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New Track: "Voyager" - Spaceship Aloha

The winter resuming its chilling grip could be one reason (among many) to escape to a parallel tropic-climated galaxy. Spaceship Aloha, a.k.a. Man Man's Christopher "Pow Pow" Powell, has the temporary remedy. “Voyager” transmits from an unexplored domain, gliding in the sandy, synth-ladened beach with futuristic blips and the crisp crack of beat-anchoring percussion. Those fresh, space-age tones will transport you - at least to a daydreaming interim.


Best of NYC 2017 for Emerging Artists: Indie Pop Poll is Up!

Delicious Readers,

Our Best of NYC poll series continues with the Indie Pop category. Check out the bands on the right column of our homepage and vote for your favorite one here!

The Folks at The Deli


Yearly Best Emerging Chicago Artists' Poll begins with Revival Rock/Pop category!

Deli Readers,

Every year, in the early months, The Deli polls several local "scenemakers" to ask their opinion about the best emerging Chicago based artists that got them excited in the previous year. We therefore list these artists on our local homepage, in a Readers' Poll whose results contribute in deciding The Deli Chicago's Artist of the Year.

In an effort to give you more time to check out all the nominated bands, this year we have decided to stretch the readers' polls a little, and, instead of posting a huge list of artists all at once, we will activate one genre-related poll every five days or so.

We begin today with bands in the Revival Rock/Pop category! You can find the poll on the top right of our homepage and you can cast your vote here.

We see our yearly polls as a fun way to engage our readers and the artists involved, and we hope they will get both to discover new local bands deserving of attention.

The Folks at The Deli

P.S. To group all artists in these categories we had to "stretch" things a little for a few ones that didn't precisely fit any of the wide musical umbrellas most other bands belonged to - we hope we can be forgiven for that.


Salt Cathedral unveils single "Fragments" from upcoming debut LP

Bands, these days (electronic ones in particular) are not in a hurry to put out full length album. Many of them carry on releasing single after single, which are then gathered in EPs or compilation albums when enough songs have been churned out. Following the trend, NYC's Salt Cathedral has been releasing celestial, world music flavored synth-pop since 2013, and they finally announced the ucoming release of their debut LP, entitled 'Big Waves//Small Waves.' They did so by unveiling a preview single entitled 'Fragments," a song about the personal damage created by conflict, which confirms the band's talent so many times we praised in this very blog. Take a listen below.

Best of NYC 2017 for Emerging Artists: Folk/Americana Poll is Up!

Ladies and Gents,

We continue our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists with the "Roots Music" category, you can see (and vote for) any of the 14 finalist here.

Lots of great talent, check them all out!

The Folks at The Deli


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