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Avey Tare

Avey Tare (born David Portner on April 24th, 1979) is a musician and founding member of Animal Collective. Avey Tare met Animal Collective's Deakin (Josh Dibb), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), and Geologist (Brian Weitz) in high school. For years, the four of them swapped homemade recordings, shared musical ideas and performed in different group configurations. Avey Tare recorded the Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished album with Panda Bear, and initially released the recording on the band's own Animal label in 2000.

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Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling (b. 21 September 1986 in Orange County, California) is a violinist, dancer and composer based in Utah. A former member of the rock band Stomp on Melvin, Stirling began releasing videos on Youtube in 2007 and in 2010 competed on "America's Got Talent". Her appearance on "America's Got Talent" gained the attention of cinematographer Devin Graham, with whom she has collaborated on several videos since 2010. Her YouTube channel has become extremely popular and has received upwards of 100 million views.

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Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals play funky, post-punk, absurd rock. Also described as Surreal alt-Rock Cabaret. They are lead by the charismatic Miss Roberts (vocal/harmonica) whose quirky lyrics are a key feature. The band settled down into the current rock quartet lineup in 2005, with bass doubling keyboards and guitar doubling synth. The performances are often theatrical including such things as lessons in toe sucking.

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Bismuth

There are more then 1 bands with the name Bismuth. Bismuth(1) (http://www.myspace.com/bismuthsite) is a three-piece band from Belgium. An offbeat offspring of the Tongeren punk scene, the band's musical roots and interests are a key element of the band's style. A mixture of post-punk, indie rock and alternative rock with sincere and spacious lyrics. Bismuth(2) is a Heavy Metal band based in North East England. Their music draws on inspiration from many sources, and varies in style between serious and comedic in the extreme.

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A Whisper in the Noise

A Whisper in the Noise is a musical project formed in 2002 by rock composer West Thordson. Centered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, United States Twin Cities metro, the group is known for their dark sound and unique instrumentation, as well as their effective live performances. Eschewing the more traditional use of guitar or heavy keyboards that might be associated with the band's umbral sound, the instrumentation of A Whisper in the Noise has included the cello, violin, French horn, synth/electronic keyboard, bass guitar, and percussion in some variation.

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Sin Fang

It's been only 3 years since Iceland's new king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon, began his official recording career. “Summer Echoes”, the new and second album of his solo-project Sin Fang (he dropped the “Bous”) is now already his 4th album release (including 2 records of his other musical outlet Seabear) since 2007. The album oscillates wildly unearthing glimpses of familiarity - vintage Flying Nun here, Paw Tracks there and a Belle and Sebastian pop nous - while retaining the own stark originality of this uber-talented artist and producer.

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Kasakets

Tom Jeeves (Bass / Keys / Vocals) Jake Shemmell (Guitar / Vocals) Sam Gowans (Drums / Samples) Kasakets formed in March 2009 with the aim to make sounds which excite our ears and challenge us throughout. With the motivation and inspiration from our musical peers, we adhere to fundamentals of dynamics, originality, integrity and persistence in creating sounds, albeit a little sluggish. The long-time ménage à trois and our love for music defines our longevity.

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Decoder Ring

Decoder Ring was formed in 2001, in Sydney, Australia. Original line-up consisted of Matt Fitzgerald ( keyboards, guitar) Geoff Towner (bass, El Mopa), Pete Kelly (guitar, Sea Life Park), Kenny Davis Jr (keyboards, piano, The Jackson Code, The Blackeyed Susans) & Thomas Schutzinger (drums). Original line-up recorded the EP "Spooky Action at a Distance" (2002) and album "Decoder Ring" (2002). Geoff Towner departed in 2003 and was replaced by Ben Ely (Regurgitator).

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