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Red House Painters - 84% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Once described by the New Musical Express as ‘the most intensely sad and beautiful new band of 1992’, this American indie band’s carefully sculpted, highly impressive work has hardly been over-publicized. Band leader Mark Kozelek (24 January 1967, Massillion, Ohio, USA) hates to do interviews, and is even less fond of having his picture taken, despite which he Read more

Songs: Ohia - 49% match to Low

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The creation of US artist Jason Molina, a prolific singer-songwriter who also records under the Magnolia Electric Co. name. Molina’s folk rock sound and introspective lyrics draw on songwriting icons such as Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. The young Molina split his time between West Virginia and Lorain, Ohio, before he began performing in the Cleveland area as a member of l Read more

American Music Club - 48% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of their country’s most undervalued bands, San Francisco, California, USA’s American Music Club took a similar path to Australia’s Go-Betweens in reaping rich harvests of critical acclaim that were not reflected in their sales figures. The band’s mastermind and musical springboard is Mark Eitzel (30 January 1959, Walnut Creek, California, USA; vocals/ Read more

Dirty Three - 47% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 1992, instrumental trio Dirty Three was formed as an offshoot of various established local bands, including Busload Of Faith, Fungus Brains, Venom P. Stinger and the Blackeyed Susans. During breaks from these bands, Warren Ellis (electric violin), Mick Turner (guitar, ex-Moodists) and Jim White (drums) worked together on a high-energy bar roo Read more

The Black Heart Procession - 46% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A folk-tinged alt rock band, Black Heart Procession was originally formed in San Diego, California, USA, during 1997. Fashioned around the nucleus of Pall Jenkins (vocals, guitar, synthesizer), Tobias Nathaniel (guitar, keyboards), and Mario Rubalcaba (drums), the band’s roots lay in a previous outfit, Three Mile Pilot, which contained both Jenkins and Nathaniel. When that Read more

Galaxie 500 - 44% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ex-Harvard College alumni Dean Wareham (1 August 1963, New Zealand; guitar/vocals), Naomi Yang (b. 15 September 1964, USA; bass/vocals) and Damon Krukowski (b. 6 September 1963, USA; drums) formed this band (named after an American Ford car of the 60s) in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Having released one track, ‘Obvious’, on a flexi-disc given away with the m Read more

Early Day Miners - 43% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Few bands nowadays can elicit such a calming effect from their music as Early Day Miners can. Coming from Bloomington, Indiana, USA (and supposedly taking their name from a vacation pamphlet taken from a town in nearby Yellowstone National Park in Montana), the band was formed during 1996 when former Ativin members Daniel Burton and Rory Leitch decided to start a new outfit tog Read more

Yo La Tengo - 41% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This New Jersey, USA-based band has crafted a formidable reputation within the US alternative rock community with their succulent, Velvet Underground -inspired melodicism. Comprising the central husband and wife duo of Ira Kaplan (vocals/guitar) and Georgia Hubley (drums/vocals), plus various associates including regular member James McNew (bass), the band has built a strong re Read more

Sparklehorse - 40% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mark Linkous (Virginia, USA) made an innocuous start to his music career, recording two albums in the mid-80s with the US indie rock band the Dancing Hoods. He first came to record under the band identity of Sparklehorse thanks to the munificence of David Lowery, who left his eight-track recording equipment at Linkous’ Richmond, Virginia, USA home for two years while hi Read more

Tindersticks - 40% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Nottingham, England, and previously known as the Asphalt Ribbons, Tindersticks revolve around the melancholic tones of Stuart Staples (14 November 1965, England; vocals, guitar, melodica). Dickon Hinchcliffe (b. 9 July 1967, England; violin, guitar, piano, vocals) and Dave Boulter (b. David Leonard Boulter, 27 February 1965, England; keyboards/percussion) joined hi Read more

The Antlers - 37% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gravenhurst - 32% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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UK neo-folk act Gravenhurst is the creation of the Bristol-based musician and songwriter Nick Talbot. Adopting the name of a song on US alt rock band Pullman’s Turnstyles And Junkpiles, Talbot’s variation on folk music notably takes in influences such as Hüsker Dü and My Bloody Valentine. Talbot has said his voice is so weak he has to ‘coo’ like th Read more

Mercury Rev - 30% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originally a six-piece band from Buffalo, New York State, USA, Mercury Rev burst onto the music scene in 1991 to unanimous critical acclaim for their enterprising mix of Pink Floyd and Dinosaur Jr dynamics. However, the sounds produced by Jonathan Donahue (6 May 1966, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Flaming Lips), Dave Fridmann (b. David Fridmann, Buffalo, New York, USA; bass), Jimy Read more

Mogwai - 26% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Glasgow lo-fi post-rockers, described as the ‘best band of the 21st century’ by Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, whose studied art-rock boldly attempts to emulate the sound of legendary US alternative rockers Slint and Sonic Youth. Formed by Stuart Braithwaite (guitar/vocals) and Dominic Aitchison (bass) in 1995, they were soon joined by second guitarist John Cummings Read more

Built To Spill - 25% match to Low

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An alternative rock trio formed in Boise, Idaho, USA, Built To Spill developed a considerable reputation for their energetic performances, strong songwriting and frenetic musicianship for a variety of independent labels before making the move to Warner Brothers Records in the mid-90s. Long-standing fans were divided about this development, though most were pleased that this tal Read more


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