UPDATE: As of this moment (Monday, 9am MDT), IAMX leads Animal Collective by a 69%-31% margin. If you haven’t already, give both artists a listen and register your opinion in the poll box below.
First, the results. In Match #1, S&R readers preferred The Well Wishers over Andrew Bird 52-48%. The contest was a neck-and-neck, see-saw affair from the opening bell, and our congrats to both artists. Jeff Shelton and Co. now advance to the second round where they await the winner of…
Match #2. Here we see our first true clash of styles, with Indie squaring off against … let’s call it darkpop, shall we?
In the red corner, hailing from the UK, the tuneful electronic cabaret stylings of IAMX.
Their opponent in the blue corner, from Baltimore, the critically acclaimed Animal Collective.
If you’d be so kind, please visit each artist’s MySpace page, then come back here and register your vote in this handy-dandy poll.
Touch gloves, and may the best band rock.
Here’s how the updated bracket looks: