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Pumajaw

PUMAJAW Genre-bending Pumajaw, aka Pinkie Maclure and John Wills, have recorded 5 albums.
Live loops, sultry chansons, spooky acoustica and soulful electronica.
They've recorded songs by Tom Waits, Angelo Badalementi, Jacques Brel and radical reinventions of 4 traditional songs. They will be releasing a new album at the end of 2010 and the new single 'Billy Rose' will be available in September.

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Tenniscoats

Tenniscoats are a group from from Tokyo, Japan featuring Saya and Takashi Ueno, often helped by other musicians and non-musicians. They, in turn, have performed in, or collaborated with a large number of underground bands and musicians like Maher Shalal Hash Baz (with Tori and Reiko Kudo), Cacoy (with DJ Klock of Clockwise Records), Puka Puka Brians and other artists on Tenniscoats very own Majikick label. Both Saya and Ueno also perform and release solo works. Their record label's name 'Majikick' is a combination of the Japanese word for 'serious' and the English word 'kick'.

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Guernica

There is more than one artist with this name. Here they are described in order of popularity on Last.fm. 1) Guernica (ゲルニカ), presumably named after the famous painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso, this Japanese trio from the 1980s specializes in music in a retro 1920's and 30's cabaret style. Their early recordings are primarily electronic (using synthesizers instead of traditional acoustic instruments) but their later works are performed by a live orchestra.

Read more about Guernica on Last.fm.

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Mr Black

Solo Grungegaze cum Dark Psychedelicore cum Doom Folk cum Symphonic Noisewave cum Space Pop cum Gothic Soul cum Crust Pop cum Math Funk cum Acid Metal cum Sludgetherealindustrial cum Powerpopviolence cum Southern Postcore project of Mr Black conceived around 2001 as a solo project of Mr Black but not started until sometime in the 90's. Mr Black split up in 2010 following the death of Mr Black leaving behind a wide and well-received catalogue of absolutely no albums whatsoever.

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Lucia Draft

Lucia Draft is a solo artist based in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Her music is a whimsical kind of bedroom folk pop storytelling that is experimental and multi-layered in its diverse instrumentation, and often recalls the music of cinema. Previously she has performed as a member of Sydney indie-rock band BoysClub, psychedelic folk ensemble The Night Of Love, and industrial noise band Rotted Crow. She has also released a number of electronic compositions under the name noisebear and is currently recording with the H.W. Plainview band.

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