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*Alana Haim: Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion
*Danielle Haim: Guitar, Drums
*Este Haim: Guitar, Bass
*Dash Hutton: Drums

Haim is an American rock band hailing from Los Angeles, California. The sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana, grew up in San Fernando, California playing classic rock songs with their parents in a family band, called ‘Rockinhaim’ , which played for charity events and street fairs. After years of playing with their parents, the girls decided to strike out on their own, and began writing their own material. Danielle and Este were originally members of ‘The Valli Girls’, an all-girl group that was signed to Columbia Records/Sony Records. It wasn’t until after both sisters graduated from college when they decided to get more serious about music and formed their own band. Youngest sister Alana spent one year in college before dropping out to join the band with her sisters. The band later added drummer Dash Hutton who was previously a member of the bands ‘Wires on Fire’ and ‘Slang Chicken’. All three sisters are proficient on more than one instrument: Este plays both guitar and bass, Danielle plays guitar and drums, and Alana plays guitar, keyboards and percussion. Over the past few years, the band has opened up for Julian Casablancas, Cold War Kids, Ke$ha, Group Love, No Age, The Bird and the Bee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Chief and The Henry Clay People. In 2012, Haim supported Mumford & Sons on their US tour and then supported Florence and the Machine on their UK and Ireland tour. In March 2013, Haim was named one of Fuse TV’s 30 must-see artists at SXSW. Haim’s first release was a three song EP entitled ‘Forever’. In September 2013, they released their first full-length album entitled ‘Days Are Gone’. The band released ‘The Wire’ as a single on July 29, 2013.

We give you the opportunity to listen to a sample of the band’s single ‘The Wire’ below in our media player.

Thanks to http://www.wikipedia.org for some biographical information.

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Power Glove is an electronic music duo from Melbourne, Australia. The name of the band comes from a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The duo’s music gained widespread attention when their track ‘Hunters’ was featured in the 2011 Canadian independent film ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’. Their music is an homage to 1980s film and television soundtracks from directors such as John Carpenter. Their first EP, the 4-track ‘EP 1′ , was released in January, 2012. They are best known for producing the soundtrack to the 80s influenced retro-futuristic video game ‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’. The soundtrack was met with critical acclaim and the band received several awards for ‘Best Audio’ from several video game publications such as ‘Game Informer’ and ‘IGN’. They recently released a special track in time for Halloween called ‘Motorcycle Cop’. They’re currently working on their second EP called ‘EP 2′ that will be made available sometime in the near future.

You can listen to a tiny bit of the song ‘Power Core’ from the ‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’ soundtrack in the media player below.

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*Chibi: Vocals
*Falcore: Guitars
*Rainbow: Guitars
*Owen: Synthesizers
*Nate Manor: Bass
*Rhim: Drums


The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian synthrock band from London, Ontario. The band are known for their unique sound and the band described their sound as being rock /new wave/synthpop on their Facebook page. Each member is associated with a nickname rather than their traditional family names. The Canadian band were originally called ‘Imajica’ but had to change their name in order to avoid confusion with a California metal band with the same name. The band members met in college and relocated to Toronto, Ontario to continue working on music projects together. In July 2002, The Birthday Massacre independently released a limited-edition CD entitled ‘Nothing and Nowhere’. In 2005, the band signed to Metropolis Records. The band began a series of international tours taking them to Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and UK. In 2006, the Birthday Massacre toured North America on their ‘Broken Minds’ tour. On September 11, 2007, the band released the album ‘Walking with Strangers’ in North America, entering at No. 10 on the Billboard ‘Top Heatseekers’ chart. During the summer of 2009, Chibi recorded vocals for former WWE Diva Katie Lea Burchill’s entrance theme, ‘Hurt You’. On September 14, 2010, The Birthday Massacre released the album ‘Pins and Needles’. In early 2011, the band played the Opera House as part of ‘JUNOFEST’ with fellow Toronto band ‘Die Mannequin’ and Montreal band ‘Ariel’. On August 4, 2011 the band released the ‘Imaginary Monsters’ EP to listen to in full on their Myspace profile. On October 9, 2012, the band released their fifth album entitled ‘Hide & Seek’. The entire album was made available for free online streaming exclusively on RevolverMag.com via Metropolis Records SoundCloud account. On February 5, 2014, the band announced that their next album would partly be funded by a crowd funding project on PledgeMusic in cooperation with their label, Metropolis Records.

You can listen to a sample of the band’s song ‘Down’ in the media player below.

Thanks to http://tbmchicago.com/ for some biographical information.

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