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Best in Portland 2017 Poll for Emerging Bands - Final Results

Deli Portlanders,

It's been a months long road in the process of nominating and voting on who all of you feel are the city's best musicians for the year. After thinking back on all the shows played and albums released from 2016, we've finally got a solid list of Portland's finest. Take a gander at who you all fell for (and just how much you fell for them), while also showing some love to yourselves and the lovely jurors that participated.

Thanks to our jurors: Linneas Boland-Godbey (Next Northwest), Aaron Sharpsteen (Photographer), Tony Prato (Bunk Bar), Duffy Rongiiland (Gnar Tapes), Rob Cullivan (Portland Tribune), Leigh Belacic (PDX Pop Now), Jeni Wren Stottrup (Gritty Birds Podcast), Annie Ostrowski (Riot Act Media), Blake Hickman (Good Cheer Records), Clifford Prince King (Photographer), Mo Troper (Impose Magazine/Portland Mercury), Chad Davis (Musician), Jordan Stamm (Drunk Dial Records), Hunter Skowron (Dazzleships Records), Todd Walberg (Photographer), Yousef Hatlani (Faces on the Radio), Corbin Corbinn (Crush House/Photographer), and Andrew Olson (dr0ne PR).


Let's get down to the nitty gritty of what you all have been waiting for...

Lithics

Lithics exude mystery. From their experimental punk drone to their intentional lack of an internet presence, they're the band you may not have known existed until you saw them accidentally. They've been coasting in Portland's formerly under-appreciated but always DIY post/art punk scene for almost three years now with just two releases under their belt. Their three track, self-titled tape from 2015 gave us a taste, but it was their 2016 release Borrowed Floors that helped propel them into being Portland's best band of the year.

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2. Cat Hoch

This isn't the first success Cat Hoch and her band have experienced with the Deli. She came out on top entirely in 2015, when she was voted the Best Emerging Artist of that year and was the readers' choice for best in shoegaze and psych rock for this year. From opening up for Ride to commanding even bigger stages, Cat Hoch and her talented group of musicians aren't stopping anytime soon.

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3. Abronia

Ambiently soft yet broodingly heavy, Abronia have expanded their lineup to match their beautifully atmospheric and expansive sound. Our overall pick for best in electronic and experimental and perfect for moments of mental reflection (but easy to enjoy in damn near every other scenario), Abronia's dominanation of the experimental side of the poll makes total sense, and we can't wait to hear new releases from them.

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4. Ice Queens (Alt Rock/Metal, 7pts)

5. Fur Coats (Hip Hop/R&B, 6pts)

6. The Toads (Indie Rock/Post-Punk, 6pts)

7. Mr. Wrong (Punk/Garage, 6pts)

8. Shrine of the Serpent (Alt Rock/Metal, 5.5pts)

9. A Volcano (Alt Rock/Metal, 5pts)

10. dolphin midwives (Electronic/Experimental, 5pts)

11. Gold Casio (Electronic/Experimental, 5pts)

12. Chanti Darling (Hip Hop/R&B, 5pts)

13. Lola Buzzkill (Hip Hop/R&B, 5pts)

14. Laura Palmer's Death Parade (Psych/Shoegaze, 5pts)

15. Wave Action (Punk/Garage, 5pts)

16. Donte Thomas (Hip Hop/R&B, 4pts)

17. Little Star (Indie Pop, 4pts)

18. Candace (Psych/Shoegaze, 4pts)

19. Zozma (Psych/Shoegaze, 4pts)

20. On drugs (Punk/Garage, 4pts)

21. James Curry IV (Electronic/Experimental, 3.5pts)

22. Mini Blinds (Indie Pop, 3.5pts)





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Ideas, Not Theories
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
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Impressive electro-punk from DC’s Den-Mate

Babe City Records artists Den-Mate have been turning some heads with their dark and disdainful electro-punk sound. Headed by singer-songwriter Jules Hale, the band has seen success following the release of their self-titled debut album last year. Heavy with a sense of foreboding, Den-Mate’s music is at once catchy and ominous, full of traditional post-punk tropes and the dystopian sounds of Crystal Castles like beats and distortion. With very modern and skillfully constructed songs, Den-Mate is a DC band to look out for.

Catch Den-Mate this Saturday, March 4th at the Black Cat.

-Written by Michael Dranove

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Rara Replica Releases New Music Video - "Fever Dream" for EP Release Feral Heart

We're excited for you to check out San Francisco-based trio Rara Replica! They are releasing their very first EP entitled Feral Heart, due out on March 1, 2017. You can see their first ever music video for "Fever Dream" - which takes the viewer through a psychedelic, cautionary tale of how Santa Vanidad came to be.

At the forefront, Katya Lopez paints a dramatic narrative with her powerful vocals and experienced instrumental performance. On guitar, Chris Palmer seamlessly glides between rhythm and lead. His delivery weaves together dreamy soundscapes and gritty solos. On drums, Steve Hinan, adds the solid backdrop whether it be for a driving psychedelic guitar solo or a rock beat with a punch.

Looking to escape a life of factory-made songs and shrinking creative space, Rara Replica takes risks and takes names. Collectively, this power trio fuses carefully crafts songs with the soul of jazz artists and heart of metal musicians.

Rara Replica attributes its name as an adaptation of a Bikini Kill song title, revamped to “strange replica” in Spanish. Staying true to their mission, Rara Replica aims to push the listener and challenge the world of plastic music to embrace the beautifully unconventional.

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Dan Dan Share New Single, "Swimsuit Season"

Since Dan Dan won our Artist of the Month poll back in October, they've instrumentally crawled deeper into our hearts with their synthy electro-rock. When we first heard of them, we itched to take in every last bit of Dan Dan's creations like rays of sunlight providing all of that necessary Vitamin Dan. They've since released a couple of new tracks and have been play a grip more shows, one of each recently warming are hearts.

Dan Dan just shared "Swimsuit Season" with us no more than a day ago and it's already sparked endless dreams of hot weather, sandy beaches and fun in the sun. Their use of synths, vocoder and an addicting drum beat on the track provide an endless allure that makes you want to play it on repeat.

Here's to hoping they'll play it at their next show, a benefit for the ACLU and the White Helmets fighting for what's right over in Syria. Also set to play this benefit, taking place this Friday at Valentines, is Lavender Flu and Pathogens. Tickets are on a sliding scale of $5 to whatever you can afford and music starts at 9pm.

Enjoy "Swimsuit Season" below.

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