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Big Deal

Crafting wide-eyed, often heartbroken tracks that borrow from folk, grunge, and fantasy pop, Big Offer is the task of indigenous Californian Kacey Underwood and North Londoner Alice Costelloe. These were each playing in various rings when Costelloe’s mom, who worked well at the institution where Underwood was teaching music, recommended …

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Generationals

Created in 2007 by ex-Eames Period guitarists/songwriters Ted Joyner and Offer Widmer, New Orleans-based indie pop outfit Generationals build hook-filled tunes that pull liberally from rock and roll and pop’s ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s heyday while preserving enough contemporary sensibilities to stay relevant in the MP3 age group. Like their …

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Allison Weiss

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Allison Weiss began using music as an adolescent in her hometown of Flowery Branch, Georgia. Motivated by pop-punk music as well as the psychological tumult of youthful relationships, she started composing folk-inspired pop-punk music of her very own, implementing a D.We.Y. ethic that could stick with her …

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Yngve

Yngve may be the nom de plume of vocalist/songwriter Yngve Wieland. Given birth to in Germany but elevated in Ireland, Wieland received his musical education during every week music classes at his parents’ home in Sligo, where he was subjected to American folk, blues, and nation music aswell as the …

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The Ackleys

The Ackleys formed in the mid-2000s being a power trio centered around twin sisters Katie (vocals/guitar) and Allison Crutchfield (drums/vocals), consuming acts just like the Breeders, Price cut, and Guided by Voices. Structured out of Birmingham, AL, both enlisted assistance from a bassist friend and started crafting addictive indie rock …

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Helene

Being created and raised inside a blue-collar community in North London drove young Helene to get refuge from urban life’s unpleasantries in music. Influenced by her mother’s like from the Smiths and related British organizations, Helene began discovering her personal musical tone of voice at an extremely early age. She …

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Gramercy Arms

A revolving NEW YORK collective led by Dave Derby, Gramercy Hands screen a diverse, breezy power pop-inspired indie rock and roll center — not really unlike Derby’s most well-known music group, the Dambuilders — using a propensity to shift design from tune to song. The original lineup contained people of …

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Company of Thieves

Organization of Thieves are rooted in Chicago, IL, where vocalist Genevieve Schatz and guitarist Marc Walloch launched the co-ed indie rock and roll group after striking up a companionship at Union Train station. Mike Ortiz climbed aboard to take care of drum duties, as well as the trio created a …

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Mazes

The Chicago trio Mazes began like a side project for just two members from the chamber pop group the 1900s. Edward Anderson, who acts as main songwriter and vocalist in the 1900s, and vocalist Caroline Donovan teamed with painter/musician Charles D’Autremont to create the group in 2004. As opposed to …

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The Whispertown 2000

Led by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (not forgetting former child actor) Morgan Nagler, the Whispertown 2000 (originally known from the name Vagtown 2000) was an indie rock-band that began as a single vehicle but progressed into a full-fledged strap around 2004. Nagler was relocated to create and perform by friend …

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