Wowee!! Had we known that this last poll was going to be so tooth and nail, we'd have called animal control! It became apparent early on that this was a fight between post-punk outfit The Whippoorwills and inexplicable surf rockers Sexx (the Deli Nashville will never fully comprehend this phenomenon in Nashville. We dig it for sure, but as Black Francis once said, "Yo soy playero pero no hay playa, bien perdida la surfer Rosa. Oh my golly!") In the end, and just by the slightest margin, The Whipoorwills won out. A shade over a year old, the trio delivers some meaty jams with the rancor of a freshly-flunked-from-art-school Karen O. Vocalist Heather Gray screams, croons, murmurs and squeals, and her antics round out the spartan drum and guitar supporting her. They also have the wherewithal to rustle up enough votes for our poll while out on the road, no less, proving themselves as industrious as they are well-dressed. The Whippoorwills released their self-titled debut album this past June via Mattress House Music; check out their latest video for "Tattooed Smile." -Terra James-Jura
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