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Ra

There are at least 6 artists with this name: 1) Ra is an American rock band named after the the Egyptian sun god. The band has been around since the 1990s, but did not actually evolve into what it is today until 2002. The current line-up includes Sahaj Ticotin (vocals, guitar), Andy Ryan (drums), Ben Carroll (guitar), and PJ Farley (bass). Their music is described as "exotic yet familiar, heavy yet funky, direct yet sophisticated, sensual yet soulful, unrelenting yet cathartic".

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The Lemonheads

The Lemonheads are an indie/alternative/punk band, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but now based in New York City. The primary (and only consistent) member is Evan Dando. While Dando's penchant for melody-driven tunes makes him a favorite amongst the indie community, his song structures display obvious punk and 80s-rock influences, especially on earlier albums, as well as a hint of country here and there, most noticeably on Dando's solo album, Baby I'm Bored.

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Wade

American alternative rock band which features members of Red House Painters and Toiling Midgets.
Released one LP titled "WADE".
The band also appeared on the "Brainscan" OST with the song "Barely Human".

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The Maddigans

In the past couple years The Maddigans have worked extremely hard and it's started to pay off. Their recent accomplishments include booking their 7th Canadian tour, 1st ever US tour, being featured on AbsolutePunk, playing Canadian Music Week 2011, and reaching over 13,000 fans on facebook alone. Now the band is gearing up for Canadian, US and other tours in early 2012. Check out their website here: www.facebook.com/themaddigans

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Speedy Ortiz

Speedy Ortiz is a 4-piece from Noho, MA. DADGBE thru OCD. SMFH. "Resurrects the floppy-stringed guitar dissonance of old-school Boston bands like Kudgel and Swirlies, or Rob Crow from Pinback's predecessor Thingy, who forged similar anti-anthems out of the grimiest chords." - Boston Globe. TL;DR. DTF. 10" EP, 'Sports,' out now on Exploding in Sound Records.

Speedy Ortiz on Last.fm.

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Twisted

Twisted is the home of two artists 1. The Dutch three-piece rockband 2. A german dubstep producer (Twisted aka Goldfinger) on Trackdonalds 3. A five-piece from Bristol, UK; the link I've followed here is from the 2003 album Peace Through Superior Firepower, with the following line-up: Rich Harding - Vox (last.fm user aosunlight)
Alan Pout - Guitar
Chris Peppard - Guitar
Paul Stanway - Bass
Drew Raynes - Drums

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Lilium

"Lilium" (meant to mean "fortress") started as a solo-project of Pascal Humbert, 16 Horsepower's bass player. Under this moniker he made the album "Transmission of All the Good-Byes", a mainly instrumental creation, which was released in 2000. Lilium now is a duo-project after 16 Horsepower drummer Jean-Yves Tola joined Humbert. As a double act they have so far released one album, "Short Stories", which came out in 2003. Humbert worked on "Transmission Of All The Good-Byes" from 1984 until 2000. The album was released at the end of October 2000 on Glitterhouse Records.

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Operator Please

Operator Please is a band from Gold Coast, Australia that formed in early 2005 and their current line up consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell, and violinist Taylor Henderson. Original keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left in April of 2008. They released their debut album, "Yes Yes Vindictive" in November 2007 in Australia and March 2008 in Germany/United Kingdom. They released their third single "Just A Song About Ping Pong" in Australia, debuting at #15 on the ARIA charts.

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Section 30

Section 30 are one of the better Yorkshire bands around at the moment. Their music is a rich infusion of rock and indie with a bit for everyone. Powerful and catchy guitar riffs met equally as well with the infectious vocal hooks that are the main stay of the Section 30 set list. Energetic and crowd pleasing, if you haven't already checked this band out then do so at the next opportunity. Latest release is out now on CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS (UK) LTD

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Chess Club

Chess Club is a collective that spans several musical genres and diverse lyrical themes ... The four members of Chess Club produce music that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as intellectually stimulating. The music is carefully planned from lyrical to musical content but never sounds un-spontaneous. Intelligent lyrics and careful musical arrangements are the norm even in the more discordant passages that undeniably make up a fully-realized Chess Club song.

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