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July 2014
Talkative
"Hot Fruit Barbeque
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Whitnessing the growth of Portland punky psych-pop outfit, Talkative, over the years, has been an absolute pleasure. Each of their albums has a home in my music library and heart. Not to mention the dudes in the band are some of the finest gents among the Portland music community. I knew we'd be good buds from the first time I met guitarist/synth/vocalist Cody Berger in 2011, after my own band played a show at Kelly's Olympian, and I reluctantly let an intoxicated Cody, saying "hey man, I heard you like to smoke pot too, cool!" hop a ride back to the SE with me to shorten his walk home. 

Talkative's latest stoney efforts, Hot Fruit Barbeque, takes their raucous high energy sounds to new levels. And it's not just upscaled production. The album feels more purposeful than their previus work, each song commanding you to yield and listen or dance (I prefer to wiggle). Lead single "Rudy Huckleberry" will be left lingering in your ear as you try to recreate Berger's catchy but mostly unintelligible vocal hooks for the remainder of the day. Equally as catcy, "Snow Jobs" and "Hava Nagila" showcase the impressively explosive capabilities of Casunn Taft's drumming. The boys explore slightly more worldly rhythms and tones alongside their distorted guitars on "Gentrifuckation" for an overall excelent, bouncy, party track. 

Hot Fruit Barbeque easily falls at the top of my list of favorite albums in 2014. Listen here.

- Travis Leipzig


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Winter 2013. NYC Issue #37 (CMJ)
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Best of 2013 Poll for Emerging New England Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging New England Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to indie rock slackers Krill (pictured) for winning it hands down!

Thumbs up to multifaceted blues rock songwriter Sarah Borriello and to pop experimenters And the Kids.

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free) and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 15+ New England scene experts (our jury) and asked them to nominate three more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music New England produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
W
OS
R
TOT
 
1
KRILL
9
1
 
0.005
10.005
2
Sarah Borrello
3
1
 
0.004
4.004
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3
And The Kids
3
 
 
1
4
icon
4
Animals and Shapes
2
1
 
0.114
3.114
icon
5
Pale Cowboy
 
 
3
0.077
3.077
icon
6
Violent Mae
3
 
 
0.054
3.054
icon
7
Magic Island
 
1
2
0.047
3.047
icon
8
Alpenglow
3
 
 
0.03
3.03
icon
9
Speedy Ortiz
3
 
 
0.014
3.014
icon
10
Will Dailey
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
icon

11

Ovlov
3
 
 
0.003
3.003
12 
Kal Marks
2
1
 
0.003
3.003
icon
13
Dust Witch
3
 
 
0.002
3.002
icon
14
Grass is Green
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
icon
15
Hayley Sabella
3
 
 
0
3
icon
 16
Bearstronaut
3
 
 
0
3
icon
17 
Mals Totem
 
 
1
2
3
icon
 18
Harpoons
3
 
 
 
3
?
19
Rusty Belle
1
 
 
1.5
2.5
icon
20
The Box Tiger
2
 
 
0.173
2.173
21
Miss Geo
 
1
1
0.062
2.062
icon
22
Jesse Dee
2
 
 
0.048
2.048
icon
 23
Bella's Bartok
2
 
 
0.047
2.047
icon
24
Paper Castles
2
 
 
0.013
2.013
icon
 25
Consuelo's Revenge
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
icon
26
Guerilla Toss
2
 
 
0.006
2.006
icon
27
Bent Shapes
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
28
Daphne Lee Martin
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 29
Blue Button
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 30
Dan & the Wildfire
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
31
Fear the Masses
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 32
Ashley Jordan
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
 33
The Range
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
34
Big Big Buildings
 
 
1.5
0.032
1.532
icon
35
Contrapposto
1
 
 
0.032
1.032
icon
36
Tomboy
1
 
 
0.031
1.031
icon
37
Jatoba
1
 
 
0.017
1.017
icon
38
Art Decade
1
 
 
0.014
1.014
icon
39
Frank Viele
1
 
 
0.011
1.011
icon
 40
You Won't
1
 
 
0.008
1.008
icon
41
Civil Pilots
1
 
 
0.007
1.007
icon
42
Home Body
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
icon
 43
Atlantic Thrills
 
 
1
0.004
1.004
icon
44
Ryan Montbleau Band
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
45
Barika
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

List of jurors: Vern (The Room, CT); Christie Leigh (CNC Music Productions); Adam Morgan (blogger); Lev McCarthy (WRUV); Jackie Indrisano (Cafe 939, MA); Trevor Morrison (WHUS); John Fleming (The Colosseum, RI); Ellie Molitor (Allston Pudding); Joe (Radio Bean, VT); Dan Kuhn (WWPV); John (The Elevens, MA); Liz Pelly (fvckthemedia.com); Bryan (Hillytown music blog); Joseph Graham (New England Music Awards); Perry Eaton (BDCWire.com)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff


2013 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

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Prog-grass? Cricket Tell the Weather plays Rockwood on 12.15

Recording their upcoming debut album in a barn in Easton, CT, progressive bluegrass quintet Cricket Tell the Weather strives for an authentic whirlwind of strings and harmony that sounds like they've all been playing together for years already. Check them out when they light up Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday December 15 at 11 pm (but come early to see Avidya & The Kleshas at 9), check out instrumental track "Off Island Shuffle below, and watch their live video for 'Rocky Mountain Skies' here. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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