The Faint Similar Artists

Cursive - 84% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their cue from challenging indie rock outfits such as Fugazi and Superchunk, the Omaha, Nebraska, USA quartet Cursive was formed during 1995. Although most of its members, Tim Kasher (vocals/guitar), Matt Maginn (bass/vocals), and Steve Pedersen (guitar/vocals), had played together in previous bands, it was not until all three joined up with drummer Clint Schnase that ev Read more

Fischerspooner - 59% match to The Faint

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Created in the late 90s by New York, USA-based duo Warren Fischer (composer) and Casey Spooner (lyrics), this performance-art collective crossed over from underground cult status to emerge as leading figures of the briefly popular US electro-punk or ‘electro-clash’ musical movement. The pair, who had been working together since the beginning of the decade, were joined Read more

The Good Life - 57% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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While they are often tagged as emo (emotional hardcore), the slow moving, roots music that the Omaha, Nebraska, USA-based outfit the Good Life composes could serve as the perfect soundtrack for a dreary, rainy Sunday. The band contains several members, but it is widely understood that the Good Life’s leader is Cursive lead singer and guitarist, Tim Kasher. Specializing in Read more

The Presets - 57% match to The Faint

Genres: Dance World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Sydney, Australia-based electronica duo comprises Kimberley Moyes (1976, Australia; drums, synthesizers, programming) and Julian Hamilton (b. 1976, Australia; vocals, synthesizers, programming). Moyes and Hamilton both studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but became bored by the narrow-minded attitudes of their fellow students, and started playing in bands and Read more

VHS Or Beta - 52% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mstrkrft - 48% match to The Faint

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jesse F. Keeler (Jesse Frederick Keeler, 11 November 1976, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Al-P (b. Alex Puodziukas, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) formed this Canadian electronica group in 2005. Both individuals had experienced different amounts of musical success in the early millennium with the bands Death From Above 1979 (Keeler), and Girlsareshort (Puodziukas). The duo was awa Read more

The Rapture - 47% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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!!! - 46% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Coalescing around all-night dance parties in Sacramento, California, USA,!!! was spawned in 1996 from the remnants of three bands, California art-punks Yah-Mos, the Popesmashers, and disco terrorists Black Liquorice, apparently because they wanted to play music in the vein of the tracks they were dancing to. Comprising John Pugh (drums), Nic Offer (vocals), Allan Wilson (percus Read more

Shiny Toy Guns - 45% match to The Faint

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This indie/electro band was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in December 2002. Founding members Chad Petree (Gregori Chad Petree, 8 October 1979, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; vocals/guitar) and Jeremy Dawson (b. 19 May 1976, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; bass/keyboards) had previously worked together on underground dance projects. They recruited Carah Faye Charnow (b. Read more

Head Automatica - 43% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Launched in 2004, Head Automatica is the curious side project of Daryl Palumbo (10 February 1979, Bellmore, Long Island, New York, USA) of hardcore band Glassjaw. Head Automatica was intended as an outlet for Palumbo’s interest in rap and pop, and was sparked by his meeting with hip producer Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura. The duo’s recording sessions resul Read more

Hot Hot Heat - 43% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Hot Hot Heat looked back nearly 20 years for inspiration, fashioning their sound after quirky post-punk outfits such as XTC and the Cure. The original line-up featured Matthew Marnik (vocals), Steve Bays (2 May 1978; keyboards), Paul Hawley (b. 24 October 1980; drums) and Dustin Hawthorne (bass). The quartet spent the fir Read more

Pretty Girls Make Graves - 41% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Seattle, USA rock scene had become a ghost of its formal self by the late 90s, but several new bands from the area began to put it back on track in the early twenty-first century, notably Vendetta Red and Pretty Girls Make Graves. Specializing in punk sounds of yesteryear, Pretty Girls Make Graves was formed by Andrea Zollo (vocals), Jason Clark (guitar), Nathen Thelen (gui Read more

Ted Leo - 41% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bright Eyes - 37% match to The Faint

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bright Eyes is one of many projects instigated by indie singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst (Conor Mullen Oberst, 15 February 1980, Omaha, Nebraska, USA). His recordings explore a similar lo-fi territory to the work of Will Oldham and Bill Callahan’s Smog, although Oberst’s tremulous vocals and almost adolescent verbosity sometimes betray his relative yout Read more

Cut Copy - 37% match to The Faint

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Cut Copy is the brainchild of Australian graphic designer Dan Whitford, who took time out from his graphic arts degree to begin making music. An investment in a second-hand sampler yielded the blissful early EP I Thought Of Numbers, one of the first releases on the Modular Recordings label when it came out in 2001. Whitford’s love of sampling grew apace but when his sample Read more


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