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Easter

There are at least two bands called Easter. 1. A four-piece from Manchester, England who play ""a musical backdrop of Godspeed and Sonic Youth melded together with the atmospheric vocal delivery of Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek." http://soundcloud.com/easterband 2. A lo-fi project from Urbana, Illinois http://easter.bandcamp.com/ 3. A duo from Berlin / Oslo http://www.birp.fm/birp-tv/viewvideo/1704/music-videos/surfboard-officia...

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Xiu

Xiu is a recent project based in Milan and formed by Oksana (Xiu). Oksana was born in Estonia, studied academic music in Russia. Academic knowledges had a deep impact in the creative process of her musical entity. During several years she also sang in the church's choir which is undoubtedly had influenced her work. Next to the writting of her first musical effort she contributing appearances for the minimal-synth band Newclear Waves. She is familiar with underground musical scenes which emerged during the 80s, from sonic minimal synth experiments to cold wave and post-punk.

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Vice Versa

Vice Versa was a synthpop band from sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Vice Versa comprised future members of the successful pop group ABC. Formed in 1977 by Stephen Singleton, Mark White and David Sydenham, they founded their own label, Neutron Records, releasing the EP Music 4. They had similarities to The Human League, who they supported in 1978. Martin Fry, who wrote the fanzine Modern Drugs, interviewed the band, and shortly afterwards, they asked him to join as synthesizer player, and Fry accepted, and shortly afterwards the band evolved into ABC, with Fry taking over on vocals.

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SELOFAN

booking europe : madaboutmusic@live.be strictly analogue narrations about love and the loss of it, death and the fear of it, sexuality and the repression of it, addictions, psychological weaknesses or strengths, all our own personal ghosts, which distinguish humans from other species.

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Insanity

Formed in 1985, Bay Area band Insanity were instrumental in metal's evolution from thrash to death metal. Drummer Bud Mills was a big reason why, as his so-called "1-1" beat presaged the modern blastbeat. The band's sound more than lived up to its name. Not only did it crank thrash up to frenzied warp speeds, it also displayed chops well ahead of its time. Insanity were legendary worldwide in the '80s metal tape trading circuit, with members of Carcass and Napalm Death citing them as an influence.

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Moth

There are six (6) artists by the name Moth. (1) MOTH was formed in a Cincinnati, OH garage in the early 90s by frontman and tune-smith Brad Stenz with guitarist "The Billionaire" joining shortly thereafter. Drummer Kevin Hogle made his appearance with the band shortly after Virgin Records fall-out and bassist Eli White followed in tow. The band has released five full length records including a major label release on Virgin records. They have also done live performances on Craig Kilborne, AOL, and Chicago's Man Cow Show, numerous national tours and a UK tour.

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Klinik

[1] Belgian pioneers of and -. Also known as The Klinik. See also Dive, Sonar, Monolith. In 1985, Verhaeghen joined forces with two other bands, Absolute Body Control (with Dirk Ivens and Eric van Wonterghem), and "The Maniacs" (Sandy Nys) to form one "super group" Absolute Controlled Clinical Maniacs. This rather unwieldy name was soon dropped in favour of the shorter name "The Klinik". Nys soon left the band to form Hybryds, followed in 1987 by van Wonterghem, leaving The Klinik as the "classic" duo of Dirk Ivens and Marc Verhaeghen.

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Nurvuss

Reaver M Fulbright (a.k.a RMF-Noir, a.k.a The Divine Dime Peepshow, founder of The Liberty Snake, ex-Piss Slut bassist, ex-No Kisses vocalist/(early-)songwriter) was born in the alley behind Godfather's Pizza in Overland Park Kansas. Left for dead, RMF was raised by aphids, gnats and fieldmice (who had lose their way from the field). He survived solely on discarded anchioves and mozzarella that had stuck to the top of old pizza boxes. Eventually he learned how to crawl, so he crawled his way across the sea floor to London, England.

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