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Okkervil River

Okkervil River began as a mutual project of Will Sheff (vocals, guitar), and Seth Warren (guitar).

They met and collaborated together when both were still in high school in Meriden, NH. After relocating to Austin, TX in the late 90's, the duo decided to re-assemble the band with the addition of Zachary Thomas (vocals, bass), Jonathan Meiburg (vocals, banjo), and drummer Mark Pedini.

In 1998, the group self-released their first disc, the "Bedroom" (EP), followed a year later with their debut album "Stars Too Small to Use".

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Kasabian

Kasabian is an alternative dance band from Leicester, England. The band consists of Tom Meighan (vocals), Sergio Pizzorno (guitar, synths, vocals), Christopher Edwards (bass), Ian Matthews (drums) and touring guitarist Jason Mehler. The band has been compared with the likes of Primal Scream, with their similar electronica-indie rock fusion and Oasis, with whom they share their confidence, vision, swagger and rough vocal style. It has been speculated that the name "Kasabian" is taken from the getaway driver (named Linda Kasabian) for the Tate murders committed by the Manson Family.

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Mae

Mae is an American rock band that formed in Norfolk Virginia in 2001. The band's name is an acronym for Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience, which is derived from a concept called Multi-sensory Aesthetic Theory that drummer Jacob Marshall studied while a student at Old Dominion University. Jacob Marshall and Dave Elkins began what would become Mae by writing their first song, "Embers and Envelopes", in Marshall's living room.

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Sunday Drivers

Not to be mistaken with The Sunday Drivers. Sunday Drivers are a Los Angeles based rock trio consisting of Brady Erickson on lead guitar and vocals, Marisa Dupuis on Bass and Bryan “Camaro” Zaebst on drums. In 2007, Sunday Drivers saw the release of their first effort, the Archetypes EP. In spite of tracking and mixing sessions at studios in Canada and Los Angeles, Archetypes is ultimately a self-made album.

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This Town Needs Guns

This Town Needs Guns is a math-indie-rock band originating from Oxford, United Kingdom. They were formed in 2006, and are currently signed to the Big Scary Monsters Recording Company (UK), Sargent House (USA), Rallye (Japan), and Yellow Ghost Records (Australia). Over the years the band's musical style has progressed and changed, although the focal point of their style has been the impressive guitar work of Tim Collis interspersed with solid, and at points highly complex, drumming and sparse, melodic bass.

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Plain White T's

Plain White T's are a pop-punk band formed in 1997 in Illinois, United States. They are best known for "Hey There Delilah", an acoustic song performed solely by singer Tom Higgenson originally released in 2005 and later hit #1 in the US in 2007. For over a decade, Plain White T's have been playing to packed audiences craving for that perfect pop-punk punch. Their journey, which began in a small suburban basement playing covers, has taken the band to Warped Tour three times, and landed them opening slots for bands like Jimmy Eat World and AFI.

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Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors are a music group led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Longstreth. Based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, with connections to the Portland, OR music scene, the group has produced a distinctive sound of electronic experimentation, melded with traditional instruments and harmonically complex vocals. Their recordings range from Prince-style one-man-recording-studio productions (The Glad Fact)...

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The July Days

The July Days are a Birmingham based indie-pop group formed in April 2008. They consist of Stephen, Rob, Dave, Sam, Reece and Harriet and collectively play guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, harmonica, glockenspiel, melodica, violin, synth, tamborine and shakers. They can currently be found gigging in the Birmingham area and have just released (Feb 2010) their dèbut EP "Rainbox EP", named after the Oxfam charity gig at the Rainbow in Birmingham where it was released.

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Mantler

Mantler is a pop project with shadings of R&B, melodrama, mix tapes, shopping malls, experimental films, Herman Melville, and eternal hope in the face of everyday despair. It’s about trying to scale the heights of your heroes." Mantler (aka Chris A. Cummings) was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1969. As a young child he wrote pop songs on the piano, which were thoughtfully preserved by his parents on cassette. He subsequently studied classical piano for 14 years but changed his creative focus from music to film writing and production.

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