The Faint Similar Artists

Cursive - 91% 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 - 82% 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 Blood Brothers - 44% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Bright Eyes - 37% 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

Hot Hot Heat - 35% 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

The Presets - 33% 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

Ghostland Observatory - 31% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Pretty Girls Make Graves - 27% 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

The Bravery - 18% 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

Shiny Toy Guns - 17% match to The Faint

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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

Murder by Death - 15% match to The Faint

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US post-rock quartet was formed by Adam Turla (vocals/guitar), Sarah Balliet (cello), Matthew Armstrong (bass), Alex Schrodt (drums), and Vincent Edwards (keyboards). Formed in Indiana in 2000 under the name Little Joe Gould, the band released an EP but soon changed their name, paying homage to Robert Moore’s 1976 murder mystery movie. Discovered by Thursday vocalist Read more

Radio 4 - 15% 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

Head Automatica - 13% 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

Sneaker Pimps - 13% match to The Faint

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the most unusual and potentially exciting bands to emerge out of the alternative rock milieu of the mid-90s, the Sneaker Pimps were immediately signed up by One Little Indian Records in the UK, a contract with Virgin Records in the USA being brokered shortly thereafter. The band’s elegant fusion of dance music, indie and electronic sounds is dependent on the collabo Read more

Rilo Kiley - 12% 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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