Mitski

Mitski releases new single/video 'Your Best American Girl' from upcoming LP

Brooklyn songwriter Mitski - our Record of the Month in November 2014 - just unveiled this new video for single 'Your Best American Girl,' featured in her fourth studio album 'Puberty 2,' released on June 17th on Dead Oceans. The Japanese-American artist will headline a US tour as a three piece in the summer, and play a few shows in Europe next week. The band's June 20th show at Bowery Ballroom is sold out, so you better get your tickets for the following NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Juyly 27.

Porches is The Deli NYC's Best Emerging Artist of 2014. Mitski is #2, Beverly #3

Deli Readers,

Our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists has been - as usual - a lengthy and painstaking journey which took us through prairies of numbers, horizons filled with band names, and a dense, (mostly) joyous rain of music, but we have finally arrived at destination: we can announce the final results. This year we heave a very electric guitar heavy chart - at least for the top positions.

We are happy to announce that Porches is The Deli NYC's Emerging Artist of the Year, and will therefore grace the cover of the upcoming spring issue of The Deli. We've been fans of the band for a while now (their beautiful latest release "Slow Dance in the Cosmos" was our record of the month back in December 2013), and we'll take this opportunity to reveal that we actually offered them the cover of The Deli twice in the past 6 months, something that didn't materialize only because in both instances they couldn't play a show linked to the issue's launch. As they say, it was destined to happen!

Another recent Deli record of the month landed in second place: uber-talented solo indie rocker Mitski (a project we have a feeling will soon become a band, because, well... it sounds like a band!). Her 2014 record "bury me at makeout creek" reveals a multifaceted talent, but first and foremostly, great songwriting.

One of The Deli's staff's favorite genres - dream pop - gets on the podium thanks to guitarist and vocalist Drew Citron's brainchild Beverly, whose debut album "Careers" enjoyed the creative input of ubiquitous Brooklyn DIY scene talent Frankie Rose, who left the band shortly after the record was released (that's what ubiquitous musicians do!).

If you wonder how this chart came into existence, 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+ NYC scene expert (our jury) and asked them to nominate 3 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 NYC produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2014 POLL FOR EMERGING NYC ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
OS
W
R
TOT
 
1
Porches
10.5
 
 
0.026
10.526
2
Mitski
9.5
 
 
0.026
9.526
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3
Beverly
4.5
 
2
0.015
6.515
icon
4
Charly Bliss
6.5
 
 
0.008
6.508
icon
5
Great Caesar
5.5
 
 
0.016
5.516
icon
6
Tei Shi
4.5
 
1
0.015
5.515
7
Future Punx
4.5
 
 
0.184
4.684
icon
8
Heeney
4.5
 
 
0.129
4.629
icon
9
Sunflower Bean
4.5
 
 
0.002
4.502
icon
10
Little Daylight
4.5
 
 
0.002
4.502
icon
11
Sons of an Illustrious Father
 
2
2
0.108
4.108
icon
 
Dead Stars
 
2
2
0.108
4.108
icon
13
Winstons
1
3
 
0.026
4.026
14
STRNGRS
 
3
1
0.018
4.018
icon
 
Ava Luna
3
 
1
0.018
4.018
icon
16
Bluffing
3
 
1
0.017
4.017
icon
17
Celestial Shore
1
 
3
0.003
4.003
icon
18
Jeremy & the Harlequins
 
2
 
2
4
icon
 
Mainland
 
3
 
1
4
icon
20
Christie Belanger
 
3
 
0.559
3.559
icon
21
Ellis Ashbrook
3
 
 
0.512
3.512
icon
22
Frankie Cosmos
3.5
 
 
0.009
3.509
23
Yellerkin
3.5
 
 
0.002
3.502
icon
 
Hiss Golden Messenger
3.5
 
 
0.002
3.502
icon
25
The Fluids
2
 
 
1.5
3.5
icon
26
The Landing
 
3
 
0.179
3.179
icon
 
Lynette Williams
3
 
 
0.179
3.179
icon
28
GRUMBY
 
3
 
0.151
3.151
icon
29
Hey Anna
 
2
1
0.103
3.103
icon
30
Late Cambrian
1
1.5
 
0.548
3.048
icon
31
Bonsai
 
3
 
0.044
3.044
icon
32
DREAMERS
 
1.5
1
0.535
3.035
icon
  Teen Commandments
3
 
 
0.035
3.035
icon
  Johnnie Lee Jordan
 
2
1
0.035
3.035
icon
35
Feral Foster
3
 
 
0
3.34
icon
36
Palberta
3
 
 
0.032
3.032
icon
37
TOONS
3
 
 
0.011
3.011
icon
38
Run the Jewels
3
 
 
0.01
3.01
icon
  Cricket Tell the Weather
 
3
 
0.01
3.01
icon
  Hector s Pets
3
 
 
0.01
3.01
icon
41
Rocket & The Ghost
3
 
 
0.004
3.004
icon
  Psychic Twin
2
 
1
0.004
3.004
icon
  Nick Hakim
3
 
 
0.004
3.004
icon
44
Howard
 
3
 
0.003
3.003
icon
45
Public Access TV
2
 
1
0.002
3.002
icon
46
Ryn Weaver
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
icon
 
Morning Sun + The Essentials
 
3
 
0.001
3.001
icon
 
Flagland
3
 
 
0
3.001
icon
49
Pete Ayres Band
 
2
 
0.629
2.629
icon
50
Animal Years
2
 
 
0.629
2.629
icon
51
PC Worship
2
 
 
0.376
2.376
icon
 
Jane Lee Hooker
2
 
 
0.376
2.376
icon
53
Chargaux
2
 
 
0.369
2.369
icon
54
BRAEVES
 
1.5
 
0.794
2.294
icon
55
Big Neck Police
2
 
 
0.18
2.18
icon
56
Throw Vision
2
 
 
0.153
2.153
icon
57
Quitty and The Dont's
2
 
 
0.177
2.177
icon
58
Every Flavor Weather Machine
2
 
 
0.117
2.117
icon
59
KDH
 
2
 
0.116
2.116
icon
60
Memorial Gore
2
 
 
0.102
2.102
icon
61
Circus Life
2
 
 
0.092
2.092
icon
62
Mike Wilson
 
2
 
0.064
2.064
icon
63
Highly Suspect
2
 
 
0.048
2.048
64
BOROKO
2
 
 
0.039
2.039
icon
65
Slothrust
2
 
 
0.011
2.011
icon
66
Ratking
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
 
Parlour Tricks
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
icon
68
The Prettiots
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
  CLOUDER
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
  Crying
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
icon
71
MOTHXR
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
icon
72
VÉRITÉ
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
  Galcher Lustwerk
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
  Jason Howell
 
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
 
Kiss Slash Crooked Smile
2
 
 
0.002
2.002
icon
76
WET
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
  Wonderful Humans
 
2
 
0.001
2.001
icon
  Belle Mare
2
 
 
0.001
2.001
icon
80
Michael Daves
 2
 
 
0
2.001
icon
81
Big Huge
 2
 
 
0
2
icon
82
Viktor Longo
 
1.5
 
0.048
1.548
icon
 
ONWE
 
1.5
 
0.048
1.548
icon
84
The Cabana Kids
 
1.5
 
0.006
1.506
icon
 
Exocomet
 
1.5
 
0.006
1.506
icon
86
LAVACHILD
 
1.5
 
0
1.5
icon
87
Pants Velour
1
 
 
0.475
1.475
icon
88
Sly Moth
1
 
 
0.063
1.063
icon
 
Z&A
1
 
 
0.063
1.063
icon
90
Jack + Eliza
1
 
 
0.054
1.054
icon
91
Modern Rivals
1
 
 
0.041
1.041
icon
92
Blkkathy
1
 
 
0.021
1.021
icon
93
Easterns Hollows
1
 
 
0.007
1.007
icon
94
Canon Logic
1
 
 
0.006
1.006
icon
95
Landlady
1
 
 
0.005
1.005
icon
96
1-800-BAND
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
icon
97
Bosco
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
  Cantina
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
  Kate Davis
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
icon
100
Icewater
1
 
 
0.002
1.002
101
Your Old Droog
1
 
 
0.001
1.001
icon

102

Fern Mayo
1
 
 
0

1

icon

 

Black Diamondz
1
 
 
0

1

icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Many Thanks to our Jurors: Alex Borsody (independent show organizer), Alex Rossiter (Webster Hall), Andy Bodor (Cake Shop), Ariel (Palisades), Billy Jones (Baby's All Right), Diane (Bowery Electric), Christina Cook (Sofar Sound), Clark (The Delancey), Eric Berrebbi (Arlene's Grocery), Eric Weiner (The Wild Honey Pie), Free Williamsburg, George Flanagan (Rough Trade NYC), Heath Miller (Webster Hall), Jacob Moyers (Cameo Gallery), Jaime Dominguez (SESAC), Jen Lyon (Bowery Electric), Lauren Beck (The L magazine), Matt Currie (Rockwood Music Hall), Matt McDonald (CMJ), Max Brennan (Lit Lounge), Mike Leonard (Bowery Presents), Nora dabdoub (Shea Stadium), Patrick McNamara (Oh My Rockness), Rami Haykal (Glasslands), Samantha Cox (BMI), Steven King (The Rock Shop), Steven Matrick (Pianos), Tim Maginnis (Ascap), Todd Abramson (Maxwells), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli).

You can browse these artists in lists organized by genre here:
Alt Folk - Alt Rock - Electronic - Folk Rock/Americana - Hip Hop + Other - Indie Pop - Indie Rock - Psych Rock/Avant Indie - Revival Rock/Garage Rock - Songwriters/Rooty Pop.

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

The Deli's Staff

Mitski

CD Name: 
"bury me at makeout creek"
title_color: 
dodgerblue
Music Link: 
http://mitski.bandcamp.com/album/bury-me-at-makeout-creek
Album Cover URL: 
http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2014/11/mitski-bury-me-at-makeout-creek.jpg
body: 
<p>In her third album &quot;<a href="https://mitski.bandcamp.com/">bury me at makeout creek</a>,&quot; Brooklyn songwriter <a href="http://mitski.com/">Mitski</a> reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener &quot;texas reznikoff&quot; presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem &quot;townie,&quot; where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track &quot;first love / late spring&quot; take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, &quot;jobless monday&quot; doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.</p><iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=833938324/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://mitski.bandcamp.com/album/bury-me-at-makeout-creek">bury me at makeout creek by Mitski</a></iframe>

Record of the Month: Mitski "bury me at makeout creek" release party tonight (11.13) at Silent Barn

In her third album "bury me at makeout creek," Brooklyn songwriter Mitski reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener "texas reznikoff" presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem "townie," where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track "first love / late spring" take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, "jobless monday" doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.

Don't miss the album's release party tonight at Silent Barn.

Sunday Video: "Townie" – Mitski from Rookie on Vimeo.

Jake's CMJ 2014 Days 4: Sharpless, Attic Basement, Mitski, Small Wonder

My Friday night was spent primarily at The Silent Barn (pictured) for the Miscreant and Father/Daughter Records showcase. I'll add that I spent all of the next day there as well; having spent the most time there than any venue, Silent Barn had my favorite bills of CMJ by far, and none of them were official. Although I was particularly exhausted that day/night and ended up leaving earlier than I would've liked, I did catch some great acts that I had been meaning to see for a while. I will say that this was a stacked bill, I'm only going to talk about a few of the bands that really stand out to me. - Keep reading Jake Saunders report of Day 4 of the CMJ Music Marathon 2014.

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