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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. - 81% 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

Perfume Genius - 74% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Destroyer - 72% match to Jens Lekman

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Belle & Sebastian - 66% 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

Tennis - 61% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Camera Obscura - 57% match to Jens Lekman

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Owen Pallett - 57% 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

The New Pornographers - 51% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This upbeat, harmony drenched indie group began to take shape when multi-instrumentalist A.C. Newman (Allan Carl Newman, 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), Daniel Bejar (b. 1972, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Neko Case (b. 8 September 1970, Alexandria, Virginia, USA; vocals) took their respective musical projects – Zumpano, Destroyer a Read more

Jonathan Richman - 50% 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

Sondre Lerche - 46% 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

Cass McCombs - 44% 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

Feist - 44% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Leslie Feist, 13 February 1976, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. Indie singer-songwriter Leslie Feist started her music career in her native Toronto, working with popular local punk band Placebo (not the internationally successful rock unit of the same name led by Brian Molko). She relocated to Toronto in the mid-90s and established a number of new musical acquaintances, notabl Read more

Grandaddy - 44% match to Jens Lekman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in songwriter Jason Lytle’s home town of Modesto, California, USA, Grandaddy’s lo-fi slacker rock insidiously worked its way into the heart of the alternative music press during the late 90s. Lytle was a former skateboarder whose employment record boasted a spell in a hazardous waste treatment plant. Around 1992, he formed Grandaddy with Kevin Garcia (bass) and Read more


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