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Drowned in Sound: Hanni El Khatib - Moonlight

Welcome to the new Deli Charts, organized by genre and scene.

To rank the artists with the star system go to the Top 50.


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LATEST NEWS: L.A. READERS' POLL IS ON! - CHICAGO READERS' POLL IS ON! - NYC Alt Folk Open Submissions - NEW ENGLAND READERS' POLL RESULTS! - TORONTO READERS' POLL RESULTS! - NASHVILLE READERS' POLL IS ON! - Los Angeles Open Submissions - NYC Indie Rock Open Submissions - PORTLAND READERS' POLL IS ON! - Nashville Open Submissions - NYC Garage Rock Open Submissions - KC READERS POLL RESULTS - Chicago Open Submissions - Portland Open Submissions - NYC Hip Hop + Other Open Submissions - S.F. BAY AREA READERS' POLL IS ON! - NYC Psych Rock Open Submissions - DC AREA READERS' POLL IS ON! - SF Bay Area Open Submissions - NYC Folk Rock/Americana Open Submissions.

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January 13, 2015

Alt-rockers Dronen are prepping up for the release of their latest EP, 284 Days, a smoldering five tracks that serve as a re-introduction to the band after the release of 2013's Digital Pathways (Analog Pathogens). The band's brawny, muscular sound is best shown in first single "Lights Out", which has the hallmarks of a classic rock track with its roaring, clean guitars and uniform rhythm section set against singer Daniel Olivas's powerful vibrato. 284 Days has an official release date of February 3, and make sure to catch them play at Proof Bar in Santa Ana on February 8.

January 30, 2015

Set to drop February 24th of this year, The Black Ryder has decided to self-release their newest and upcoming album The Door Behind The Door. After roaring reviews and positive vibes from press and fans with their 2009 album Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride, duo Aimee Nash and Von Ryper are bringing new textures, an organic drive and earthy melodies to contract a new, personal connection to the music. Lucky for us, two singles have been pre-released for our enjoyment, including ‘Seventh Moon’ and ‘Santaria’. “Seventh Moon’ is a dreamy combination of Nash’s sensual, relaxing voice and Von Ryper’s loaded chords and mellow, effortless flow, creating a creepy form of psychedelic rock. The Black Ryder is best paired with a dark room, scentless candles, Dragon’s Blood incence and a bottle of red wine. Enjoy irresponsibly. - Kayla Hay

January 27, 2015

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Los Angeles Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. We had a record number of submissions from Los Angeles this year - 72! - thanks so much for the overwhelming response!

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in his/her own scene.

Total submissions from Los Angeles: 72

Jurors: Travis Leipzig (The Deli Portland), Roxy Morrison (The Deli Toronto), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Kiev (8 out of 10)


2. Sex Helicopter (7.83)


3. Valley Queen (7.5)


4. Hearty Har (7.33)


5. Afternoons (7.16)


5. Dalton (7.16)


5. Fellow Bohemian (7.16)


5. Hi Ho Silver Oh (7.16)


5. Dark Furs (7.16)


Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.83)

Twin Oaks, Vokab Kompany, Meg Olsen, Brooklyn Pets, Lady Low, Wages.


WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We have already unveiled full list of nominees that also includes the artists nominated by our local jurors (see left column here). It's now time for our readers to influence this Year End Poll for Emerging Los Angeles Artists with their vote - look out for th readers' poll on the right column of this same page!

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January 26, 2015

Alternative rock band Rosechild are prepping up for the official release of their debut EP Remedies, a warm and organic three tracks with a slight psychedelic bend to them. Lead by the evocative vocals of Haile Meirow, the EP is forceful yet tactful, hard-edged mid-tempo songs that pulse with a slight dissonant edge surrounded by ambling guitar textures. You can listen to the entirely of Remedies on their soundcloud page. 

January 22, 2015

The rock n' roll potpourri of singer/songwriter Jordan Corso, known in band form as Cotillon, follows crisp, precise song forms built in a classic pop template. Recorded with Chet "JR" White of GIRLS fame, Corso's debut full-length effort was written after taking a brief hiatus from promoting his very well-received EP White RosesCotillon will be released via Burger Records on January 26. You can now listen to the whole thing over at Spin.

January 20, 2015

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