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Sisters

There are at least eight bands called Sisters: 1) Sisters is a guitar/vocal and drums two piece out of the Death by Audio music collective in Brooklyn. Matt Conboy is the drummer, keyboard player. Aaron Pfannebecker sings and plays guitars. Sisters is the best of your 90’s rock pop collection with garage fallout. Noisy guitars with melody and screeching beautiful vocals over the hardest hitting drums. Crooked guitar sounds creating fragmented pop songs. --- www.myspace.com/sisterssound

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Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American musician and songwriter who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie; his other projects include The Postal Service and All-Time Quarterback. He has also created music under his name and under the band Pinwheel. Gibbard appeared as a guest on Jimmy Tamborello's (his Postal Service collaborator) Dntel album entitled Life is Full of Possibilities (2001) - Specifically, he contributed vocals to the song "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan.

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Broken Strings

There are two (or more) musical projects called Broken Strings: 1. Broken Strings from Olympia, WA is the brainchild of Adam Croce, formerly of Tommy Lasorda/Los Rabbis, who recorded the entire Broken Strings LP as a form of rock'n'roll therapy after a period of hospitalization. After having been traded throughout the world on mixtapes and CDrs, 'Broken Strings' finally saw release on True Panther Sounds in 2008.

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Patrol

1. Patrol are from LEVEN which is in East Fife - Scotland, UK featuring Paddy - vocals - Jock - drums - Ronnie - Guitar Stewarty - bass. Patrol released 2 demos in 1981 and 1982. The first being called "Unknown Soldiers" and the second being "Another Fiasco". In 1983 No Future Records (home to Blitz and The Partisans amongst many others) released the Tracks Nurse Nurse and Unknown Soldiers on their "Country Fit For Heroes Vol 2 compilation LP Oi 23. Other bands on that comp were ABH, On Parole, Intensive Care, Impact, Mania, Government Lies, Criminal Damage and Cadaverous Clan.

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Roy

Featuring former Botch members, Dave Verellen and Brian Cook (also of These Arms Are Snakes) as well as Harkonen frontman Ben Verellen and bassist Mike Cooper, one might be expecting a font for sonic aggression from such post-hardcore luminaries. But to the contrary, Roy's neo-classic American rock/pop songwriting style is truly more timeless than the changing flavors of the underground. Says Brian on the impetus to go a quieter route "When you spend years and years playing loud music, touring with loud bands...

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Gun Outfit

Already championed by the LA scene and the Rough Trade shops in the UK, Olympia, WA's Gun Outfit are an avalanche of intensity and excitement. Dim Light is reminiscent of Meat Puppets, X, Dinosaur Jr, and H

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