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Kid Silver

Following the dream-pop band Rollerskate Skinny disbanded, leader Ken Griffin formed a fresh (yet similar) band, Kid Silver, with first-name-only collaborators Clive and Sid. Their debut recording, Dead Town Sunbeams, premiered in early 1999.

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Big Boys

Appearing out of the then-overlooked Austin, TX, punk scene of the first ’80s, the best Boys mixed two irresistible rock and roll designs into one feverish blend: raging, speedy guitars and body fat, funky backbeats. And even though they continued to produce a few so-so recordings, hardly ever really living …

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The Birdwatcher

Windsor for the Derby’s guitarist/vocalist Dan Matz also pursued a single career because the Birdwatcher, which provided an shop for his more personal, personal music. The Birdwatcher’s debut record, The Darkest Hour IS MERELY Before Dawn, premiered by the World Rock label by the end of 2000. Twelve months afterwards, …

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The Anniversary

The Anniversary brought their very own mixture of male-female vocals, jangly guitars, and synth keyboards towards the emo scene after signing with Heroes and Villains, an imprint of Vagrant Information, in 1999. Hailing from Kansas, the group started growing their fanbase beyond the Midwest using the launch of 2000’s Developing …

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Superdrag

Though many have dubbed Superdrag a punk-pop or power pop band, their music shows itself to become atop of these genres. Taking just as much impact from the English Invasion-style pop from the Beatles as well as the Zombies simply because My Bloody Valentine and Hüsker Dü, Superdrag’s music mixed …

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Seldom

Seattle’s Seldom formed in 1997 with Yuuki Matthews (keyboards/vocals), Casey Wescott (acoustic guitar), and Pedro the Lion’s Casey Foubert (drums). They released the Locations I Haven’t Seen EP in 2001 and later on became a member of Sarah Shannon on her behalf 2002 single tour of America. Among gigs, Seldom …

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Alfie

The Manchester quintet Alfie (singer Lee Gorton, guitarist Ian Smith, cellist Matt McGeever, bassist Sam Morris, and drummer Sean Kelly), came into being in the past due ’90s after Gorton became increasingly sick and tired of the neighborhood music scene — when most bands at that time were merely rehashing …

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The Antlers

Evolving from Peter Silberman’s bedroom recordings to a completely realized strap, for Brooklyn-based the Antlers, what began as a single lo-fi folk task progressed quickly right into a colossal-sounding chamber pop group. After self-recording a small number of albums within a kamikaze style — Uprooted (documented right before and after …

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Antlerand

Antlerand shaped in 2003 when Chris Larson (vocals, acoustic guitar, development) flew from Portland, Or even to Tempe, AZ to go to friend Zach Okun (acoustic guitar, bass, vibraphone, piano) and recorded an EP beneath the name Invisible. Immediately after, Okun relocated back again up to the Northwest, Invisible added …

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The Sippy Cups

Establishing a link between different decades via an imaginative, interactive display not unlike that of the Flaming Lips, the Sippy Mugs play rock and roll music for youngsters and their parents. The California-based group shaped in 2004 across the skills of vocalist Paul Godwin (an early-childhood music instructor who composed …

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