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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

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

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

Giant Sand - 59% match to Spain

Genres: 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

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: 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

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

Afghan Whigs - 27% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and original stalwarts of the Sub Pop Records empire, Afghan Whigs gained prominence as favoured proponents of grunge, although the traditional nature of much of their recorded output progressively belied this tag. Their Uptown Avondale EP, for example, was a collection of classic soul cover versions, while as early as 1990’s Up In It, they were Read more

Bill Fay - 26% match to Spain

Genres: Folk
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Retribution Gospel Choir - 25% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Neil Halstead - 24% match to Spain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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7 October 1970, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Often compared musically to deceased artists such as Nick Drake and Gram Parsons, UK singer-songwriter Halstead has been a member of acclaimed bands such as Slowdive and Mojave 3, in addition to recording as a solo artist. Over the years, he has proved that he adapts well to his musical surroundings, as evidenced by the ‘sho Read more

Smog - 24% match to Spain

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


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