Saturday, July 19
Drop Electric, known for their energetic live concerts and diverse musical range, presents a multimedia examination of human existence, from our microbiological origins to our eventual travel to other worlds. Using music, visuals, and sound design as cultural vessels, Drop Electric imagines a journey and a future beyond current understanding. The one hour performance will examine the phases of human existence and dare the audience to test the limits of their own imaginations. Based in a city known for stagnation and business as usual, the Washington DC group formed to tell a different story about the nation's capital, breaking the mold by testing boundaries and playing with expectations through music. Drop Electric is a soaring musical barrage of vocals, heavy guitars, atmospheric textures, and tribal percussion controlled by structured, dynamic songwriting. Their live show has been described as "epic" by NPR's Bob Boilen and most aptly "...as if the listener has started to sleepwalk through a dark art house film" by the DCist's Valerie Paschall. The band released its label debut on Lefse Records in October 2013 to critical praise. Gaining acclaim from NPR, MTVU, and The Washington Post, the band has had its music placed in the trailer for "300: Rise of an Empire" and has had its song "Empire Trashed" played as part of a movie premiere on the International Space Station.