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Cursive - 96% 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

The Blood Brothers - 61% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Hot Hot Heat - 39% 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

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Conor Oberst - 36% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Presets - 34% match to The Faint

Genres: 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

Bright Eyes - 32% match to The Faint

Genres: 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

Pretty Girls Make Graves - 32% 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

Ghostland Observatory - 29% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Bravery - 27% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US indie band formed in summer 2003 by Sam Endicott (1971, USA; vocals/guitar), John Conway (keyboards/programming), Michael Zakarin (guitar), Mike Hindert (bass) and Anthony Burulcich (drums). Endicott, a native of Maryland, had previously played with a number of struggling indie bands before teaming up with keyboard player Conway and forging a more electronic-based directi Read more

Jenny Lewis - 24% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Louis XIV - 24% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Radio 4 - 22% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Hailing from New York City, New York, USA, Radio 4 was originally formed in spring 1999 by Greg Collins (drums), Anthony Roman (bass/vocals) and Tommy Williams Jnr. (guitar/vocals). The trio adopted their unusual name not from the UK radio station, but after a song by post-punk revolutionaries PiL. Looking to PiL’s contemporaries such as Gang Of Four and Mission Of Burma f Read more

!!! - 21% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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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

The Rapture - 19% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Rilo Kiley - 18% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Former child actors Blake Sennett (22 September 1976, San Diego, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and Jenny Lewis (b. 8 January 1976, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals, guitar, keyboards), the two main songwriters in US indie pop outfit Rilo Kiley, initially met in the mid-90s in their native Los Angeles. After a few false starts the two began collaborating together and in 1998 Read more


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