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July 2015
Overwatcher
"Metaphysics
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Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
 
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
 
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
 
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes wins our Nashville Best Emerging Artist of 2012 Poll!

Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes wins our Nashville Best Emerging Artist of 2012 Poll!

Dear Deli Readers,

We are proud to announce that The Deli’s Best of 2012 Emerging Nashville Artist is Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes! The band received high scores all around in our poll, with votes pouring in from jurors, Deli writers, and readers, which is something quite rare and conjures up a fully deserved win. Indie-rockers The Paranormals placed second followed by the Southern blues band Luella & the Sun who came in at third.

Please take a look at our chart of 50+ Nashville-area emerging artists below. The highest value of votes came from our jurors, who included individuals involved in local music. This includes promoters, venue owners, press, DJs and other music experts, who are listed below (thanks y’all). The remainder of the votes was compiled by The Deli Nashville contributors, readers, and open submissions voted on by national Deli editors.

BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
 
ARTIST
J
W
R
OS
TOT
 
1
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes
10
1
1.5
1
13.5
2
The Paranormals
7
1
0.012
1
9.012
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3
Luella & the Sun
8
 
0.005
 
8.005
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4
Ponychase
7
 
0.011
 
7.011
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5
Wild Cub
7
 
0.007
 
7.007
icon
6
Cherub
5
 
0.029
 
5.029
icon
7
Natalie Prass
4
 
0.017
 
4.017
icon
8
The Vespers
3
 
0.007
1
4.007
icon
9
Anna Haas
 
 
2
2
4
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10
Alanna Royale
2
1
0.5
 
3.5
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11
Adam Burrows
3
 
0.139
 
3.139
12
The Young International
3
 
0.084
 
3.084
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13
Andrew Combs
3
 
0.019
 
3.019
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14
Natural Child
3
 
0.015
 
3.015
icon
15
Fly Golden Eagle
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
icon
 
Kopecky Family Band
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
icon
17
Magnolia Sons
3
 
0.009
 
3.009
icon
 
Promised Land
3
 
0.009
 
3.009
icon
19
Foreign Fields
 
 
0.008
3
3.008
icon
20
Nahnee Bori
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
icon
21
Linear Downfall
2
 
0.5
 
2.5
22
Billy Swayze
2
 
0.17
 
2.17
icon
23
The Gills
2
 
0.075
 
2.075
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24
The Kingston Springs
2
 
0.059
 
2.059
icon
25
Hanzelle
2
 
0.04
 
2.04
icon
26
Great Peacock
2
 
0.032
 
2.032
icon
27
Little Bandit
2
 
0.011
 
2.011
icon
28
Jessie Baylin
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
icon
 
RayLand Baxter
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
icon
30
Marc Scibilia
2
 
0.005
 
2.005
icon
31
Heidi Feek
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
32
DeRobert & the Half-Truths
2
 
0.003
 
2.003
icon
33
Echo Group
2
 
0.002
 
2.002
icon
34
Sharpneck
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
icon
35
Steelism
2
 
0
 
2
icon
36
Herschel Garrison
 
 
0.017
1.5
1.517
icon
37
Diarrhea Planet
1
 
0.5
 
1.5
icon
38
Blackfoot Gypsies
1
 
0.082
 
1.082
icon
39
Kelly Ruth
 
 
0.065
1
1.065
icon
40
Roy Ira
 
 
0.028
1
1.028
icon
41
Della Mae
1
 
0.025
 
1.025
icon
42
Kristen Cothron & the Darkside
 
 
0.023
1
1.023
icon
43
Two Bit Charlie
 
 
0.022
1
1.022
icon
44
Eastern Block
1
 
0.017
 
1.017
icon
45
Honey Locust
 
 
0.015
1
1.015
icon
46
Poly
1
 
0.011
 
1.011
icon
47
World.I.Made
 
 
0.01
1
1.01
icon
48
Waked Lunch
 
 
0.007
1
1.007
icon
49
Anchor Thieves
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
icon
50
Evan P. Donohue
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
icon
 
The Lonely Biscuits
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
icon
52
Max and the Wild Things
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
 
Quichenight
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
54
Meadownoise
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Jurors List: Brianne Turner (The Deli Nashville), Chris Mara (Welcome To 1979), Marissa Moss (Lockeland Springsteen), Louis (The Groove), Erin Manning (The Deli Nashville), Justin Hammel (Lightning 100), Brandon Jazz (Mercy Lounge), Jesse Willoughby (ASCAP), Steve Cross (photographer), East Nashville Underground (East Nashville Underground), Patrick Rodgers (The Nashville Scene), Elise Tyler (The Stone Fox), Mike Reuther (OurVinyl), Kyle Kelly (Villain Place), We Own This Town (We Own This Town), Wells Adams (Lightning 100), Cayla Mackey (Native Magazine), Allen Ralph (OurVinyl), No Country For New Nashville (No Country For New Nashville), John Walker (Music City Roots), Lloyd Aur Norman (Villain Place).

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The Deli's Staff


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