Introducing RedLine Graffiti, A DC-Based Indie Rock/Electro Band

blame it on Meka August 25, 2014

I attended Trillectro 2014 this past weekend, and it took me back to a time when I used to be able to physically survive a daylong festival without much care for healthy food, proper hydration and adequate rest. Things are much different now, as in order to last a 12-hour concert (in a torrential downpour, natch), I spent just as much time drinking bottles of water and eating fruit as I did fighting through rain-soaked crowds and chopping down Philly cheesesteaks.

Throughout the day I saw live performances from GoldlinkForteBowie, SZAOddisee, Baauer, Rae Sremmurd, Sango, OG Maco (“U Guessed It” attracted a considerable amount of attention) and others, as well as headliner Big Sean with Travi$ Scott as his special guest. However, it was the sounds of a 4-man, Washington DC-based band named RedLine Graffiti that caught my attention the most.

Their sound, which combines indie rock with electro sensibilities, reminded me of everything from The Roots to Majid Jordan, and was easily my favorite performance of the day.

Despite being overlooked as rain started to chase attendees towards shelter, they still delivered an impressive set, which included songs from their latest project, The Drill.

Released in April, the EP can be heard below. Check it out and if you enjoy their music like I do, visit their Soundcloud or Bandcamp pages to hear the rest of their catalog.