1) Loop was a South London band founded in 1986 by Robert Hampson and his then wife, Bex. Loop's sound was characterized by strong krautrock and avant-garde influences in addition to the minimalist mayhem of The Stooges and MC5. Their songs were almost uniformly harsh and repetitive, with indecipherable vocals buried under layers of noisy guitar riffs and metronomic drumming. Some of the records featured covers of Suicide, The Pop Group and Can as bonus tracks.
Singapore Sling is a shoegaze band from Reykjavík, Iceland. As of 2009 they have released four albums and a best of compilation. Singapore Sling have supported The Brian Jonestown Massacre on their North American tours and covered Dirty Water a 1966 garage rock hit by The Standells in their debut album. They have also covered The Monks' I Hate You in the 2006 compilation Silver Monk Time: A Tribute to the Monks.
Times New Viking is a lo-fi noise pop band from Columbus, Ohio, United States. Their current line up consists of guitarist Jared Phillips, drummer Adam Elliott, and Beth Murphy on keyboards. Murphy and Elliott share vocal duties. They are currently signed to Matador Records and were formerly signed to Siltbreeze Records. They have released three records: 2005's Dig Yourself, 2007's Present the Paisley Reich, and 2008's Rip It Off.
Micachu and The Shapes revolves around Mica Levi AKA Micachu. Their debut album Jewellery was released on Rough Trade Records on March 9th. The Shapes is comprised of Marc Pell (Drums) and Raisa Khan (Keybords, electronics and percussions). The band formed in 2008 in London and released their debut single "Lone Ranger" in May 2008, followed by "Golden Phone" in August of 2008. So, a quick introduction, Björk is said to be a fan of Micachu and can probably identify with another artist brave enough to take pop music into entirely uncharted territory.
The First Loves are London based Christian Ford, Tom Ramona and Steven Weston. The band has its roots in West Yorkshire where lead singer Christian and his younger brother Alex started writing songs together. Relocating to London in 2008, they met Swedish born bassist Tom, and Ladyhawke keyboardist Steven. Bonding over a love of Echo & The Bunnymen, Bowie and Lo-Fi DIY ethics, they started writing and recording tracks together in Steven’s basement.
Surf City first came in to existence when bored friends Davin Stoddard and Josh Kennedy met at a party in Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand in 2004. Tired of the heavy avant-garde music that was prolific at the time Stoddard and Kennedy teamed up with Josh
Speedy Ortiz is a 4-piece from Noho, MA. DADGBE thru OCD. SMFH. "Resurrects the floppy-stringed guitar dissonance of old-school Boston bands like Kudgel and Swirlies, or Rob Crow from Pinback's predecessor Thingy, who forged similar anti-anthems out of the grimiest chords." - Boston Globe. TL;DR. DTF. 10" EP, 'Sports,' out now on Exploding in Sound Records.
Lotus Plaza is the solo project of Deerhunter's Lockett pundt. His debut LP, entitled The Floodlight Collective, was released on March 23, 2009 by Kranky. Pundt has cited his greatest musical influences as being Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine, and Roxy Music, "on a subliminal level." A second album, Spooky Action at a Distance, was released on April 2, 2012.
Box Elder were a band from Adelaide, Australia. They evolved their sound between noise, ambient and indie pop influences including bands such as Pavement, Sonic Youth, Sigur Rós, Deerhunter and Joy Division. Their first EP 'Rewind the Fall' was recorded, mixed and mastered in their homes and is now available in stores and on-line from http://boxeldertheband.bandcamp.com. A posthumous release, 'A Little Something For Us Tempunauts', will be released in late 2012. Pat now plays in cool jumper, Tannon in Atlasis, and Emlyn, Henry, and Josh in Stringer Bell.
There is more than one band with this name. 1) Post punk from Tampa, Florida. Discography: -S/T CD-R (Self-Released, 2009)
-Terminal Jagger Jane's Addiction Boxset (Drugged Conscience, 2009)
-Miami CS (Self-Released, 2009)
-S/T CS (Drugged Conscience, 2009)
-Merchandise/Deluxin' Split CS (Stay Away From Ghosts, 2010)
-(Strange Songs) In The Dark LP (Drugged Conscience/Katorga Works, 2010)
-Gone Are The Silk Gardens Of Youth CS (Cult Maternal, 2010)