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Mark Eitzel - 100% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Walnut Creek, California, USA. Widely acclaimed songwriter Mark Eitzel, the leader of American Music Club, recorded his first solo studio album in 1996 (a live set recorded at London’s Borderline had been released at the start of the decade). 60 Watt Silver Lining departed a little from Eitzel’s established reputation as a despondent writer, offeri Read more

Swell - 85% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Although they started off billed as a true band, this San Francisco, California, USA-based indie unit lost all of their original band members over the course of time, until David Freel (vocals/guitar) was the only one remaining. Formed in 1989 along with Sean Kirkpatrick (drums), the duo was soon joined by other members, John Dettman (guitar) and Monte Vallier (bass). Swell Read more

The Walkabouts - 77% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Walkabouts are from Seattle, USA, and coalesced around the nucleus of Chris Eckman (vocals/guitar), a philosophy graduate, and Carla Torgerson (vocals/guitar). Two brothers, Curt (bass) and Grant Eckman (drums), were also in the band, but Curt left early on and was replaced by Michael Wells, while Glenn Slater (keyboards) joined in 1989. In 1992, Terri Moeller replaced Gran Read more

Gravenhurst - 76% match to Spain

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

American Music Club - 68% match to Spain

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

Tindersticks - 68% match to Spain

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

Barzin - 65% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Barzin project is the creation of singer-songwriter and keyboard player Barzin Hosseini (Canada). Hosseini had been dabbling in solo work for the best part of a decade before inaugurating Barzin at the start of the new millennium. Walter Kofman (keyboards), Brett Higgins (double bass), Sam Cino (drums) and Lewis Melville (pedal steel) added instrumental support on 2003&# Read more

Giant Sand - 59% match to Spain

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by singer-songwriter Howe Gelb (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) in his home town of Tucson, Arizona, USA, in 1980 with Rainer (Rainer Ptacek, 7 June 1951, East Berlin, Germany, d. 12 November 1997, Tucson, Arizona, USA; guitar) and Billy Sed (drums). This line-up recorded a four-track EP as Giant Sandworms on a local label before departing for New York, where Sed Read more

Early Day Miners - 50% match to Spain

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

Damon & Naomi - 43% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Out of the break up of Boston space rockers Galaxie 500 came the duo Damon And Naomi. Naomi Yang (15 September 1964, USA; bass/vocals) and Damon Krukowski (b. 6 September 1963, USA; drums, guitar, vocals) united as a duo a few months after Galaxie 500’s split in spring 1991. Under the alias of Pierre Etoile, the duo issued a three-track self-titled EP the same year, bef Read more

Arbouretum - 41% match to Spain

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Heumann, this Baltimore, Maryland, USA-based band was conceived as a solo recording project in 2002. Heumann was an established figure on the US indie and alt country scenes owing to his involvement with artists such as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Papa M, Cass McCombs, and Anomoanon. Arbouretum’s low-key debut, Long Live The Read more

Vic Chesnutt - 34% match to Spain

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

Damien Jurado - 32% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Red House Painters - 31% match to Spain

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

Bedhead - 30% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bedhead, from Dallas, Texas, USA, was regularly name-checked by peers such as the Breeders, Luna, Come, Seam and the UK’s Stereolab on their breakthrough in the mid-90s. They specialized in a mature form of alternative guitar pop songwriting that eschewed all notions of bombast in favour of lo-fi subtlety and craft. Cover versions of songs by Joy Division (‘Disorder&# Read more

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