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Led Er Est

Led Er Est emerged from a series of jam sessions that core members Shawn O’Sullivan and Sam De La Rosa started having in early 2007, using bass guitar, some cheap drum machines, and synths. They were inspired to record music largely by ’70s synth prog, and ’80s lo-fi electronic and industrial music. They recorded a number of songs at friend Will Burnett’s studio that fall. Their first officially released track was on the Wierd Records compilation, Analogue Electronic Music Vol II. Owen Hutchinson joined the band for their first live show at the Wierd party that December.

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ADULT. is from Detroit. Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller began their unpredictable path with one now totally obscure 12". The Modern Romantics 12" was recorded under the name PLASMA Co. and released on the now defunct German label Electrecord in 1998. Realizing the effeteness of the moniker PLASMA Co. (but still drawn to the period at the end of the name), they quickly changed to the more fitting title of ADULT.

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POLYSICS is a Japanese new wave/synth pop/punk/rock band, hailing from Tokyo. The band started in 1997, but got their big break in 1998 at a concert in Tokyo. They create high energy music, fusing conventional guitar music, with synthesized and computer generated sound to create a unique mixture of punk and electro-pop. Their song lyrics often consist of Japanese, English, or just plain gibberish. The band has been noted for their extremely energetic live performances and their wild gimmicky outfits.

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Destruction Unit

Being the brainchild of Ryan Rousseau (Reatards, The Wongs, Tokyo Electron), Destruction Unit is a Sonoran Desert based psychedelic noise punk band. Having built a reputation for terrorizing crowds with sheer noise power and reckless behavior, they have been described as "a band who felt more like a horror movie than a band ... With guitars that were distorted beyond belief and acted more as auxiliary noise machines than instruments" (Transmission Entertainment) and "Suicide-meets-Chrome-meets-Hawkwind-meets-Screamers-meets-the-killer-last-scene-reveals-in-all-the-alien-episodes-of-The...

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Burnt Offerings

there are at least two artists by the name of Burnt Offerings 1) Burnt Offerings is a Minimal Synth Duo from Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have one demo out called "Songs about Sex" on 77 Records. It rules. 2) Burnt Offerings is a band created in Spokane, wa. August 2005 This band was brought together to create one thing a unique new fresh metal sound to the local music scene. Now playing with the perfect line up and playing with such bands as: JACKYL, DAVE ELLLEFSON(MEGADETH), STUCK MOJO...

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Ike Yard

Influenced by their punk upbringing, avant-garde schooling, and no wave surroundings in early 80s NYC,- but not beholden to any genre - Ike Yard managed to create a new sound.
By tapping into equal parts the krautrock experimentation of Can, the Neue Deutsche Welle of DAF and the UK post-punk dub of PiL and Joy Division they created sounds and songs unique enough to catch the attention of Factory Records, who made them their first American signing.

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