We've tallied the results for the Open Submissions stage of our LA Area Year End Poll. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes, and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon.
Thanks to all the rad folks who submitted their heart and soul to us - we never received as many submissions from LA as this year! Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of the LA Area's talent and diversity.
Total submissions from the LA Area Scene: 85
Qualified to the final phase of the Best of LA Area Poll:
1. Little Red Lung - 7.6 (out of 10)
2. Fake Furs - 7.5
3. The Morning Birds - 7.5
4. So Many Wizards - 7.3
5. I Hate You Just Kidding - 7.3
6. Cotillon - 7.16
7. Nightmare Air - 7
8. Dark Furs - 7
9. IAMEVE - 7
Honorable Mentions (Score above 6.5): The Smoking Trees (Psych Pop), Maston (Indie Pop), Hi Ho Silver Oh (Folk Rock), megachoir (Electronica), of Verona (Electro-pop), The Cigarette Bums (Garage)
Jurors: QD Tran (Deli Philly), Brandi Lukas (Deli contributor), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC)
The Deli Staff