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LA's Open Submission Results for The Deli Magazine's Year End Poll, 2013

2013 was a year crowded with local talent. We are excited to begin announcing the results of our massive year end poll. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word and give bands a chance to have their music heard by critics all over the country. After tallying the votes for the Open Submissions stage of our Los Angeles Year End Poll, it's time to release the results.

Please note that no editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene. The editors that voted on the LA scene were: Q.D. Tran (Deli Philadelphia), Brescia (Deli NYC Contributor) and Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC, Editor-In-Chief). In the coming weeks we will release the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors and it will be up to you to pick your favorite Emerging LA Artist of 2013.

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll with a ranking above 6.5:

1. So Many Wizards (Dream Pop) - 7.8
2. The Futures League (Garage Rock) - 7.6
3. May McDonough & Company (Psych/Pop) - 7.3
4. Mina Knock (Hip Hop) - 7.2
5. FMLYBND (Electro Pop) - 7
6. Playthings (Electronic) - 6.6

Honorable Mentions (ranked above 6.25):

Babe Parade (Indie Pop) - 6.5
Micah Brown (Folk) - 6.5
Octopus Mask (Surf Rock) - 6.5
The Blank Tapes (Garage Rock) - 6.5
Mind The Gap (Electronic Rock) - 6.5
steffaloo (Dream Pop) - 6.5
Strangeheart (Electro Pop) - 6.5
Heaps N Heaps (Indie Folk Pop) - 6.3
Heathers (Alt Pop) - 6.3

Total submissions from the LA Scene: 79

WHAT'S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. In the next few days we'll unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors made up of venue promoters and other scene experts, and we'll let our readers and writers influence the poll with their vote.

Thanks to all the acts who submitted to us. Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of the diversity and richness of LA's talent. Keep creating, keep supporting and stay tuned for your chance to vote!

The Deli Staff

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Video: Strangeheart, “How to Feel Right”

Jeff Thompson and Brandon Queen collaborate together as Strangeheart, making music that might show up on your combination Empire of the Sun/Daft Punk Pandora station. It’s slick pop production with a funk pulse that makes you wish Discos never died. While watching their latest video for “How to Feel Right,” at times I half expected the bass player to break out into “Get Lucky,” or the costumed characters to creep into frame together doing the “Thriller” dance moves. But it’s this familiarity to the layers of their music that makes it so easy to be charmed by. The moment in the song that had me hitting repeat is the last line of the chorus, when the intervals become hauntingly dissonant, and you realize these two are not playing copycat. They have real chops and an affinity for catchiness, a most powerful combination. As the video comes to its climax, the mask marauders seem to threaten Strangeheart’s funky dance party, but the duo prove their powers of pop are greater, and stop the bad guys from shutting down their good time. Strangeheart play their video release party tomorrow night, Nov. 7 at Fonogenic Studios. - Jacqueline Caruso


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