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The Author

Two bands with the same name. 1) Many of the tracks listed here are errors, as audio production software Nuendo and Cubase automatically tag the mp3 exports as The Author - The Title as default. Hence unnamed mp3s are tagged as such.
However, The Author are also a band from The Channel Islands, who sound like a mixture between The Streets and Klaxons, if you can imagine such a thing. You can find them here http://www.myspace.com/theauthormusic

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Jonathan Boulet

Jonathan Boulet is the 20 year old Australian wunderkind whose music is both poignant and intelligent, but with a beauty so sincere it feels like a crime not to embrace. Boulet writes anthemic folk-pop born out of a world of endless campfires and tribal jam sessions. The prodigiously talented Boulet wrote, recorded, produced and played almost every instrument in his tiny garage studio, using whatever means necessary to accomplish this triumphant Self Titled debut

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Jónsi

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Jón Þór Birgisson, aka Jónsi, is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. He is universally known for his soft inimitable falsetto voice. He has also released an album as one half of Jónsi & Alex with his boyfriend Alex Somers, formerly of the band Parachutes. Jónsi's solo album, Go, was released on April 6th 2010. In his solo venture Jónsi departs from the ethereal, dreamy landscapes present in Sigur Rós' music and instead concentrates on shorter, more instant 'portrait' tunes.

Songs

Songs are a Sydney based band (featuring members of New Zealand's post-punk wailers This Night Creeps and Ela Stiles of sisterly-duo The Said Sos) that do only simple things. From their single-syllable handle to their hand-drawn artwork to their music itself; it all has to be simple. Born in mid-2007, Songs have only been playing to the public as of this year (2008). They have signed a deal with Sydney label Popfrenzy (home to other acts such as The Gossip, Black Mountain, Jeremy Jay, The Ruby Suns and a whole bunch more) and have since played shows with Deerhunter...

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The Shins

The Shins are an American indie rock band consisting of James Mercer (vocals, guitar), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Yuuki Matthews (bass), Richard Swift (keyboards) and Joe Plummer (drums). The band formed in 1997, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States as a side project of Mercer (previously of Blue Roof Dinner) and drummer Jesse Sandoval, who were both members of Flake Music. The band's original lineup was Mercer (vocals, guitar), Sandoval (drums), Marty Crandall (keyboards) and Dave Hernandez (bass).

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Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

Où est le swimming pool is an electro pop band based in Camden, London, England. They are most known for their track 'Dance the Way I Feel' and the Armand van Helden remix included on several mixes over the summer of 2009. The band first formed as a three piece in 2008 when late founding member Charles Haddon met up with other members Joe Hutchinson and Caan Capan. Anders Kallmark joined the band soon afterwards.

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The Novocaines

There are 2 bands called "The Novocaines"
1. An Indie/Alternative band based in Cwbran, South Wales and the Forest of Dean
2. A Rock/Blues band from Northam, Western Australia loosely based in Perth 1. Band Members:
Matt Robertson - Vocals/Guitar
Gareth Emanuel - Guitar
Brett Mahoney - Bass Guitar
Jon Cook - Drums The Novocaines are signed to Clean Living Records.ltd and are scheduled to play a headline tour of Italy with MTV Europe later this year. After recording their first E.

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The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed by vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) in 2004. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as The Replacements and The Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. In 2005 the band grew to include Franz Nicolay (of The World/Inferno Friendship Society) on keyboards and Bobby Drake took over on drums following Counsell's departure.

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Electrelane

Electrelane are a band from Brighton, England. They were formed in 1998 by Verity Susman (aka Vera November) (keyboards, farfisa organ, lead vocals, guitar, saxophone, clarinet) and Emma Gaze (drums). In its last incarnation, the band was composed of these two plus Mia Clarke (guitar, backing vocals) and Ros Murray (bass) (aka Ray Rumours). Their music draws from a wide range of influences including Neu!, Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground.

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Boy in a Box

Tobias Priddle grew up playing music on the east coast of NSW.
After playing in a string of bands through high school he finally settled into a band called The Inheritors.
There he played countless shows around Sydney and the Central Coast and ended up touring with a bunch of great bands up and down the East Coast..
After deciding that he needed a break from music for a while he packed up shop and relocated to Melbourne to build a studio for a good friend.

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