post-rock

Caspian

There are two artists with the name Caspian: 1. Caspian is an American instrumental rock band from Beverly, Massachusetts. The band formed in Autumn of 2003 and played their first concert in August of 2004. After releasing their debut EP You Are The Conductor (Dopamine, 2005) in late 2005, the band spent most of 2006 touring The United States and Canada and writing their debut full-length record The Four Trees (Dopamine, 2007). "The Four Trees" was released in the U.S. on April 10, Japan on May 2 and in Europe in July of 2008.

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Spokes

Spokes are an alt-indie band based in Manchester, UK. Brought together in 2006 by a combination of boyhood friendships, family ties and a relentless love of recording and touring. They quickly made a name for themselves as a loud and passionate band as they travelled the country in cramped vans, steadily perfecting their ecstatic highs and devastating lows. In 2007 they recorded their debut EP People Like People Like You which combined their folk inflected indie with more flowing structures influenced by post-rock and classical music.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

Perth, Australia (2004 - present) Tangled Thoughts of Leaving was formed in 2004 and has released the following works (all available for free download from http://www.revertentertainment.com/dl ) Tiny Fragments EP [2008] Split EP with sleepmakeswaves [2009] Contextually Inept single [2010] TToL are currently recording their debut album, destined for a mid-late 2010 release. Members:
Aaron Pollard – Piano, Synth, Vocals
Andrew McDonald – Guitar, Uke
Ben Stacy - Drums, Sax
Luke Pollard – Bass, Samples, Glokenspiel

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Battles

Battles is an American experimental rock band that formed in New York City in 2002. The group is composed of drummer John Stanier (formerly of Tomahawk and Helmet), guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), guitarist Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx), and, until August 2010, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton (son of Avantgarde Jazz musician Anthony Braxton).

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Waiting Room

There are 4 artists with the name Waiting Room: 1) Waiting Room is a band from Ireland. They have released two LPs: Catering for Headphones and Battle Lines Are Gently Drawn, as well as a seven inch split. Having officially seperated before the release of Battle Lines Are Gently Drawn, they played a once-off gig in order to launch the album. They have said they will not reform again. 2) Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher , along side Melbourne musicians Tommy Rando and Chris Hawker, formed Waiting Room in 2004.

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A Genuine Freakshow

A Genuine Freakshow are a 7-piece pop-infused post-rock cannonade with mass appeal. Songs born of their broad range of influences from Elbow and Radiohead to Mew and Explosions In The Sky are accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements and the sincere falsetto vocals of Timothy Sutcliffe. This gives the music they create a blend of classic pop with unpredictable structures and epic climaxes reminiscent of The National or Sigur Rós.

Heirs

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Upon returning to Melbourne after 67 shows across Europe and Japan, Heirs commenced work on their second album, Fowl. With the baton of core song-writing being handed from drummer Damian Coward to guitarist, Brent Stegeman, Heirs turned their attention toward their electronic underbelly, honing in on the industrial vapour and blackened ambience that permeated their debut, Alchera, distilling the underlying sense of melody with an arresting sense of dread.

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Amiina

Originally a string quartet formed by four girls (Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir) at the Reykjavík College of Music in the late 1990s, Amiina went on to cut its teeth as Sigur Rós' string section for the next decade. Now a sextet after a recent masculine infusion, Amiina released its second full length album, Puzzle, in September 2010.

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