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The Magnetic Fields - 78% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The creation of Stephin Merritt (1966, USA), a singer-songwriter, keyboard and guitar player based in New York, Magnetic Fields have established a strong reputation on the US underground without ever achieving that success internationally, though Merritt remains a darling of critics worldwide. As a writer he is, if not unique, certainly unusual. The details of his dealings w Read more

Jonathan Richman - 72% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 May 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Richman rose to prominence during the early 70s as leader of the Modern Lovers. Drawing inspiration from 50s pop and the Velvet Underground, the Modern Lovers initially offered a garage-band sound, as evinced on their UK hit ‘Roadrunner’ and the infectious instrumental ‘Egyptian Reggae’ in 1977. However, Richman in Read more

Acid House Kings - 70% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1991 by Joakim Ödlund (guitar) and brothers Niklas Angergård (guitar/vocals) and Johan Angergård (22 March 1974, Ängelholm, Scania, Sweden; bass), this Swedish indie pop band released a number of limited edition vinyl singles before making Pop, Look & Listen! in 1992. The album reprised the twee pop sound of Ödlund and Johan Angerg&ar Read more

Destroyer - 59% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Radio Dept. - 58% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The origins of this Malmö, Sweden-based indie pop act lie in a general arts project that was set up by school friends Johan Duncanson (Malmö, Sweden; guitar/vocals) and Elin Almered (b. Malmö, Sweden; vocals) in 1995. Initially called the Radio Department, after the duo saw the name on a sign outside a Lund, Sweden gas station, the collective was equally focus Read more

Camera Obscura - 54% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Field Mice - 53% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in Surrey, England, in 1987 by principal songwriter Robert Wratten (5 August 1966, Carshalton, Surrey, England; guitar/vocals) and Mark Dobson (b. 27 April 1965, Hartlepool, England; drums), the Field Mice linked up with Bristol-based Sarah Records for a series of records that unwittingly pigeonholed both band and label as exponents of whimsical, sensitive pop songs. Read more

The Clientele - 40% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Hampshire, England band specializes in a style of alt rock that could serve as the perfect soundtrack to a sleepy Sunday morning. Clientele was formed in 1997 by Alasdair MacLean (vocals/guitar), James Hornsey (bass), Innes Phillips (guitar/vocals) and Howard (drums), although the members had actually been playing together for five years as the Butterfly Collectors (materi Read more

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 38% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Pastels - 33% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Orange Juice - 32% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bill Callahan - 30% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Club 8 - 29% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1995 by two former members of the short-lived indie band Poprace, vocalist Karolina Komstedt and multi-instrumentalist Johan Angergård (22 March 1974, Ängelholm, Scania, Sweden, also Acid House Kings), this Swedish band released two albums in the late 90s that maintained the rather dated twee pop approach of Poprace. They moved away from this sound with Read more

Owen Pallett - 28% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Hidden Cameras - 27% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Upon first hearing, many would consider the openly gay Canadian band Hidden Cameras, as an experimental alt pop outfit, but its members choose to sum up their sound as ‘gay church folk music’. Although the band’s line-up has been known to swell to 13 members at shows (including several ‘dancers’), the leader since the beginning of the whole Hidden Camer Read more


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