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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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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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DRMS wins The Deli's Best of 2012 Poll for Emerging SF Artists

DRMS wins The Deli's Best of 2012 Poll for Emerging SF Artists

Fine eared SF Bay Area-ers,

We are proud to announce that The Deli’s Best of 2012 Emerging SF Bay Area Band is... DRMS!

This young and talented female fronted indie pop quartet won a really tight race mostly because of a combined jury vote. Americana fiddlers and Readers' Poll winners The Brothers Comatose secured second place (just 0.023 points away) also thanks to 2 point gathered from the jury. Kudos also to intriguing songwriter Lauren O'Connell and surf pop masters Ash Reiter who tied on 3rd.

Please take a look at our chart of 40+ SF Bay area emerging artists below. The highest value of votes came from our jurors, who included individuals directly involved in the local music scene, including promoters, venue owners, press, DJs and other music experts. The remainder of the votes was compiled by The Deli SF readers, and open submissions voted on by national Deli editors.

BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
 
ARTIST
J
R
OS
TOT
 
1
Drms
4
0.023
 
4.023
2
Brothers Comatose
2
2
 
4
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3
Ash Reiter
 
0.5
3
3.5
icon
 
Lauren O'Connell
 
1.5
2
3.5
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5
Permanent Collection
3
0.057
 
3.057
icon
6
Major Powers & the Lo-Fi...
3
0.009
 
3.009
icon
7
Terry Malts
3
0.007
 
3.007
icon
8
Forrest Day
3
0.006
 
3.006
icon
9
Stillsuit
3
0.005
 
3.005
icon
10
Social Studies
3
0.004
 
3.004
icon
11
Trails and Ways
3
0.003
 
3.003
12
Girrafage
3
0.002
 
3.002
icon
 
Some Ember
3
0.002
 
3.002
icon
14
Shock
3
0.001
 
3.001
icon
 
Siddhartha
3
0.001
 
3.001
icon
16
Elephant & Castle
3
0
 
3
icon
17
Guy Fox
2
0.134
 
2.134
icon
18
Seabright
 
0.053
2
2.053
icon
19
Buzzmutt
2
0.041
 
2.041
icon
20
Big Long Now
2
0.04
 
2.04
icon
21
Sam Flax
2
0.021
 
2.021
icon
22
Midi Matilda
2
0.004
 
2.004
icon
23
No Babies
2
0.003
 
2.003
icon
24
Veil Veil Varnish
2
0.002
 
2.002
icon
25
Standard Poodle
2
0.001
 
2.001
icon
26
Deaf Heaven
2

0

 
2
 
Planet Booty
 
1
1
2
icon
 
Painted Palms
2
0
 
2
icon
29
Tumbleweed Wanderers
1
0.5
 
1.5
icon
30
Heather Normandale
 
0.085
1
1.085
icon
31
French Cassettes
1
0.076
 
1.076
icon
33
A White Hunter
1
0.052
 
1.052
icon
33
SFPD
1
0.048
 
1.048
icon
35
Speak Friend
 
0.044
1
1.044
icon
35
Coo Coo Birds
1
0.034
 
1.034
icon
37
Chance's End
 
0.02
1
1.02
icon
37
Foxtails Brigade
1
0.017
 
1.017
icon
39
Big Tree
 
0.016
1
1.016
icon
39
Steer the Stars
 
0.014
1
1.014
icon
40
Oceanography
1
0.008
 
1.008
icon
41
Eddie Roberts' The West Coast...
1
0.006
 
1.006
icon
42
Bill Orcutt
1
0.004
 
1.004
icon
 
Kapowski
1
0.004
 
1.004
icon
44
DaVinci
1
0.003
 
1.003
icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

 

 

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