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Jukebox the Ghost

Hailing from Washington DC, Jukebox the Ghost writes a fresh breed of melodic pop tunes driven by fiery rock momentum. The band consists of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums). With quirky lyrics and inventive songwriting, fans and critics have drawn parallels with the pop sensibility of Elvis Costello, the flamboyance of Queen, the wit of They Might Be Giants, and the creative rock of The Flaming Lips.

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The Grams

The Grams are a guitar based 4-piece, two brothers and two life long friends. The band is fronted by Tony Porter and Andy Watts whose guitar interplay is advanced and sophisticated incorporating sonic overtones. The solid pounding backline, supported by Ben Park and Dan Porter, and the killer melodies lock you in. The music is intelligent... The Grams draw their influences from a variety of bands, in particular Bloc Party, Editors and Kasabian. The Grams recorded two songs in March 2007 with the producer and recording engineer Jon Gray for their forthcoming EP.

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Eux Autres

"Eux Autres, the Omaha-born, Portland-based duo, channels sixties French pop and gives it a unique sensibility. The brother/sister duo, Heather and Nicholas Larimer, share lead vocals with Heather on drums and Nicholas on guitar. The Larimers' music favors melody, with compelling vocals in call and response. These vocal textures are underscored by lyrics that manage to be clever without being precious, treating subjects that range from Spanish imperialism to romantic angst, French politics to soccer.

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park ranger

Formed in 2002, Park Ranger is an indie pop/rock trio from the Hudson Valley region of New York. The band began recording soon after the indefinite hiatus of their previous effort as members of Doghouse Records' artist Joshua, who had released 2 LP's, several EP's and toured extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Following years of shows and demoing, Park Ranger prepared to record their debut full-length "Safe Without Sound", released on indie label Parrot on a Porch Records.

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Richard Swift

Singer/songwriter Richard Swift's lo-fi, sepiatone style harkens back to the tin pan alley era. Born in 1977, the California native spent his youth locked in his room with a four-track recorder, a device that, along with a computer, he continues to utilize to this day. Influenced by everyone from Bob Dylan to early seventies dub acts like the Congos and Lee Perry, he has provided keyboards for shoegazeers Starflyer 59 and released two records of his own, Walking Without Effort and the Novelist, both of which were reissued on Secretly Canadian as a double album in 2005.

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