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De Novo Dahl

De Novo Dahl began as the relationship of songwriting friends Tag Connection (aka Vovo Dahl) and Joel McAnulty (aka Joel J. Dahl or Jsperanza) at senior high school in Hendersonville, TN. Connection, a vocalist and keyboadist, and McAnulty, a vocalist and guitarist, originally formed a music group known as “Harmonium,” …

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren’s best-known music — the Carole Ruler pastiche “We Found the Light,” the ballads “Hi there, It’s Me personally” and “May We BE Friends,” as well as the goofy novelty “Bang for the Drum ALL DAY LONG” — claim that he’s a talented pop craftsman, but only that. Using …

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Ashley Park

Vancouver’s Ashley Recreation area became a music task after Terry Mls and his close friends originally planned on building a brief documentary celebrating America’s simplistic beauty interpreted through contemporary books, innocent daydreams, and child years pastimes. Instead, Kilometers formed a music group and produced storybook of indie pop tunes for …

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Mustard’s Retreat

Michael Hough and David Tamulevich shaped the folk duo Mustard’s Retreat in 1974 in Ann Arbor, MI. Both males had been cooks, Connecticut natives, songwriters, and previous members of chapel choirs. As Mustard’s Retreat, both friends performed before an viewers for the very first time in the Ark using one …

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Mr. Oizo

Though it’s a sure bet he’ll linger in the minds of all for his omnipresent Levi’s advert and 1999 Western chart-topper “Flat Beat,” music video director Quentin Dupieux turned in a few excellent digital productions as Mr. Oizo. Definately not the madding crowds of ad-oriented hipster trance or jungle, “Smooth …

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Time Toy

Among the lesser-known acoustic guitar pop rings to emerge from your fertile Athens, Georgia music picture from the 1980s, Period Plaything was formed in 1984 by vocalist/guitarist Bryan Make (formerly of Is Ought Space), ex-Little Tigers guitarist Paul Hammond, bassist Danny Cottar and drummer Rob McMahon. The group preferred a …

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Loveninjas

The Loveninjas, a fun-loving, dancefloor-friendly indie pop ensemble hailing from Sweden, will be the vehicle for the songs of Tor Helmstein, who masterminded the project in 2004. Relating for an interview with It’s a Capture!’s Roni Brunn, Helmstein described that he began writing tunes when his dad passed on. “[M]ost …

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Bran Van 3000

Aspiring filmmaker Jamie “Bran Guy” Di Salvio hadn’t exactly prepared on producing a strap. He was attempting to create ends fulfill in his indigenous Montreal, scoring different gigs directing video clips and documentaries through the middle- to past due ’90s. But his teenage thrills to be a DJ and remixer …

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Al Stewart

Scottish singer/songwriter Al Stewart continues to be a wonderfully prolific and effective musician across 50 years, employed in a dizzying selection of stylistic settings and musical genres — quite simply, he’s had a genuine career, and did it without concerning himself an excessive amount of about trends and the general …

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Tommie Sunshine

With Kraftwerk, AC/DC, and Farley Jackmaster Funk as influences and a brief history which includes raves, celebrations thrown by Björk, and electroclash festivals, it must not be a surprise that maker/songwriter/DJ Tommie Sunshine landed a deal in 2005 with DJ Hell’s genre-mashing label International DeeJay Gigolos. After learning to be …

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