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Best SF Bay Area Emerging Artists of 2012
[SF Bay Area Scene Blog HERE, SF Indie Charts HERE]
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GEOGRAPHER

San Francisco's Geographer brings a smart, sensitive edge to indie electro. Lead singer Mike Deni's soulful voice, soft guitar and cello mix perfectly with drum and synth beats. On new album "Myth" with new label Modern Art Records, the trio displays a more dramatic, fully realized sound that compresses its big, orchestral movements into neat pop songs.


SHANNON & THE CLAMS

Beloved local group Shannon and the Clams (Bethany from Best Coast often sings their praises) placed 2nd with their lo-fi take on the nostaligic '50s girl group sound - which can also evolve towards punk extremes (see video below).


THE FAMILY CREST



The Family Crest is a talented sextet (and up) that plays an intense rootsy pop that borrows the indie rock concept of "loud/quiet/loud" and applies it to an orchestral context, with very convincing results.


EXCUSES FOR SKIPPING



Sounding like a fresh sonic reincarnation of our late-new wave heroes, Excuses for Skipping gives us actually an excuse for traveling back in time, to the days when bands like Cure (poppier period) and early U2 filled our days, and all we thought about was music and... lurve. Thanks for giving us this excuse, Excuses!

 

 
The Deli's Year End Polls' Sponsors

 

SF BAY AREA POLL FULL RESULTS
 
BAND
J
W
F
OS
TOTAL
 
1
Geographer
5
1
1
 
7
2
Shannon and the Clams
5
1
0.003
 
6.003
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3
Excuses For Skipping
 
 
3
3
6
icon
 
The Family Crest
3
 
2
1
6
icon
5
Whirr
5
 
0.004
 
5.004
icon
6
Taxes
3
1
0.013
 
4.013
icon
7
Mwahaha
3
1
0.004
 
4.004
icon
8
Soft White Sixties
2
1
0.036
 
3.036
icon
9
Ty Segall
3
 
0.011
 
3.011
icon
10
Excalico
3
 
0.01
 
3.010
icon
11
Michael Musika
3
 
0.006
 
3.006
icon
12
Days of High Adventure
3
 
0.005
 
3.005
icon
13
Sound Science
3
 
0.004
 
3.004
icon
14
Man/Miracle
3
 
0.003
 
3.003
icon
15
Local Hero
 
 
1.5
1.5
3
icon
16
Con Brio
2
 
0.027
 
2.027
icon
17
The Stone Foxes
 
 
0.011
2
2.011
icon
18
Rad Cloud
2
 
0.01
 
2.010
icon
19
Painted Palms
1
1
0.006
 
2.006
icon
20
Acephalix
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
 
Slow Motion Cowboys
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
22
The Spyrals
2
 
0.003
 
2.003
icon
 
Weekend
1
1
0.003
 
2.003
icon
24
Maushaus
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
icon
25
Jhameel
 
 
0.005
1.5
1.505
icon
26
The Chaw
 
 
0.5
1
1.5
icon
27
Dreams
1
 
0.068
 
1.068
icon
28
Chineke
 
 
0.065
1
1.065
icon
29
The Hypnotist Collectors
 
 
0.05
1
1.05
icon
30
Assateague
1
 
0.044
 
1.044
icon
31
Metal Mother
 
 
0.027
1
1.027
icon
32
moonbell
 
 
0.015
1
1.015
icon
33
Glass Trains
1
 
0.012
 
1.012
icon
34
Cruel Summer
1
 
0.008
 
1.008
icon
 
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
 
 
0.008
1
1.008
icon
36
Mist Giant
 
 
0.007
1
1.007
icon
37
Kally Price
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
38
Billy and Dolly
1
 
0.002
 
1.002
icon
39
Grass Widow
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
icon
 
Prizehog
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
icon
Legend: J = Jury - OS = Open Submissions -
W = Deli Writers - F = Fans