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Pavement - 85% 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

Guided By Voices - 62% 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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Built To Spill - 49% 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

Sebadoh - 46% 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

Archers of Loaf - 43% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the USA in 1991 when singer Eric Bachmann met guitarist Eric Johnson on a bus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the Archers Of Loaf quickly distinguished themselves with a healthy disrespect for pomposity and grandeur in their decidedly lo-fi recordings. With the addition of fellow University of Carolina students Mark Price (drums) and Matt Gentling (bass), they recorde Read more

Yo La Tengo - 41% 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

Songs: Ohia - 40% match to Silver Jews

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

The Mountain Goats - 40% 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

The Wrens - 36% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Destroyer - 35% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Vic Chesnutt - 35% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1964, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The Georgia-raised Chesnutt was playing keyboards in local band the La De Das when a 1983 car smash left him paraplegic. Switching to guitar, he evolved a curious but compelling style, writing aching stream-of-consciousness lullabies, suggestive of a super-distilled essence of Neil Young at his most despairing. Despite a heavy d Read more

Sparklehorse - 34% match to Silver Jews

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

The Magnetic Fields - 33% match to Silver Jews

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

Califone - 32% match to Silver Jews

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From the ashes of Red Red Meat has risen Califone. One of alt rock’s best kept secrets from the 90s, Red Red Meat built a name for themselves in their home town of Chicago, Illinois, USA with their bluesy and ragged style, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim Rutili. Shortly after the release of their 1997 album, There’s A Star Above The Manger Tonight, Red Red Read more

Royal Trux - 32% 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


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