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Wolf Parade - 60% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Canadian band led by two stalwarts of the North American indie rock scene, Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. Keyboard player and vocalist Krug (who is also a member of Frog Eyes, Sunset Rubdown and Swan Lake) was joined by ex-Atlas Strategic guitarist Boeckner and drummer Arlen Thompson in the early line-up of Wolf Parade, formed in Victoria, British Columbia in 2003. The trio com Read more

Destroyer - 57% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Tapes 'N Tapes - 33% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based indie rock band formed in 2003 by Josh Grier (7 January 1980, Eugene, Oregon, USA; vocals/guitar), Jeremy Hanson (b. 12 August 1986, Edina, Minnesota, USA; drums), Shawn Neary (b. USA; bass) and Matt Kretzman (b. 21 May 1980, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; keyboards). Each member took a title from a word in the band’s name, so that Grier Read more

The New Pornographers - 22% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This upbeat, harmony drenched indie group began to take shape when multi-instrumentalist A.C. Newman (Allan Carl Newman, 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), Daniel Bejar (b. 1972, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Neko Case (b. 8 September 1970, Alexandria, Virginia, USA; vocals) took their respective musical projects – Zumpano, Destroyer a Read more

The Fiery Furnaces - 20% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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In the early years of the new millennium, in the wake of the massive success of the White Stripes, countless other indie rock bands popped up comprised of either only two members and/or a brother and sister combo. One of the most notable of these new acts was the Brooklyn, New York, USA-based Fiery Furnaces. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, the band is comprised of sister/bro Read more

Chad VanGaalen - 18% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 18% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of a number of post-millennial bands to use the power of the Internet to promote their music, this Brooklyn, New York, USA-based quintet emerged in 2005 as one of the most hotly-tipped ‘non-mainstream’ bands of the year. Alec Ounsworth, Lee Sargent, Robbie Guertin, Tyler Sargent and Sean Greenhalgh formed the rather clumsily titled Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at the Read more

Menomena - 18% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This eccentric Portland, Oregon, USA indie rock trio was founded in late 2000 by Brent Knopf (1978, Oregon, USA; guitar, keyboards, vocals), Justin Harris (b. 28 March 1977, Oregon, USA; guitar, saxophone) and the lofty mastermind behind Lackthereof, Danny Seim (b. 1977, Oregon, USA; drums). Their self-released 2003 debut, I Am The Fun Blame Monster!, an anagram of ‘the Read more

The Walkmen - 18% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originating from Washington, DC, USA (where all its members attended the same high school) before relocating to New York City, this indie rock quintet is comprised of former members of outfits Jonathan Fire*eater - Walter Martin (vocals/keyboards), Paul Maroon (guitar) and Matt Barrick (drums), and the Recoys - Hamilton Leithauser (vocals/guitar) and Peter Bauer (bass). By 2000 Read more

Ugly Casanova - 18% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Okkervil River - 17% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Founded in 1998 by New Hampshire-based school friends Will Sheff (vocals/guitar), Zachary Thomas (bass/mandolin) and Seth Warren (drums), this US indie rock band made its recording debut later in the year with the Bedroom EP, which was quickly followed by the mini-album Stars Too Small To Use. These early releases established the Okkervil River (the name is taken from a short s Read more

Born Ruffians - 16% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally from the town of Midland in Simcoe County, Ontario, Luke LaLonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass) and Steven Hamelin (drums) relocated to the province’s capital Toronto in 2004. A burgeoning online reputation and a series of wild live performances led to a contract with the UK electronic music label Warp Records, which by the mid-00s had begun to diversify Read more

Built To Spill - 16% match to Swan Lake

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

Department Of Eagles - 15% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Land Of Talk - 15% match to Swan Lake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Montreal, Canada-based alternative rock act was formed in 2005 by the charismatic Elizabeth Powell (Moonstone, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals, ex-Valentines), a long time anti-folk singer-songwriter who put her modest solo career on hold after meeting Blake Markle (b. New Brunswick, Canada; bass) at Concordia University. The latter brought ex-college friend Bucky Wheato Read more


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