There are at least five bands called Versus: 1) New York City indie rock favorites Versus evolved from the remnants of Flower, a band led by singer/guitarist Richard Baluyut. In the final months of Flower's existence, the group was joined by vocalist/guitarist Fontaine Toups, who remained with Baluyut in the short-lived Saturnine before the duo formed Versus (borrowing the name from an LP by Mission of Burma) with Baluyut's brother, Ed.
Hailing from Melbourne Australia, Aural Window has been steadily building a loyal army of fans. The band came together as five musicians who wanted to write music that is heavy and emotional, yet melodic and memorable. Aural Window’s influences stretch from classics like Guns N’ Roses and The Beatles to post-hardcore bands like Saosin and Secret and Whisper. The band released their sophomore EP, Cocoon and Epitropos, in 2010, receiving much acclaim for their patented blend of melodic furor within a post-hardcore dynamic.
Dead! Dead! Dead! are a band from Southampton, England. Constituting their ranks are Matt Canning: guitars and vocals. Bilu Acharjee: Bass. Marc Crocker: drums. Neil Dunsire: guitars and vocals.
They currently have a 7 inch single called George Lassoos the Moon out on Tough Love records.
They've also got a couple of self released demo cds out, which you can get from their website.
They have a very original sound, that is, pop music, but ripped and bitten at the edges...
Shannon Wright is a powerhouse singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She fronted the rocktrio Crowsdell in the 90's, recording two albums. "Dreamette" and "In the curve of an arm". Both featuring her intense writing, playing and singing. From her earlier and more gentle work Flight Safety (1999), to the vocally aggressive Dyed in the Wool (2001), Shannon has done an amazing amount of growth as a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitar player, and her work on Over the Sun stands as a document of those fully realized capabilities.
The Brunettes were formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1998 by musical couple Jonathan Bree and Heather Mansfield. They were a paradox from the beginning - creating boy/girl melodramatic pop inspired by 70s New York punk and 60s girl groups but surrounded in an Auckland scene of opiate-infused garage rock 'n' roll. Inspired by his dreams of domestic bliss while a teenager living in rat infested junkie flats, and in direct rebellion to the messy hair...
Sarandon are a band with a short attention span that formed in 2004. Scratchy, itchy guitars; rumbling bass, and tumbling drums. Crayola plays guitar and provides vocals, Alan Brown plays bass and provides more vocals, and Tom Greenhalgh plays drums.
The Ropes are a duo based out of New York City. The band has received praise from NME and CMJ for their lyric driven new wave / indie rock style. The group consists of vocalist/bassist Sharon Shy and multi-instrumentalist Toppy (who is known for playing the drums with the guitar hanging around his neck). They have toured extensively throughout the US, opening for acts such as The Bravery, Innerpartysystem, The Used, Spoon, and others and have also played several UK dates. Music critic Allan Raible chose their album “What They Do For Fun” as #15 on the ABC News 50 Best Albums of 2008.
There are two bands named The Rascals. 1) The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American soul and rock group of the 1960s.
http://www.therascalsarchives.com/ 2) The Rascals are a three-piece indie rock band.
1) The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American soul and rock group of the 1960s. Eddie Brigati (vocals), Felix Cavaliere (keyboard, vocals), Gene Cornish (guitar) and Dino Danelli (drums) started the band in Brigati and Danelli's native state New Jersey.
The Monsters of Folk is an indie/folk supergroup consisting of Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band), Mike Mogis (also of Bright Eyes), Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) and M. Ward (of She & Him and a solo musician in his own right). Oberst, James and Ward all share vocal and guitar duties with Mogis playing drums. The Monsters of Folk toured as Bright Eyes, with Jim James and M. Ward, and developed the name Monsters of Folk while on tour. The band will release their debut self-titled album on September 22, 2009 on Shangri-La Music.