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Gerda Blank

GERDA BLANK was a German woman shot attempting to cross the Berlin wall. It is also the project name of Rhys Braddock & Stuart Mills . Rhys, originally from New Plymouth, New Zealand, picked up drummer & vocalist, Stuart Mills, in Auckland, NZ, October 2007, they discovered they shared similar musical Ideals, wanting to quickly record an album, and see where their fruitful musical results would carry them. In July 2008, they embarked on their first European tour, taking In Barcelona, Bosnia.

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Cryptacize

Cryptacize began across the street from the C&H Sugar Factory in Crockett, CA, where Nedelle and Chris lived in a tilted apartment. Constant dizziness and the smell of burning sugar became a permanent part of their psyches, and this is their #1 influence. One morning while brushing their teeth, toothpaste running sideways out of their mouths, Nedelle pronounced the word 'Cryptacize' and the house appeared to incline in the opposite direction. Soon after this strange incident, they discovered something even stranger on youtube - a percussionist named Michael Carreira.

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Wintersleep

Wintersleep are a Canadian indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started out as a side-project, eventually turned into one of the most popular live shows in Atlantic Canada. Wintersleep came together in 2001 and is composed of Loel Campbell (drums), Paul Murphy (guitar/vocals), Tim D'eon (guitar/keyboards), Mike Bigelow (keyboards '05-'06/bass guitar), Jon Samuel (keyboards/backing vocals/guitar) and former member Jud Haynes (bass guitar).

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Arab Strap

Arab Strap were a band from Falkirk, Scotland, signed for the majority of their albums to independent record label Chemikal Underground. The duo had a short lived flirtation with a major label at the peak of their critical acclaim (post-Philophobia) when they signed to Go!Beat records (a former independent label now owned by Universal). Vocalist Aidan Moffat and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton met in Falkirk, Scotland, bonded over their mutual love for Drag City recording artists such as Smog and Will Oldham, and began a collaboration in 1995.

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The 88

88 keys on the piano....88 constellations in the sky....the infinity sign....the most auspicious number in China....88 mph to get Back To The Future...88 cities in Los Angeles...a great French Kicks song. Welcome to the world of The 88.

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett (born December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States) is a singer/songwriter, best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle and music including hits such as "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday". He has a rabid, but genial, cult following known as "Parrotheads." They call the youngest members "Parakeets." Buffett has written three No. 1 best sellers. Tales from Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant? both spent over seven months on the New York Times Best Seller fiction list.

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Bigfinn

The Band – BIGFINN Martin Travers - Vocals
Norman Mcleod - Guitars
Colin Mcleod - Keyboards
Ollie Collins - Bass
Che Beresford - Drums Martin Travers is a big man with a big brush and one of those big, dreamy baritones like Scott Walker’s that you don’t seem to hear much anymore. A Manchester-born painter-decorator with a penchant for experimental theatre, Travers paid his dues crooning Kurt Weill in the homes of lonely housewives while slathering up the anaglypta and dreaming of a backing band to match his dizzy ambitions.

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Cant

Chris Taylor, (the producer, multi-instrumentalist, bassist and backing vocalist) of Grizzly Bear's solo work. Released on his label, Terrible Records. Chris has also produced records for Department of Eagles, Dirty Projectors, The Morning Benders, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and Twin Shadow.

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