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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land

Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.

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Deli Best of SF Bay Area 2012 - Submission Results!

Deli Best of SF Bay Area 2012 - Submission Results!

We've tallied the results for the Open Submissions stage of our SF Bay Area Year End Poll. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes, and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon. 

Thanks to all the rad folks who submitted their heart and soul to us. Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of the Bay Area's talent and diversity. 
Total submissions from the SF Bay Area Scene: 74
Qualified to the final phase of the Best of SF Bay Area Poll:
1. Ash Reiter - 8.5 (out of 10)
2. Seabright - 7.66
2. Lauren O'Connell - 7.66
4. Planet Booty - 7.5
4. Chance's End - 7.5
4. Steer the Stars - 7.5
7. Heather Normandale - 7.33
7. Speak Friend - 7.33
7. Big Tree - 7.33
Honorable Mentions (score above 7)
The Jaunting Martyrs (Americana), Zodiac Death Valley (Lo-Fi), Adios Amigo (Indie Pop), Electric Shepherd (Psych Rock), The Stages of Sleep (Indie Pop), That Girl With Dark Eyes (Electro Pop), Wildlife Control (Indie Rock). 
Jurors: Jason Behrends (Deli Chicago), Chrissy Prisco (Deli New England), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC).  
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