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New Weird America

Tom Carter

Tom Carter is best known for his work with Charalambides, which he co-founded with longtime creative partner (and one time wife) Christina Carter in 1991. Carter has also undertaken solo work and numerous collaborations with Bardo Pond, Vanessa Arn, Robert Horton, Ian Nagoski, Tower Recordings, Double Leopards, Yellow Swans, Starving Weirdos, and Jandek, among others.

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Dark Dark Dark

Minneapolis based chamber-folk sextet Dark Dark Dark revel in the wonder that is around us always. On their breathtaking sophomore album Wild Go, which arrives October 5, 2010 via Supply and Demand Music, the band has created a stirring reminder to seek out that magic. Their dramatic sound sets Nona Marie Invie’s soaring, haunting voice against age-old instrumentation that evokes the soundtrack to a beautiful film.

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Viking Moses

Big story arcs that go through several songs with returning themes and powerful dynamics...sad and sweet. And sweet and sad. Viking Moses has toured with and/or supported today’s similar international music artists, such as: Devendra Banhart, Calvin Johnson, Ted Leo, Little Wings, Microphones, Mirah, Mountain Goats, Joanna Newsom, Scout Niblett, Hush the Many, Songs Ohia, and more. (Edited version of text from the Marriage Records page at http://www.marriagerecs.com/vikingmoses)

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Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler (born 5 April 1981) is an American dream-folk and indie-rock musician. Nadler studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she began her performing career after writing songs for many years. Marissa has a brand new blog at http://marissanadler.blogspot.com Nadler writes strange, yet classic, melancholy songs. Her voice is often bathed in a wash of reverb and space echo and creates a ghostly, atmospheric feeling to the music.

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Our Brother The Native

Our Brother The Native are two young Americans; Josh Bertram and Chaz Knapp, who have been working together as a unit since 2005, and whom FatCat stumbled upon towards the end of 2005. Having checked out a link to their site on Myspace.com, and instantly liking what was heard, they got in touch with the band and the debut they were currently writing just fell into their laps. In his sophomore year, Josh met John Michael, who was then a senior.

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Julia Holter

Julia Shammas Holter is a classically-trained keytarist from Echo Park. After infiltrating Human Ear Music headquarters dressed as an intern, she wrote and recorded her own release on the label. Her music is witty, surreal and optimistic. She plays without sarcasm in the terrains that divide sentimentality, passion, and control. Her songs are written instinctively, and treated with an off-kilter fastidiousness, working orchestral variety from minimal instrumentation.

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Alexz Johnson

Alexz Johnson (Born on November 4th, 1986, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is never quite what you'd think: she is always, instead, a surprise. While she writes intimate, down-to-earth lyrics, they’re delivered with a larger-than-life, crystalline voice. “Growing up I was afraid of it,” she says, about realizing she could sing big as a small child- the sixth in a brood of ten-- in Vancouver. “I thought it would blow me away.

Read more about Alexz Johnson on Last.fm.

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