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Produced in 2002 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Carpenter, Boston-based outfit Defeat Circus spin cabaret, gospel, progressive rock and roll, and Appalachian string music to their very own signature mixture of dark, funereal Americana. The music group, which includes a spinning cast of music artists, released Ringleaders Revolt on Innova Information in 2004. Dreamland, the very first installment within the group’s “Strange American Gothic” trilogy, implemented in 2008 over the Cuneiform label. Boy from Dark Hill, also released by Cuneiform, found its way to 2009.

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Full Name Beat Circus
Awards Independent Music Award for Best Album - Alternative Country
Music Songs The Mack, Exit Music, The Life You Save May Be Your Own, The Ghost of Emma Jean, The February Train, Mandalay Song, Saturn Song, Petrified Man, The Course of the River, Boy From Black Mountain, Clouds Moving In, The Quick and the Dead, Coney Island Creepshow, Death Fugue, Slavochka, Contortionist Tango, Hypnogogia, The Sound and the Fury, Lullaby for Alexander, Ringleader's Revolt, Lucid State, The Gem Saloon, Escape From the Big House, Nantahala, Hell Gate, I Am Not an Animal, I Am a Human Being, Gyp the Blood, Requiem for John Merrick, Big Top Suite, Part 2: Clowns, Die by the Sword, As I Lay Dying, March of the Freaks
Albums Boy from Black Mountain, Dreamland, Ringleaders Revolt

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The Dresden Dolls: In Paradise 2005 Video performer: "The Mack" & "Exit Music"

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