Best Vocalist (Female) St. Louis 2006 - Casey Dean
Readers' Choice: Erin Bode
Perhaps the femputer from Futurama said it best: "Have you any idea what it feels like to be a fembot in a manbot manputer's world?" Casey Dean knows, and she's fighting back, ruthlessly firing sexy vocals in time with bullets from her chest. The female half of electric duo Polarized Mind litters musical megabytes with a fluttery mezzo-alto that could make a computer blush. While much of electronica finds itself featuring sterile, robotic vocals, Dean goes out of her way to personalize the Polarized experience. Her proclivity for gritty, growly talk-talk is so heavily laden with innuendo, she's the direct antithesis of her backup bots. Listeners beware: Prepare to be Dean-stroyed.