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Born in the New York no-wave scene of the early 1980s, Swans is a post punk band led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. Though the band remained a well kept secret of the underground music scene, the group went on to influence several experimental and art rock groups in the subsequent decades. With spooky instrumentals and baneful vocals, Swans creates an extremely menacing style of music that has been kept alive by its cult-like following. Though the band has experienced a large amount of line up changes and even broke up in 1997, Swans reformed in 2010 and began to once again spread its no wave sound to a new generation of fans.
The Expendables is a band bred from the skate, surf, and party ethos of music made popular in the late 1990s by bands from Orange County, Long Beach and Santa Cruz. The group's releases are laden with upbeat beach grooves, but with a biting ska edge. Fittingly, the Santa Cruz band signed to Stoopid Records, owned by the band Slighty Stoopid, in the early 2000s.
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Virginia band Carbon Leaf has made a name for themselves through a tireless touring and album release schedule and loyal fan base. The group combines a mixture of traditional bluegrass, folk and country music with a more alternative approach to songwriting. The band's album Indian Summer is by far the group's most critically acclaimed, ranking on people's year-end top 10 lists for 2004.
Aesop Rock is an American hip hop artist and a front-runner of the alternative hip hop movement resurgence of the late 90s and 2000s. His lyrics are layered and complex, allowing multiple interpretations that make his music worth listening to twice. Born and raised in Long Island, Aesop Rock (or Ian Matthias Bavitz) was noticed by El-P, a growing presence on the underground hip hop scene, who signed Bavitz to his label. Since then, the talented rapper has provided guest vocals on multiple tracks for prominent artists and produced a 45-minute track for a Nike-sponsored iPod distributed through Apple. With these collaborations, Aesop Rock might not exactly be considered an underground hip hop artist anymore, but his music by no means demonstrates an artist that has "sold out," but instead an artist that has stuck to his original style through his growing fame.