Insulting other bands in the poll is very uncool - and will jinx your chances of rock stardom.
P.S. Cheaters are losers!
The Deli's Bands of the Month 2013
Ki Oni (roughly translates to Thurs. Demon) the northern VA based electronic artist got his name while sifting through a Toho Studio Monster site, and when not remixing 90's cartoon theme songs and Grimes tracks, he is busy helping run Joy Pop Records and creating dope electronic atmospheres as heard on Tiny Elephants.
The chillwave beats are clean, tight, and invigorating and in the same realm as Funki Porcini and Four Tet. Each track is another highly creative soundscape that inspires. "Cruise" belongs on some runway at Fashion Week London. "Clouds" sombre tones make me envision some rainforest tribal musician take on indie elements. And hip-hop inspired beats pop in occasionally throughout the LP, including the well layered "Trees." -Dawn
I Used to Like Summer
Northern VA's heavy indie rockers Maybe Aviator released their much anticipated debut EP "I Used To Like Summer" last month (Jan '13) that pleasantly warms up our ears with a blend of Brand New & Death Cab influences.
Destined for residency on Warped Tour in the not-so distant future, these four dudes supply post punk infused rhythms, punchy lyrics ("You call out in defense that your friends are fucking dead"), hints of pop inlaid with slight syncopation, and overall a tight mix of somber and upbeat tones.
Timmy Sells His Soul
Name and Form
Timmy Sells His Soul is a Rockville MD based experimental pop solo act brought to you by Daniel Euphrant. In his latest installment of genre combining, he unleashes a double set of 9 track EPs that "mirror" each other with Name and Form (White) and Name and Form (Black). As stated on his FB page, this sound is "so far underground, it's Satanically Hip." It's definitely one of the most original sounds to come out of DC.
"Everybody's On Fire" on (White) goes super combo with glitch, voice modification, deep bass and horn sampling. It's like Jay Mascis under the Knife influence with bits of Broken Spindles blended in. This leads into the next track "Superposition" tinged with gypsy plucking and brisk electro build up to a booming foot stomper end. My fav track follows these two gems, "Motel" a romantic electro peice with a nod to 8-bit and lushy layers. And those are just the first 3 tracks for (White), so let's check out (Black)...
Obviously (?) the tracks get darker on this one. With doses of industrial dropped in throughout (especially in "Vicious",) highly technical beats, and creepy droney tones I can't get enough of. Like in "The Spirit is Weak" where lyrics say "the more I stay awake, I keep turning inside out."
With 3 prior releases to these, we can def. expect even more from him in 2013. -Dawn