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July 2015
Overwatcher
"Metaphysics
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Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
 
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
 
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
 
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Deleted Scenes is The Deli DC Area Best Emerging Artist of 2011

Deleted Scenes is The Deli DC Area Best Emerging Artist of 2011

They did it again!

Imaginative indie poppers Deleted Scenes won our Best of DC Area 2011 Poll for emerging artists for the second year in a row! This is the first time a band wins it twice...  They sure need to buy a beer to that ONE fan who voted for them, since that single vote (worth 0.001 points in our perverse system) avoided a tie with Sweet Leda, the funk-rock winners of the Readers' and Fans' Poll, who placed 2nd. Big Kudos also to Bluebrain, a really interesting electronic project that was rewarded in particular by the Jurors' vote.

1. DELETED SCENES

2. SWEET LEDA


ComScore

3. BLUEBRAIN

 
BAND
J
W
F
OS
TOTAL
 
1
Deleted Scenes
3
1
0.001
2
6.001
2
Sweet Leda
3
 
3
 
6
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3
Bluebrain
5
 
0.005
 
5.005
icon
4
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
5
 
0
 
5
icon
5
The Mean Season
3
1
0.017
 
4.017
icon
6
Lower Dens
3
1
0.005
 
4.005
icon
7
Pianos Become the Teeth
2
1
1
 
4
icon
8
Brooks Long
2
 
1.5
 
3.5
icon
 
Satori Trova
 
 
2
1.5
3.5
icon
10
Big/Bright
3
 
0.12
 
3.12
icon
11
Presto Bando
3
 
0.055
 
3.055
icon
12
Auroboros
3
 
0.017
 
3.017
icon
13
Satan's Satyrs
3
 
0.005
 
3.005
icon
14
Storm The Beaches
3
 
0.003
 
3.003
icon
15
Black Hills
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
icon
 
Mobius Strip
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
icon
 
Silo Halo
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
icon
 
Warchild
2
1
0.002
 
3.002
icon
19
Murder
3
 
0
 
3
icon
20
Is And Of The
 
1
0.051
1.5
2.551
icon
21
Dance For the Dying
2
 
0.037
 
2.037
icon
22
Shark Week
2
 
0.011
 
2.011
icon
23
The Blackberry Belles
2
 
0.011
 
2.011
icon
24
Acid Queen
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
icon
25
Birdlips
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
26
Office Of Future Plans
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
icon
27
The Diamond Center
2
 
0.002
 
2.002
icon
28
Miyazaki
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
icon
29
John C
2
 
0
 
2
icon
30
The Capital Hearings
2
 
0
 
2
icon
31
The Will To Survive
 
 
0.5
1.25
1.75
icon
32
The Great Unknowns
 
 
0.008
1.5
1.508
icon
33
Kindlewood
 
 
0.078
1
1.078
icon
34
The Flying Eyes
1
 
0.068
 
1.068
icon
35
Brittany Jean
1
 
0.04
 
1.04
icon
36
White Life
1
 
0.013
 
1.013
icon
37
Drop Electric
 
 
0.008
1
1.008
icon
38
Borracho
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
icon
 
Teen Mom
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
icon
 
We Were Pirates
 
 
0.006
1
1.006
icon
41
Ilsa
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
icon
 
Spine Buster
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
icon
 
The Young Ladies
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
icon
43
Deathrats
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
 
Dope Body
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
45
Regents
1
 
0.002
 
1.002
icon
 
The Hint
1
 
0.002
 
1.002
icon
47
Volta Bureau
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
icon
48
Alice Anna
1
 
0
 
1
icon
 
River James
1
 
0
 
1
icon
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W = Deli Writers - F = Fans
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