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There are multiple artists with this name:

1) Pawn is an / band from Los Angeles, CA, (1993 to 1994)
2) Pawn is an band from Frederick, MD (1996-1998).
3) Pawn is an band from Japan.
4) Pawn is a progressive rock band from Visalia (Orosi), California
5) Pawn is an Tokyo-based ambient / electronic musician also known as Hideki Umezawa.

1) Pawn is an / band from Los Angeles, CA, active from 1993 to 1994. They released a 7” entitled The End of Something on LifeLongLife in 1993 and a 12” entitled Brickredeyes on Archibald in 1994. Their music would appeal to fans of Julia, Current, etc.

2) Pawn is an band from Frederick, MD from 1996 to 1998. The band released 3 demos during that time.

3) Pawn is an band from Japan.

Pawn are: Yuna (vocals), Yuu (癒雨, guitar), Yui (唯, guitar), Shin (真, bass) and Naruto (凪瑠斗, support drums).

Pawn formed at the end of 2005. They released a live-only CD, “人魚 (ningyo)”, in mid-2006 and then released their first single, “クルーエルキャロル (CRUEL CAROL)”, in September 2006.

In March 2007, tragedy struck as Shou and Kanade left the band just after they had released two further live-only CDs. The three remaining members continued on, however, and found a new support guitarist, Yui, and new support drummer, Naruto.

Yui became a full member in August 2007 as the band embarked on a mini-tour, released yet another live-only CD and opened their new website.

4) Pawn is also a progressive rock band from Visalia (Orosi), California
United States. When Pawn started about 2 years ago it was not a band at all, just 4 friends getting together to play some less than stunning cover songs. The band really began to take shape about a year later when Rauly and David were both attending COS college. In their spare time they would write songs at David’s house until they finally made a short crude recording of a song titled “Our King” This recording boosted the morale of the rest and band and lead them to a change of direction with the band. Emphasizing the fact that we are all just powerless beings controlled by our surroundings the band decided to call themselves Pawn. The name is not to imply weakness however, just the reality that we are only as powerful as we allow ourselves to be. A Pawn CAN defeat a king with the right mindset. The band took on another change with the addition of Gabe Chavez on guitar. Gabe brought a modern new age tone to the existing set up and created the Pawn you hear today. Pawn recorded their Demo in 2007 which ironically contains a revamped version of Pawn’s original song “Our King”. Pawn now looks to the future, hoping to entertain the rock fans of the valley like so many central valley rock artists before them.

5) Pawn is also an alias for Tokyo-based artist Hideki Umezawa. He has released two albums: “Glass + Breath” in 2009 and “Above the Winter Oaks” in 2010, he also released a couple of EP’s and appeared in ambient compilations by labels like Symbolic Interaction and Slow Flow Records.

Edited by deathbringer on 29 Jun 2011, 20:57

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Brother of the bassist, who is scrobbling their tracks.

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