There are five artists using this name: 1) The seeds of this sunny seaside dream-pop began when Tarabud (vocals & bass), Dennis Bestafka (guitars), & Billy Mower (drums) joined forces after a chance meeting in the San Francisco music scene. With their mutual desire from the likes of Cocteau Twins/Smith/U2/My BloodyValentine/Cure, all 80's synth and 90's dream-pop, they easily shared inspirations to be create their sound. The following series of albums were self released by them:
Clare Bowditch is a a critically acclaimed, ARIA award-winning singer from Melbourne, Victoria. She came to prominence in 2005 with the release of her second album "What Was Left", which received excellent critical reviews, high rotation airplay on radio station Triple J and moderate commercial success. Her sweet folk-pop style has been compared to that of Cat Power and Beth Orton. Visit the Clare Bowditch website or her Myspace profile.
Quirky, punk/folk musician from the suburban Central Coast, just north of Sydney, Australia, an area that continues to provide a setting for some of her tart, witty lyrics. Laura Imbruglia performs both as a solo act and with a band. She is also the younger sister of Natalie Imbruglia. Known for her sense of humour ("Don
Born In London, England in the late eighties, acoustic Singer Songwriter Karina Berry delivers beautifully crafted melodic songs that draw in the listener.
Early influences from Morrissey and Drugstore helped develop her unique style and passion for songwriting.
After recording a 3 track EP in 2005, Karina recorded songs for the 2006 album 'Lazy Ways' alongside tracks 'The Sea' and Atlantic Highway' .
Tiffany Anders started her recording career at the tender age of five singing and snickering on art rock band Monitor's record, which also included the Meat Puppets first release. It would be a little while before she would record again, doing background vocals for artists such as Dinosaur Jr., Mike Watt, and Mike Johnson. She first started playing guitar at 14, but it would be several years before she would put a band together to play the songs that she had been working on, finally settling on the name Hot White Noon.
If Valerie June had been a roots artist in America 80 years ago, and she often sings as if she was, she might have been a principle influence on today's myriad retro troubadours, hers a stunningly emotive amalgamation of blues, folk, gospel, soul, Appalachian and bluegrass (including irresistible banjo). She exists, however, today, an artist as modern as an iPod Shuffle, a musician for the generation which carries the entire history of recorded music so casually inside its phone.
Aimee Mann was born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but dropped out to sing with her first punk rock band, the young snakes; the band released the EP Bark Along with the Young Snakes in 1982, and a compilation album was issued in 2004. In 1983, seeking a return to "sweetness and melody", she co-founded with Berklee classmate and boyfriend Michael Hausman the new wave band 'Til Tuesday, which achieved minor success in 1985 with its first album, Voices Carry.
Clara Luzia is the band of Clara Humpel, an independent artist from Vienna, Austria. She used to be the singer of the band Alalie Lilt (http://www.alalielilt.net) until she formed a new band and they released their first album "Railroad Tracks" on April 21st, 2006.
Their following albums are called "The Long Memory" (2007) , "The String - And Then Some - EP" (2008), "The Ground below" (2009) and "Falling into place" (2011) and there are upcoming tour dates for Austria and Germany (see "Events").
Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs". Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances closely mirrored Mitchell's inflections and guitar tunings.
Tree is the name of at least 9 different artists:
1. A psychedelic band from Israel
2. A hardcore band from Massachusetts, United States
3. A grindcore band from Kansas, United States
4. A rapper/producer from Illinois, United States
5. A rock band active in the 1960's
6. A singer/songwriter from California, United States
7. A pop singer from Australia
8. A rock band from Australia (now called Treehouse)
9. A Christian rock band from South Africa (now called Tree63)
10. Project of Oliver Nickell from San Francisco, California