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Tame Impala - 100% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Strokes - 67% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1999, by the end of the following year the Strokes were being hyped as the most important rock band of the new millennium and hailed as the second coming of the Velvet Underground. Other, less forgiving critics dismissed them as a group of rich kids offering a pale pastiche of any number of great guitar rock bands.Julian Read more

Julian Casablancas - 53% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Vampire Weekend - 53% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ezra Koenig (guitar/vocals), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards), Christopher Tomson (drums), and Chris Baio (bass) first met while studying at the prestigious Columbia University in the Manhattan, New York. During this period Koenig and Tomson recorded a series of singles in the ‘comedy rap’ duo L’Homme Run, but it was after teaming up with Batmanglij and Baio at the Read more

Foster The People - 52% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Vaccines - 44% match to MGMT

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Foxygen - 42% match to MGMT

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Arcade Fire - 41% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cage The Elephant - 41% match to MGMT

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Jake Bugg - 41% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Arctic Monkeys - 39% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The remarkable rise of this UK indie rock outfit can be attributed to the power of the Internet in helping promote unknown bands. The Arctic Monkeys were an underground phenomenon who gained mainstream recognition when their witty, literate post-punk stomper ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ reached the top of the UK singles chart in November 2005.

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The Horrors - 39% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Franz Ferdinand - 38% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of the most intriguing UK guitar bands to emerge in the early years of the twenty-first century, Franz Ferdinand derive their name from an Austro-Hungarian royal whose assassination proved to be the catalyst for the World War I (via a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand that the band had seen on the television). The Glasgow, Scotland-based quartet, Alex Kapranos (Alexande Read more

Wavves - 37% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Nathan Williams, aka Wavves, emerged from 2008 as one of the indie rock scene’s most buzzed about up-and-comers, mostly a response to his self-titled debut LP which was released on the tiny Woodsist label. Like a less doom-and-gloom Jesus & Mary Chain or a grimier disciple of West Coast’s melodic pop, Williams’s inaugural album (and the couple of singles that Read more

Foals - 33% match to MGMT

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK math rock unit was formed in Oxford in 2005 by Andrew Mears (guitar/vocals, also Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies), Yannis Philippakis (23 April 1986, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; guitar/vocals), Jack Bevan (b. 4 October 1985, Wycombe, Leicestershire, England; drums), James Smith (b. 2 August 1984 Reading, Berkshire, England; guitar/keyboards), and Walter Gervers (b Read more


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