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Acid House Kings - 82% 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

Belle & Sebastian - 82% 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

The Clientele - 82% 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 Magnetic Fields - 82% 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

Camera Obscura - 77% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Destroyer - 77% match to Jens Lekman

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The Radio Dept. - 70% 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

Club 8 - 67% 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

Jonathan Richman - 58% 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

Owen Pallett - 57% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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I'm From Barcelona - 55% match to Jens Lekman

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Sondre Lerche - 54% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Sondre Lerche Vaular, 5 September 1982, Bergen, Norway. This Norwegian singer-songwriter was still underage when he was discovered playing sets at clubs in his native Bergen. He signed to Virgin Norway in 2000, and released the You Know So Well and No One’s Gonna Come EPs the following year. Both releases drew favourable attention to Lerche’s precocious songwriting Read more

The Hidden Cameras - 53% 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 - 52% 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

The Go-Betweens - 51% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Critical favourites formed in late 1977 in Brisbane, Australia, by Robert Forster (29 June 1957, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; guitar/vocals) and Grant McLennan (b. 12 February 1958, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, d. 6 May 2006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; bass, guitar, vocals). These two songwriters were influenced by Bob Dylan, the Velvet Underground, the Monk Read more


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