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Ctrl

An American Industrial/Synthpop band from Austin, Texas, 1998-present. Ctrl debuted in 1998 with Secure The Shadow. Over the next 13 years, the band released five more acclaimed albums, and appeared on various compilations. Ctrl released their seventh album, Fragmentary Moments, in 2012. It's comprised of ten songs that allow the unique blend of pop-tinged electro, driving beats and signature guitar to remain the staples of their sound. The band continues to grow with each new incarnation, while carefully tipping a hat to the founders of the style.

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The Sidekicks

There are more bands under the name The Sidekicks. 1) The Sidekicks are a band from Cleveland, Ohio. They are currently signed to Red Scare. 2) The Sidekicks were a 1960s garage rock band signed to RCA Victor Records. They released several singles and a lone album for RCA. 3) The Sidekicks are an unsigned band from the Netherlands. The members combine sixties bluesrock with eighties post punk.

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Julia

There are two (and quite possibly more) bands by the name Julia, 1) Julia was an american / band, active in the mid 1990's.
Their style resembled the frantic sound of eastcoast (more specifically DC) emo, complete with octave chords and dark, yet melodic, basslines, thundering and slow drumming and intensly emotional vocals. On many occasions it sounded like Mathew was about to break down. Some members were playing on Lumber. Members:
Mathew Yeager (Vocals)

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Bluebird

1.A folk-rock band from Mercer Island, Washington in the late 60’s ,early 70’s ,who later changed their name into Grand Theft. 2.The bird is a symbol of freedom. From "Black Bird" to "Free Bird," winged things have always been associated with autonomy and escape, and the appropriately named Los Angeles power-psych-punk band, Bluebird is an embodiment of artistic freedom. Bluebird's music and aesthetics aren't easy to define or explain.

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Brad

Brad from Seattle, Washington, USA formed officially in 1992 (though the members had been playing together for a long time before that) and in 1993 released their debut album Shame. Brad includes 4 friends from the Seattle area who are musicians, including Stone Gossard (of Pearl Jam fame), Regan Hagar (former member of an early grunge band Malfunkshun), Shawn Smith (also a member of Pigeonhed and Satchel) and Jeremy Toback also of Ons.

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Catfight

This Portland Oregon based band, Catfight! are hotter than hot. A 60's garage rock explosion of fuzzed out guitars and wham-bam-thank you ma'am percussion, Catfight! Exude cool. Influenced by The Velvets, T-Rex, The Stones, The Nazz, The White Stripes, Yardbirds, early Kinks and Eagles Of Death Metal, Catfight! have become a high profile band in the Pacific Northwest, playing everywhere from Oregon to Seattle to Vancouver, Canada.

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