At long last, it is time to reveal the Band of the Year voting results.
I want to thank everyone who voted. I hope you will visit often. We had almost 2,000 votes. Which totally blew me away.
We shall begin with positions 6-10 in alphabetical order:
Clepto (website) – In spite of my screwing up their name on the Poll, Saudi-born punk rockers Clepto rallied to reach the top 10. If you are in to hard punk rock with a Middle Eastern tinge, please check out Clepto.
Elika (website) – New York based indie band Elika offers cool electronica with a slight shoegazey feel to it. I have no idea what I just typed. Elika makes good music. Check them out today!
Lost Romance (website) – New Jersey based alt-rockers Lost Romance play big music. One of my favorite tracks “Top of the World” has a brilliant, expansive sound. Their music deserves to fill arenas. Check them out.
Those Mockingbirds (website) – another New Jersey based alt-rock band. Not just another New Jersey based alt-rock band. Those Mockingbirds possess strong songwriting and the musical chops to carry it off. Visit their website, pick up their new EP and prepare to become a fan.
WorldService Project (website) – I’ll admit, when WorldService Project first began following me on Twitter, I thought they were a non-profit providing volunteer opportunities to third world countries. Okay I have an active imagination. Turns out they are a London-based Punk-Jazz band. I like jazz and I like punk, and I really like World Service Project. Give them a listen.
Now to the Top 5….