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  • Jawbreaker Reflect on Debut "Unfun": Get a Free Download and an Update on the Band's Future

    In 1990, Jawbreaker — a Bay Area pop-punk trio featuring Blake Schwarzenbach (guitars/vocals), Adam Pfahler (drums) and Chirs Bauermeister (bass) — released their debut album, Unfun. Their mix of deceptively sweet melodies, unrelenting power and Schwarzenbach's punk-Bukowsi lyricism made them one of the most influential groups of the '90s, and their fingerprints are all over […]

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  • Breaking: Owl City

    Who: Owl City, the solo electro-pop project of Minnesotan daydreamer Adam Young began three years ago, when he began recording warm, shimmering tunes in his parents' basement in off-hours from his job at a soda warehouse. His songs quickly became a MySpace phenomenon and his devoted online following helped Owl City score a deal with […]

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  • Breaking: The Script

    Who: Irish trio the Script traces its roots to the late '90s, when then late-teenagers Danny O'Donoghue (keys and vocals) and Mark Sheehan (guitar) made a pilgrimage to America to work as session musicians and studio hands. They returned to their native Dublin and hooked up with drummer Glen Power in 2005. Their circuitous route […]

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  • Breaking: Telekinesis

    Who: Twenty-two-year-old Michael Benjamin Lerner, who got his teenage kicks playing drums in Seattle bands like Toy Guns before writing and recording his own tracks under the name Telekinesis about three years ago. A stint opening for Death Cab For Cutie caught the ear of that band's guitarist Chris Walla, who agreed to handle production […]

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