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The Ropers

The Washington, D.C.-centered indie pop band the Ropers was shaped in 1991 by singer Doug Bailey and guitarist Mike Hammel, students in the University of Maryland who quit school following two years to begin with making music. They quickly recruited drummer Alex Hacker, whom both Bailey and Hammel understood from their short stint in the Lilys; with bassist Greg Pavlovcak, the Ropers documented their debut solitary, the 1992 Slumberland label launch “Sunbathe,” quickly accompanied by “I Don’t Brain.” In 1994 the group released a self-titled EP, using the full-length On a regular basis following a 12 months later on; Hacker departed in early 1996, and with fresh drummer Mike Donovan, the Ropers documented their TeenBeat label debut The Globe Is Open fire, disbanding a short while later.

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