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The Magnetic Fields - 100% 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

The Radio Dept. - 74% 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

Destroyer - 65% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Belle & Sebastian - 63% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed at an all-night café in Glasgow, Scotland in early 1996, and named after a cult 60s television show, Belle And Sebastian appeared to have taken a few hints from cult US band the Residents as far as publicity went. The founding members of the band, songwriter Stuart Murdoch (25 August 1968, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar/piano) and Stuart David (bass), refused Read more

Camera Obscura - 61% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Owen Pallett - 59% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Clientele - 57% 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

Tennis - 56% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Los Campesinos! - 55% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally based at Cardiff University in Wales, this Welsh indie pop band was formed in 2006 by students Neil (guitar), Ellen (bass), Ollie (drums), Tom (guitar), Gareth (vocals, glockenspiel), Harriet (violin, keyboards), and Aleksandra (vocals, keyboards). In a typically youthful gesture, the seven band members all adopted the surname Campesinos. Their demo CD gained them ai Read more

Acid House Kings - 54% 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

Jonathan Richman - 52% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

The Hidden Cameras - 48% 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

Saturday Looks Good To Me - 47% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Saturday Looks Good to Me is a loose collection of musicians centered on Midwestern pop auteur Fred Thomas, whose sweeping influences include PET SOUNDS-era Beach Boys, C-86 pop, Holland-Dozier-Holland, and countless lo-fi geniuses with a gift for melody and honesty. Thomas was pulled from obscurity in 2002 when his music was discovered by emo band Saves the Day, who made him t Read more

Perfume Genius - 46% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cass McCombs - 45% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1977, Concord, California, USA. Baltimore-based singer-songwriter and guitarist McCombs signed to the indie Monitor label shortly after the dawn of the twenty-first century. McCombs and his backing band, featuring Trevor Shimizu (bass), Natalie Conn (keyboards), and Tim DeWitt (drums), issued a six-song EP, Not The Way, in 2002. During the same year McCombs appeared on stage Read more


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