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Iowa

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www.myspace.com Iowa: a place, sure, but also a state of mind. It’s a place somewhere between shoegaze and psychedelia, a spacious soundscape of reverb, feedback and dirty, dirty fuzz that could have provided a home for everyone from Spacemen 3 to the Jesus & Mary Chain. And it’s a state of mind shared by the Melbourne three-piece of the same name.

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Hopes

Soft and lush, atmospheric and melancholic, sometimes driven, sometimes driving, music to make you fall asleep then wake you up. Hopes began as the musical outlet of two Newcastle, AUS residents: Carlin Mclellan, and Mark Whittaker in 2010, the most recent title for a string of their collaborative efforts. Their performances picked up collaborators along the way since, and their sound evolved into a rich lo-fi pastiche of 90s shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Pale Saints), slow-core (Low, Codeine), & various local Australian underground heroes (Alps, Decoder Ring, Art of Fighting).

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Brian Jonestown Massacre was formed in San Francisco in 1990. The band has had over 40 members since then, but its driving force and main songwriter is Anton Newcombe. Other prominent members have included Matt Hollywood, Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Brian Glaze, and Joel Gion. Their sound is heavily influenced by the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s, but also carries influences from shoegaze, jangle pop, garage rock, and lo-fi sonorities.

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Seekae

SEEKAE is a three piece experimental electronica outfit formed in Sydney, Australia, by high school friends George Nicholas, John Hassell and Alex Cameron in 2006. Collectively, the band uses a number of instruments including drum machines, synths, samplers, melodicas, guitars, glockenspiels and even spoons. The band's style sifts through ambient electronica and glitchy hip hop, expanding on the sounds of Xela, Boards of Canada and Telefon Tel Aviv, via the pop affability of Hot Chip or Hudson Mohawke.

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Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups is a Grammy-nominated American alternative/shoegaze band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 2005. The band consists of Brian Aubert (vocals, guitar), Nikki Monninger (bass, vocals), Joe Lester (keyboards) and Christopher Guanlao (drums). The band members are friends who had played together previously or in mutual friends' bands. The band is signed to Dangerbird Records. They released their debut EP "Pikul" in July of 2005. The band has released two albums, 2006's "Carnavas" and 2009's "Swoon".

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Warpaint

Warpaint is a jammy, psychedelic dreamy riffage indie all-girl quartet from Los Angeles. The group has gone through many line-up changes, including actress Shannyn Sossamon and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. The group currently consists of Jenny Lee Lindberg (vocals / bass), Emily Kokal (vocals / guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals / guitar) and Stella Mozgawa (drums). The band weaves intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia and intimacy.

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Fifty six

Fifty Six is Joel Chapen, a solo artist from Los Angeles. His music is nostalgic shoegaze with folk roots, a lush atmospheric pop music with breathy ethereal vocals over down tempo electronic music. Joel’s haunting vocal sound carries the listener into the somber mood of Fifty Six with a dreamy sadness. The songs arrangements carry a feeling of plaintive harmony on the back of his classical acoustic guitars’ muted warmth. There is a profound sense of nostalgia that permeates all of the music of Fifty Six.

Underground Lovers

Underground Lovers were an Australian alternative rock band. Although their commercial success was minimal at best, they were a much-lauded act in the country's alternative scene throughout the 1990's. While the band has experienced many lineup changes during its existence, the nucleus of the band since its inception has been Vincent M. Giarrusso (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Glenn Bennie (guitar).

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