Dntel is the solo project of Jimmy Tamborello. Dntel is known for mixing glitch and cut-up electronic techniques with instruments like acoustic guitars, accordions, and symphonic instruments. Dntel is also the project that spawned The Postal Service. He started working as Dntel, pronounced Din-tell, in 1994. A collection of tracks created between 1995-1997 (Early Works For Me If It Works For You) was released on the Phthalo label in 1999, followed by the release of an EP recorded in 1994 (Something Always Goes Wrong) in 2000.
There are two bands with the name Galaxie 500:
1) an American alternative rock band that formed in 1987 and split in 1991
2) a francophone indie garage rock formed in 2002 in Montreal, Canada, and now known as Galaxie 1) Galaxie 500 formed in Boston, MA in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean Wareham (a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist Naomi Yang and drummer Damon Krukowski, longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University.
There are at least 4 bands known as Bears: 1. An indie pop band from Cleveland, Ohio. The band consists of Craig Ramsey (drums, vocals, keys, bells, tambourine, guitar, bass) and Charlie McArthur (guitar, vocals, bass, bells). Bears released a self-titled CD/LP in 2006, an EP called Shortest Day of the Year in 2007, a 7" single called Who Knows in 2008, a second album, Simple Machinery, in 2008, a 7" called Snowman in 2009. A third album is set to be released in 2010. More info at: www.myspace.com/bearspop and www.bearspop.com
Formed in Helsinki, Finland in 2008. Black Twig builds on the tradition of jangly, distorted rhythm music. The sound echoes of modern fuzzed out pop experiments as well as of 60s garage rock gems, sometimes developing into hypnotic, repetitive drones. They released their debut EP "Swans et Tea" in August 2010 and their first album, "Paper Trees", was released on 11th January 2012 on the Finnish record label Soliti. http://www.blacktwigmusic.com
Steeped in the heartache and boredom that can come with being heartbroken and bored Jonny Telafone's music does not fall easily into any sub-genre or scene. It's all pop music...Hit after hit
Singer, Saxophonist & Songwriter
JONNY BOSTON excelled in music at Christ's Hospital, a school where he was nurtured and encouraged. He debuted aged 15 with Bahrain Jazz Quartet in the Middle East. Legendary cornetist Phil Mason first heard him busking on the Underground, which led to tours throughout Europe with Max Collie Rhythm Aces by the age of 18. Jonny left Max to study at Leeds College of Music, where he sailed through his Graduate Diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Music with Honours! While there, he won the Yorkshire TV Young Jazz Player of the Year.
A Brooklyn-based trio that play hazy atmospheric dream/pop. They currently have two singles released on Captured Tracks.
In Gowan Ring is the musical endeavour of American composer and multi-instrumentalist B'eirth. Started in the early 1990s, In Gowan Ring plays acoustic songs with strong roots in folk, medieval, and psychedelic music. B'eirth's soft voice is accompanied by (among other instruments) guitar, harp, piano, cello, bodhrán and many of his own instrument creations (citterns, guitars, hybrids, etc.). In Gowan Ring has cooperated with many artists from the international folk and experimental scenes, such as: Stone Breath, Maja Elliott, Nick Castro, Fern Knight, Annelies Monseré, and Alio Die.
Mark Northfield was born in Cambridge, England. He is an indie-pop/classical singer, songwriter, arranger and frequent collaborator, and also the head ballet pianist for the MT degree course at Arts Ed in West London. Influences: Kate Bush, The Divine Comedy, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, Pink Martini, Radiohead, The Magnetic Fields, ABBA, Pet Shop Boys, The Beatles, Bjork, This Mortal Coil, Tindersticks, Philip Glass, Beethoven, Gavin Bryars, Faure, Chopin etc.