The Cinema Eye and Audion are Columbus, Ohio's latest additions to the synth-punk sound as well as to the newest bands to join the Sound Virus roster. The Cinema Eye play electro-snap post punk with confidence and sass, and Audion are something like Camera Obscura meets Subtonix electro
aggressiveness. The Cinema Eye are known for the extreme catchiness of their near-pop melodies, guitars dripping with gritty spunk and the occasional hint of an 80's new wave sensibility, all topped off with female vocals comparable to those of Sleater-Kinney by their relentless power and deceptively sweet harmonies. Audion represents
the more dissonant side of the spectrum with an electronic onslaught that creates a densely discordant sound, much like Braniac or Satisfact. Growlingly shrill guitars coupled with speaker-rumbling sub bass and abrasive, melody-driven keyboards are at the center of Audion's core.