Our Best of Austin Poll for Emerging Indie Pop Aritsts ended recently and here's a summary of the results.
We already celebrated Yuma for winning the Readers' Poll.
Trio Summer Salt was the winners of the overall chart, the one that combines the readers' votes with the one cast by our "scene experts," who picked the list of nominees we pasted at the bottom of this post.
Summer Salt has been on tip of the tongue of anyone who had the chance to see the trio of best friends in 2016. The equivalent of audio soma, Summer Salt's musical essence is unobtrusive oldies that might sound like if Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson had been left on a deserted cay to write music for eternity. The trio's balmy bossanova-influenced tropical tracks are indulgent and entrancing which is why Summer Salt captured the most votes out of our music industry poll on 'Best Emerging Indie Rock Artist of 2016'.
Big thumbs up also to Tele Novella and Sweet Spirit, who tied on second place in the jurors votes department, and Magic Rockers of Texas, second place in the Readers' Poll and 4th overall.