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Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen hails from sunny, gorgeous, post-industrial St. Louis, Missouri. Beginning her performing career at age 16 in coffee shops, she now hones her craft in Chicago, Illinois, with recent tours to both seaboards and upcoming collaborations with members of the national indie music scene. Her intimate songwriting is coupled with a strong, ethereal tone and hypnotic rhythm acoustic guitar, borrowing from influences as varied as Skeeter Davis and homespun Americana to Spanish guitar and the French New-Wave chanteuse Francoise Hardy.

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John Doe

John Doe refers to (at least) five different artists: 1. John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac on February 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois) is the founder of the seminal L.A. punk band X, produced and managed by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. His musical compositions and performances are varied, including country and folk music. Doe also performs with the country-folk-punk band The Knitters and in 2009 formed John Doe And The Sadies. In the early 1980s Doe performed on two albums by fellow L.A punk band The Flesh Eaters.

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Kyst

Kyst is a band of Norwegian origin, currently residing in Sopot, Poland. It's music varies from folk and post-rock to experimental and improvised music, oftenly influented by the New Weird America movement. However, the musicians prefer not to limit themselves to any specific genre, considering freedom and emotional devotion being the most important musical values. The band originally consists of 4 members (Tobiasz Biliński, Adam Byczkowski, Marcin Turzyński, Jacek Rezner), however mostly performs as a Biliński-Byczkowski duo...

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Au

There are two bands by the name of Au: 1) Au is the work of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland. Begun back in 2005 while finishing up his degree from the Massachussetts College of Art and moved across the country to find its roots in the thriving community of Portland, OR. It's now a working live band with an ever changing roster of players. Currently touring as a duo with Dana Valatka on drums (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Mustaphamond)...

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Brightblack Morning Light

BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT are the work of N. SHINEYWATER & friends. Recording a debut in 2006 for NYC's Matador Records... the tent based collective opened for OS MUTANTES, VASHTI BUNYAN, & RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT in 2006 Northern California shows. Previous music shows include LUNGFISH (Dischord), LAVENDER DIAMOND (Matador), JOANNA NEWSOM (Drag City), MARIEE SIOUX (Grassroots), RIO EN MEDIO (Gnomensong), MOJAVE 3 (4 AD), BILL DANIEL (Films), LAURIE ANDERSON, & MY BLOODY VALENTINE."

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Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld

This is a quite unique collaboration, an unexpected one between the italian composer Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, leader of Einstürzende Neubauten and former Bad Seeds. They first met during the realization of Ingiuria, a theatre pièce and right after that they collaborated on a song for a soundtrack, "A Quite Life". That song started the whole process of writing and producing an album together where songs and more experimental pieces could find a common ground.

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