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Noise for Pretend looks like your average indie pop group but sounds nothing like one. Nor do they sound very noisy. A Portland, OR-based trio comprised of standup bassist and lead vocalist Esperanza Spalding, guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Workman, and drummer Christian Cochran, Noise for Pretend instead plays jazz-influenced pop noir, taking cues from Django Reinhardt and Astrud Gilberto far more often than Sonic Youth and Superchunk. They made their recorded debut on a split release with the like-minded Blanket… read more

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  • Avatar for JustinYoeh
    young Esperanza~
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  • Avatar for katiebrokendown
    I saw Esperanza Spalding on Austin City Limits and really got into her music. Then I discovered this band and I just bought their album on HUSH Records. So good!
  • Avatar for laserdanger
    Emusic carries their stuff, thats how I found them
  • Avatar for depicted
    You can buy their CDs and/or MP3s from HUSH Records:
  • Avatar for JustusSpalting
    how can i get this?
  • Avatar for Indigital
    Much Respect.
  • Avatar for ckatsoup
    I've never been able to find anything by them.
  • Avatar for autumnrevisited
    jesus christ. the talent is just overwhelming
  • Avatar for Epicureanism
    please go on tour.

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