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Smog - 100% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The creation of Bill Callahan (Silver Springs, Maryland, USA) and an ever-changing cast of musicians, Smog are important pioneers of the lo-fi revival in American independent music during the early 90s, influencing acts as diverse as Pavement and Will Oldham’s Palace. Callahan’s albums are characterized by their sparse, often discordant instrumentation, and his sel Read more

Pavement - 68% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Darlings of the 90s US independent scene, Pavement were formed in 1989 in Stockton, California, USA, by college drop-outs Stephen Malkmus (30 May 1966, Santa Monica, California, USA; vocals/guitar) and Scott ‘Spiral Stairs’ Kannberg (guitar). Later they extended to a five-piece by adding Gary Young (b. 3 May 1954, Mamaroneck, New York, USA; percussion), a venerable Read more

The Halo Benders - 61% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bill Callahan - 50% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Guided By Voices - 47% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Dayton, Ohio, USA, Guided By Voices took several years to find favour with America’s alternative rock audience. Although consistently prolific, in truth, their initial obscurity had much to do with some unfulfilling early material that hardly predicted the comparative artistic grandeur of later albums such as 1994’s Bee Thousand and 1997’s Mag Earwhig!

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Will Oldham - 40% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 December 1970, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Alongside Bill Callahan of Smog, Oldham is a pioneer of the lo-fi movement in American independent music, garnering critical acclaim for his astute, eloquent lyrics and assured songs documenting anxiety and emotional repression.Oldham originally worked as an actor, starring in John Sayles’ low-budget 1 Read more

Destroyer - 39% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Royal Trux - 39% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The drug-addled, chemically-fuelled dirty rock habits of Neil Hagerty (USA; vocals/guitar) and Jennifer Herrema (b. 1972, USA; vocals/sundry instruments) did much to brighten up the US alternative rock scene during Royal Trux’s prolonged existence. Royal Trux was formed in 1985 while Hagerty was still playing guitar in Pussy Galore. He was responsible for the latter Read more

Sebadoh - 35% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Sebadoh are led by Lou Barlow (Louis Knox Barlow, 17 July 1966, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). Before his well-publicized partnership with J. Mascis in Dinosaur Jr, Barlow had also played guitar to Mascis’ drums in primal Boston hardcore group Deep Wound. However, as Dinosaur Jr worked their way out of the alternative/college roc Read more

Built To Spill - 34% match to Silver Jews

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

The Clean - 34% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The guitar pop scene of New Zealand has been widely recognized by critics as one of the most creative and dynamic forces in popular music, its quality operating in inverse proportion to the comparatively tiny population of the island. The band who started it all are the Clean - initially comprising David Kilgour (guitar, vocals), his brother Hamish Kilgour (drums) and Peter Gut Read more

Yo La Tengo - 34% match to Silver Jews

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

The Mountain Goats - 32% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Mountain Goats is the primary outlet for singer-songwriter and guitarist John Darnielle’s oblique, storytelling writing, with narrative and themes developed on songs from various albums and EP and single releases. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, while Darnielle was still a toddler his family relocated to California, which eventually led to an interest in the 80s wes Read more

Papa M - 31% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This lo-fi rock outfit has gone by numerous other names thus far in its career, but despite the name changes, multi-instrumentalist and founder David Pajo (1968, Texas, USA) has been in attendance for all. A veteran of the Louisville, Kentucky-based alternative rock scene, by 1995 Pajo was ready to launch his own band, what would eventually become Papa M. In addition to Pajo Read more

Jim O'Rourke - 30% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a guitarist, composer and producer he is a leading figure on the American avant garde scene. O’Rourke has been exploring the boundaries of the jazz, rock, ambient and classical fields since the late 80s, and his prolific work rate as solo artist, collaborator, producer and engineer is only hinted at in his discography. A preco Read more


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