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Band of the Week: Day Method

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Meet the Band: Ben Williams (lead vocals, guitar), Dylan Bimuller (lead guitar), Matt Williams (drums)

In the Beginning: While the band has fully embraced electronic music and dubstep on its new album, On My Mind, the group didn't begin as an electronic act. "We started as a garage band hobby," says singer-guitarist Ben Williams. "We started playing pop and garage rock. As it went further on, it got more serious and I started working on my own recording studio in Brunswick. Our own recordings didn't sound good but we liked the idea that we could do it on our own." The band released its debut, Beautiful, in 2011.

All About Electronica: While most of the big dubstep artists have come from overseas, Williams says his group is trying to be one of the more popular local artists to embrace the genre. And he says that making the transition from playing pop music hasn't been easy. "It's one of the fastest growing genres in the world," he says. "We're one of the only bands in the area to play that style of music. It's harder to learn than playing music that requires drums and guitars."

Why You Should Hear Them: The band's new album, On My Mind, opens with "What Is This I Don't Even," a song that pairs classic rock inspired synthesizers with stuttering drum 'n' bass beats and Auto-Tune vocals. The album mixes in some pop songs like the title track with "a few chill songs" too.  "People who like the genre, like it," says Williams. "There are some people who just don't like the style. That's fine, but this has gotten us some good exposure."

Where You Can Hear Them: facebook.com/daymethod

Where You Can See Them: Day Method performs at the Awaken Festival that takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Findlay.

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