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The Operation

The Operation is kind of known for being "the band before mewithoutYou": Greg Jehanian, Michael Weiss, Aaron Weiss, Chris Kleinberg were all members. They released There is Hope For a Tree Cut Down from Take Hold Records, but stopped soon after when mewithoutYou, which began as a side project, became more popular and a serious deal.

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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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Man Man

Based in Philadelphia, PA, Man Man is an experimental indie band that incorporates Eastern European and circus-esque styles in their music, creating a unique sound. The band consists of Honus Honus (lead vocals, piano, percussion), Pow Pow (drums, auxiliary percussion), Critter Crat (aka Cougar) (guitar, trumpet, bass, marimba, vocals), Organ Freeman (synth, organ, accordion, vocals), and Chang Wang (alto sax, bari sax, vibraphone, melodica, flute, percussion, vocals).

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Widows

Widows is a Finnish punk band formed in 1979 Helsinki, Finland. Their current line-up for 2008 consists of T.B. Widow (bass), Johnny Widow (guitar), Jacky Ix (vocals) and Spädä (drums). Widows was formed in early 1970's by brothers T.B. Widow (vocals, bass) and Johnny Widow (guitar), after been influenced by bands like New York Dolls. It wasn't until 1975 that they got a permanent drummer as Rocky joined them.

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Calibro 35

Band Members
Luca "Nano" Cavina - Bass Guitar
Enrico Gabrielli - Organs and Horns
Massimo Martellotta - Electric and Lapsteel Guitar
Fabio Rondanini - Drums and Percussions
Tommaso Colliva - Sounds and Research official website: http://www.calibro35.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/calibro35
Researches begun years ago, diggin’ dusty vinyl crates for obscure samples. The discovery of Italian '60s and '70s soundtracks was a crucial point; from that moment on nothing sounded as good and interesting as electrifying tracks from exploitation movies.

Read more about Calibro 35 on Last.fm.

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Parts & Labor

Parts & Labor is an American experimental rock/noise rock band signed to Jagjaguwar Records. The group was formed in 2002 by B.J. Warshaw and Dan Friel in Brooklyn, NY and has since toured with other bands such as Battles, TV on the Radio, Deerhoof, Voltage, Breaker! Breaker!, Tyondai Braxton, Coachwhips, Japanther, Pterodactyl, and Matt & Kim. Hailing from Brooklyn, Parts & Labor are a boisterous bunch of art kids that combine sparse electronics, wiry guitars and pop hooks into uplifting experimental noise rock.

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Loop

1) Loop was a South London band founded in 1986 by Robert Hampson and his then wife, Bex. Loop's sound was characterized by strong and influences in addition to the minimalist mayhem of The Stooges and MC5. Their songs were almost uniformly harsh and repetitive, with indecipherable vocals buried under layers of noisy guitar riffs and metronomic drumming. Some of the records featured covers of Suicide, The Pop Group and Can as bonus tracks.

Read more about Loop on Last.fm.

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