Drop Electric

MEET THE BAND

July 10, 2008

Hometown: Washington

Members: Padma Soundararajan, lead vocals and synthesizer; David Garber, piano and synthesizers; Neel Singh, electric bass and synthesizers; Ramtin Arablouei, drums, percussion and samplers

Founded: 2007

Style: electronica

Influenced by: Radiohead, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Sigur Ros, the Roots

Notable: Most of the band has played together since they met in college a few years ago. They were a hip-hop group until refocusing on electronica and plan to finish a debut full-length album in the coming months, Singh said.

Quotable: "Once we all left school, we became really, really interested in trying to get a lot of technology up on stage and trying to create something new," Singh said. "We figured that's where music is headed - fusing together with the electronic world."

Drop Electric performs with Damn Right!, The Egg and Telepath on Wednesday at The 8x10, 8-10 E. Cross St. Doors open at 8 p.m. $12. Call 410-625-2000 or go to the8x10.com. The band: myspace.com/dropelectric.

Online

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