Nightmare Air

LA's shoegaze trio Nightmare Air working on sophomore album

Drown in sound or dance in sound, take your pick - whichever way you fly, you can choose Nightmare Air. This LA trio was formed by ex-Film School guitarist Dave Dupuis and goth-folk bassist/singer Swaan Miller, later joined by Noise by Numbers drummer Jimmy Lucido. Together, they raise hell pairing self-oscillating feedback and driving rhythms with fuzz bass lines and dreamy vocal melodies. In 2010 the band released their debut EP and have embarked on transatlantic tours, opening for Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Ice Age, No Joy, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Jesus and Mary Chain. After sharing a stage with Ringo Deathstarr and Dead Leaf Echo at SXSW and finishing their 2015 Europe tour, Nightmare Air are finally home and working on a follow-up album to 2013’s "High In The Lasers." - Ryan Mo


Deli Best of LA Area 2012 - Submission Results!

We've tallied the results for the Open Submissions stage of our LA Area Year End Poll. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes, and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon. 

Thanks to all the rad folks who submitted their heart and soul to us - we never received as many submissions from LA as this year! Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of the LA Area's talent and diversity.   

Total submissions from the LA Area Scene: 85  

Qualified to the final phase of the Best of LA Area Poll:

1. Little Red Lung - 7.6 (out of 10)
2. Fake Furs - 7.5 
3. The Morning Birds - 7.5 
4. So Many Wizards - 7.3 
5. I Hate You Just Kidding - 7.3 
6. Cotillon - 7.16 
7. Nightmare Air - 7 
8. Dark Furs - 7 
9. IAMEVE - 7 

Honorable Mentions (Score above 6.5): The Smoking Trees (Psych Pop), Maston (Indie Pop), Hi Ho Silver Oh (Folk Rock), megachoir (Electronica), of Verona (Electro-pop), The Cigarette Bums (Garage) 

Jurors: QD Tran (Deli Philly), Brandi Lukas (Deli contributor), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC)

The Deli Staff