After 12 days of voting, the fans have spoken and The Milkman's Union from Portland, ME came out on top. Having been named the deli's New England band of the month back in April, these guys never cease to impress us. With folksy beginnings, they've leaned more toward an indie rock sound, with a countrified twist, recently on the Telos EP. And of course there's the phenomenal Texas Hold Me 7" featuring a collaboration with Brunswick, ME native Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. This band works their asses off perfecting their unique sound, constantly coming up with new material and they always seem to be playing gigs out on the road. With drive and passion like theirs, we predict big things on the horizon for The Milkman's Union, and we can't wait.
Boston's BrightNight came in a very respectable second place in our Fans' Poll. Brothers Peter and Eric Gollands are the founders and backbone behind the band. That said, BrightNight, whose debut album, Colderaire, came out in 2011 showcase a succinct, sharp and tight group of musicians. Their brand of alt rock is catchy, moving and fun. Their sophomore album is due to come out later this year.
Oldjack were the third place winners in our Fans' Poll. These guys put on some of the most fun, loud and intense shows in Boston. They always seem to have more and more musicians in their band (currently there are about 8 or 9 members) but the more the merrier as it just adds to their balls-to-the-wall energetic vibe. Stay tuned for more from this band, they're currently working on their first full-length which we hope will be out soon.
Big kudos also to The Mallett Brothers Band and Tan Vampires, respectively 4th and 5th.
The overall results of our Year End Poll (including jurors' and Deli writers' votes) will be released very soon, stay tuned!