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Cat Power

Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on 21 January 1972. After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power, while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City, United States in 1992, then later opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee.

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Jamie Parisio

Jamie Parisio is a singer/songwriter who has drawn comparisons with the likes of Nick Drake, Ray Lamontagne and Jeff Buckley. Inspired by artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Neil Young and The Shins, he taught himself to play the guitar aged 14 and fronted hard-rock band Fluid before embarking on a solo career. http://soundcloud.com/jamie-parisio His first EP,

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The Burning Hell

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of songwriter and ukulele-slinger Mathias Kom. Loosely based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, The Burning Hell has toured back and forth across Canada and Europe since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms - and once even a mental asylum in rural France. The band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to.

Read more about The Burning Hell on Last.fm.

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Eef Barzelay

Eef Barzelay (born Ifar Barzelay in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 12, 1970) is an Israeli-born American musician. Mostly known as the principal songwriter and singer of alt country band Clem Snide, Barzelay has been performing since 1991. Early on this included stints in a number of Boston-based bands, while later he has toured as a solo act, both as headliner and as international support. Barzelay was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He enjoys old-timey music but also has an out-of-left-field interest in the apocalyptic and the ways human folly and failure might influence it.

Read more about Eef Barzelay on Last.fm.

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The Society Islands

The Society Islands is the musical project of Cologne, Germany-based composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski. The Society Islands were founded in 2006, shortly before the release of their debut album "Kiss & Tell" (until then Rogowski had already recorded a dozen of albums and EPs under the moniker M.D. which may or may not be released at a later point in time). The music of The Society Islands oscillates between Neo-Folk, chamber music and Indie Rock and is further characterized by stylistic shifts and ominous undertones.

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Grantura

http://www.myspace.com/grantura Born from the ashes of broken bands and midnight jams, Grantura are a vocal harmony driven anglo-americana band with a liking for mandolins, south east London and singing. Grantura have been making steady progress on the UK music scene. Their debut single Waves became single of the week on BBC 6Music's breakfast show. They did a session for BBC Radio 2's Janice Long show in February. They are signed to Ruffa Lane record and a second single will be released in June, followed by the album, In Dreams and Other Stories, in July.

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Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon is the current project of Mark Kozelek, best known for his previous band, Red House Painters. Sun Kil Moon sees Kozelek undertake all the writing, composing, singing and guitar playing accompanied by Tim Mooney and Anthony Koutsos (also an ex-member of RHP) on drums, and Geoff Stanfield on bass. The band is named after bantamweight boxer Moon Sung-Kil. Their debut album, Ghosts of the Great Highway, was written entirely by Kozelek, and released by Jetset Records in 2003.

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Candidate

There are four bands named Candidate: 1. Candidate is a currently active Brooklyn, NY based rock band, often described as Bends-era Radiohead making out with The Replacements. To date they have released one album, A New Life. Candidate's songs are catchy, poetic, passionate and concerned with heartbreak, heartache, survival and triumph. 2. Candidate are a folk-influenced indie band from the UK, comprising brothers Joel and Alex Morris, together with Ian Painter and Chris White. The band have released four albums on their own record label, Snowstorm, and are working on a fifth, Oxengate.

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