch on weighty issues, while always keeping the party going. A band that began when members Tom D'Agustino and Andrew Wolfson were just in sixth grade (strong bonds are good for bands), they've come a long way in a fairly short time, and we are looking forward to checking them out when they play Highline Ballroom on August 14. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


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