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Best of 2013 Poll for Emerging Portland Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging Portland Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it of with remarkable flair!

Kudos to nocturnal psych-rockers Genders (pictured) for winning it! Thumbs up to ethereal dream poppers WL and to sugary indie pop maestros Wild Ones.

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+ Portland scene expert (our jury, list at the bottom) 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 Portland produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING PORTLAND ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
W
R
OS
TOT
 
1
Genders
9
2
0.012
 
11.012
2
WL
9
1
0.006
 
10.006
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3
Wild Ones
9
 
0.002
 
9.002
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4
Sama Dams
5
2
0.022
1
8.022
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5
The Ghost Ease
6
2
0.004
 
8.004
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6
Grammies
5
2
0.003
 
7.003
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7
Your Rival
6
 
0.004
 
6.004
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8
Fanno Creek
5
 
0.007
 
5.007
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9
Rags and Ribbons
4
 
0.5
 
4.5
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10
Tango Alpha Tango
3
1
0.039
 
4.039
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11

Wooden Indian Burial Ground
2
2
0.007
 
4.007
12
Natasha Kmeto
3
1
0.004
 
4.004
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13
Adam Brock
 
 
1
3
4
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14
Bearcubbin
3
 
0.027
 
3.027
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15
A Volcano
3
 
0.011
 
3.011
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16
Bevelers
2
1
0.008
 
3.008
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17
Magic Mouth
2
1
0.005
 
3.005
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The Autonomics
3
 
0.005
 
3.005
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19
Sun Angle
3
 
0.004
 
3.004
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20
Holy Grove
3
 
0.003
 
3.003
21
Modern Kin
2
1
0.002
 
3.002
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22
Magic Fades
3
 
0
 
3
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She's Not Dead
1
 
2
 
3
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24
Just Lions
 
 
1.5
1
2.5
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Manx
2
 
0.5
 
2.5
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26
Adventure Galley
 
 
0.051
2
2.051
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27
The Cabin Project
2
 
0.035
 
2.035
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28
Grandhorse
2
 
0.016
 
2.016
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29
Melville
2
 
0.012
 
2.012
icon
 
Souvenir Driver
1
1
0.012
 
2.012
icon
31
Hungers
2
 
0.007
 
2.007
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Grandparents
2
 
0.005
 
2.005
icon
33
The Ecstatics
2
 
0.003
 
2.003
icon
34
The Moonshine
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
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35
Dresses
2
 
0
 
2
icon
 
The People Electric
1
1
0
 
2
icon
37
Coma Serfs
 
 
0.025
1.5
1.525
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Shy Girls
1
 
0.015
 
1.015
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39
Mister Tang
1
 
0.008
 
1.008
icon
 
Summer Cannibals
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
icon
41
Big Haunt
1
 
0.005
 
1.005
icon
42
Rare Monk
 
 
0.004
1
1.004
icon
43
Litanic Mask
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
 
The Suicide Notes
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
 
The We Shared Milk
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
46
Soft Shadows
 
 
0.002
1
1.002
icon
47
There Is No Mountain
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
icon
48
The Last 45's
1
 
0
 
1
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

 

List of jurors: Matt King (Mississippi Studios) James Dineen (Sessions From the Box) Rochelle Hunter (PDX Pop Now!) Nick Gattman (Alhambra Theatre) Chris Young (Oregon Music News) Cassandra Bryant (Lippop Booking) Theo Craig (Smoke Signals Booking) Louie Herr and Aaron Colter (Banana Stand Media) Michele Motta (Club 21) Nalin Silva (Kelly’s Olympian) Chris Cantino (Into the Woods) Mark Dilson (PDX Pick) Hollister Dixon and Yousef Hatlani (Faces on the Radio) Rachel Milbauer and Elizabeth Elder (Party Boyz) Dennise Kowalczyk (KZME) Gustav (94.7 too) Ashley Jocz ( RIP City Review) Jared Amon (KINK)

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

The Deli's Staff

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Fanno Creek at Valentines 2.5

Looking for the next addition to your music library? Fanno Creek has it covered. Their latest release, Monuments, is a treasure trove of melodic material. The band seems to have found the right ingredients from a variety of genres which produce a tasty sound, indeed. Songs like “Trilithon” are wonderfully simple in content and yet in that simplicity elegant and sweet, but don’t get too settled in, there is more to Fanno Creek than just that. “Page” provides the sour contrast to the sweet songs. It showcases their versatility by incorporating eerie, sweeping sounds that contrast with the more consonant sounds. The sweet & sour combination shows a conscious effort to produce not just good songs but a great album. One of my personal favorites from Monuments is “Bones”. “It has strong late 60’s/early 70’s, almost psychedelic quality to it that make this track very cool. The attention given to each song is evident and the result is a kick ass album. - Cory Huennekens

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Aan Record Release at Mississippi Studios 2.1

Aan was my first introduction to the Portland music scene. I remember venturing out into the unknown, alone, struggling to even find the venue. It was hard work, convincing myself to gaze out into a sea of strange faces. When the band started to play, my focus was still and unable to be broken. "Wake Me With A Kiss" brushes a cold, white sheet over your eyelids, enticing you to believe you're in the scenario of waking up next to someone special on a hazy morning. Bud Wilson's vocals are something to take note of. Through the curls and the snarls of his intriguing twang, there's this never-ending maze of new sounds to explore. The lingering bass flirts with a build up, the guitar distantly trickling down your spine. This song posseses a theme true to the entire career of the band; anything is possible. Aan's enthusiasm for mystification draws in the attention of many, but their incredible talent is responsible for keeping us excited. - Colette Pomerleau

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Album Review: And Now... by The Moonshine

In their debut album, And Now.., The Moonshine have crafted eight songs reminiscent of a trip across country, capturing the beauty of traditional sounds with banjos, fiddles and harmonizing vocal chords. Opening with banjo, stomps and hand claps, “Never Know” starts the album off on an uplifting note; the interplay between the calling vocals leave the listener needing to sing along. This energy moves and transforms to fit into range of folk-inspired song structures, changing in an almost cinematic way. “Hard Times” comes off with an undercurrent of noir, “Shadow Song” as a bluesy and poetic confessional and the powerful closer, “Enough” has enough emotional punch to give you chills. And Now… is an example of the folk genre at its most dynamic, the nostalgic sounds within balanced by a crystal clear production. The next time you’re getting ready for a trip out of town be sure that you have this album to keep you company. - Benjamin Toledo  

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She's Not Dead Win The Deli Portland's Best of 2013 Readers' Poll

After two weeks of promotion and bringing in nearly 500 votes, She’s Not Dead have been chosen as the reader’s pick in our best of 2013 poll. Influences of hard rock, pop punk and alternative music shaped their style and have brought them through a year filled with energetic shows, explosive songs and an ever-expanding fan base. Congratulations on your victory, She’s Not Dead, here’s hoping your next year is even more exciting than your last. - Benjamin Toledo  

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Just Lions Take Second Place in The Deli Portland's Best of 2013 Readers' Poll

Just Lions have brought in a ton support from fans in their second Deli poll (they were our Artist of the Month way back at the beginning of 2013) and have taken silver in the Best of 2013 readers’ choice poll. Their rocking, at times anthemic compositions have worked their way through most every venue in town over the past year and garnered them attention for their dynamic hooks and tight arrangement. Listen to their music below and be sure to keep an eye on them this year; it’s bound to be an exciting one for Just Lions. - Benjamin Toledo

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Adam Brock Takes 3rd Place in The Deli Portland's Best of 2013 Readers' Poll

Taking third place in the readers’ choice segment of our year end poll is Adam Brock, who you may recognize as the winner of this year’s open submissions segment. His tasteful blending of indie pop, folk and electronic elements combined with the pristine production of his recordings have brought him support from the Portland music scene (as well as few choice Deli editors across the country) that continues to grow. The creativity contained within his songs may only be exceeded by his passion for the music in general, which has shown through every interaction I’ve ever had with him. Congrats, Adam, may 2014 be your most successful year yet. - Benjamin Toledo

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Modern Kin at Rontoms 1.26

Modern Kin plays Rontoms on the 26th and promises quite the show. Having trimmed from a four to a three-piece in 2012, the group took time to re-orient sonic priorities and spit out a raucous self-titled debut in late 2013 off their own label, Amigo/Amiga. Drummer Jeremiah Hayden claims this was “a record of growth” in which they “wanted to introduce more rhythm and movement in the drums and the bass.” Mission accomplished. Each song is a call to arms, a lesson in combustion, a manifesto to the mundane. In songs like “Unannounced”, singer Drew Grow shout-sings with Win Butler-like vibrato while in “Wicked Crush”, the vocals seep and seethe paired with sinister (yet still catchy) instrumentals. In “Abandon”, Grow wails, “Our desperation isn’t beautiful, but here it is, so let’s say it is.” An apt summary for Modern Kin’s frenzied rock that hits like welcomed pummels to the eardrums. - Ted Jamison

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