Based in a city known for stagnation and business as usual, Washington DC’s Drop Electric exists to break the mold. Drop Electric’s music is a manic barrage of soaring female vocals, distortion, tribal percussion, and electronic bleeps, controlled by structured, dynamic songwriting.
Drop Electric self-released their debut album, "Finding Color in the Ashes" in Dec 2009, and followed up with "Waking Up to the Fire" in October 2013 on Lefse Records.
“Beautiful video, very beautiful timelapse stuff and so I stayed… and they knocked me out. I’d seen Sigur Ros earlier in the week, we’d webcast that show, Sigur Ros is on my mind. Epic sounding instrumental band, with beautiful, beautiful vocals and here was Drop Electric, doing something sorta similar. “
- Bob Boilen, All Songs Considered (NPR)
“Drop Electric, at its finest, can make the sounds coming from your speakers feel vast and uncontainable. And by listening to it, for a short while you too can feel vast and uncontainable. So if that’s the effect of the recorded product, imagine the live Drop Electric experience. Can you really have a true sense of Drop Electric until your eyes, as well as your ears, have experienced them?”
- Nida Masiulis, DC Music Download
Drop Electric is:
Ramtin Arablouei: Drums
Neel Singh: Guitar
Sho Fujiwara: Guitar/Keys/Trumpet(?)
Navid Marvi: Guitar/Bass
Anya Mizani: Guitar/Keys/Vocals
Alan Kayanan: Percussion