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Anberlin

Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Anberlin shaped through the ashes of varied other area tasks. Led with the soaring vocals of Stephen Christian, the positive-thinking Anberlin also included Joseph Milligan (electric guitar), Nathan Youthful (drums), Joey Bruce (electric guitar), and Deon Rexroat (bass), and shown an alternative solution pop/rock audio that, …

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Sky Saxon

Following the breakup from the seminal psychedelic garage punk band the Seeds in 1969, frontman Sky Saxon (delivered Richard Marsh) embarked on an erratic solo career among stints being a mystical guru in Hawaii. A lot of his post-Seeds function fit the mildew of the inquisitive 1960s relic, a hippie …

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Spiritualized

Formed in the ashes from the trance-rockers Spacemen 3, singer/guitarist Jason Pierce’s group Spiritualized didn’t break from his prior band’s brand hypnotic minimalism; rather, they perfected it. Sketching on the continuing influence from the Velvet Underground, La Monte Youthful, and Steve Reich, Spiritualized staked out a typical surface between minimalism …

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Four Tet

Spawned with the urge to accomplish something aside from his post-rock group Fridge, Kieran Hebden’s Four Tet task amounts organic and designed sounds. Hebden shaped Refrigerator with Sam Jeffers and Adem Ilhan while still in senior high school. When Refrigerator went on short-term hiatus for Jeffers and Ilhan to wait …

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Cedric Gervais

Cedric Gervais moved from his indigenous Paris — where he previously spun at Le Queen — to Miami Seaside in 1998, when he was an adolescent, with regard to improving his DJ career. Within just 3 years, he was liberating his personal productions for Ultra sublabel You, and he released …

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Grails

Instrumental rock-band Grails began in Portland, Oregon in 1999 like a bedroom project never designed for the stage. Primarily comprising Alex J. Hall and Paul Spitz on acoustic guitar, Emil Amos (also of Holy Sons) on drums and acoustic guitar, Timothy Horner on violin, and William Slater on bass and …

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Wax on Radio

Using a heavier, more rockist sound compared to the post-rock groups that also call Chicago home, Wax on Radio — a quartet through the northern city suburbs of Schaumburg and Lake Forest — non-etheless possess a similarly oblique, progressive element with their sound, blending the sonic explorations of folks like …

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Howlin Rain

Unapologetically influenced from the strong yet easygoing grooves of Western Coast ’70s rock, Howlin Rain represented something of the change of pace for guitarist and singer Ethan Miller, who previously fronted the psychedelic noise rock ensemble Comets burning. After the documenting of Comets on Fire’s last recording, Avatar, in 2006, …

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Apollo Heights

Similar to their previous band, the Veldt, in Apollo Heights Daniel and Danny Chavis fuse soul, dream pop, and psychedelic rock into Afrogaze, a rigorous, hypnotic sound that owes just as much to Curtis Mayfield and Jimi Hendrix since it does to some.R. Kane and Spiritualized. Following the Veldt disbanded, …

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Studio

Studio room, a Swedish duo made up of Dan Lissvik and Rasmus Hägg, created an underground mix making use of their debut full-length, Yearbook 1 (2007). Released regionally in Scandinavia for the 3rd party label Details, Yearbook 1 became an online sensation, circulating broadly on file-sharing systems and getting advantageous …

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