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Band/Artist Name: Drop Electric
Recommended if you like: Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Explosion in the Sky, Poison
Band Members: Anya (vocals, guitar, keys, bass, percussion), Neel (guitar, bass, percussion), Ramtin (drums, keys, percussion), Navid (guitar, bass, percussion), Sho (keys, guitar, bass), Steve Smith (drums, percussion, guitar, bass, keys) and Steve Baker (keys, guitar, bass, percussion)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We're pretty much all from the DC/MD/NOVA area. Based out of Montgomery County, MD.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -sold out the 9:30 Club our first time headlining it.
-have headlined: 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Howard Theatre, The Fillmore, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and everywhere else in town. The Howard Theatre even included us on their backstage mural, where we are featured next to Chuck Brown, The Roots and Ray Charles.
-our live show is a fully immersive multimedia experience with live visuals swirling above the band.
-our song "santo Domingo" was featured in the extended IMAX trailer for the blockbuster movie "300: Rise of an Empire".
-we scored a documentary called "I Want To Be An Astronaut", which premiered on the International Space Station in outer space!!
-our last album was released by Lefse Records in the US and by Rallye Label in Japan.
-Howard Theatre has included them as the only local band on their backstage mural of acts that have headlined there.
-Performed at the final All Good Music Festival.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: -Did all the scoring for the documentary "I Want To Be An Astronaut", which premiered at the International Space Station in Outer Space.
-Their song "Santo Domingo" was featured in an extended trailer for the blockbuster "300: Rise Of An Empire", which premiered at comic-con and was in IMAX theatres worldwide.
-After being featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered", they were signed by Lefse Records in America and Rallye Label in Japan. They are currently scoring podcasts for NPR, including the upcoming "Primer", which will be released in the coming months.
Official Website URL: www.dropelectric.com
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/dropelectric
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bzKsHiplEnl3itof1lcTn
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: Post-rock, shoegaze. A wall of distortion and reverb with hip hop/funk beats and soaring female vocals.