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Kevin Devine

Kevin Devine is an American songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York, who is known for alternately introspective and political lyrics and melodic acoustic guitar tunes. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Guns N' Roses, Brother Paramo and Nirvana, among others. He grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and has spent significant time in Manhattan and Queens as well. Devine graduated Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 2001, majoring in journalism. He also played in an indie/punk/emo band called Miracle of 86 after the (Miracle) New York Mets.

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The War on Drugs

With influences ranging from Dylan and CCR, to Suicide and Silver Apples, Adam Granduciel joins a distinct set of songwriters with his own brand of timeless musicianship. Ushering in a new golden era of polished, yet subcultural exploration, Adam's voice and music have that unmistakable singularity that comes along only so often. This is not the canon rehashed, rather it is realized with a spirit of invention. This earnest playfulness is at the forefront of the listening experience.

Pidgeon

There are two bands called Pidgeon.
1) Pidgeon is 5 piece band from San Francisco.
They have released two albums on the label Absolutely Kosher Records.
"From Gutter W/ Love" July 27, 2004
"Might As Well Go Eat Worms" September 23, 2008
Pidgeon is:
Val Iwamasa- guitar, voice
Micah Foley - guitar, voice, screaming
Alexi Alexaieff - bass, screaming
Troy Enrile - drums
Nick Garrett - guitar, screaming

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Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom (born 23 May 1955 as Barry Moore) is an accomplished Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter. He is also the younger brother of Irish folk singer Christy Moore. In order to avoid the pressure of being related to Christy Moore, Bloom adopted his pseudonym. "Luka" is taken from the title of Suzanne Vega's song "Luka" about child abuse and "Bloom" refers to the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses. Bloom is, however, very forthcoming about being Moore's brother and does not hide behind his stage name.

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Erland and the Carnival

Carnival are a British Folk rock band, formed in London, England by multi instrumentalist Simon Tong (formerly of the the Verve / Blur / The Good, the Bad & the Queen), Orcadian folk guitarist and singer Gawain Erland Cooper and Drummer / Engineer David Nock (who recently worked with Paul McCartney on his Firemen project). After Erland recorded a track –‘Coming Home’ produced by Nock for Tongs Butterfly recordings compilation- “What the folk vol2”- the three of them began writing and playing together around London.

The Smith Street Band

The Smith Street Band (formerly Wil Wagner and the Smith Street Band) are a folk punk band based in Melbourne, Victoria, in which the titular Smith Street can be found. Born out of a backing band for the solo ventures of Wil Wagner in 2009, the band quickly found a following of its own. To date, the band has had two official releases: South Side Facing Wall, an EP; and No-One Gets Lost Anymore, their debut album. Both were released in 2011.

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Father John Misty

Father John Misty is J. Tillman, who has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003. Josh also played drums for Seattle’s Fleet Foxes from 2008-2011. On January 31st 2012, he released the first single, 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings', extracted from the debut album "Fear Fun". The Phil Ek mixed and Jonathan Wilson produced long player, was released on May 1st 2012 through Sub Pop (U.S.) and Bella Union (U.K.)

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Dead Letter Chorus

Upon your first listen to the arousing indie-folk style of Dead Letter Chorus, you too will feel whisked away from the confines of the everyday. Their debut EP ‘Listen Carefully (we shall say this only once)’ is due for release on 7th July through CodeOne/MGM. Recorded over just one rainy day, this EP is both reflective of the bands live dramatic energy and their more intimate, introspective side. The beauty of this raw recording is that all subtleties and inflections are picked up. The result: a strangely captivating recording by a group of artists who are on the cusp of stardom.

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